Council of Professional Living Donor Advocates (CPLDA)

Executive Committee

Carolyn Atkins, BS, RN, CCTC
Renal Transplant Coordinator/
Nursing Consultant
Dallas, TX

Frank Chessa, PhD
Director, Clinical Ethics
Maine Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Portland, ME

Sondra Cohen, MSW
Living Donor Advocate
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Patrick D. Hansen, MA, BCC
Patient Family Support Services
Supervisor: Chaplain Services and Living Donor Advocate Services
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Mary Kaiser, LCSW‑C, CCTSW
Clinical Social Worker
Living Kidney Donor Advocate
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Doris Kimbrell, RN, MSN, ARNP-CNS
Transplant Team, Living Donor Advocate
Via Christi Health
Wichita, KS

Kenneth E. Kokko, MD, PhD
Associate Director ‑ Nephrology Division
Program Director ‑ Nephrology Fellowship
Medical Director ‑ Renal Transplantation
University of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Megan Lewis, PhD
Living Kidney Donor
Carrboro, NC

Jennifer Steel, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Carl J. Westcott, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Jennifer Martin
Director of Constituent Services
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016