Carolina Donor Services (CDS) is pleased to welcome Patrick Johnson, CTBS, to its Executive Leadership Team as Director of Tissue Services. Mr. Johnson assumes the role previously held by Kim Koontz, MPH, CTBS, who was promoted to Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the organization earlier this year.
”CDS is excited to have Patrick join our team as Director of Tissue Services. He has an eye for data and process analysis that will inspire continued positive change within our organization as we strive to heal and save more lives,” said Ms. Koontz.
Prior to joining CDS, Johnson served as Donor Services Manager and Tissue Donor Coordinator at Donor Alliance in Denver, Colorado.
Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Colorado Christian University. He is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks and The American Society for Quality.
Johnson's passion for tissue donation is one his family shares. His wife, Kacey, travels nationally to share her appreciation for the gift of bone donated to her following devastating injuries to her shoulder and hand during the Columbine High School Shooting nearly 18 years ago. Tissue donation allowed her the chance to live a full and quality life with two arms rather than become an amputee. The Johnsons have been active volunteers, serving on the Board and various committees of the Limb Preservation Foundation and Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk.
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 CarolinaDonorServices.org or call 1-800-200-2672.