Contingency Planning Part 2: After COVID (Group)
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, we discussed emergency and contingency planning with representatives from two tissue and organ recovery organizations. Join us for part two as we discuss lessons learned and how emergency plans have evolved operations and information technologies.
Mark DeFilippis, MBA, CTBS
Director, Tissue Operations Center, New England Donor Services
Mark is the Director of the Tissue Operations Center at New England Donor Services and is responsible for the 24-hour operations center. Mark has been with New England Donor Services for over fifteen years, he has served in the Quality Department as well as in the Operations Center determining donor eligibility and working with families to obtain authorization. Mark is the co-chair of the Membership Committee, he is currently the Secretary of the RADE Council as well a member of The AOPO Tissue Council. Mark is a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist.
Brian Roe, MS, CTBS, SSLBBP
Chief Clinical Officer
Brian is the Chief Clinical Officer of Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and the current chair of the AATB Recovery and Donor Eligibility Council.
Before joining KODA, Brian was the Vice President, Tissue Services and Communication Center Operations at LifeGift.Brian has also served as the Director of Tissue Services at Community Tissue Services (CTS) in Indianapolis, Indiana. In tandem with part of his tenure at CTS, Brian also served as the president of Donate Life Indiana, where he promoted the Indiana Donor Registry and worked with state legislators to keep legislation current and up to national standards. Before joining CTS, Brian held multiple leadership positions with LifeNet Health in Virginia and Florida.
Brian obtained his Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Exercise Physiology at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC and his Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. He is also a Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professional and Certified Tissue Bank Specialist through the American Association of Tissue Banks.