Honoring, Changing & Saving Lives

Helping New Yorkers Live On

We are a team of over 300 – clinicians, educators, social workers and more – united around the life-changing power of organ and tissue donation. LiveOn℠ works tirelessly day and night, on education, engagement and advocacy, and the logistical planning and management 365 days a year, to help save the lives of those in need of a transplant. We also provide support and comfort to donors and their loved ones throughout the donation process, and for years after. Contact LiveOn℠ for any of your needs including logistics and management of any of your donation needs by phone: 646-291-4444 or email: communication@liveonny.org.

Who We Serve

LiveOnNY serves a population of 13 million people in the greater New York City area and its neighboring counties. But we don’t do it alone. We are proud to partner with 11 transplant centers and nearly 100 hospitals to ensure that an individual’s wishes to donate are honored and lives are saved. List of Transplant Centers.

Our Executive Team

With a combined 185 years of experience in their fields, our executive team brings knowledge and expertise to the organization and cause.

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Leonard Achan, RN, MA, ANP

President & Chief Executive Officer
Achan was appointed President & CEO of LiveOnNY in November 2021. Having started his career as an ICU Nurse in 1999 at Mount Sinai Hospital, he is a veteran healthcare executive with over 20 years of leadership experience. He previously served as the President of the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Innovation Institute. His leadership roles have spanned clinical, operational, marketing, communications, crisis management, digital transformation, branding, and innovation and he has served in several C-suite roles.
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Jim Aranda, MBA

Senior Vice President, Strategic Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Aranda joined LiveOnNY in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and brings 40 years of health care leadership and financial management experience. In his role, he designs, leads and implements finance initiatives that align LiveOnNY's strategic vision. He has held several roles within the non-profit and for-profit health care sectors including Financial Planning Manager, Hospital Controller, Administrator and Director of Financial Operations. Aranda is a Cornell University graduate with an economics degree.
Luba Ashurov

Luba Ashurov

Vice President, Compliance and QAPI
As LiveOnNY’s Vice President of Tissue Bank Services, Luba oversees the organization's Donor Center and Tissue Recovery operations. She joined LiveOnNY as a Tissue Recovery Specialist and was then promoted to Tissue Operations Manager and Tissue Services Director. Luba has over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare and Tissue Donation field.
Anthony Delli Carpini

Anthony Delli Carpini

Vice President, Strategic Financial Services
Anthony Delli Carpini was recruited to LiveOnNY in 1989 and brings 38 years of finance experience to this new role. He began his donation journey with LiveOnNY (then named New York Regional Transplant). Prior to joining the LiveOnNY team, he had six years of finance experience as an accountant at Montefiore Medical Center and a Customer Service Associate at Citibank. He was recruited to come to LiveOnNY as the Assistant Business Manager to develop and oversee the financial systems and reporting. Since then, he was later promoted to Director of Finance. Anthony Delli Carpini has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University. He is an avid runner who has completed 23 marathons and 21 consecutive NYC Marathons, each year, saying “I’m not sure I’m going to make it this year!” In his new capacity, reporting to the CFO, Tony will lead Strategic Financial Planning to build current and future financial plans that align with our new vision and strategic plan to make us the leading OPO in the country.
Annabel Henry

Annabel Henry, RN, MSN

Vice President, Hospital Services
Henry joined LiveOnNY in 2022 as Vice President of Hospital Services bringing 21 years of healthcare experience. In her role, she works with health system leaders to optimize and enhance team relationships to align LiveOnNY's strategic vision. Before joining LiveOnNY, she started her career as a critical care nurse in 2006 within Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center then transitioned to Northshore Manhasset’s Patient Logistics team. Later joining Access Service Patient Transfer Center, Executive Services and the Clinical Command Center at Mount Sinai Health Systems as the Clinical Nurse Manager and promoted to the Senior Nursing Director. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration & Informatics from Molly College and received her BSN degree from Adelphi University.
Connie Kristine

Dr. Connie Kristine, DProf

Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff Corporate Integrity & Chief Compliance Officer
Dr. Kristine joined LiveOnNY as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff in 2022. She oversees LiveOnNY’s contracting, corporate compliance, and business development. Prior to joining LiveOnNY she spent 18 years at Mount Sinai Health System in various executive roles including SVP, Chief Contracting Officer at Mount Sinai Health System and SVP, Business Development and Managed Care.
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Kervens Louissaint, RN, MSN, CPTC

Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer
Louissaint became LiveOnNY’s Vice President of Clinical Services in 2022. He began his career with the organization in 2008 as a Transplant Coordinator and was then promoted to Clinical Manager in 2011, Assistant Clinical Director in 2015 and Clinical Director in 2017. Prior to his employment at LiveOnNY, he worked as a neuroscience critical care nurse at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He obtained his BSN degree at Mercy College and MSN Administration & Informatics at Molloy College.
Dr. Abraham Warshaw

Dr. Abraham Warshaw

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Warshaw joins LiveOnNY as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In his executive leadership role, Dr. Warshaw will oversee hospital operations and relationships, logistics and clinical medicine. Dr. Warshaw is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and brings more than 30 years of experience in patient access and medical practice strategy. Dr. Warshaw has held a variety of healthcare leadership roles over the past three decades, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Chief and Medical Director of Access Services at Mount Sinai Health Systems. Prior to that, he was the Chief Clinical Officer, Vice President Clinical Services and Logistics Officer at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is also a long-time professor who has taught at multiple colleges and universities.
Heidi Evans

Heidi Evans

LiveOnNY Foundation, Executive Director
Evans was appointed founding executive director in 2016. She is a Pulitzer Prize winning health care reporter with extensive experience covering organ donation and transplantation during a 30-year career. Evans is also a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting at the NY Daily News. She holds an MS degree from Columbia University, was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and has worked at the Wall Street Journal and LA Times.

Our Board of Directors

We are honored to have input and guidance from some of the best and brightest minds in the nation. Their wisdom and support helps propel the daily mission and long-term vision of LiveOnNY. Meet the Board.

The LiveOnNY Foundation

Kinsey and Nadine

The LiveOnNY Foundation is the philanthropic arm of LiveOnNY. Created in 2016 with seed funding from Donate Eight, the Foundation complements and enhances the work of LiveOnNY.

The Foundation’s core mission is to raise and deploy charitable contributions to help increase the number of lives saved in New York through public and medical education, innovative projects and to support both donor and recipient families through their transplant journey. By making a contribution to The LiveOnNY Foundation, you help us provide the greatest gift of all – the gift of life.

Pictured here are grant recipients Nadine and Kinsey. Nadine wrote a book about her daughter Kinsey's journey with transplant called "Kinsey's Kidney Adventure."

Work With Us

As one of the largest organ procurement organizations in the country, we aim to recruit, develop and retain talented and diverse staff members to help realize our mission. In addition to fulfilling and life-saving work, other benefits include tuition reimbursement, medical & dental plans and retirement savings with employer match and more. View our open positions or search for a career that meets your interests – then apply online!

Media Toolkit

LiveOnNY is the nonprofit organization that facilitates organ donation and transplantation in the greater New York City area. Our teams work with local hospitals and transplant centers to deliver the gift of life to the nearly 8,000 New Yorkers currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. We also care for the families of the selfless organ donors and advocate for this lifesaving cause.

We have experts available to speak to the media about LiveOnNY and organ donation. For media inquiries, please contact Kelly Anderson at 718-906-3695 or email kanderson@liveonny.org

See our recent press releases.

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