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, Petland
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
Melissa Candela-Broom, MSW, LISW Clinical Social Worker
(Donor Family)
Lisa Indest
Lisa Indest Washington Prime Group, Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer –
Finance and Accounting (Retired)
Denise Minor, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Mount Carmel Health System, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
Todd Pesavento
Todd Pesavento, M.D. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center, Nephrologist
Ronni Richards
Ronni Richards, Member-at-Large Teacher (Retired)
Roger Walker
Roger Walker Walker Consulting
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.

Laura Stillion, MHA Chairperson
Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
(Hospital Administration)
James M. Addington, M.D. Chief, Neuroscience Clinical Operations Council;
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Jeremy Daugherty, BSN, RN, CNOR Nurse Manager, Surgery, Anesthesia
Mount Carmel Grove City
(Hospital Administration)
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)
Deipanjan Nandi, M.D., MSc Assistant Professor, Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant
Nationwide Children’s Hospital/
The Ohio State University
(Public Member)
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 Center
Paulette Burks Community Affairs and Philanthropy
Thirty One Gifts
Rev. John Coats, II President
Interdenominational Ministerial
Alliance of Columbus
Rev. Dr. Victor M. Davis Pastor
Trinity Baptist Church
Kenny Hampton President
African American Male Wellness Agency
Demia Kandi Senior Diversity Consultant
Lifeline of Ohio
Lori Luke Owner
Proforma TCL
Rhonda Major Mack Donate Life Ambassador
Cheryl Noble The Links
Community Advocate
Veronica Penn Kidney Recipient
Donate Life Ambassador
Mysheika Roberts, M.D. Health Commissioner
Columbus Public Health
Charleta B. Tavares Chief Executive Officer
Primary One Health
Lifeline of Ohio Board of Directors
Tracy Townsend Anchor/Reporter
Christopher Washington, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Provost
Franklin University

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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