Save lives. Provide comfort. Strengthen legacies.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Serve
Cohen's Children's Medical Center Division of Nephrology
James J.Peters VA Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Northwell Health Transplant Center
NYU Langone Health
Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai
Stonybrook University Hospital Transplant Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Westchester Medical Center
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.
Leonard Achan, RN, MA, ANP
President & Chief Executive Officer
Jim Aranda, MBA
Senior Vice President, Strategic Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Tissue Bank Services
Felix Cirillo, RN, MBA
Vice President, Information Technology
John D’Abbraccio, RN, MSN
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Anthony Delli Carpini
Vice President, Strategic Financial Services
Chad Ezzell, MS-HCM, CTBS, CTP, CPTC
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Maureen Ezzell, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Vice President, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Annabel Henry, RN, MSN
Vice President, Hospital Services
Dr. Connie Kristine, DProf
Executive Vice President, Corporate Integrity & Chief Compliance Officer
Kervens Louissaint, RN, MSN, CPTC
Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer
Senior Vice President, Chief Tissue Bank and Service Excellence
Heather Phillips, CTBS, CTP
Vice President, Recovery Services
Samirat Rivers, SHRM-CP
Vice President, Chief People Officer
Vice President, Business Development
Dr. Abraham Warshaw
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
LiveOnNY Foundation, Executive Director
Our Board of Directors
board of directors
Lee H. Perlman
Ruth C. Browne
Frank Darras, MD, FACS
Thomas Diflo, MD, FACS
Jean Emond, MD
Bruce Flanz, MBA
Jason Golbin, DO, MBA, MS, CPE
Tomas Heimann, MD
William D. Holiber
Leona Kim-Schluger, MD
Robert Montgomery, MD, DPhil
Jean-Luc ("JL") Neptune, MD, MBA
Edward Rogoff, PhD
Salvatore J. Russo, Esq.
Moro Salifu, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP
Lewis Teperman, MD, FACS
medical advisory board list
Dr. Nabil Dagher, MD
Dr. Luis Angel, MD
Karen Berger, RN
Dr. Henry Bodenheimer Jr., MD
Dr. Joseph Cooke, MD
Dr. Frank D'Ovidio, MD
Dr. Maryjane Farr, MD MSc FACC
Dr. Bruce Gelb, MD
Dr. Daniel Glicklich, MD
Dr. Marie Le
Dr. Brian Lima
William Lynch, MPA
Dr. Ernesto Molmenti, MD PhD MBA
Dr. Seigo Nishida, MD PhD FACS
Allen Norin, PhD D(ABHI)
Dr. Sean Pinney, MD FACC
Dr. Juan Rocca, MD
Lorraine Ryan, Esq.
Dr. Pedro Sandoval, MD
Dr. Scott Scheinin, MD
Dr. Thomas Schiano, MD FACP
Dr. Carolyn Shih, MD MBA MPH
Dr. Nabil Sumrani, MD
Dr. Wayne Walzer
Dr. Anthony Watkins, MD
Dr. James Zisfein, MD
The LiveOnNY Foundation
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!
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 10,000 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 several experts available to speak to the media about LiveOnNY and organ donation. For media inquiries, please contact Ali McSherry at 646-291-4637 or email email@example.com
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