Charles Alexander has been active in the field of transplantation since 1995. He began his career at The LLF as an Operating Room Perfusionist and later fulfilled the role of Organ Recovery Coordinator. In 1999, he started the Hospital Development Department for the organization and later became the Manager of Hospital Services. In 2003, Alexander became the Director of Clinical and Hospital Services. In April of 2004, Alexander was recruited to become the President & CEO of the organization.
Over the past 10 years, he has given more than 200 professional presentations on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. He has published in several professional publications, including case studies in organ donor management, the use of APRV modes of ventilation in organ donors, CVVHD, and DCD.
An active member of NATCO since 1996, he has chaired a number of committees, including the NATCO Introductory Course, Membership and Public Policy. He served on the Board of Directors as Secretary for two years, President-Elect and then as President from 2003-2006.
Alexander has served on the Board of Directors for the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) (2005-2008 and 2009-current), Vice-Chair (2005-2006) and later Chair (2006-2008) of the UNOS Organ Procurement Organization Committee and served as a member of the Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) from 2008 – 2010 (Committee Chair, 2009-2010). Mr Alexander has also served as the President of UNOS (2010 – 2011), and is currently the Immediate Past President (2011-2012).
Mr Alexander has held Board positions for various transplant related organizations including Donate Life Maryland (co-founder and Board Chair 2009), The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance, LifeNet Health Donation Board, Regenerations Technology Donor Services Board, and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Donation Board of Trustees.
Prior clinical experiences include Registered Nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and in the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU) at The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He has earned a B.S degree from the School of Marketing and Economics at Towson University, a B.S.N from Villa Julie College, a Masters Degree in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, and his M.B.A from The Johns Hopkins University, each in the Baltimore area.