Chad Ezzell is the Vice President of Clinical Services where he will direct STA’s organ and tissue recovery services. He and his staff determine the suitability of a potential donor, manage the donor, assist in the recovery of the organs and tissue, preserve and maintain the recovered organs and tissue and then coordinate the allocation of the organs and tissue to the appropriate transplant centers and processors. Prior to this position, Chad was the Director of Quality Systems where he directed the organization’s quality improvement program. While in that position, he was responsible for ensuring that the quality program within STA achieved excellence and reflected continual quality improvement. Chad and his team also ensured that STA is compliant with all pertinent regulatory, accreditation and membership standards. Additionally, his department developed and maintained standard operating procedures for the organization.
Before joining STA in the fall of 2015, Chad was the Vice President of Organ Recovery Services at Lifepoint, an organ procurement organization in North Charleston, South Carolina. He supervised a 42-person staff and managed all clinical activities in connection with organ and tissue recovery. Previously, Chad was the Director of Clinical Services of Lifechoice Donor Services, an organ procurement organization in Windsor, Connecticut.
Chad has a Master of Science in management from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science in biological science from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.
He is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations where he served as chair of the procurement council committee from 2012 to 2013.
In addition to his professional affiliations, Chad volunteers with several philanthropic organizations including the National Kidney Foundation, the Liver Foundation and the American Heart Association.