Donor Transplant Coordinators
- Aliza Wakneen, RN, BSN
- Jennifer Kirschenbaum, RN, BSN
- Chanel Acee, R.N., BSN
Other Clinical Staff
Transplant Clinical Staff
Physician assistants work with the surgeons and nephrologists to manage the care of donors in the post-donation setting.
- Samantha Adelsberg, RPA-C
- Maureen Beale, RPA-C, MS
- Jehona Marku-Podvorica, RPA-C, MS
Nutritionists help you meet your nutritional needs before and after donation. They work closely with you to develop and reach goals such as weight loss, when appropriate.
- Mike McDonnough, MS, R.D.
Social workers will help you and your family deal with many issues that may arise including lodging and transportation, finances, insurance, and legal issues.
- Farrah Desrosiers, LCSW, CCTSW
Clinical pharmacists assist the team in monitoring any medications that you may need throughout the donation process.
- Jennifer (Hanna) Lee, PharmD, BCPS
- Esther Liu, PharmD
Financial coordinators work with you and your insurance company to evaluate your insurance coverage to ensure coverage of any items that your recipient’s insurance may not cover.
- Jennifer Fojas
Clinical research and transplant quality personnel educate you about opportunities to participate in research studies and coordinate your care if you choose to participate in a research study. They also monitor the transplant program to ensure it is meeting regulatory requirements.
- Meredith Aull, PharmD
- Marion Simonsen
Transplant Administrative Staff
- Program Manager: Allison Hoffman