Leadership

About Us

Leadership

Our leadership team establishes the organization’s strategic direction and guides a clinical, operations, and administrative staff of 200+ dedicated team members committed to saving lives through organ and tissue donation

Joseph S. Roth
President and CEO

Carolyn Welsh, MS
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Alyssa D'Addio
Vice President of Hospital and Community Services

Jorge Kalil 
Director of Information Systems

Sal La Mantia
Director of Finance

David O'Hara
Director of Regulatory Compliance, Performance Improvement and Data Analytics 

Sharyn Sawczak
Vice President Clinical Operations

Joyce Jardot
Director of Human Resources

Board of Trustees 

The Board of Trustees is comprised of community leaders who strive to carry out NJ Sharing Network's mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.

Anthony L. Marchetta
Chair

Ciro A. Scalera
Vice Chair

John Creel
Treasurer

Bonnie Evans
Secretary

Michael Hedden
Past Chair

James H. Cobb, Jr.

Howard Nelson

Laura Patt

James P. Rhatican

Peter Rooney

Stephanie Schwartz, FACHE

Nancy E. Shafer
Winter, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ

Antoinette Spevetz, MD

Advisory Board

John Radomski, MD
Chair

Janice Campbell

Margarita Camacho, MD

Donna Ciufo, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NE-BC, CCRN

Kristin Fless, MD, FCCP

Stuart Geffner, MD, MS

John A. Gerlach, Ph.D, D(ABHI)

Michael Goldstein, MD

James Guarrera, MD

Lou Jablonski

Ronald Pelletier, MD

Joseph Roth

John Sarris, MD

Francis Weng, MD, MSCE

Christina W. Strong, Esq.

Carolyn Welsh, MS

Joe Yaccarino

President and CEO
Joseph S. Roth

Joseph S. Roth, of Morris Plains, New Jersey is President and Chief Executive Officer of New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network. He joined the Network in this position in April 1998. Previously, Roth was Director, Government Affairs at Schering-Plough Corporation (now Merck) and prior to that served as Director, State and Community Affairs for the corporation. Before joining Schering-Plough, Roth held various positions in Sales, Marketing and Government Relations for Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis).

Roth always steps outside of his professional work to contribute his experience and leadership to others. He is currently a member of the New Jersey State Health Care Administration Board, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Board of Directors and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Liver and Intestine Transplantation Committee. He previously served on the Board of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance from 2006-2010. He also served as President of the National Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) in 2004-2005 and the Co-Chair of the AOPO Legislative/Regulatory Committee from 2008-2010. Roth served on the Board of Directors of UNOS from 2004-2006 and was previously Vice-Chairman of the UNOS Organ Procurement Organization Committee, and a member of the Organ Availability Committee.

Roth’s contributions to his field have been widely recognized and noted with the highest distinction. Within the organ and tissue community, he received the penultimate AOPO/Cryolife Achievement Award in 2010 and the AOPO President’s Award in 2000. In 2003, he was named a Healthcare Professional Triangle Award honoree by the New Jersey Transplant Association for his dedication to donation and transplantation. In 2009, he received the New Jersey League of Municipalities Distinguished Public Service Award. Roth was recognized for excellence in leadership in 2014 by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber and by NJBIZ ICON Honors in 2017. Most recently, Joe was honored to receive the Union County Lifetime Achievement Award by the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council.

Roth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology/zoology from the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Lori, have two children and five grandchildren.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Carolyn Welsh, MS

Carolyn M. Welsh, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, plays a pivotal role in guiding NJ Sharing Network’s strategic efforts by leading the organization’s clinical services, operations, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, hospital and community outreach, and communications. Thanks to Carolyn’s visionary leadership, NJ Sharing Network has consistently achieved record growth in the number of lives saved and enhanced though organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Since joining NJ Sharing Network in 1999 as a Hospital Services Manager, Carolyn has continually advanced to take on broader responsibilities. Currently, she spearheads organ and tissue recovery and placement efforts with New Jersey donor hospitals and the state’s six transplant centers. She oversees NJ Sharing Network’s Family Services Department, which offers donor families support to cope with the loss of a loved one, as well as a multidisciplinary team of clinical donation specialists, surgical recovery specialists, the data department, organ and tissue quality assurance, and the organization’s donation resource center.

Carolyn serves on the Board of Directors of Eversight and on the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Council of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). She previously served on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s (UNOS) OPTN OPO Committee.

Prior to joining NJ Sharing Network, Carolyn worked in the Medicare division at United Healthcare, where she was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with hospital executives and medical staffs.

Welsh earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Nonprofit Management from North Central University. Welsh lives in Colts Neck, NJ with her husband, Tom, their sons Scott and Kyle, and their family dog, Riley.

Director of Human Resources

Joyce Jardot

Joyce Jardot joined NJ Sharing Network in 1999 as Director of Administration and Human Resources. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in management and human resources development. Prior to joining NJ Sharing Network, Joyce was with KIWI International Airlines as one of the core members that started the airline, where she was responsible for creating and directing employment services, and later the entire People Resources function as Senior Director of People Resources. Joyce played a key role in the development and subsequent implementation of a full range of management, human resources, and federally mandated compliance programs.

Upon joining NJ Sharing Network, Joyce was charged with introducing human resources services to management and staff in the areas of employment, compensation and benefits, performance and development, employee relations and communications, regulatory compliance, recordkeeping, reporting and administration.

Joyce has instilled a professional commitment to ensure the human resources department is customer driven and dedicated to providing quality services in support of NJ Sharing Network, its mission and most trusted resources – its employees. Joyce is also a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Director of Information Systems

Jorge Kalil

Jorge Kalil left his undergraduate liberal arts studies at Fordham University in Manhattan in 1985 to pursue an uncharted career built around the IBM personal computer model 8086.  As the Help Desk Manager for Bank Trade Software at Complex Systems Incorporated, an international company, Kalil was responsible for serving more than sixty financial institutions worldwide.  In 1995 Jorge became the Director of IS for Big Apple, a well established information technology consulting firm in Manhattan. During his four year tenure there, Jorge spearheaded exciting projects with fiber optics networks, Internet surfing and integration of IBM Mini computers with Personal computers across campuses, cities and countries using the latest technology available by Cisco, Microsoft and Novell. Kalil began working in the field of organ and tissue donation at the New York Organ Donor Network (NYODN) as IS Manager. He later joined NJ Sharing Network in 1999 as Director of IS. Jorge’s vision became reality in 2004 when both NY Organ Donor Network and NJ Sharing Network went live with a Paperless Organ Allocation Program. A Microsoft Partner since 1995, Jorge is recognized by Microsoft as a Network Infrastructure and Advanced Network Infrastructure Gold Solution Provider.

 

Director of Finance
Salvatore La Mantia

Salvatore J. La Mantia, CPA, CEBS, CGMA, has served as Director of Finance of NJ Sharing Network since December 2019. Sal is a Certified Public Accountant and is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been practicing since 1992. 

Before joining NJ Sharing Network, Sal served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of several organizations, including HA Bruno, LLC, an international trade show organizing company with three main locations in Paramus, NJ, Mexico City, Mexico and Bristol, England and Beauty Expo, LLC, a Salon in Spa Business with several locations in Northern NJ and Miami Florida. Prior to his CFO positions, for 11 years of his career, Sal served as Senior Manager of Ennis Prezioso and Company, LLC, a midsized accounting firm in Englewood Cliffs, NJ which specialized in accounting, tax and finance for non-profit organizations. 

Sal received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and Economics from Queens College, City University of New York. Additionally, Sal has become a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Sal has always believed that it is important to give back to his community by volunteering his time to help other non-profit organizations manage their finances. He is currently serving as Treasurer of the Woodlands-Cranberry Association and has served as Treasurer of the Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops in his community. 

Sal was born and raised in Queens, New York, and is the oldest child of four boys. He lives in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Lisa, and their children Gianna, Nicholas and Ava.

Vice President of Hospital and Community Services

Alyssa D'Addio

Alyssa D’Addio joined NJ Sharing Network in 2010 after graduating from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minor in Business. She holds a certificate in Executive Philanthropy and Resource Development from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She was inspired to start her career with NJ Sharing Network after her father, Joseph, passed away and gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation, saving two lives and enhancing the lives of over 75 others.

Driven by her passion for NJ Sharing Network’s mission, Alyssa quickly advanced her career to fill several roles before serving as Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs. She managed the Sharing Network Foundation’s day-to-day activities and spearheaded strategic initiatives and partnerships to raise funds and resources for clinical advancement, family support, public awareness and education.

In 2018, Alyssa took a bold step in her career when she earned a leadership position as Director of Hospital and Community Services. Today, Alyssa guides several teams to cultivate and enhance relationships with those that play a vital role in the donation process to deliver the best care and service to the donation community. She oversees several key departments within the organization, including Hospital Development, Family Services, Public Education and Outreach, and Communications.

Alyssa resides in Florham Park with her husband Mike and their children, Joseph and Christian.

Vice President of Clinical Operations

Sharyn Sawczak

Sharyn Sawczak’s passion for organ and tissue donation and transplantation began while she was working as a registered nurse in ER, Trauma and Critical Care units in various clinical settings across the country. She witnessed firsthand the gift of life and was immediately inspired.

In 2006, Sharyn joined NJ Sharing Network’s team as a Transplant Coordinator. She earned valuable experience working with families of organ and tissue donors, assembling the clinical team for surgery and facilitating the recovery and allocation of organs for transplant.

Sharyn advanced her career at NJ Sharing Network, earning promotions to key leadership positions. As Director of Clinical Practice and Innovation, she guides her teams to improve and streamline clinical processes and spearheads countless best practices to further the organization’s life-saving mission. Sharyn is also tasked with training clinical team members, and she looks forward to developing and leading education programs in NJ Sharing Network’s new Simulation Training Center.

Beyond her work at NJ Sharing Network, Sharyn’s leadership plays a key role as a Regional Representative of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Committee, which focuses on medical, scientific, and ethical issues relating to the transplant community.

In addition to being a registered nurse, Sharyn holds an Accounting degree and is a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator and Certified Tissue Bank Specialist.

Sharyn and her husband, Deon Metelski, reside in Franklin Township, NJ

 

Director of Regulatory Compliance, Performance Improvement and Data Analytics

David O'Hara

David O’Hara has been working in the field of transplant for more than 20 years. Since joining NJ Sharing Network in 2011, team members have relied on his expertise in providing information and education on trends and best practices. David’s current role encompasses crucial elements of the organization’s clinical operation, including analyzing data and resources to maximize the number of organs recovered and increase authorization rates. His leading role in regulatory compliance and performance improvement ensures NJ Sharing Network’s continued growth as a top performing Organ Procurement Organization (OPO).

David has presented at numerous national meetings including a plenary session at the 2010 National Learning Congress where he highlighted the advantages of using automated web-based dashboards in transplantation. He has published papers in the fields of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, including an article in the Journal of Neurology showing the impacts of prolonged brain death intervals on authorization, donor management, organ yield and end of life care.

David began his career in Halifax, Canada, where he led recovery teams throughout the Atlantic Provinces facilitating tissue and eye recovery, processing, distribution, and organ preservation. After moving to Manhattan in 2004, David joined the New York Organ Donor Network, where he supervised the call center, approached donor families, and guided the organ allocation process.

David earned his bachelor’s and master's degrees from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.