Leadership Team

Setting the example for our core values: compassionate, determined and professional.

Leadership Team Members

Dorrie
Chief Executive Officer

Dorrie Dils

Dorrie Dils is responsible for overall operations, management and compliance. She reports to the Gift of Life Governing Board.
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Bruce
Chief Clinical Officer

Bruce Nicely

Bruce Nicely is responsible for the overall direction of hospital and clinical services, including management of organ and tissue donor cases, as well as laboratory services.
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Jeff
Chief Legal Officer

Jeffrey Wisniewski

Jeff Wisniewski oversees all of Gift of Life's internal legal and regulatory functions including contracts, the quality department, and compliance with both regulatory bodies and the uniform anatomical gift act (UAGA).
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Anne
Chief Financial Officer

Anne Kowalczyk

Anne Kowalczyk oversees finance, information technology services, project management and facilities.
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Patrick
Chief Communications Officer

Patrick O’Brien

Patrick O'Brien oversees all of Gift of Life's community outreach efforts, internal and external communication, legislative relations, and donor family aftercare services.
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Board of Directors

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 quarterly.

Governing Board 2021
  • Chair: Anne Murphy, University of Michigan Medical School, term ends 2021
  • Immediate Past Chair: John E. Green, Jr., M.H.A., Aegis Group Search Consultants, LLC, term ends 2021
  • Chair Elect: Pamela Sexton, Old National Bank, term ends 2021
  • Secretary: Timothy Mulligan, kidney transplant recipient, term ends 2021
  • Treasurer: Kathleen Vogelsang, C.F.A., Van Andel Institute, term ends 2021
  • Erica Battle, C.P.A., George Johnson & Company, term ends 2021
  • Richad Boothman, term ends 2022
  • Denise Brooks-Williams, Henry Ford Health System, term ends 2022
  • Carolyn Cole-Brown, Michigan Medicine, term ends 2023
  • Janice Firn, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School, term ends 2022
  • Darla Granger, M.D., St. John Hospital & Medical Center, term ends 2023
  • Ann Hollenbeck, Jones Day, term ends 2022
  • John E. Green, Jr., M.H.A., term ends 2021
  • James Hoogeboom, D.O., Surgical Critical Care Associates P.C., term ends 2021
  • Said Issa, M.D., Laser Vision Care Center, term ends 2022
  • Annette Joe, M.D., donor family member, term ends 2021
  • Tim Keener, term ends 2023
  • Alan Leichtman, M.D., term ends 2023
  • John Magee, M.D., Michigan Medicine, term ends 2023
  • Ora Pescovitz, M.D., Oakland University, term ends 2022
  • Christian Schafer, Trinity Health, term ends 2021
  • Kathleen Vogelsang, C.F.A., term ends 2021
  • Shannon Wilson, Priority Health, term ends 2022
  • Staff: Dorrie Dils, CEO, Gift of Life Michigan
Advisory Board 2021
  • Chair: Randall Sung, M.D., Michigan Medicine, term ends 2023
  • Vice Chair: Jim Lopez, M.D., Michigan Medicine, term ends 2023
  • Harry Anderson, M.D., St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, term ends 2022
  • Peter Archangel, heart transplant recipient, term ends 2022
  • Damanpreet Bedi, M.D., Beaumont Health System, term ends 2021
  • Phillip Camp, M.D., Spectrum Health, term ends 2023
  • Kelly Collins, M.D., Children's Hospital of Michigan, term ends 2022
  • Reg Dawson, Community Tissue Services, term ends 2021
  • Joyce deJong, D.O., Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine, term ends 2023
  • Jeffrey Devries, M.D., M.P.H., Beaumont Health System, term ends 2023
  • Mina El-Kateb, M.D. St. Clair Nephrology Associates, term ends 2023
  • Patricia Franz, M.D., Beaumont Health System, term ends 2022
  • John Hayden, Bronson Healthcare, term ends 2021
  • R. Michael Hofmann, M.D., Mercy Health, term ends 2023
  • Steven Kemp, Kemp Funeral Home & Cremation Services, term ends 2023
  • Ahmad Maarouf, M.D., Beaumont Health System, term ends 2022
  • Gabriel Maine, PhD, Beaumont Health System, term ends 2021
  • Anita Moncrease, M.D., M.P.H., term ends 2021
  • Michael Rizzari, M.D. Henry Ford Health System, term ends 2023
  • Gary Roth, D.O., Michigan Health & Hospital Association, term ends 2021
  • William Ryan, Transplant Life Foundation, term ends 2021
  • Millie Samaniego, M.D., Henry Ford Health System, term ends 2021
  • Rajeev Sharma, M.D., Harper University Hospital, term ends 2023
  • Kyle Sheehan, M.D., Michigan Medicine, term ends 2022
  • Julia Steinke, M.D., M.S., Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, term ends 2021
  • Staff: Bruce Nicely, CCO, 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 Trustees.

Detroit MOTTEP Foundation

The Detroit MOTTEP Foundation is also a separate entity with its own Board of Directors. Gift of Life MOTTEP is a partnership between Gift of Life Michigan and the Detroit MOTTEP Foundation.

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