AATB is seeking nominations for the eight AATB councils in the following leadership positions: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary. The term length is two years and begins at the conclusion of the next Annual Business Meeting. The Chairperson(s) of each council will represent their council on, and will serve as a member of, the AATB Board of Governors.
You have until May 1, 2022, to either self-nominate or nominate an AATB individual member in good standing to run for a council officer position. If you plan to submit a nomination, please carefully read the instructions below.
All AATB individual members listed below were first nominated by their respective councils' nominating committee and then agreed to run for the associated position.
Accredited Tissue Banks Council
Catherine Hankins, LifeCenter Northwest
Dan Lunn, Nevada Donor Network, Inc.
Larry Suplee, The Gift of Life Donor Program
Luba Ashurov, LiveOnNY
Ed Huppman, Life Alaska Donor Services, Inc.
Donor Family Services Council
Patricia Darrigan, Legacy Donor Services Foundation
Kimberly Monroe, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
Debbie Hutt, LifeNet Health
Lauralee Brown, MTF Biologics
Erin Macomber, New England Donor Services, Inc.
Living Donor Council
Bill Cassarly, Regenerative Biologics, Inc.
Anna Tirrell, Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC
Heather Cummins, Reprotech, LLC
Jami Otis, AlloSource
Non-Transplant Anatomical Donation Council
James Bardsley, Anatomy Gifts Registry
Dylan Kimzey, Science Care, Inc.
Robin Bozarth, Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI)
Hannis Thompson, MD, AlloSource
James Alexander, MD, Community Tissue Services - Dayton
Sally Alrabaa, MD, LifeLink Tissue Bank
Processing and Distribution Council
Sarah Lopez, United Tissue Resources
Kevin Barfield, Precision Allograft Solutions
Uzair Rajput, Instant Systems, Inc.
Kelly Scott, DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank
Deepro Gangulee, RTI Surgical, Inc.
Jennifer Drago, Advanced Quality Resources
Christy Martinelli, Precision Allograft Solutions
Delhy Arias, TissueTech, Inc.
Recovery and Donor Eligibility Council
Louis Jares, MTF Biologics
Mark DeFilippis, New England Donor Services, Inc.
Alyssa Harrison, LifeShare of Oklahoma
All nominations must be received by Sunday, May 1. The election will open on Wednesday, June 1, at 11:00 AM, EDT, and will remain open for thirty days, closing on Friday, July 1, at 11:59 PM, EDT. All council members who are Individual Members of the Association in good standing are eligible to be elected to a council officer position for the council of which they are a member. All council members who are Individual Members of the Association in good standing are eligible to nominate other eligible members for a council officer position for the council of which they are both members.
Nominations: If you wish to nominate yourself or another member as a candidate for election, please send a nominating petition, using the form available HERE, signed by at least five (5) individual members for the particular council to which the petition relates, to AATB. A signature may be denoted in writing or by use of an electronic signature. The nominating petition and all five signatures must be submitted to AATB together as a package. Names of nominees submitted by petition (that comply with Article IV and Article VIII of AATB Bylaws) will be added to the names submitted by the individual council nominating committees for the upcoming election.
The petition must include a written statement by the nominee that the nominee is willing to serve if elected, a brief summary of the nominee's interests and background that relate to the Association, and other relevant background information that the nominee may wish to include.
Nominations must be received no later than May 1, 2022.
Petitions may be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petitions may be submitted in person or by US mail, courier, or next-day delivery to:
American Association of Tissue Banks
8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 404
McLean, VA 22102
For questions related to the nomination process, please email email@example.com, or call the AATB office at 703.229.1020.
Join an AATB Council and Vote in the Upcoming Election
The AATB biennial election for 2022-2024 Council Officers will open June 1. In order to participate in these elections, you must be an AATB member currently serving on a council. If you are not currently a member of one of AATB’s eight councils and would like to join, or if you would like to change your council affiliation, make sure to do so before May 18 to be eligible to participate in the election.