Carolyn M.Welsh MS
President and CEO

Carolyn M. Welsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NJ Sharing Network. Since joining the organization in 1999, Welsh has worked with NJ Sharing Network employees, local hospital and community partners, and hundreds of volunteers to consistently achieve record growth in lives saved and enhanced through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Welsh has been recognized by NJBIZ on its prestigious list of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business and its Health Care Power 50 list. Welsh was also named on ROI-NJ’s Health Care Influencers list.

While serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Welsh guided effective strategic plans, policies, and procedures that resulted in all-time highs in the number of organ donors in New Jersey despite unprecedented restrictions due to the pandemic. She led the organization’s clinical services, operations, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, hospital and community outreach, and communications.

Welsh joined NJ Sharing Network as a Hospital Services Manager. She continually advanced to take on broader responsibilities, including the oversight of organ and tissue recovery and placement efforts with New Jersey donor hospitals and the state’s six transplant centers. She also guided 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.

In addition to Welsh’s role at NJ Sharing Network, she serves on the Board of Directors for Eversight, the Seton Hall University Alumni and the Caucus Educational Corporation (CEC). 

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.


Leadership Team


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. 

Senior Leadership

Carolyn M. Welsh MS

President and CEO

Christine Tenore

Executive Administrator to the CEO

Alyssa D'Addio

Vice President of Hospital and Community Services

Jorge Kalil

Vice President of Information Systems

David O'Hara

Vice President of Data and Donation Resources

Sharyn Sawczak

Vice President of Clinical Utilization and Laboratory Operations

Catherine D'Appolonio

Director of Legal and Risk Management

Salvatore La Mantia

Director of Finance

Suki Singh

Director of People and Culture

Amanda Tibok

Executive Director - Sharing Network Foundation

Marlon Aviador

Assistant Director of Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure and LIS (Laboratory Information Systems)

Kelly Bonventre

Assistant Director of Community Services

Oscar Colon

Assistant Director of Surgical Recovery Services

Jeffrey DeBay

Assistant Director of Information Technology Support

Meredith Johanson

Assistant Director of Performance Improvement and Regulatory Compliance

Donna King

Assistant Director of Laboratory Compliance and Operations

Tatiana Martinez

Assistant Director of Quality and Donation Resources

Pam Sniffen

Assistant Director of Hospital Services

Brittany Visaggio

Assistant Director of Clinical Specialists

Amy Young

Assistant Director of Authorization and Family Services

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.

Ciro A. Scalera

Patrick Buddle, MD
Vice Chair

Laura W. Patt, LNHA, CPA, CFF, CIRA

Antoinette Spevetz, MD

Anthony L. Marchetta
Past Chair

Jay Arisso Jr. 

James H. Cobb Jr. 

Janice Campbell


Cecilia Lassiter, Esq.

James P. Rhatican

Peter Rooney

Stephanie Schwartz, FACHE

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board represents a cross-section of individuals with collective expertise in areas pertaining to our life-saving mission and provides guidance to support our efforts and goals.

John Radomski, MD

Christopher Bryant

Margarita Camacho, MD

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

Michael  Driscoll

Bonnie Evans, MHA

Kristin Fless, MD, FCCP

Stuart Geffner, MD, MS

Michael Goldstein, MD

James Guarrera, MD


Ronald Pelletier, MD

John Sarris, MD

Francis Weng, MD, MSCE

Joe Yaccarino