Southwest Transplant Alliance Names VP of Human Resources

Southwest Transplant Alliance said Wednesday that it has promoted Jo Ann Arias to vice president of human resources. Arias is the former lead of human resources strategy and operations who came over to STA from Dallas-based Methodist Health System in 2009. At STA, which is one of the largest organ procurement organizations in the U.S., she’s helped establish the non-profit’s professional development program. At Methodist, Arias was the corporate director of HR. She earned her undergraduate degree and master’s from Texas Women’s University.

BUMC Transplant Surgeon Joins Southwest Transplant Alliance as Associate Medical Director

The Southwest Transplant Alliance snapped up a former Baylor University Medical Center Surgeon to serve on its organ procurement team. Dr. Tiffany Anthony will be Dallas-based STA’s associate medical director and an organ procurement surgeon. She specialized in liver and kidney transplants as a transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon for a decade at BUMC. She also directed the robotic donor nephrectomy program for living kidney donors and was involved in the landmark uterus transplant clinical trial. Anthony did medical school and her general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has fellowships from Yale… Full Story

Southwest Transplant Alliance Names New COO

The Southwest Transplant Alliance has a new executive to head up its day-to-day operations. Sandi Lemons has joined the Dallas-based organization as its chief operating officer. STA announced the news this week. Lemons comes to STA from HCI, a private consulting firm she founded in 2017. Lemons was the president and principal consultant at the Milwaukee-based firm, consulting with more than 20 companies spanning healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, and information technology sectors. Prior to that, Lemons was the vice president of Versiti Inc., a healthcare organization in Milwaukee. She takes over for Burt Mattice, who retired from STA and… Full Story