“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association provided a community of understanding, encouraging, supportive people to show us we were not alone in this transplant journey. Once we decided to fundraise with COTA for transplant-related expenses, we could solely focus on taking care of our fragile child while he waited for his life-saving heart.”

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Heart Transplant Recipient

Staff and Board of Directors

Administrative Staff

Rick Lofgren
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Lisa Fulkerson
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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SusanSusan Gray
Contributions Specialist
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MarthaMartha Selk
Contributions Specialist
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Heather Steele
Administrative Assistant
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Teresa Cracraft
Accounts Payable Specialist
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Development, Marketing and Communications Staff

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KristyKristy Brown
Chief Development Officer
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LaurenLauren Wilmer
Regional Development Manager
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JordanJordan Lewis
Director of Technology and Digital Media
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Rod Porter
Executive Director of External Relationships
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Charles Miller
Director of Development
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KimKim Carter Parker
Director of Communications
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Danielle Faczan
Campaign Resource Specialist


JenniferJennifer Benson
Marketing Specialist
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Emma McGowan
Strategic Development Manager
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Jillian Lawrence
Campaign Resource Specialist
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Family Services Staff

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RebeccaRebecca Martin
Family Services Manager
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SherrySherry Stevens
Family Outreach Specialist
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EmmaEmma Bentson
Family Services Specialist
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KathrynKathryn Osterbrook
Family Services Specialist
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Abbey Chambers
Family Services Specialist
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Shauna Hockett
Family Services Specialist
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Board of Directors


Cassie Franks Amadio +
Rob Aukerman, Chair
JoEllen Baldwin
Rose Black +
Marc Collins
Tim DeBruicker +
Lou M. Dimmerman +
Matthew Drowne
Dr. Jolene Ellis
Pat Fitzpatrick, JD
T. Michael Ford, Vice Chair
Lisa Fulkerson *
Scott Ganton +
James Gilroy +
Bo Hannah, CPA
Nelson Hellwig, MBA
Craig Huffman, CPA +
Lauren Isaacs +
Sharon Knapp
Rick Lofgren *
Nick Lynum +
Arlene Macdonald, PhD +
Chella McClead Tedrow +
Kathleen McNeely
David Ormstedt, Secretary
Tony Paganelli, JD +
Scott Price, CPA Treasurer
Rebecca Martinez Reid, PhD +
Sara Sanders +
Suzanne Seiders
Brent Starks +
George Taliaferro +
Clif Tooley +
Yolanda Trevino, PhD +
Nancy Vazquez-Soto +
Dr. Sherree Wilson +
William Winslade, PhD +
*  Denotes Advisory Board Member
+ Denotes Non-Voting Ex Officio Board Member 

 


 

Did You Know?

  • The Children's Organ Transplant Association does not charge for its services. 100% of funds raised in honor of patients are available for transplant-related expenses.
  • COTA funds are available for a patient's lifetime for almost any transplant-related expense.