OUR BOARD + ADVISORS

Solving the organ donor crisis is hard work, so we stacked our team of the smartest, most dedicated people we could find. From nobel prize-winners to tech geniuses, marketing gurus to surgeons, we’re honored to have an incredible groupd of women and men on our board and as advisors.

OUR BOARD

BRYAN SIVAK

BRYAN SIVAK

board member

Bryan is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where he is helping to build a Culture of Health more effectively. Previously, Bryan served as the CTO of HHS and as a Senior Fellow at Civic Hall.

REGGiE LOVE

REGGiE LOVE

board member

Reggie is the former Special Assistant and personal aide to President Barack Obama. He left the White House to pursue an MBA at Wharton, and is now a Partner at Transatlantic Holdings.

dr. herb pardes

dr. herb pardes

board member

Dr. Pardes is the Executive Vice Chairman, and former CEO, of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is the former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and the President of the American Psychiatric Association.

gretchen rubin

gretchen rubin

board member

Gretchen is a best selling author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She formerly clerked on the US Supreme Court for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and served as a chief adviser to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt. She has also been a lecturer at the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management.

jenna arnold

jenna arnold

co-founder

Jenna was recently listed as Inc. Magazine’s “Top 35 Under 35 Entrepreneurs.” She used to be the youngest producer at MTV. She’s also a horrible speller, but we forgive her.

greg segal

greg segal

co-founder

Greg got a psych degree from Duke and then went to write at ESPN. He was a Chicago Cubs fan before it was cool, and loves writing short bios about himself.

ROGER ALTMAN

ROGER ALTMAN

FORMER board member

Roger is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Evercore Partners, the Vice Chairman of the Board of the American Museum of Natural History, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Bilderberg Group. Previously, he served as the United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

OUR ADVISORS

Dr. andrew cameron

Dr. andrew cameron

medical advisor

Dr. Cameron spearheaded the organ donation partnership with Facebook in 2012. He also has the fastest metabolism of anyone we’ve ever met; he eats chocolate nonstop through every meeting and still weighs about 150 pounds soaking wet.

dr. jean emond

dr. jean emond

medical advisor

Dr. Emond performed the first ever living donor liver transplant in children in North America, and raised two sons who became a banjo player in a bluegrass band and a poker player. #ThePerfectMan

dr. sander florman

dr. sander florman

medical advisor

Dr. Florman was chosen as one of Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40” in their Best of New Orleans Class. Also, he is the only surgeon to transplant a President of the Unites States (see House of Cards, Season 4, Episode 6).

Dr. Lloyd Ratner

Dr. Lloyd Ratner

medical advisor

Dr. Ratner is a total trailblazer (maybe that’s why we like him so much). Not only did he perform the world’s first dual renal transplant, but he orchestrated the first paired kidney exchanges in Pennsylvania and New York. And, also, he inspired Movember.

dr. joshua sonett

dr. joshua sonett

medical advisor

Dr. Sonett performed a pleural decortitcation on Bill Clinton to remove scar tissue after his quadruple heart bypass operation. So, you know, he’s good with a knife (think its called scalpel).

dr. kenneth moritsugu

dr. kenneth moritsugu

medical advisor

Ken is the former Acting Surgeon General of the US, former Chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, former Board Director at the United Network for Organ Sharing, and currently a Board Member of the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium.

dr. talia baker

dr. talia baker

medical advisor

Talia went into labor for her second child during a liver transplant. She was relieved and ran across the street to the women’s hospital, where she promptly delivered a beautiful baby girl.

BLAKE REESE

BLAKE REESE

legal advisor

Blake meets with us in the Google cafeteria, which is way more important than anything else we can say about him… including that he has a B.S. in Computer & Information Sciences, a J.D. or a pending M.S. in Technical Innovation Management.

BLAIR SADLER

BLAIR SADLER

LEGAL ADVISOR

Blair is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Past President of the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Also, he married up. His wife Georgia was featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point, and is one of the few people who make Greg star struck. She’s his Justin Bieber.

Dr. Fred sadler

Dr. Fred sadler

LEGAL ADVISOR

Fred received the National Kidney Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in co-authoring, along with his twin brother Blair, the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 1968. Which is, you know, only the seminal piece of legislation of organ donor registration law in the United States.

kinjil mathur

kinjil mathur

technology ADVISOR

At 27 she built an algorithm to power a marketing personalization engine that out performed ex-rocket scientists’ and other Silicon Valley chief scientists’ competing engines. And, her shoe collection is (should be) the envy of every girl in NYC.

stan freck

stan freck

IIR and Technology advisor

At one point, Stan drove the vision for the world’s 4th largest website, which is why he knows more facts about anything/everything than anyone…avoid playing him in trivial pursuit at all costs.

andrew rasiej

andrew rasiej

technology advisor

He’s at the center of all things tech in NYC (and the world, as far as we’re concerned) and has perfected the art of making pizza.

mike jacobs

mike jacobs

technology advisor

After graduating from Yale in 3 years, Mike cracked the original Google algorithm and was eventually offered a slot on the Google Advisory Board. Mike is also in a band, Evil Jake, that toured Europe with the USO, had its music on MTV, and made an appearance in the Jack Black movie School of Rock.

charles bearden

charles bearden

partnerships advisor

Charles is the longest practicing Organ Recovery Coordinator in the United States and has facilitated the recovery and transplantation of over 2500 organs over his 4 decade career. He is also a Knight Commander in the Order of Saint Lazarus in America and leads their Organ Donation Awareness Initiatives.

glenn engler

glenn engler

marketing advisor

Glenn is a regular speaker at digital media conferences, writes for AdAge, and has a bi-weekly podcast called Market Edge. But what he’s best known for?… His wife Kim’s animal shelter was the location for the infamous Rob Gronkowski kitten-photo shoot.

jamie redford

jamie redford

marketing advisor

Jamie has produced some of the coolest documentaries we can think of, including one about dyslexia (a topic close to Jenna’s heart), and has the best leather jacket collection we’ve ever seen. He also knows all the best ski slopes in Utah.

monica villa

monica villa

marketing advisor

As the founder of The Online Mom, Monica is dedicated to providing parents with the knowledge and tools to protect their kids in the digital world. She has a huge network of mommy bloggers, which basically means she controls the world.

alan pinto

alan pinto

marketing advisor

Alan has learned so much about blinding retinal diseases through his charitable work with The Foundation Fighting Blindness that he has been addressed as “Dr. Pinto” at certain events.

nicole patrice de member

nicole patrice de member

partnerships advisor

Nicole has always had a passion for music, and has played a pivotal role in the electronic dance and hip-hop music industries. In 2000, she founded Effigy Studios—which eventually sold to Eminem—and GrooveTickets, one of the first online ticketing companies.

BABS Burchfield

BABS Burchfield

partnerships advisor

Babs is the Co-Founder of Conscious Commerce, along with actress Olivia Wilde, which promote socially responsible ventures. Babs is also a producer at Global Citizen Festival, where she has worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, and the Black Keys.

simon sinek

simon sinek

iir and marketing advisor

Besides having one of the most popular TED talks EVER with 20 million views, Simon is quite the chef… specializing in chocolate covered bananas.

al roth

al roth

iir advisor

Al won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics “for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design,” in large part for his work in developing paired kidney donation chains. No one else at ORGANIZE has won the Nobel Prize…

judd kessler

judd kessler

iir advisor

Judd B. Kessler received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard in 2004, an M.Phil. in Economics from Cambridge in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard in 2011. Judd’s mentor and publishing partner is Al Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.