Board of Directors

Governing Board Members

  • Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, Governing Board Chair; President & COO, University of Vermont Medical Center 
  • David Conti, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center
  • Carlos Marroquin, MD, FACS; Chief, Transplant Surgery,UVM Medical Center
  • Michael Dailey, MD, Director of Pre-Hospital Care and Education; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical Center
  • Aisha Tator, Executive Director, New York Alliance for Donation
  • Dennis McKenna, MD, Albany Medical Center Emergency Medical Group
  • Michael Scollins, MD, Recipient Family Member, Vermont
  • Wesley Merritt, MBA Donor Father, Principal Consultant, IT ISG
  • Kristin Kirk Meehan, Vice-President Regional Operations Leader, Key Bank
  • Donna Sickler, BSN RN, MV Health System

Advisory Board Members

  • Donna Anderson, RN, Bassett Medical Center
  • Susan Baron, Volunteer, Donor Family Member
  • Julia Cannizzaro, Volunteer, Living Donor
  • Jean Colaneri, ACNP-BC, Albany Medical Center
  • Amy Hahn, PhD, Transplant Immunology Laboratory
  • Maryann Handron, MEd, Volunteer, Recipient Family Member
  • George Herrera, Tissue Bank Representative
  • Gina Picarillo, MSN, RN, CPN, Transplant Recipient, Albany
  • Jaime Pineda, MD, FACS, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Toni Nash, MSN, RN, United Health Services, Inc.
  • Lisa West, MSN, RN
  • Jack Simeone, PhD
  • Reynold Lopez,-Soler, MD, PhD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Albany Medical College, Div of Surgery, Div of Transplantation