Washington Regional Transplant Community is delighted to announce, effective January 26, 2015, the appointment of John Ogden as the new Director of Community Affairs for WRTC. John succeeds our long-time Director of Community Affairs Cindy Speas, who will retire January 30.
John comes to WRTC most recently from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as their Vice President of Communications and Community Relations. Some of you may remember John when he worked in WRTC’s Community Affairs division from 2009 – 2013. When he left WRTC for the Make-A- Wish Foundation, he was the Manager of Public Affairs and Community Education. John served as the Vice Chair, and then as Chairperson of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Public Relations and Public Education Council from 2012 to 2013 and a state team secondary leader for DonateLifeDC. John is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Donate Life Maryland, and represents the community based organizations on our WRTC Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee (OTAC).