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Frequent Complaints to Processors & Information Sharing (Individual)

Through this presentation, speakers from multiple tissue processors will review common challenges faced between tissue processors and recovery organizations. We will evaluate challenges in information sharing between processors on multi-tissue donors and recovery organizations.

Jami Otis, BS, CTBS

Training Manager of Donor Records

Jami Otis joined AlloSource in May 2007.  She brings over 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with 15 years focusing on training/education.  Jami received her education from the University of Colorado Boulder in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.  Prior to joining AlloSource, Jami spent 13 years in the blood banking/cord blood industry, has experience in tissue recovery, and was an EMT-Intermediate for a rural ambulance service. Jami is currently the Donor Records Training Manager and runs the AlloSource Placenta Donation Program.

Stefan Bernal, BS, CTBS

Manager of National Recovery Network

LifeNet Health

Stefan Bernal is the Manager of National Recovery Network at LifeNet Health - he joined the team in 2018. Since his onboarding, his focus has been fostering healthy relationships with organizations and their front-line staff all throughout the United States. He has been an advocate for the highest standards and quality that LifeNet Health represents. Prior to LifeNet Health, Stefan worked at Nevada Donor Network, where he served as the Clinical Training and Development Coordinator. He is proudly from the Midwest, specifically a small town called Peru, Illinois. Stefan received his Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS) certification in 2016. He genuinely wants to change the world. Lastly, he likes long walks on the beach and gets frustrated writing his own bio.

Carole Vaught, BS, CTBS

Recovery Partner Director

Community Tissue Services

Carole Vaught began her career with CTS in July 1978 and has experience in blood and tissue banking phases.  The most recent 20 years of her career have been focused on developing and maintaining Recovery Partner relationships.  Carole has a BA in Medical Technology and a BS in Health Services Management.  For several years, Carole also taught the Tissue Banking Certificate curriculum at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.  

Brian Hamilton PA, CTBS

Director of Technical and Education Services

MTF Biologics

Brian has always had an interest in basic scientific research and after completion of his graduate studies, worked in the Anatomic Pathology Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a Physician Assistant teaching and doing research.  In 1986 he answered a job posting for a Transplant Coordinator with what is now the Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia.  There, he discovered his life’s calling of working to meet the needs of donor families and recipients.  After 12 years, he took a position with MTF Biologics, where he now serves as the Director of Technical and Education Services.  Through his almost 36 years of working in the field of donation and transplantation, he has been grateful to have been able to work with and alongside the many dedicated professionals in our industry.  He will be retiring this coming February and knows he will truly miss the many friends and colleagues he has made along the way.

Chris Sprott, CTBS

Manager of National Recovery Network Services

LifeNet Health

Chris Sprott is the Manager of National Recovery Network Services at LifeNet Health. He has served in various capacities throughout his career, including MS processing, CV Processing, CV Production Manager, Process engineering, and Recovery Resource Manager. His current focus is working with recovery agencies across the country to ensure the safe and effective procurement of tissue in support of our shared mission: Saving Lives. Restoring Health. Giving Hope.


Frequent Complaints to Processors & Information Sharing
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