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.
Director 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.
Vice President, Client Services,
Sam Davis directs the organization’s hospital and family services department and will oversee STA’s marketing and communications department. | Full bio.
Vice President of Clinical Services
Chad Ezzell is the Vice President of Clinical Services where he will direct STA’s organ and tissue recovery services. | 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.
Director of Logistical Operations
Larry oversees the complex series of logistics involved in the recovery and transportation of organs and tissue.|Full bio
Director of Marketing and Communications
Katie Whitton, APR, directs the organization’s marketing, public relations and overall communications efforts. | Full bio.