Harry Wilkins, M.D.

Harry Wilkins, M.D.

President/CEO – Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Harry Wilkins, M.D. is President/CEO of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. In that role, he provides overall leadership for the organization, guides its strategic direction and ensures that the organization stays true to its mission — to save and enhance the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation. 

Before joining Gift of Hope in October 2020, Dr. Wilkins served as Attending Acute Care Surgeon for Quincy Medical Group. 

Dr. Wilkins holds a Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a Master’s in Healthcare Management from Harvard.


Jennifer Prinz

Jennifer Prinz

Chief Executive Officer – Donor Alliance

Jennifer Prinz brings decades of experience in public health to her role as CEO of Donor Alliance. Prior to her current role, she served as Donor Alliance’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) for 11 years. Before Donor Alliance, Jennifer served as director of procurement and director of quality systems and compliance at Tennessee Donor Services and has more than two decades of experience in the donation and transplantation field. 

Jennifer serves on numerous boards including the Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence, Life Logics and the Latinx Center at the University of Denver. She has also served as a national examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program. 

Jennifer has been personally touched by the lifesaving possibilities of transplantation and strives to maximize donation and transplantation in Colorado, Wyoming, and across the country.


Suzanne Conrad

Suzanne Conrad

Chief Executive Officer – Iowa Donor Network

Since 1997, Suzanne Conrad has served Iowa Donor Network as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to coming to Iowa, she worked for Southwest Organ Bank (now Southwest Transplant Alliance) for 12 years in various hospital development and professional education management positions. Her tenure includes establishing the organization’s full-time, full-service marketing department.

Conrad has served on numerous boards including the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance board of directors. She is a past president of both the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations and the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization. She has held many committee positions with both organizations over the years. Currently, Conrad is serving her fourth (non-consecutive) term on the UNOS Board of Directors as the Vice President for Patient and Donor Affairs. In the past, she has served as UNOS Treasurer and as a member of several of its organizational committees.

Donation personally hit home for Conrad in 2005 when she became a living kidney donor.


Diane Brockmeier

Diane Brockmeier

Board Chair

President & Chief Executive Officer – Mid-America Transplant

Diane Brockmeier is nationally recognized for her collaborative leadership efforts to establish key quality benchmarks and enhance organ and tissue donation recovery, quality and processing.

As President and CEO of Mid-America Transplant, Brockmeier oversees strategic operations, including key partnerships with more than 120 hospitals and transplant centers located throughout Missouri, northeast Arkansas and southern Illinois. She has been with the organization for 30 years, first as a nurse and organ procurement coordinator and then rising through the ranks to oversee all organ procurement and clinical services as the chief operating officer before becoming President and CEO in February 2016.

Adept at analyzing data and driving consensus for process improvement, Brockmeier was instrumental in quality and organizational changes that resulted in Mid-America Transplant being awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2016. This prestigious award recognizes the organization for its ability to support the community by saving lives through increased organ and tissue donations, and marks the first time an organ procurement organization has been named a Baldrige recipient.


Mark Simon

Mark Simon

President & Chief Executive Officer – ConnectLife

Treasurer

Serving ConnectLife, formerly Unyts, for 13 years as President and CEO, Mark J. Simon has helped create Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center. He previously served as the organization’s Director of Finance. Simon came to ConnectLife in January 1997 with extensive experience in not-for-profit accounting, working for three local hospitals and a medical association. As President and CEO, Simon oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of ConnectLife. He directly supervises the management staff, oversees corporate policies and procedures, develops collaborative relationships with local companies, hospitals and health related agencies to promote growth and develop additional clinical services.

Simon is actively involved in the donation industry and currently serves on numerous boards.


Tom Cycyota

Tom Cycyota

Tom Cycyota

Tom Cycyota

President & CEO

Tom Cycyota has more than 40 years of experience in the medical device and orthobiologics industry. As President and CEO of AlloSource, Tom develops and implements strategies that align with the company’s mission to honor the gift of tissue donation by maximizing its impact to the medical community and patients.

Under Tom’s leadership, AlloSource has become one of the largest and most respected tissue banks in the country. The company is a world leader in fresh articular cartilage allografts, which helps promote joint restoration, allowing people to regain mobility and active lives after disease or trauma, and is one of the nation’s largest providers of human allograft skin for the treatment of severe burns.

Prior to joining AlloSource, Tom was the Vice President of Alternate Care Business with Johnson & Johnson Medical (JJM). In this Board-level role, he led the company’s movement into the alternate healthcare market. Previous positions also include serving as Worldwide Director, Marketing, Wound Management for JJM and Vice President of Marketing and Materials Management with New Dimensions in Medicine. He also spent 10 years at Kendall Healthcare Products Company.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola University. He is the Past President of his national fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, and serves on the Colorado Advisory Council for Organ and Tissue Donation.

Tom is inspired by the act of donation because this incredibly selfless gift allows AlloSource to do great things to help heal patients. His inspirations are the miracles that are accomplished because of the act of donation.