Press Release



NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Joe Roth, President and CEO of NJ Sharing Network, recently announced the promotion of Alyssa D’Addio to Director of Hospital and Community Services. Located in New Providence, NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit organization committed to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. D’Addio joined NJ Sharing Network’s External Affairs department in 2010, starting as an intern and filling various roles before serving as Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs for the NJ Sharing Network Foundation. Her primary role was to manage the Foundation's day-to-day activities and support programs that raise philanthropic dollars for education and awareness, research and donor family support.

In an effort to streamline relationship management, D’Addio will oversee the department focusing on a variety of programs and initiatives to provide the best support and service to the donation community, including hospital development, funeral homes, medical examiners, family services and community and public education. She will concentrate on fostering and cultivating relationships with those that play an integral role in the donation process.

“Creating this new position aligns with NJ Sharing Network’s mission of ending deaths on the waiting list. In 2017, NJ Sharing Network set an organ donation record with its life-saving work for the third consecutive year and we recognize the importance of each step in the organ donation process and those that help us save as many lives as possible,” said Carolyn Welsh, VP and Chief Clinical Officer, NJ Sharing Network. “Alyssa has proven success in building relationships and strategic partnerships that further our ability to save and enhance more lives and we are looking forward to seeing her excel in this role.”

D’Addio graduated from Muhlenberg College with a major in Psychology and minor in Business. She lives in Madison with her husband Mike Bialko and son Joseph.

“My connection with NJ Sharing Network began following my dad's passing in 2009. His organs saved two lives and his tissue enhanced the lives of more than 70 others. I immediately felt like I was meant to be a part of this organization. The mission, the people and the impact...that is what keeps me motivated every single day" explained D'Addio. "It's an honor to be part of NJ Sharing Network's team and work alongside those who share the same passion and devotion to making a difference. I'm grateful for the opportunity to grow and broaden the scope of my role here."

In 2017, more New Jersey residents gave the gift of life than ever before, resulting in over 550 lives saved. Every day, approximately three New Jersey residents are added to the transplant waiting list and last year nearly 100 people died while waiting for a transplant. One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 people.

About NJ Sharing Network
NJ Sharing Network – selected by NJBIZ as one of the state’s “Best Places to Work” in 2018 - saves lives through organ and tissue donation. Located in New Providence, NJ, the organization recovers organs and tissue and belongs to a national network that helps the 115,000 people waiting for a transplant. New Jersey residents can help save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors at, having a conversation with family and friends and joining NJ Sharing Network at its upcoming events.

For information:
Victoria Day
Rosica Public Relations
P: 201.843.5600

John Valentine
NJ Sharing Network
P: 908.516.5428

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