Meet Our Leadership Team

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Senior Leadership Team Members

Dorrie Dils, President and CEO
Presidente y Director Ejecutivo

Dorrie Dils

Dorrie Dils es responsable de las operaciones generales, la gestión y el cumplimiento. Ella reporta a la Junta de Gobierno de Gift of Life.
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Vice President, Administration/CFO

sharon bayliss

Sharon Bayliss supervisa todas las funciones financieras, los servicios administrativos y el departamento de recursos humanos de Gift of Life.
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Kristin Delli Carpini, VP of Performance Excellence
Vice President, Performance Excellence

Kristin Delli Carpini

Kristin Delli Carpini oversees Gift of Life’s strategic planning process, the quality department, business intelligence reporting and leads performance improvement efforts across all departments of the organization.
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Jeff Patierno, Associate VP, Clinical Operations
Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations

Jeff Patierno

Jeff Patierno oversees the clinical operations departments responsible for the organ and tissue donation process from referral through recovery.
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Vice President, Donation Optimization

Bruce muy bien

Bruce Nicely is responsible for the overall performance and direction of organ and tissue recovery operations. He is responsible for partner relationships that advance donation.
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Vice President, Compliance and General Counsel

Jeffrey Wisniewski

Jeff Wisniewski oversees all of Gift of Life's internal legal and regulatory functions including contracts, the technology department and compliance with both regulatory bodies and the uniform anatomical gift act (UAGA).
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Vicepresidente, Comunicaciones y Relaciones Externas

Patrick Wells-O'Brien

Patrick Wells-O'Brien oversees all of Gift of Life's community outreach efforts, public education, marketing, events, internal and external communications, governmental affairs, family support services and fundraising.
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Department Directors

Walter Herczyk, director of laboratory services
Director, Laboratory Services

Walter Herczyk

Walter Herczyk is responsible for overseeing the operations of Gift of Life’s full-service laboratory.
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Ryan Cormier, director of tissue services
Director, Tissue Services

Ryan Cormier

Ryan Cormier oversees tissue donation, from referral and screening through surgical recovery of donated gifts, maintaining the highest standards for recovery and empathy for donor families.
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Remonia Chapman, director of public education and community relations
Director, Public Education and Community Outreach

remonia chapman

Remonia Chapman leads community outreach, public education programs and the family support/aftercare. She is also the Program Director for the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP).
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Racha Kardahji, director of marketing and communications
Director, Marketing and Communications

Racha Kardahji

Racha Kardahji leads internal and external communications, including website, social media, print materials, digital assets and public relations to provide consistent branding and public support for donation.
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Misty Brock, director of quality assurance
Director, Quality

Misty Brock

Misty Brock oversees all quality assurance functions, audits, and regulatory compliance.
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Mary Pat Butcher, director of hospital development
Director, Hospital Development

Mary Pat Butcher

Mary Pat Butcher is responsible for partnerships and working relationships with donor hospitals, medical examiners and funeral homes.
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Lori Lawyer, director of finance
Director, Finance

Lori Lawyer

Lori provides strategic leadership in all finance functions of the organization, including analysis of financial results, regulatory reporting, and preparation of reports for leadership review.
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Jamee Zielke, director of administration
Director, Administration

Jamee Zielke

Jamee oversees the facilities, materials and sterilization departments and administrative staff.
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Eric Anderson, director of information technology
Director, Information Technology Services

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is responsible for Gift of Life’s information technology services and cyber security.
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David Moder, director of donation authorization
Director, Donation Authorization

David Moder

David Moder ensures that donors' documented decisions are honored, and works with the families of those not on the Donor Registry to create a legacy through organ donation.
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Courtney Kurpres, director of human resources
Director, Human Resources

Courtney Kupres

Courtney Kupres directs and provides strategic leadership in all human resource functions and fosters a people-first, inclusive work culture.
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Brytany Bailey, director of preservation and placement
Director, Preservation and Placement

Brytany Bailey

Brytany Bailey oversees the organ allocation, recovery, preservation and research departments and efforts.
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Susan Rink, director of advancement
Director, Advancement

Susan Rink

Susan Rink leads the organization’s fundraising efforts to raise money for programs that support organ and tissue donation and grow the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
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Junta Directiva

Junta de Gobierno
  • Silla: Kathleen Vogelsang, CFA, Van Andel Institute, donor family member
  • Presidente anterior inmediato: Pamela Sexton, Viejo Banco Nacional
  • Presidente electo: Richard Boothman, Esq., Boothman Consulting Group, LLC


  • Damanpreet Bedi, M.D., Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital.
  • Denise Brooks-Williams, Henry Ford Health System
  • Carolyn Cole-Brown, Michigan Medicine
  • Dorrie Dils, President & CEO, Gift of Life Michigan, ex-officio
  • Kandiss Ecton, State Farm
  • Sherrie Farrell, Esq., Dykema
  • Janice Firn, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Michael Grisdela, Henry Ford Medical Group
  • Ann Hollenbeck, Esq., Jones Day
  • Annette Joe, M.D., donor family member
  • Rachel Kuntzsch, Public Sector Consultants, heart transplant recipient
  • Alan Leichtman, M.D., University of Michigan Medical School
  • John Magee, M.D., Michigan Medicine
  • Leslie Rocher, M.D.
  • Pamela Sawhney, R.N., Esq.
  • Sarah Scantamburlo, MSW, MS, PA-C, CNS Healthcare, kidney transplant recipient
  • Christian Schafer, Esq., Trinity Health
  • Shannon Wilson, Priority Health
Consejo Asesor
  • Silla: Reg Dawson, Community Tissue Services
  • Presidente electo: Gabriel Maine, Ph.D., Corewell Health East

Board Members:

  • Harry Anderson, M.D., St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
  • Peter Archangel, heart transplant recipient
  • Meredith Barrett, M.D., Michigan Medicine
  • Valerie Canary, R.N., Hurley Medical Center
  • Patricia Franz, M.D., Corewell Health East
  • John Hayden
  • R. Michael Hofmann, M.D., Mercy Health St. Mary’s
  • Steven Kemp, Kemp Funeral Home & Cremation Services
  • Dean Kim, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Emad Kishi, M.D., Ascension St. John Hospital
  • Sangjin Lee, M.D., Corewell Health West
  • Julie Lepzinski, R.N.
  • Adhnan Mohamed, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital
  • Gary Roth, D.O., Michigan Health & Hospital Association
  • William Ryan, Transplant Life Foundation, donor family member
  • Kurt Schumacher, M.D., S.C. Mott Children’s Hospital
  • Kyle Sheehan, M.D., Michigan Medicine
  • John Stanifer, M.D., Munson Medical Center
  • Randy Swain, R.N., Ascension Providence Hospital
  • Staff: Bruce Nicely, Vice President, Donation Optimization, Gift of Life Michigan
Fundación Detroit MOTTEP

La Detroit MOTTEP Foundation también es una entidad separada con su propia Junta Directiva. Gift of Life MOTTEP es una asociación entre Gift of Life Michigan y la Detroit MOTTEP Foundation.

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