Board of Directors

Governing Board Members

  • David Conti, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center
  • Carlos Marroquin, MD,¬†Chief, Transplant Surgery,UVM Medical Center
  • Joe Comella, Organ Donor Family Member, Albany
  • Sam Messina, Organ Donor Family Member, Albany (Governing Board Chair)
  • Gina Picarillo, RN, Transplant Recipient, Albany
  • Michael Dailey, MD, Director of Pre-Hospital Care and Education; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical Center
  • Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, President & COO, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Aisha Tator, Executive Director, New York Alliance for Donation
  • Joanne Cunningham, President and CEO, Homecare Association of New York State
  • Dennis McKenna, MD,¬†Albany Medical Center Emergency Medical Group
  • Michael Scollins, MD, Recipient Family Member, Vermont

Advisory Board Members

  • Donna Anderson, RN, Bassett Medical Center
  • Susan Baron, Volunteer, Donor Family Member
  • Julia Cannizzaro, Volunteer, Living Donor
  • Jean Colaneri, RN, Albany Medical Center
  • David Conti, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center
  • Michael Gruenthal, MD, Chair-Neurosciences, Albany Medical Center
  • Amy Hahn, PhD, Transplant Immunology Laboratory
  • Maryann Handron, Volunteer, Recipient Family Member
  • George Herrera, Tissue Bank Representative
  • Jaime Pineda, MD, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Toni Nash, RN, United Health Services, Inc.
  • Ed Potyrala, RN, Albany Medical Center
  • Grit Carotenuto, MSW, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

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