In this session, members of the AATB Standards Committee will present the updates to the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking as published on January 31, 2019.
Speakers: Sheldon Dean, Tim Maye, and Alyssa Harrison
Date: June 3, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Sheldon Dean was born in New Jersey. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering. After college and prior to Tissue Banking, he worked in the Agricultural Chemical industry for about 10 years. Seventeen years ago, he joined the staff at Osteotech (now Medtronic) and has held several positions there including Manufacturing Engineer, Design Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Quality Engineer, and now Quality Engineering Manager. Sheldon has been a member of the AATB Standards Committee.
Tim Maye is the Vice President of Operations at UMTB Biomedical, where he is responsible for planning and executing the corporate strategies relating to production, process engineering, equipment/facilities management, information technology, materials management and purchasing. Tim has served various roles within tissue banking for the past twenty years. He currently serves as the Chair of AATB's Standards Committee, and previously served on AATB's Program Committee. He resides in South Florida with his wife and two kids.
Alyssa Harrison has been in the donation industry for over 6 years and has over 10 years management experience. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Adult Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University.
In her previous role, Alyssa was the Executive Director of United Tissue Network. She oversaw and lead all operations while also developing and managing strategic plans and annual operative and capital budgets. She drove tactical business growth through the development of strategic partnerships while ensuring the vision and mission of United Tissue Network remain the key focus of all business activities. Alyssa has gained extensive knowledge of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, funeral home rules and regulations and all state and federal regulations revolving around NADOs to ensure and drive the protection of all donors and donor families choosing whole body donation.
Alyssa currently sits as the Chairperson of the Non-Anatomical Donation Organization (NADO) Council for AATB and is very active in the NADO industry, including helping improve regulation standards, legislation activities and educational objectives.