About Us

Executive Steering Committee

Provides strategic direction for the Network, oversees progress on existing projects, and facilitates collaboration within Network sites and with external colleagues

Chair: George Mazariegos, MD

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Co-Chair: Jim Squires, MD

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Co-Chair: Emily Perito, MD

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Co-Chair: Steven Lobritto, MD

Columbia University Medical Center

Asad Zaman, MHA

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Szolna, MSW

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Eisenberg

Patient & Family Voice

John Tunno

Patient & Family Voice

Sarah Vargas

Patient & Family Voice

Sara Rasmussen, MD

Seattle Children’s Hospital

John Bucuvalas, MD

Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Barry Friedman, BSN, MBA

AdventHealth Children’s Hospital

External Advisory Panel

Provides expert consultation to advance the Network’s mission and vision and supports SNEPT by assessing network sustainability and providing insights for improvement. The Panel includes healthcare, technology, and translational science experts from around the United States.

Evan Facher, PhD, MBA

Innovation Institute

University of Pittsburgh

Sherrie Logan

SPLIT PFEP

John Maier, MD, PhD

Innovation Institute

University of Pittsburgh

Melissa McQueen

Transplant Families

Matthew Miller

JumpStart Inc.

Tami Minnier, RN, MSN

UPMC

David Palmer

Rewyndr

Tony Pillari

Milken Institute

Dean Pomerleau, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Eugene Ravenell, PhD

Facilitation Plus

Sarah Sampsel

SLSampsel Consulting, LLC

Drew Schiller

Validic

Cindy Citrone, Founding Member

Citrone 33

Joy Starzl, Founding Member

Chatham College