Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Emily has been a staff member of The LLF since 1998. She joined as a donor services coordinator in the organization’s call center, triaging calls, allocating organs, and screening tissue donors. In 2001, Emily established the Quality Systems and Facilities departments. In her current role as director of Quality Systems, she manages and oversees the Quality Systems and Processing & Operational Logistics teams. Under her direction and guidance, The LLF obtained American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accreditation in 2003 and Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) accreditation in 2005. She is an active member of AOPO, sitting on several councils and has served as chair for the Quality Improvement Council and Data and Information Committee. Emily served as a member at large on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s (UNOS) Operations and Safety Committee and Membership and Professional Standards Committee. She currently sits on the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) COIIN Advisory Council.

Prior to joining The LLF, Emily worked at CryoLife, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia.

Emily earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University.