Lori Brigham of Washington, D.C. Receives Award from Association of Organ Procurement Organizations

VIENNA, Va. – June 25, 2014

On Thursday June 19th, 2014, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recognized Lori Brigham by presenting her with the Association’s 2014 President’s Award. The national award was presented by the 2013-2014 AOPO President, Susan Stuart of Pittsburgh, “to an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and achievements in the organ

From Left to Right: Elling Eidbo, Executive Director, AOPO; Lori Brigham, President and CEO, Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC); Susan Stuart, 2013-2014 AOPO President and CEO of the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) Photo Courtesy of Mark Paster, AOPO

From Left to Right: Elling Eidbo, Executive Director, AOPO; Lori Brigham, President and CEO, Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC); Susan Stuart, 2013-2014 AOPO President and CEO of the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE)
Photo Courtesy of Mark Paster, AOPO

procurement field”.

In front of a crowd of more than 800 meeting attendees at AOPO’s 31st Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Stuart announced that Brigham “will not accept status quo and challenges each of us to move out of our comfort zone and to have a voice locally and nationally.” She went on to say that she is “extremely grateful for her friendship, insight, and guidance” over the course of the past year.

Brigham has served as a member of the UNOS Board as Chair of the UNOS OPO Committee, and the Corporate Affairs Committee, and on numerous other UNOS, HRSA and AOPO committees, councils, task forces and special work groups, and recently served as the President of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance. She continues to be active nationally in the donation and transplantation community of practice. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of theWashington Regional Transplant Community in Washington, D.C and President of Donate Life Maryland.