Greg McKinney Promoted to Director of Quality Systems at Carolina Donor Services

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Carolina Donor Services (CDS) has promoted Greg McKinney to the position of Director of Quality Systems. McKinney previously served as CDS’ Compliance Manager since he joined the organization in 2007.

Prior to joining CDS, McKinney held various roles within the manufacturing field including front line supervision, product development, and engineering/quality management. He received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification through East Carolina University and is an ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor.  He has been a member of the Association of Organ Procurement’s Quality Improvement Council since 2009, serving on the Council’s Steering Committee from 2015-2016.

"In his 10 years with CDS, Greg has both upheld our robust foundation in compliance and promoted continual pursuit of excellence in quality-related systems.  I look forward to his future accomplishments as Director of Quality Systems and his insightful contributions as he joins our Executive Team,” said CDS’ Chief Quality and Information Officer Melinda Locklear.

McKinney received a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Chemistry from North Carolina State University and earned his Master of Science in Technology Systems/Quality Systems degree from East Carolina University


About Carolina Donor Services

Carolina Donor Services is the federally-designated, not-for-profit organ and tissue donation organization serving 7.2 million people in 77 counties of North Carolina and Danville, Virginia. Carolina Donor Services maximizes the passing of the heroic gift of life from one human being to another through organ and tissue donation. In North Carolina, almost 3,000 people are currently waiting for an organ transplant, and nationally, approximately 120,000 people are on the organ waiting list.  For more information, visit or call 1-800-200-2672.