Board of Directors

Donate Life Northwest is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of up to 25 directors representing organizational stakeholders, member programs, health care professionals and community leaders committed to the mission and goals of Donate Life Northwest. The Board meets 10 times annually.  It sets direction and policies; ensures financial strength, stability and oversight; and acts as agency ambassadors.


Barbara Thompson
Clinical & Hospital Services Manager, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank

Vice Chair
David Balk
Vice President of Investments, Umpqua Investments

Daniel Porter
Senior Analyst for Care Transformation, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

Alex Sutton
Attorney, Gevurtz Menashe Attorneys at Law

Member at Large
Gustaf Little
Senior Equity Research Analyst, Wells Capital Management (Kidney Recipient)


Rob Boggs
Director, Community Tissue Services

Karen Goulding
Assistant Vice President, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management (Donor Family Member)

Beth Hoover
Donor Family Member

Joseph Lockridge
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Medical Director, OHSU/Portland VA Medical Center

Lynda Myers
Center Supervisor, Cedar Hill Recreation Center, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (Cornea Recipient)

Niki O'Hara
Senior Audit Consultant, Iberdrola Renewables (Kidney Recipient)

Balinda Olive-Beltran
Donor Family Member

Tom Sanchez
Chief Operating Officer, The Vancouver Clinic (Living Kidney Donor)

Chris Stoeger
Director of Operations

Nate Westerlund
Senior Mortgage Specialist, Directors Mortgage (Kidney/Liver Recipient)

Mark Williams
Regulatory Division Manager, City of Portland (Liver Recipient)

Sheryl Williams
RN - Pediatric Emergency, Doernbecher Children's Hospital (Recipient Family Member)