Donor Network West, the federally designated organ procurement organization for Northern California and Northern Nevada, welcomes four new members to its executive leadership team to further its mission to save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation.
“As the second-largest organ procurement organization in the United States, serving more than 13 million people across 45 counties in Northern California and Northern Nevada, there is a significant amount of work that happens to connect our donor’s gifts to the more than 100,000 men, women and children waiting for a life-saving organ transplant,” said Janice F. Whaley, CEO of Donor Network West. “Each of the individuals joining our executive leadership team brings tremendous experience in the organ and tissue recovery industry or their specific area of expertise. I am thrilled to welcome Jeremy Gimbel, John Lilley, Kyle Kinsey and Lauren Macmadu to Donor Network West and believe that their contributions will help Donor Network West reach new heights as we work towards a world where there is no longer a wait to receive an organ transplant.”
Jeremy Gimbel, Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy joined Donor Network West as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in May 2020. Gimbel is responsible for the organization’s financials including accounting, audit, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and fiscal reporting. Before joining Donor Network West, Gimbel was Head of Finance for a growing outpatient psychiatry practice. Prior to that, he was with a PE-Backed teleradiology group and started his healthcare financial leadership career at DaVita in corporate finance and strategy roles. Gimbel earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California and is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
John Lilley, Vice President of Organ Operations
John Lilley joined Donor Network West as the Vice President of Organ Operations in May 2020. Lilley began his career in healthcare nearly 30 years ago when he faithfully served in the United States Air Force as a firefighter/paramedic eventually supervising fire and medical response personnel in multiple duty stations around the world. After being honorably discharged, John joined California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN, now Donor Network West) in 2001 as the first non-RN Clinical Procurement Coordinator. John advanced his career in the role of Supervisor and Manager of Clinical Services all while obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also completed his Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) accreditation from the American Board of Transplant Coordinators. Lilly departed from Donor Network West in 2015 to serve as Director of Organ Clinical Operations at OneLegacy while earning his Master of Business Administration from Washington State University. He returned in 2018 as Regional Director for Nevada. As a life-long learner, John has returned to school in pursuit of his Master of Science in Nursing to obtain his Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) credential at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Kyle Kinsey, Vice President of Tissue
Kyle Kinsey joined Donor Network West as the Vice President of Tissue in May 2020. With more than 20 years of experience in the tissue donation field, Kinsey was most recently the Director of Tissue Recovery Services at Midwest Transplant Network. He has obtained several professional awards throughout his career including the CryoLife President’s Award three years in a row.
Lauren Macmadu, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Lauren Macmadu joined Donor Network West as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications in July 2020. Previously, Macmadu was the Director of Marketing and Communications at Anova, responsible for all product marketing and launches, events and media relations. She received her Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Golden Gate University and her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley.
Donor Network West serves 175 hospitals within 120,000 square miles. The nonprofit organization works in partnership with families, doctors, nurses, more than 500 funeral homes, and 44 coroners and medical examiners to connect donors to recipients. To learn more about organ and tissue donation, or to register as a donor, visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or DonorNetworkWest.org.
About Donor Network West
Donor Network West saves and heals lives by facilitating organ and tissue recovery for transplantation. The organization was established in 1987 and is an official Donate Life organization accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Federally designated to serve 45 counties in northern Nevada and northern California, Donor Network West partners with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state-authorized donor registries. For information, visit DonorNetworkWest.org and follow us on social media: @mydnwest.