People: Matthew J. Graves joins Donor Network West in VP role

Matthew J. Graves

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Donor Network West announced Aug. 17 the appointment of Matthew J. Graves as Vice President of Tissue Operations, effective Sept. 7.

“Matt is a respected leader in the organ and tissue procurement industry, and I am pleased to welcome him to our team,” Janice Whaley, President and CEO of Donor Network West, said in a statement. “He brings more than 11 years of experience of proven leadership in tissue operations, which will help us build a vibrant and thriving tissue donation program. Matt will also be instrumental in helping us to continue to educate and build pro-donation communities throughout the Northern Nevada region.”

Most recently, Graves was the Regional Director of Operations for Nevada Donor Network, where he worked for more than 11 years in various roles.

He is board certified by the American Association of Tissue Banks as a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS) and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

“I am excited to join the Donor Network West team, a team that has a strong commitment to the mission of saving and healing lives, one which I am honored to play a part in furthering,” Graves said in a statement. “I look forward to the opportunity to share my experience and leadership with the Donor Network West team so that together we can help more people realize the gift of life.”

Graves holds an executive master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from UNLV and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is an active member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO).


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