Staff Changes at Southwest Transplant Alliance

DALLAS, TX—

There have been several staff changes at Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), a non-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) based in Dallas.

Jeffery C. Reese, MD FACS, has been named medical director/procurement surgeon. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University. Reese is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the New England Surgical Society.

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Geoffrey A. Funk, MD FACS, has been named associate medical director. He received his medical degree from Texas A & M and is currently pursuing a doctorate in liberal studies at Southern Methodist University with a focus on adult medical education.

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Chad Ezzell has been named director of quality. He earned a M.S in management, with a certificate in healthcare management from Saint Joseph College and is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations.

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Yvette M. Chapman, RN, BSN, CCTC, has been named director of transplant center development. She is formerly STA’s director of quality and risk assessment. Chapman holds a B.S. in nursing from South University and a B.S. in biology/biological sciences from Louisiana State University. She is on the board of directors for the International Transplant Nurses Society and is a member of the National American Transplant Coordinators Organization.