Steve Pitzer comes to Transplant Coordinators of America with nearly 25 years of experience in the organ donation field. He got his start in the field in 1986 as an organ procurement coordinator in the U.S. Air Force. From there, Pitzer was employed with UNOS Organ Center as an organ placement coordinator. He moved to South Carolina in 1993 to take a position as an organ procurement coordinator with the South Carolina Organ Procurement Agency — now known as LifePoint. He was promoted to director of organ recovery in 1998 and as the company grew, he became the vice president of organ recovery.
James Schiller has over 10+ years of marketing and sales experience after founding and managing a financial firm before joining TCOA in early 2010.
Certified Advanced Practice Coordinator 12 yrs OPO and/or Transplant Center
Gray Granger joined TCOA with more than 20 years of experience as a senior organ placement specialist and CPTC with UNOS. In this role, Granger provided assistance to organ procurement agencies and transplant centers by allocating organs, assisting with transportation and providing input on policy development. He has served as a faculty member at university-sponsored symposiums and other public-speaking venues.
3+ yrs Organ Recovery Coordinator TN Previous: E.D, CCU & Level 1 trauma
3 yrs Organ Preservation Specialist 1 yr Tissue recovery coordinator 2 yrs w/ TCOA
5 yrs OPO coordinator & Kidney perfusionist
Organ Placement Specialist II - UNOS 10 yrs Organ/Tissue Recovery - LifeNet 7 Yrs
Pre Liver Transplant Coordinator 5 yrs.
Organ Procurement Manager 5+ yrs
20 yrs CPTC, ABTC
32 yr RN
5+ yrs Donor Allocation Coordinator
TCOA 3yrs 6+ yrs Nurse Clinician LIfepoint OPO ICU Surgical Nurse