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Chad Ezzell, Director of Quality Systems, oversees the organization’s quality improvement program. He is responsible for ensuring that the quality program within STA achieves excellence and reflects continual quality improvement. Chad and his team also ensure STA is compliant with all pertinent regulatory, accreditation and membership standards. Additionally, his department develops and maintains 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 Saint Joseph College 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.