Patti Niles

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.

Kevin Barnes

Director of Finance

Kevin oversees the finance department including budgeting, payroll and financial reporting. | Full bio.

Yvette Chapman

Director of Transplant Center Development

Yvette provides ongoing support, consultation and education to the hospital transplant center that are STA’s partners. | Full bio.

Sam Davis

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.

Chad Ezzell

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.

Maureen Meyer

Vice President of Quality Services

Maureen provides guidance to STA in its development and implementation of quality based and data derived performance improvement initiatives. |Full bio.

Steve Peterson

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.

Patti Robertson

Director of Education and Development

Patti is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all employee education programs for Southwest Transplant Alliance. | Full bio.

Larry Sickles

Director of Tissue Recovery Services

Larry oversees the development of tissue operations and for cultivating relationships with tissue partners in STA’s donor service area. |Full bio

Katie Whitton

Director of Marketing and Communications

Katie Whitton, APR, directs the organization’s marketing, public relations and overall communications efforts. | Full bio.