Chief Operating Officer
Debbie Williams has been with The LLF since 1993 when she was hired as the newly created organ recovery perfusionist. Soon after, Debbie was asked to join the newly established Donor Services Center, The LLF's in-house call center. As a founding member of the department, Debbie helped with creating the protocols and practices that are still in use today.
Upon completion of her nursing degree, Debbie transitioned to the hospital setting for hands-on patient care. While working part-time as an organ recovery coordinator for The LLF, Debbie gained patient care experience while working in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University Of Maryland Medical Center and the Trauma Resuscitation Unit at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Debbie returned to the organization full time in 2001 as the manager of the Donor Services Center. In 2005, she was promoted to director of Donor Services where she oversaw the call center, tissue recovery, and skin processing departments. In 2008, she became chief operations officer. In her current role, Debbie oversees the Quality Systems, Processing & Operational Logistics, Education, Community Outreach, Data & Information Systems, and Family Services departments.
Debbie is a founding member of The LLF Ethics Committee. She also served on the United Network of Organ Sharing's (UNOS) Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC), Policy and Procedure Committee for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO), and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
Debbie holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University), and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.