Save lives. Provide comfort. Strengthen legacies.
Helping New Yorkers Live On
We are a team of over 200 – clinicians, educators, social workers and more – united around the life-changing power of organ and tissue donation. We work tirelessly day and night, 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.
In addition, we work to educate and inspire our community about organ and tissue donation. We do this through educational events, media outreach, and work in our local schools and communities.
Who We Serve
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 & CEO
Chief Financial Officer & SVP of Strategic Finance
Deena Benjamin MSN
Vice President, Family Services
John D’Abbraccio, RN, MSN
Chief Administrative Officer & SVP
Anthony Delli Carpini
Vice President of Strategic Financial Services
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Annabel Henry, RN, MSN
Vice President, Hospital Services
Dr. Connie Kristine
EVP, Corporate Integrity & Chief Compliance Officer
Kervens Louissaint, RN, MSN, CPTC
Vice President of Clinical Services
Rabbi Ari Perl, MA, MBA
Vice President of Multicultural Engagement
Vice President of Recovery Services
Vice President & Chief People Officer
Vice President of Business Development
LiveOnNY Foundation, Executive Director
Our Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board
board of directors
Lee H. Perlman
Ruth C. Browne
Sally J. Rogers
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
Milan Kinkhabwala, MD, FACS
Robert Montgomery, MD, DPhil
Jean-Luc ("JC") Neptune, MD, MBA
Edward Rogoff, PhD
Salvatore J. Russo, Esq.
Moro Salifu, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP
Scott Salmirs, MBA
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
View our digital 2021 Annual Report.
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