Our Leadership Team
Richard E. Pietroski - CEO
Richard Pietroski, Gift of Lifes CEO since 2008, manages every aspect of Michigan's only organ recovery organization and its 200-plus employees. Rich works with transplant centers, hospital administrators, elected officials and community leaders to inspire more organ donors and bolster the number of transplants in Michigan.
In 2004, Rich became a tissue recipient when doctors repaired his shoulder with tendons from a 21-year-old police officer who died in the line of duty.
Burton J. Mattice - CPTC, MBA, Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer Burton J. Mattice manages clinical services, professional education, tissue recovery, perfusion services and hospital development departments.
Anne Kowalczyk - Chief Administrative Officer
As Chief Administrative Officer, Anne Kowalczyk oversees finance, human resources, corporate communications and information services.
Dr. Michael Hagan - Director of Quality Improvement and Regulatory Compliance
Dr. Hagan, a former emergency room physician and a liver transplant recipient, oversees all quality improvement initiatives dealing with organ and tissue donation.
Dr. Sam Ho - Laboratory Director
Dr. Sam Ho oversees the laboratory, which works to cross match donors and recipients and to ensure the utmost safety in Michigan's donation and transplant system.
Directors and Managers
Dorothy Levis, laboratory administrative director
- Katrina Tanner, laboratory manager
- Joanne Flores Doidge, assistant supervisor for infectious disease
- Padma Kuchipudi, assisant supervisor for histocompatibility
Sheila Alston, director of clinical services/organ
Angie Carlton, manager of clinical services/organ
Mark Tudor, manager of clinical services/organ
Rita Erickson, manager of clinical services/organ
Bill Thompson, manager of clinical services/organ
Lewis Orange, manager of perfusion services
Bruce Nicely, director of clinical services/tissue
Loretta White, manager of Clinical Service Center and donor records
Corinne Doran, manager of clinical services/tissue
Christy Marrocco, director of hospital services
Mary Pat Butcher, manager of hospital services
Daryl Jensen, manager of hospital services
Mary Mequio, manager of hospital services
Debra Lytle, manager of human resources
Tim Makinen, director of corporate communications
David Gee, director of information services
Leanne Ash, finance supervisor
Misty Brock, quality supervisor
Amy Olszewski, administration manager