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Jan 08, 2018

NJ Sharing Network’s Carolyn Welsh Promoted to VP and Chief Clinical Officer

Carolyn Welsh

Joe Roth, President and CEO of NJ Sharing Network, announced that Carolyn Welsh of Colts Neck has been promoted to VP and Chief Clinical Officer. NJ Sharing Network, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is a non-profit committed to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. Ms. Welsh joined NJ Sharing Network in 1999 and rapidly advanced to take on broader responsibilities and positions, including expanding the hospital, donation and family services teams. She serves as part of NJ Sharing Network’s Senior Leadership Team that guides the organization.

In her new position, Ms. Welsh brings together three critical elements of a successful organ and tissue donation operation: regulatory compliance, organ and tissue donation oversight, and business performance improvements for the organization. In doing so, she creates one unified, high functioning team that operates with the same mission, sense of urgency and priorities. Under her direction, professionals from different areas work closely together so that they can move swiftly to make life-saving decisions. She also fosters development of a positive learning environment, where she encourages education for the entire organization.

“In an organization devoted to saving lives, those appointed to top clinical positions are given tremendous responsibility,” said Mr. Roth. “During her time at NJ Sharing Network, Carolyn has demonstrated an ability not only to do her job in an exceptional manner, but to understand where healthcare is going and find ways to take us to the next level.”

Ms. Welsh is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Procurement Council and has served on organ procurement organization committees for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the organization responsible for managing the nation’s transplant waiting list. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University in 1994 and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership at Seton Hall University. She lives in Colts Neck, NJ with her husband, Tom, and sons Scott and Kyle.

In 2016, NJ Sharing Network saved more lives than ever before, making 613 organ transplants possible. This represents a 16 percent increase from 2015 and a 58 percent increase over the past two years.

To date, there are more than 120,000 people waiting for a transplant and 22 die each day while waiting, but one organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 people.  In New Jersey, there are over 4,000 people on the waiting list and one person dies every three days waiting.

New Jersey residents can help save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors at www.NJSharingNetwork.org, having a conversation with family and friends and joining NJ Sharing Network at its upcoming events.