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2021 Individual Webinar Subscription

Take advantage of the AATB Annual Subscription providing individual access to the entire year of educational programming

With the Webinar Subscription Program, you can now have year-round access to subject matter experts and industry-leading education delivered right to your desk, conference room or smart phone. 

The Webinar Subscription Program gives you and your entire company access to 40 60-minute webinars a year and addresses key areas such as regulatory updates, surgical application, donor screening, and regulatory pathways. This content has been developed to support the diverse roles, and experience levels of thr tissue community. 

What's Included in the Subscription

  • Access to 40 live presentation
  • Recorded, on-demand access to each program
  • Educational credits including CTBS, CEBT, RN and more!
  • Sampling Plans

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/30/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Sampling Plans

    Sampling Plans

    Mark Durivage, RAC, CQA, CTBS

    Mark Allen Durivage has worked as a practitioner, educator, consultant, and author. He is Managing Principal Consultant at Quality Systems Compliance LLC, an ASQ Fellow, and holds several certifications including; CTBS, RAC, and CQA He has written several books available through ASQ Quality Press, and written articles in Quality Magazine, Quality Progress, GxP Lifeline,  and Life Science Connect.

    James Shore

    Sandra Storli

  • DRAI Competency Review and Coaching Feedback

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/24/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    DRAI Competency Review and Coaching Feedback

    DRAI Competency Review and Coaching Feedback

  • Interactive Case Studies 3

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/14/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

    Ryan Cormier, BS, CTBS

    Ryan Cormier began his career in tissue recovery as a tissue recovery technician at Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates in 2012 where he had been in EMS for 2 years when he discovered his passion for organ and tissue donation. He soon moved to Boston where he continued his career in tissue recovery at New England Organ Bank, now New England Donor Services. After four years, Ryan moved his family to Michigan where he was chosen to lead the tissue recovery team at Gift of Life Michigan as their new manager in 2015. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and has been CTBS certified since 2014. In addition to leading his recovery team to record recovery volumes and sustained low error and contamination outcomes, Ryan is also responsible for the staffing model change that has allowed Gift of Life Michigan to staff appropriately and adequately for the unpredictable nature of tissue donation.

    Ryan Nelson, BS, CTBS

    Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison

    Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Grand Canyon University. He has worked for the Donor Network of Arizona for 12 years, the last 8 as the Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison.  In his role he supervises and oversees the day to day operations of the recovery teams. Ryan has worked tirelessly to establish referral programs with county  medical examiners throughout the state of Arizona. Due to this partnership Donor Network has seen an increase in non-hospital death referrals by 7,500 / year in Arizona which account for approximately 300 tissue recoveries each year. He is a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), an active participant on the Recovery and Donor Eligibility Council and the AATB Education Committee.

    Rick M. Kolovich, MSN, RN, CCTC, CTBS

    Clinical Director, Tissue and Ocular Recovery Services

    Rick Kolovich is an Army Veteran with over thirty –three years’ experience in organ, eye, and tissue recovery and donation. He was the former Director of the Army/Navy Transplant Program, Supervisor of Organ Recovery at the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, Clinical Director at Oklahoma's Organ Sharing Network and Virginia’s Organ Procurement Organization. Originally hired at the Living Legacy Foundation in May, 2010 as an organ recovery coordinator, Rick became the Clinical Manager of Donor Services in 2011. Rick was promoted in 2018 to Clinical Director of the Tissue Recovery Department. He also held positions as the N.E. Regional Manager at CryoLife, National Accounts Director at Regeneration Technologies, and National Director of Donor Services at Bacterin, International. Rick has lectured nationally and internationally on topics ranging from physical assessment and donor suitability to lean management strategies and process improvement in tissue recovery agencies. Rick has served on the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), National Association of Medical Examiner's Donation Committee (NAME), North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO), AATB Program Committee Chairman, 2009- 2013. Recovery and Donor Suitability Chairman (RADS), 2012 – 2015. Elected to the AATB Board of Governors 2012-2015. AATB Physical Assessment Revision Standards representative, 14th Ed., 2016 – 2017. AATB Accreditation Committee, 2016 – 2018, MTF’s Policies and Procedures Committee, 2017 – 2019 , AOPO’s Tissue Council and NATCO’s Kidney/Pancreas Committee. Rick holds a master’s degree in Nursing from Kent State University and is a certified clinical transplant coordinator (CCTC) and tissue banking specialist (CTBS). He received a certificate from the Wharton and Fox Schools of business in the Art of Leadership for Transplant Professionals in 2018.

    Richard Jordan

    Joe Monahan

    Seda Chhav

    John Clarke, CTBS

    John Clarke is the Manager of the Transplant Information Center Department at the Gift of Life Donor Program.  Serving as the 24/7 command center for the organization, the TIC is primarily responsible for evaluating, authorizing, and coordinating tissue donors, allocating and coordinating local and import organs for transplant, supporting numerous research initiatives, and many other ancillary tasks. John serves as one of Gift of Life’s Tissue Administrators on Call and has maintained his CTBS certification since 2006. 

    Dwayne Jolly, BS, CTBS

    Dwayne is the Tissue Operations Manager and works with KODA’s Chief Clinical Officer to oversee the clinical operations of KODA’s tissue recovery team.  Dwayne began his career at KODA in 2003 as a Hospital Services Coordinator working with organ donors, where he worked for 12 years.  In 2015 he transitioned into the role of Tissue Services Supervisor and was promoted to his current role in January 2016.  Dwayne has served as the UNOS Region 11 OPO Committee Representative from 2015-2017.  Dwayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown College and an Associates Degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community College.  Dwayne is married with two daughters and is a very enthusiastic University of Kentucky fan.

    Jenna LaSota

    Abdul Tayyab, CTBS

    Abdul Tayyab started Tissue Banking in 2007 and is currently serving the Washington Regional Transplant Community as Tissue Recovery Specialist II. Abdul became a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist in 2009 and has been involved with various WRTC endeavors including serving as the Virginia Medical Examiners Liaison and as an Electronic Records Super User. In his free time Abdul is a husband, father of two, HOA President, who also likes running, cooking and DIY projects. 

    James Forrest

  • Interactive Case Studies 2

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/02/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

    Ryan Cormier, BS, CTBS

    Ryan Cormier began his career in tissue recovery as a tissue recovery technician at Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates in 2012 where he had been in EMS for 2 years when he discovered his passion for organ and tissue donation. He soon moved to Boston where he continued his career in tissue recovery at New England Organ Bank, now New England Donor Services. After four years, Ryan moved his family to Michigan where he was chosen to lead the tissue recovery team at Gift of Life Michigan as their new manager in 2015. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and has been CTBS certified since 2014. In addition to leading his recovery team to record recovery volumes and sustained low error and contamination outcomes, Ryan is also responsible for the staffing model change that has allowed Gift of Life Michigan to staff appropriately and adequately for the unpredictable nature of tissue donation.

    Ryan Nelson, BS, CTBS

    Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison

    Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Grand Canyon University. He has worked for the Donor Network of Arizona for 12 years, the last 8 as the Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison.  In his role he supervises and oversees the day to day operations of the recovery teams. Ryan has worked tirelessly to establish referral programs with county  medical examiners throughout the state of Arizona. Due to this partnership Donor Network has seen an increase in non-hospital death referrals by 7,500 / year in Arizona which account for approximately 300 tissue recoveries each year. He is a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), an active participant on the Recovery and Donor Eligibility Council and the AATB Education Committee.

    Rick M. Kolovich, MSN, RN, CCTC, CTBS

    Clinical Director, Tissue and Ocular Recovery Services

    Rick Kolovich is an Army Veteran with over thirty –three years’ experience in organ, eye, and tissue recovery and donation. He was the former Director of the Army/Navy Transplant Program, Supervisor of Organ Recovery at the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, Clinical Director at Oklahoma's Organ Sharing Network and Virginia’s Organ Procurement Organization. Originally hired at the Living Legacy Foundation in May, 2010 as an organ recovery coordinator, Rick became the Clinical Manager of Donor Services in 2011. Rick was promoted in 2018 to Clinical Director of the Tissue Recovery Department. He also held positions as the N.E. Regional Manager at CryoLife, National Accounts Director at Regeneration Technologies, and National Director of Donor Services at Bacterin, International. Rick has lectured nationally and internationally on topics ranging from physical assessment and donor suitability to lean management strategies and process improvement in tissue recovery agencies. Rick has served on the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), National Association of Medical Examiner's Donation Committee (NAME), North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO), AATB Program Committee Chairman, 2009- 2013. Recovery and Donor Suitability Chairman (RADS), 2012 – 2015. Elected to the AATB Board of Governors 2012-2015. AATB Physical Assessment Revision Standards representative, 14th Ed., 2016 – 2017. AATB Accreditation Committee, 2016 – 2018, MTF’s Policies and Procedures Committee, 2017 – 2019 , AOPO’s Tissue Council and NATCO’s Kidney/Pancreas Committee. Rick holds a master’s degree in Nursing from Kent State University and is a certified clinical transplant coordinator (CCTC) and tissue banking specialist (CTBS). He received a certificate from the Wharton and Fox Schools of business in the Art of Leadership for Transplant Professionals in 2018.

    Richard Jordan

    John Clarke, CTBS

    John Clarke is the Manager of the Transplant Information Center Department at the Gift of Life Donor Program.  Serving as the 24/7 command center for the organization, the TIC is primarily responsible for evaluating, authorizing, and coordinating tissue donors, allocating and coordinating local and import organs for transplant, supporting numerous research initiatives, and many other ancillary tasks. John serves as one of Gift of Life’s Tissue Administrators on Call and has maintained his CTBS certification since 2006. 

    Seda Chhav

    Joe Monahan

    Dwayne Jolly, BS, CTBS

    Dwayne is the Tissue Operations Manager and works with KODA’s Chief Clinical Officer to oversee the clinical operations of KODA’s tissue recovery team.  Dwayne began his career at KODA in 2003 as a Hospital Services Coordinator working with organ donors, where he worked for 12 years.  In 2015 he transitioned into the role of Tissue Services Supervisor and was promoted to his current role in January 2016.  Dwayne has served as the UNOS Region 11 OPO Committee Representative from 2015-2017.  Dwayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown College and an Associates Degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community College.  Dwayne is married with two daughters and is a very enthusiastic University of Kentucky fan.

    Jenna LaSota

    Abdul Tayyab, CTBS

    Abdul Tayyab started Tissue Banking in 2007 and is currently serving the Washington Regional Transplant Community as Tissue Recovery Specialist II. Abdul became a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist in 2009 and has been involved with various WRTC endeavors including serving as the Virginia Medical Examiners Liaison and as an Electronic Records Super User. In his free time Abdul is a husband, father of two, HOA President, who also likes running, cooking and DIY projects. 

    James Forrest

  • Interactive Case Studies 1

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/19/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

    Recovery team staff and AOCs from organizations covering 16 states join AATB to review challenging and complex cases. These case studies delve into challenging situations that arise when completing the risk assessment, during medical record review, during the physical assessment, and more. After each case has been reviewed the audience will be able participate in interactive surveys providing input on how they would proceed. Each case study will conclude with the outcome or disposition.

    Ryan Nelson, BS, CTBS

    Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison

    Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Grand Canyon University. He has worked for the Donor Network of Arizona for 12 years, the last 8 as the Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison.  In his role he supervises and oversees the day to day operations of the recovery teams. Ryan has worked tirelessly to establish referral programs with county  medical examiners throughout the state of Arizona. Due to this partnership Donor Network has seen an increase in non-hospital death referrals by 7,500 / year in Arizona which account for approximately 300 tissue recoveries each year. He is a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), an active participant on the Recovery and Donor Eligibility Council and the AATB Education Committee.

    Ryan Cormier, BS, CTBS

    Ryan Cormier began his career in tissue recovery as a tissue recovery technician at Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates in 2012 where he had been in EMS for 2 years when he discovered his passion for organ and tissue donation. He soon moved to Boston where he continued his career in tissue recovery at New England Organ Bank, now New England Donor Services. After four years, Ryan moved his family to Michigan where he was chosen to lead the tissue recovery team at Gift of Life Michigan as their new manager in 2015. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and has been CTBS certified since 2014. In addition to leading his recovery team to record recovery volumes and sustained low error and contamination outcomes, Ryan is also responsible for the staffing model change that has allowed Gift of Life Michigan to staff appropriately and adequately for the unpredictable nature of tissue donation.

    Rick M. Kolovich, MSN, RN, CCTC, CTBS

    Clinical Director, Tissue and Ocular Recovery Services

    Rick Kolovich is an Army Veteran with over thirty –three years’ experience in organ, eye, and tissue recovery and donation. He was the former Director of the Army/Navy Transplant Program, Supervisor of Organ Recovery at the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, Clinical Director at Oklahoma's Organ Sharing Network and Virginia’s Organ Procurement Organization. Originally hired at the Living Legacy Foundation in May, 2010 as an organ recovery coordinator, Rick became the Clinical Manager of Donor Services in 2011. Rick was promoted in 2018 to Clinical Director of the Tissue Recovery Department. He also held positions as the N.E. Regional Manager at CryoLife, National Accounts Director at Regeneration Technologies, and National Director of Donor Services at Bacterin, International. Rick has lectured nationally and internationally on topics ranging from physical assessment and donor suitability to lean management strategies and process improvement in tissue recovery agencies. Rick has served on the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), National Association of Medical Examiner's Donation Committee (NAME), North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO), AATB Program Committee Chairman, 2009- 2013. Recovery and Donor Suitability Chairman (RADS), 2012 – 2015. Elected to the AATB Board of Governors 2012-2015. AATB Physical Assessment Revision Standards representative, 14th Ed., 2016 – 2017. AATB Accreditation Committee, 2016 – 2018, MTF’s Policies and Procedures Committee, 2017 – 2019 , AOPO’s Tissue Council and NATCO’s Kidney/Pancreas Committee. Rick holds a master’s degree in Nursing from Kent State University and is a certified clinical transplant coordinator (CCTC) and tissue banking specialist (CTBS). He received a certificate from the Wharton and Fox Schools of business in the Art of Leadership for Transplant Professionals in 2018.

    Richard Jordan

    Seda Chhav

    Joe Monahan

    John Clarke, CTBS

    John Clarke is the Manager of the Transplant Information Center Department at the Gift of Life Donor Program.  Serving as the 24/7 command center for the organization, the TIC is primarily responsible for evaluating, authorizing, and coordinating tissue donors, allocating and coordinating local and import organs for transplant, supporting numerous research initiatives, and many other ancillary tasks. John serves as one of Gift of Life’s Tissue Administrators on Call and has maintained his CTBS certification since 2006. 

    Dwayne Jolly, BS, CTBS

    Dwayne is the Tissue Operations Manager and works with KODA’s Chief Clinical Officer to oversee the clinical operations of KODA’s tissue recovery team.  Dwayne began his career at KODA in 2003 as a Hospital Services Coordinator working with organ donors, where he worked for 12 years.  In 2015 he transitioned into the role of Tissue Services Supervisor and was promoted to his current role in January 2016.  Dwayne has served as the UNOS Region 11 OPO Committee Representative from 2015-2017.  Dwayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown College and an Associates Degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community College.  Dwayne is married with two daughters and is a very enthusiastic University of Kentucky fan.

    Jenna LaSota

    Abdul Tayyab, CTBS

    Abdul Tayyab started Tissue Banking in 2007 and is currently serving the Washington Regional Transplant Community as Tissue Recovery Specialist II. Abdul became a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist in 2009 and has been involved with various WRTC endeavors including serving as the Virginia Medical Examiners Liaison and as an Electronic Records Super User. In his free time Abdul is a husband, father of two, HOA President, who also likes running, cooking and DIY projects. 

    James Forrest

  • 3D Bioprinting Skin Tissue Models

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/12/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Isabella Bondesson, CELLINK Tissue Engineer, will present her team's work on developing skin tissue modes and the significant benefits they can bring to the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and medical industries. She will also discuss their challenges and solutions.

    Isabella Bondesson, CELLINK Tissue Engineer, will present her team's work on developing skin tissue modes and the significant benefits they can bring to the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and medical industries. She will also discuss their challenges and solutions.

    ​Isabella Bondesson, MS

    Isabella Bondesson is a biotechnology engineer with focus in tissue engineering. She joined CELLINK in spring 2018 as a Skin Tissue Engineer within the Science and Applications R&D Team after finishing her master’s thesis at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden). Her work has been dedicated towards exploring bioprinting of skin tissue models, including optimisation of the design, development of the bioink compositions and investigation of the cellular behaviour in different conditions of 3D bioprinted skin models.

  • FDA Guidance and Regulatory Updates

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/29/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    FDA Updates

    FDA Updates

    Safa Karandish, B.S., MT

    Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Human Tissues

    Safa Karandish is a Consumer Safety Officer with FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies in the Division of Human Tissues.  She joined FDA in 2010, with over 24 years of experience in cellular therapy manufacturing in academic centers and medical device companies. Her primary focus in the Division of Human Tissues is on activities related to policy, regulations, and review of human cell and tissue products. 

  • Development of a Birth Tissue Donation Program

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/21/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Development of a Birth Tissue Donation Program

    Development of a Birth Tissue Donation Program

    Shannon Renaud, MHA, CTBS

    Tissue Procurement Trainer

    Shannon has been involved in the tissue bank community since 1998.  She began her work in transplant at the University of California San Francisco Tissue Bank as a tissue team leader and developing comprehensive training programs. She later moved to Arizona and worked in Quality & Regulatory Affairs for the Donor Network of Arizona. Shannon then worked at Transplant for Life, first as the Director of Quality and later as the Tissue Bank Director where she helped develop the facility’s birth tissue program.   She currently works for Gift of Life Michigan as the Tissue Procurement Trainer.   

    Shannon received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Cornell College and her master’s in health administration from Grand Canyon University.

  • NADO Specific Infectious Disease Testing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/07/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    NADO Specific Infectious Disease Testing

    NADO Specific Infectious Disease Testing

    Rod Hale, MS

    Director of Laboratory Operations

    Rod Hale, Director Laboratory Operations at VRL-Eurofins – graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Biology. In 1997 he earned his Masters of Science in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University. He has 20 years’ experience in the Human Cell & Tissue Product (HCT/P) industry. The first 12 years were spent at Laboratories At Bonfils, (which became LABS, Inc.). Rod performed various immunological and molecular tests for the screening of eye, tissue, organ and other transplant donors, eventually becoming the manager of the Infectious Disease department, where he successfully implemented and oversaw the testing logistics that enabled the small regional lab to achieve nationwide growth. In 2010 he helped start-up the human-screening division of VRL, which has recently merged with LABS, Inc. to become the leader in HCT/P screening.

  • Creating Positive Engagement with Funeral Service Partners

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/17/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The Donate Life America Funeral Services Committee will provide attendees information about the committee's vision, mission, and current benchmark project. Speakers will offer successful and proven ideas on connecting with funeral service professionals to support and promote organ, eye, and tissue donation. Creative and successful ideas on engaging your funeral service partners will include utilizing existing tools from inside and outside your tool-box. This session aims to share ways to help your organization develop positive collaboration with your funeral service partners.

    The Donate Life America Funeral Services Committee will provide attendees information about the committee's vision, mission, and current benchmark project. 

    Speakers will offer successful and proven ideas on connecting with funeral service professionals to support and promote organ, eye, and tissue donation. Creative and successful ideas on engaging your funeral service partners will include utilizing existing tools from inside and outside your tool-box. This session aims to share ways to help your organization develop positive collaboration with your funeral service partners.

    Lisa Oestreicher

    Lisa started at Lifeline of Ohio as their first Funeral Home and Coroner Liaison. Lisa has used her time at Lifeline of Ohio to engage funeral home professionals through educational opportunities, field trips and funeral director recognition. Lisa believes that the more the funeral home professionals know about organ, eye and tissue donation the better they are to support our mission, care for the donor and serve the donor family’s we share. Lisa is a licensed Funeral Director in the State of Ohio and a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Donate Life America Funeral Service Committee and Donate  Life Ohio Education Committee.

    Chris Donhost

    Chris Donhost is a second generation funeral professional with over 20 years of experience. He is licensed by California as a funeral director, embalmer, cemetery manager, crematory manager, and life insurance agent specific to pre-need funeral arrangements. Donhost last worked in the funeral profession as a multi-location manager of three funeral homes, a cemetery and crematory in the Bay Area. In July of 2013, he was appointed as funeral home and coroner liaison with Sierra Donor Services in Sacramento, where he works to establish and maintain positive relationships with funeral and coroner partners. Donhost remains active in the funeral profession as a professor at the local mortuary college, volunteers on multiple committees with the California Funeral Directors Association (CFDA), serves on advisory boards of the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, and the American River Funeral Service program, and is a frequent lecturer on funeral/donation matters. He was recognized by the CFDA as California’s Young Funeral Director of the Year in 2012.