Who we are

Donor Alliance is the non-profit organ and tissue procurement organization for Colorado and most of Wyoming. By respectfully working with the families of organ and tissue donors, maintaining partnerships with hospitals, educating residents and inspiring them to sign up on state donor registries, we are able to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Creating an impact

A note from our leaders

In 2021, many small changes in our region created a big impact that has extended from donor to recipient, families, friends and beyond. 

Marking our seventh consecutive year of growth, Colorado and Wyoming donors and their families contributed to a historic milestone as the U.S. officially surpassed 40 thousand transplants in one year. Donor Alliance saw a 9% increase in organ donors. 

Those achievements along with the many others outlined in this report are the result of medical and technological innovations combined with the incredible generosity of Colorado and Wyoming donors and the tireless work done by our staff, partners and volunteers. What may have felt like small advancements in each area added up to a much larger impact that rippled throughout the community: mothers returned to their children, employees returned to the workforce, grandparents able to witness grandkids milestones, and countless other individual contributions to the world that would not have been possible without a lifesaving transplant.

Even as we celebrate the lives saved and honor the legacies fulfilled in 2021, we are reminded of the people in our community still waiting for a lifesaving transplant. So, our work to educate, inspire and maximize the gift of life will continue.

The miraculous impact of donation and transplantation is profound, and the effects spread far and wide. Many thanks to our incredible partners for their collaboration and to our staff for their resiliency and determination, especially within the extremely challenging circumstances the last two years have presented.

Jennifer Prinz

President and CEO

Tom Gronow

Chair of the Governing Board of Directors

Our mission

Donor Alliance saves lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Our vision

Maximize all donation opportunities.

Leadership teams

2021 Governing Board of Directors

Brian M. Davidson, MD
Kimberly A. Griffiths, MS, RN
Tom Gronow (Chair), Ed. D, MHN
Judy Hutchinson, MA
Bradley T. Kornfeld, JD
Elizabeth Pomfret, MD
Debora Smith
Kevin M. Smith (Chair Elect/Treasurer)
Mary White, MPH, FACHE

2021 Advisory Board

Joe Albietz, MD
Michael Bauer, MD
Srividya Bhandaram, MD
Kathy Boyle, RN, PhD
David Campbell, MD
James Caruso, MD
Ira Chang, MD
Joseph Cleveland, MD
Tom Collins, MD
Scott Davis, MD
Sara Dionne, PhD
Katie Evers, BSN, RN, MBA
Katherine Fitting, MD
Melissa Greenwald, MD
Hani Grewal, MD
John Gutowski, MBA, MHA, FACHE
Thomas Heffron, MD
Kelli Jantz, RN (Secretary)
Alyssa Johnston, RN, BSN, MBA
Peter Kennealey, MD
Clark Kulig, MD
Paul Lange, MD (Chair)
James Pomposelli, MD
Marcy Rubic, MA
Lyn Schaffer
Trisha Godard Shepherd, RN, BSN, MBA
Michael Wachs, MD
Mary Warner, MD
Trevor Wright

2021 Emily Keyes – John W. Buckner Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund Advisory Board

Tom Cycyota
John Gutowski
John Lohmeier
Greg Raymond (Secretary)
Jennifer Prinz (Chair)


Executive Leadership

President and CEO, Jennifer Prinz, RN, MPH, CPTC, CTBS
Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Muriett, RN, MSN, CPTC
Chief Financial Officer, Matt Lovetro, CPA, CGM
Vice President of Human Resources, Laura Jeffries, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Propelling the impact of donation and transplantation

The Donor Alliance leadership team sets the mission, vision and strategies that have pushed the organization to success and will continue to maximize donation into the future.