Family Services Manager, Organ
Vanessa joined The LLF in 2016 as a Family Services Coordinator and transitioned to the role of Family Services Manager, Organ, in 2017. As a pediatric critical care nurse for 13 years before coming to the LLF, she worked closely with families and children during their PICU stay. It was during that time that she also cared for organ donors and recipients and developed a strong connection to donation and the meaning it holds for everyone involved.
Vanessa earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the Johns Hopkins University in 2015 and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. Additionally, she serves on a AOPO Donor Family Services Council as a member of the Action Committee.