President and CEO
Patti is credited with turning the organization into one of the most successful organ recovery organizations in the country. | Full bio.
Burton J. Mattice
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Burt has helped STA become one of the most successful OPO’s in the country by breaking records in the number of organs transplanted. | Full bio.
Bradley L. Adams
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Brad oversees the organization’s legal and financial affairs and serves as the agency’s corporate compliance officer. | Full bio.
Jo Ann Arias
Director of Human Resources
Jo Ann is responsible for workforce and performance management, employee relations and retention, and benefits and compensation. | Full bio.
Director of Finance
Kevin oversees the finance department including budgeting, payroll and financial reporting. | Full bio.
Direct of Tissue Service
Jesse , MBA, CTBS, CEBT is responsible for the development of tissue operations and for cultivating relationships with tissue partners in STA’s donor service area. | Full bio.
Director of Transplant Center Development
Yvette provides ongoing support, consultation and education to the hospital transplant center that are STA’s partners. | Full bio.
Director of Hospital and Family Services
Sam and his team work with more than 200 hospitals in Texas to ensure that every life-saving donation opportunity is realized. | Full bio.
Director of Quality Systems
Chad Ezzell is responsible for ensuring that the quality program within STA achieves excellence and reflects continual quality improvement. | Full bio.
Dr. Geoffrey A. Funk
Assistant Medical Director
When not on call at STA, Dr. Funk is an attending surgeon in general and trauma surgery, as well as surgical critical care at Baylor University Medical Center. | Full bio.
Director of Information Technology
Steve and his team plan, deploy and manage IT services throughout the organization. | Full bio.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Reese
Medical Director and Procurement Surgeon
Jeffrey Reese, M.D. is the medical director and the first full-time procurement surgeon at STA. | Full bio.
Director of Education and Development
Patti is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all employee education programs for Southwest Transplant Alliance. | Full bio.
Garry W. Stubbs
Director of Intraoperative Critical Care and Research
Garry is responsible for providing perioperative critical care to those patients who have the potential to become organ donors. | Full bio.
Director of Public Relations
Katie Whitton, APR, directs the organization’s marketing, public relations and overall communications efforts. | Full bio.