Donor Alliance Announces 2016 Board of Directors

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Organ procurement organization adds two executive-level healthcare leaders to board

I continue to be invigorated by each board member’s passion and commitment to help Donor Alliance achieve its mission to save lives.

Donor Alliance, the federally designated non-profit organization that facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming, has added Kimberly A. Griffiths, MS, RN, and Thomas M. Gronow, MHA to its 2016 Board of Directors.    

One of two new additions to the nine-member Board of Directors, Kimberly Griffiths boasts extensive experience in health care management including nine years as Vice President of Strategic Operations at Pinnacol Assurance. Most recently Griffiths served as the executive director of Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence, a 501(c) (3) non-profit that helps organizations improve performance and achieve results through the application of the Baldrige criteria for performance excellence. A registered nurse, Griffiths also holds a Master’s in healthcare systems from the University of Denver.

Thomas Gronow, chief operating officer at the University of Colorado Hospital, also joins the Donor Alliance Board of Directors. In his previous role as vice president, operations at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, Gronow led the emergency, trauma and burn service line for the UPMC Health System. He also currently serves as a board member for Colorado’s State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council and is an accreditation commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Tom obtained his Master’s in hospital administration from the University of South Florida, is an FAA-certified commercial pilot and is pursuing his doctorate in human and organizational learning at George Washington University.

Remaining on the Donor Alliance Board of Directors this year are Bradley T. Kornfeld, JD, Esq. (Chair); Deb Smith, CPA (Chair Elect); Kevin M. Smith, CPA (Secretary/Treasurer); Patrick L. Green, MBA, FACHE; Judy Hutchison, MA; Igal Kam, MD and Mary M. White, MBA, FACHE. Departing from the board this year is John P. Harney, BA, MBA, FACHE.

“I continue to be invigorated by each board member’s passion and commitment to help Donor Alliance achieve its mission to save lives,” said Sue Dunn, president and CEO of Donor Alliance. “We are confident that this expert group of talented individuals will continue to provide strong leadership and direction for our organization going forward.”    

About Donor Alliance
Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ and tissue procurement agency for Colorado and most of Wyoming, Donor Alliance serves more than 5.8 million residents and more than 100 hospitals.

Donor Alliance adheres to the highest medical and ethical standards: respectfully working with the families of organ and tissue donors, maintaining partnerships with hospitals and educating residents on the life-saving benefits of donation and inspiring them to sign up on the state’s donor registry. Colorado and Wyoming boast some of the highest rates of donor registration in the country, which directly translates to more lives saved and healed through organ and tissue transplantation. Donor Alliance is one of 58 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States. For more information visit DonorAlliance.org or the Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.

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