Guiding our mission, vision and values

The Governing Board of Directors assumes the responsibility of governance and oversight for Lifeline of Ohio consistent with Ohio non-profit law and assures compliance with all state and federal regulations pertinent to non-profit corporate governance.

Mike Voinovich, Chair Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Klinger
Jeff Klingler, Vice Chair Central Ohio Hospital Council
President and CEO
Charleta B. Tavares, Secretary PrimaryOne Health
Chief Executive Officer
Damon Muldoon, Treasurer Fifth Third Bank
Senior Vice President & Wealth Management Advisor
Naomi Maletz
Naomi Maletz, Esq., Past Chair Hazan Maletz Law Offices, LLC
Owner and Attorney at Law
Christopher Brown, M.D. Clinical Nephrologist
Adena Regional Medical Center
Paulette Burks, MPA Bread Financial
Senior Sustainability Specialist
Melissa Candela-Broom, MSW, LISW Clinical Social Worker
(Donor Family)
Ronda Lehman, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FACHE Mercy Health St. Rita’s
Denise Minor, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Mount Carmel Health System
Vice President of Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer
Deipanjan Nandi, M.D., MSc Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Medical Director of Heart Transplant
Medical Director of Pediatric and Adult Advanced Cardiac Therapies
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Laura Stillion, MHA, FACHE The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Senior Director, Hospital Operations
Jeff Tubaugh, CPA BDO USA P.C., CPA
Managing Director - Partnership Tax
Ryan Zinn, BS, MS, MHRM The Ohio State University
Office of Innovation and Economic Development

Medical Advisory Board of Directors

The Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services requires organ procurement organizations (OPO) to have multiple boards. One of these boards, the Medical Advisory Board (MAB), must have the power and authority specified in the Conditions for Coverage of Organ Procurement Organizations. The scope of this authority is limited to matters regarding the organ donation process, including identifying potential organ donors, recovery of all usable organs, preservation of the organs, tissue typing of the organs and transportation of the organs.

These processes must meet the quality standards consistent with the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network. The MAB will also advise in the same manner with regards to Food and Drug Administration guidance governing the tissue recovery process and the distribution of tissue. Finally, the MAB provides oversight for the effectiveness of the OPO and their assistance to the hospitals in establishing proper protocols for potential donors.

Jeremy Daugherty, BSN, RN, CNOR Chairperson
Nurse Manager, Surgery, Anesthesia
Mount Carmel Grove City
(Hospital Administration)
James M. Addington, M.D. Chief, Neuroscience Clinical Operations Council;
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Matthew Exline, M.D. Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
(Member at Large)
Kathy Harrington Lifeline of Ohio Volunteer
(Donor Family)
Kent Harsbarger, M.D., JD, MBA Montgomery County Coroner
(Public Member)
Karla Johnson, MSN Vice President of Emergency Services & Nurse Executive
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(Critical Care)
Patrick McConnell, M.D. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Surgical Director,
Heart Transplant; Director, Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support
(Transplant Surgeon – Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
Caleb Mackey, M.D. Staff Physician
Riverside Methodist Hospital
(OPO Medical Director)
Joe R. Mazzola, MPA Health Commissioner
Franklin County Public Health
(Voluntary Health Organization)
Nathaniel Overmire, D.O. Coroner
Franklin County Coroner's Office
(Public Member)
Hemant K. Parekh, Ph.D., D (ABHI) Director, Clinical Histocompatibility/Tissue
Typing Laboratory
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Veronica F Penn (Vee) Vice President, FAS Education and Readiness
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Corey Perry, JD, MDiv System Vice President, Mission & Ministry
(Public Member)
Shannon Schweitzer, BS, MBA, EBAA, CEBT Executive Director
Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio
(Tissue Bank)
Bryan Whitson, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
(Transplant Surgeon – OSU)

African American Advisory Council

Lifeline of Ohio convenes a round table of African American leaders to enhance community-wide advocacy for organ, eye and tissue donation in Central Ohio.

Christopher Brown, M.D. Clinical Nephrologist
Adena Regional Medical System
Paulette Burks, MPA Senior Specialist
Bread Financial
Rev. John Coats, II President
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus
Rev. Dr. Victor M. Davis, D.Min Senior Pastor
Trinity Baptist Church
Kenny Hampton President
African American Male Wellness Agency
Demia Kandi Executive Diversity Consultant
Lifeline of Ohio
Lori Luke Owner
Proforma TCL
Rhonda Major Mack Donate Life Ambassador
Charity Martin-King Director
Center for Belonging and Social Change, The Ohio State University
Cheryl Noble Community Advocate
Veronica Penn Donate Life Ambassador
Deborah Pickens Immediate Past President
Columbus Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mysheika Roberts, M.D. Health Commissioner
Columbus Public Health
Charleta B. Tavares Chief Executive Officer
PrimaryOne Health
Tracy Townsend Anchor/Reporter
Christopher Washington, Ph.D. Provost and Executive Vice President
Franklin University
Kay Wilson Chief Engagement Officer
Empowerment Advisory Group

Lifeline of Ohio Board Application

To join a team of dedicated professionals who help further the mission of Lifeline of Ohio, we invite you to submit an application to become involved in one of our Boards.

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