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Board Members

A Board of Directors governs Gift of Life Michigan, setting all policies and overseeing all activity for the organization. Committees address issues ranging from histocompatibility to multiple-organ retrieval. Meetings take place bi-monthly.

Governing board 2016

  • President: Atsushi Yoshida, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, term ends 2017
  • Immediate Past President: Alan Leichtman, MD, University of Michigan Health System, term ends 2017
  • President Elect: John E. Green Jr., MHA, Aegis Group Search Consultants, LLC, term ends 2017
  • Secretary: Anthony King, MHA, The Wellness Plan, term ends 2017 
  • Treasurer: Pamela Sexton, Old National Bank, term ends 2018 
  • Maurice Binkow, Esq., Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP, term ends 2017
  • Rabbi Robert Dobrusin, Beth Israel Congregation, term ends 2017
  • Stephen Economy, MBA, Brighton, term ends 2016
  • Sherrie Farrell, JD, Dykema Gossett, PLLC, term ends 2016
  • Darla Granger, MD, St. John Transplant Specialty Center, term ends 2017
  • Mark Harris, Clear Channel Communications, term ends 2017
  • James Hoogeboom, DO, Metro Health, term ends 2018
  • Annette Joe, MD, University of Michigan Medical Center, Donor Mom, term ends 2018
  • Dean Kim, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, term ends 2017
  • Timothy Mulligan, Kidney Recipient, IBM Corporation, term ends 2017
  • Anne Murphy, Transplant Center Director, University of Michigan Health System, term ends 2018
  • Elizabeth Rubinstein, Liver Recipient, TLC Program at Henry Ford Hospital, term ends 2016
  • Kathleen Vogelsang, Van Andel Institute, term ends 2018
  • Staff: Dorrie Dils, CEO, Gift of Life Michigan

Advisory board 2016

  • Chair: Michael Jaggi, DO, Hurley Medical Center, term ends 2016
  • Vice Chair: Kevin Ross, MHA, MS, Eversight Midwest, term ends 2017
  • Damanpreet Bedi, MD, Beaumont Health System, term ends 2018
  • Fauzia Butt, MD, St. John Specialty Center, term ends 2017
  • Jason Denny, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, term ends 2018
  • Jeffrey Devries, MD, Beaumont Health System, 2017
  • John Gerlach, PhD, Michigan State University, term ends 2017
  • John Hayden, Bronson Healthcare, term ends 2018
  • Shakkir Hussein, MD, Harper Hospital, term ends 2016
  • Ruth Johnson, Michigan Secretary of State, term ends 2017
  • Asghar Khaghani, MD, Spectrum Butterworth Health Systems, term ends 2017
  • Michael Leahy, MD, West Michigan Surgical Specialists, term ends 2017
  • Maclovio "Jim" Lopez, MD, University of Michigan Health System, term ends 2017
  • Anita Moncrease, M.D., MPH, President, Detroit Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program, term ends 2018
  • Kevin Pontz, Heart Recipient, Donor Husband, term ends 2018
  • Gary Roth, DO, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, term ends 2018
  • David Rozelle, Heart Recipient, term ends 2016
  • William Ryan, Transplant Games of America, Donor Dad, term ends 2018
  • Milagros Samaniego, MD, University of Michigan Health System, term ends 2018
  • Matthew Schneider, JD, Michigan Attorney General's Office, term ends 2018
  • Randall Sung, M.D., University of Michigan Medical Center, term ends 2016
  • Panayiotis Varelas, MD, PhD, Henry Ford Hospital, term ends 2016
  • Staff: Dorrie Dils, CEO, Gift of Life Michigan

Gift of Life Foundation

There is also a separate entity, the Gift of Life Foundation, which has its own board of directors.