Frequent Complaints to Processors & Information Sharing (Individual)
Includes a Live Event on 10/05/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
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.
Megan Soceka, BS, CTBS
Megan Soceka is an Education Director for MTF Biologics. She began with MTF 18 years ago as a Per Diem Tissue Coordinator and Team Leader. She has also worked as a Procurement Trainer, Donor Coordinator and Hospital Development Coordinator. Megan has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin with a strong background in anatomy. She is a member of AATB and received her CTBS in 2006.
Stefan Bernal, BS, CTBS
Stefan Bernal is the Manager of the 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 throughout the United States. He has advocated for the highest standards and quality that LifeNet Health represents. Before 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. He attended Southern Illinois University, graduating with honors and receiving his B.S. in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. At SIU, he worked for three years in the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory, studying drug addiction and the physiological effects on the brain using tools such as EEG and fMRI. Directly after SIU, Stefan continued his education at the University of Illinois, where he conducted graduate work in virology, bacterial pathogenesis, and microbial physiology. 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.
Ronda J. Horstman, BS, CTBS
Vice President, Recovery Partner Services
Community Tissue Services
Ronda Horstman has been in the organ and tissue donation field for over 25 years. A Certified Tissue Banking Specialist and an active member of AATB where she has served as the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary of the Recovery and Donor Suitability Council, a Coach for the Emerging Leader’s Program, and a member of both the Public and Professional Relations and Accreditation Committees. In 2000, she was awarded AATB’s Peer Recognition Award for Public and Professional Relations. She has served on the Advisory Council and is currently serving as a Board Member for Donate Life America. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Medical Management and a minor in Business Administration.