Advisory Board

Gift of Life Family House Advisory Board is comprised of fifteen individuals who are organ recipients and family members of transplant recipients, living donors, transplant surgeons, healthcare executives and community representatives committed to our mission.


Leadership for Gift of Life Family House has been thoughtfully selected to include those individuals who have been directly touched by organ donation and those individuals who understand the critical need for the Family House and how it impacts and improves patient and family satisfaction and survival during this challenging period.

2019 Advisory Board Members

John M. Daly, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Harry C. Donahoo Professor, Surgery Surgical Director, William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and  Patient Safety Emeritus Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Carol Giungo – Neiman Marcus

Mary Pat Kessler –  Director of Sales and Marketing, Sabre Systems

Pepper Krach – Communications Practice Leader Mid Atlantic Region, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Lori Nicoletti Peruto, Esq. – Attorney, Philadelphia Suburban Development Corporation

Frank Podietz – President, Emeritus Abramson Center for Jewish Life

Ranjoo Prasad, O.D. – Dept. of Ophthalmology Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Jessica Sharp – Principal of Maven Communication

Bill Soloway –  Heart Transplant Recipient

Marc E. Uknis, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Global Director Transplant Research, CSL Behring

Janice Wright Waitkus – Store Director, LAGOS

Howard M. Nathan – President and CEO, Gift of Life Donor Program

Jan L. Weinstock, Esq. – Vice President of Admin & General Counsel, Gift of Life Donor Program

Sara A. Cohen – Development Manager, Gift of Life Family House


2019 Board of Directors

Clyde F. Barker, M.D. – Chairman Emeritus, Department of Surgery & Transplant Surgeon, Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Cynthia London – Donor Mother

Michael J. Moritz, MD – Vice Chair, Department of Surgery- Operations and Clinical Affairs Surgery – General Surgery Transplantation Surgery, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Howard M. Nathan – President & CEO, Gift of Life Donor Program

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