Experience

Our President/CEO Steve Pitzer began the company with nearly 25 years of experience in the organ donation field. He got his start in the field in 1986 as an organ procurement coordinator in the U.S. Air Force. From there, Pitzer was employed with UNOS Organ Center as an organ placement coordinator. He moved to South Carolina in 1993 to take a position as an organ procurement coordinator with the South Carolina Organ Procurement Agency — now known as LifePoint. He was promoted to director of organ recovery in 1998 and as the company grew, he became the vice president of organ recovery. Throughout his career, Pitzer has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the overall workings of the organ procurement business, strongly contributing to the success of TCOA.

Our Sr. Coordinator Gary Granger joined TCOA with more than 20 years of experience as a senior organ placement specialist and CPTC with UNOS. In this role, Granger provided assistance to organ procurement agencies and transplant centers by allocating organs, assisting with transportation and providing input on policy development. He has served as a faculty member at university-sponsored symposiums and other public-speaking venues.

In addition to being qualified and trained by Steve Pitzer our coordinators who take call have worked in the transplant field in some sort of capacity such as:

Transplant RN
OPO coordinator
Transplant Coordinator
Worked for UNOS
Worked as an O.R. tech 
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