Funeral Directors Support National Donate Life Month (Individual)
You can engage funeral directors in National Donate Life Month! Learn how recovery agencies around the county are including their funeral directors in hospital and community campaigns and celebrations. Offer funeral directors new ways their individual funeral home can participate and show their support for organ, tissue, and eye donation!
Funeral Home and Coroner Liaison
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 and the Life Ohio Education Committee.
Manager, Partner Relations
Barbara Dolan is a contributor in the organ, tissue, and eye donation arena, with 17 years of experience at Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, the Illinois OPO. Barbara served as Regional Manager of Hospital Development before taking responsibility as the Manager of Partner Relations. Having spent 14 years managing hospital partnerships and best practice initiatives, Barbara addressed forensic and funeral home outreach aimed at streamlining the process and opening doors to donation. Her team works in pursuit of collaborative relationships with all external partners, from state attorneys to EMS teams.
Barbara currently serves on the Donate Life America, Funeral Services Committee, and enjoys this opportunity to learn from funeral service colleagues. Barbara has been recognized by AOPO and NATCO for abstract submissions: “Engaging Physicians, Creating an Advisory Group” and “Utilizing Simulation to Educate on Brain Death Declaration & Communication”.
Prior to joining Gift of Hope, Barbara worked for 15 years at Baxter Healthcare in Customer Operations and Sales Administration. She has career-long experience in project management and aligning with internal and external stakeholders.