Kevin founded ITF in 2015 during his tenure as President and CEO of Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network (GOH); a position he stepped down from in October 2020 after leading GOH for 8 years. He is tireless advocate for the donor families who make transplant possible and a strong believer in equal access to health care and especially organ transplantation. Prior to his work at GOH, Kevin was an Executive VP for AlloSource, a non-profit tissue bank dedicated to honoring the gift of tissue donation through innovative development of new therapies utilizing donated human tissue. Kevin is the past President of the American Association of Tissue Banks and has served the community as a Board Member for various healthcare organizations and on various government and non-profit committees. He currently serves as the Executive Director of both the Gift of Hope Foundation and the Illinois Transplant Fund.
Catalina brings to ITF extensive administrative experience with health equity nonprofit organizations such as the UIC Institute for Minority Health Research, the Robert Crown Center for Health Education and Y-ME National Breast Cancer organization. Catalina also holds a MD degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Her portfolio includes managing the premium support program, screening new ITF patient applications, developing relationships with the transplant center social workers and financial counselors and leading ITF patient events and community education about the Fund.