Virginia McBride

Ginny McBride has a thorough knowledge of the organ donation and transplantation process and the institutional commitment necessary to make it successful. Through her experience as a critical care nurse, an organ procurement coordinator, clinical manager and interim CEO she has a thorough knowledge of the organ donation/transplant field.

In additional to her front-line expertise, Ms. McBride has worked in several high-profile national leadership positions. In her role as a health policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Division of Transplantation (DoT), Ms. McBride was the project officer for the government's contract to operate the National Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). She also led the highly successful Organ Donation and Transplantation Breakthrough Collaborative initiatives with the goal of achieving 35,000 deceased donor organs transplanted.

In these roles, Ms. McBride helped foster public (government) and private (donation/transplantation community) partnerships to achieve stated goals. The tools necessary to meet these goals varied greatly and involved such capabilities as conducting detailed data review and analyses; generating systematic critique of research methodology, program reports and policy recommendations; and developing initiatives to translate research and known best practices into day-to-day practice to achieve better outcomes.

Ms. McBride is a graduate of the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA and the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. She is a 2003 graduate of the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.