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.
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 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. 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 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 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 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 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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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).
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.