Family Services Manager, Tissue

Maikki joined The Living Legacy Foundation in 2016 as a Family Services Coordinator, Tissue Consent, and is now serving as the Family Services Manager of the team. She has over 14 years of experience in the social work field in both non-profit and public domains, working directly with families and children.

Maikki is a member of the Association of American Tissue Banking (AATB) and serves on the Donor Family Services Ad-Hoc Committee through AATB. She received her master's degree in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore, and holds a clinical licensure (LCSW-C) and is a board certified supervisor in the social work field. Maikki is also a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS) through AATB and serves as a volunteer for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation as a patient advocate and mentor.

Maikki has a personal connection with transplantation as she was the recipient of a liver in 2014 through living donation from her best friend.