Clinical Manager, Tissue/Ocular Recovery Services

Rick Kolovich is an Army Veteran with over thirty years’ experience in organ, eye, and tissue donation. He was the former Director of the Army/Navy Transplant Program, Supervisor of Organ Recovery at the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium and Clinical Director at Oklahoma's Organ Sharing Network.

Originally hired at the Living Legacy Foundation in May, 2010 as an organ recovery coordinator, Rick became the Clinical Manager of Donor Services in 2011. Currently serving as the Clinical Manager of The LLF’s Tissue Recovery Department. He also held positions as the Regional Manager at CryoLife, National Accounts Director at National Accounts Director at Regeneration Technologies, and National Director of Donor Services at Bacterin, Intl.

Rick has served on the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), National Association of Medical Examiner's Donation Committee (NAME), North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO), AATB Program Committee Chairman, 2009- 2013. Recovery and Donor Suitability Chairman (RADS), 2012 – 2015. Elected to the AATB Board of Governors 2012-2015. AATB Physical Assessment Revision Standards representative, 14th Ed., 2016 – 2017. AATB Accreditation Committee, 2016 – 2018. He most recently was elected to the Board of Directors and CFO - Veterans’ Transplant Association in 2016.

Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Kent State University and is a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator.