Supporting our Shared Mission: Guide to Medical Examiner & Coroner Cases.
This session will review collaborative initiatives between organizations representing the fields of donation and death investigation. The American Association of Tissue Banks, the Eye Bank Association of America, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, and the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners joined forces to deliver guidance and education to support the needs of the medicolegal community and ensure donation and death investigations can move forward cohesively on shared cases.
Through this presentation, we will review the jointly published Guide to Medical Examiner & Coroner Cases and how collaboration can improve the outcome of shared cases.
Jonathan Boyd, MS, LSSBB, CTBS
Director of Education
Jonathan has worked in multiple roles within the tissue banking and transplant industry, including recovery and leadership roles. Jonathan is currently the Director of Education at AATB where he oversees the development of educational programming and the Certified Tissue Bank Specialist program. Jonathan earned his undergraduate degree in communications and a master’s degree of science in management. Jonathan is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Jonathan is an active member of the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners (IACME), an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and an active committee member of IACME, NAME, and Donate Life America.
Kristen McCoy, MS, CEBT, CTBS
Vice President of Client Relations
Kristen joined Miracles in Sight in 2019 as the Vice President of Client Relations. She has over 23 years of eye banking experience focusing on clinical operations, technician training, process improvement, and new service line development. She is a Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) and Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS). She has served on numerous Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) committees and sub-committees over the years including the Technician Education Committee, the Certification Board, and Research Committee. Kristen has served as faculty for the EBAA Technician Education Symposium and Slit Lamp Course. Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.
Kelly Keyes, BA, D-ABMDI
Research Forensic Scientist
Kelly Keyes is a Research Forensic Scientist at RTI International in the Center for Forensic Science Advancement and Application, following a 25-year career as a Medicolegal Death Investigator at the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office. She has investigated and certified thousands of cases in her career and retired as a Supervising Investigator. She has a BS in Animal Physiology from UC San Diego, is a California POST Certified death investigator, and is a diplomat with ABMDI. Ms. Keyes is the president-elect of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME), a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and the chair of the medicolegal death investigation subcommittee at OSAC. Her current research revolves around various aspects of medicolegal death investigation and coroner and medical examiner systems in the United States, including improving accuracy and thoroughness of data produced by these populations.
Brian Bricker, RN, CPTC
Brian Bricker began his career at the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) in 1998 as an Organ Procurement Coordinator. Brian currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations, overseeing the Donor Referral, Recovery, and Procurement Departments. Brian is a registered nurse and a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator through the American Board of Transplant Certification.