LIFELINK FOUNDATION INC
9661 DELANEY CREEK BOULEVARD, TAMPA, FL 33619 http://WWW.LIFELINKFOUND.ORG

Total Revenue
$88,068,410
Total Expenses
$84,809,998
Net Assets
$79,664,913

Organizations Filed Purposes: LIFELINK FOUNDATION IS A NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE RECOVERY OF LIFE-SAVING AND LIFE-ENHANCING ORGANS AND TISSUE FOR TRANSPLANTATION THERAPY. THE FOUNDATION WORKS IN A SENSITIVE, DILIGENT, AND COMPASSIONATE MANNER TO FACILITATE THE DONATION OF DESPERATELY NEEDED ORGANS AND TISSUES FOR WAITING PATIENTS, SUPPORTS RESEARCH EFFORTS TO ENHANCE THE AVAILABLE SUPPLY OF ORGANS AND TISSUE FOR TRANSPLANT PATIENTS, IMPROVES CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS POST TRANSPLANTATION, AND WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE UNITED NETWORK FOR ORGAN SHARING (UNOS) TO SUPPORT ITS GOALS.

TISSUE BANK:THE LIFELINK TISSUE BANK PROVIDES LIFE-ENHANCING TISSUE GRAFTS TO PATIENTS IN NEED AND TAKES PRIDE IN MAINTAINING THE SAFEST, MOST CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE ALLOGRAFTS POSSIBLE. TO MEET THIS GOAL, THE LIFELINK TISSUE BANK HAS DOUBLED THE SPACE AND STAFF DEVOTED TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. THESE EMPLOYEES ARE DEDICATED TO DISCOVERING MORE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PROVIDE TISSUE GRAFTS TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, WITH NO LOSS IN EFFICACY OR SAFETY. IN ADDITION TO RESEARCH, LIFELINK TISSUE BANK PARTNERS WITH OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE ADVANCED GRAFTS FOR PATIENTS. IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXACTECH, THE TISSUE BANK BEGAN PROCESSING AN ALLOGRAFT BASED MEDICAL DEVICE FOR USE IN DENTAL SURGERY. THIS IS THE FIRST PROJECT OF THIS TYPE FOR THE TISSUE BANK. A NEW SPINAL GRAFT WAS ALSO INTRODUCED LAST YEAR, WHICH WAS SPECIFICALLY CREATED FOR USE IN SMALL SPACES DURING SPINAL SURGERIES. THE GRAFT CAN BE COMPRESSED TO BE PLACED IN HARD TO REACH PLACES AND, ONCE IN PLACE, NATURALLY EXPANDS BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE, FILLING THE CONTOURS OF THE VOID AND MINIMIZING THE SPACE BETWEEN THE GRAFT AND THE PATIENT'S OWN BONE TISSUE. RELATING TO PATIENT SAFETY, AND ALSO IN ORDER TO PROVIDE POTENTIAL DONOR FAMILIES WITH THE BESET DONATION EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE, LIFELINK TISSUE BANK BEGAN RAPID HEPATITIS C TESTING OF ALL DONORS TO DETECT AND SCREEN OUT DONORS POSITIVE FOR DISEASE-RELATED ANTIBODIES. THIS ELIMINATES THE POSSIBILITY OF RECOVERING TISSUE THAT WOULD LATER BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE FOR TRANSPLANT WITHOUT LATER DISAPPOINTING THE DONOR'S FAMILY. THIS ALSO CREATES A SAFER RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT FOR EMPLOYEES AND INCREASES LIFELINK TISSUE BANK'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE SAFE TISSUE GRAFTS THANKS TO THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO DONATE TISSUE EACH YEAR. REALIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF HONOR THE GIFT THAT TISSUE DONORS PROVIDE, LIFELINK TISSUE BANK CONTINUES TO FOCUS ON PROCESS IMPROVEMENT. THE LEAN PROGRAM, INSTITUTED THE PREVIOUS YEAR, HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON EFFICIENCY AT THE LIFELINK TISSUE BANK AND ENABLES MORE LIVES TO BE TOUCHED THROUGH THE GENEROUS GIFTS OF TISSUE DONATION.

TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY:CHARGED WITH ENSURING EACH RECIPIENT IS MATCHED WITH A COMPATIBLE DONOR, THE LIFELINK TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY HAS A BIG RESPONSIBILITY. THEY PROVIDE SERVICES TO SIX HOSPITALS, AND LAST YEAR EVALUATED 1,719 POTENTIAL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS AND ADMINISTERED 14,582 TESTS FOR PRE-TRANSPLANT PATIENTS. EACH TEST HELPS ENSURE THAT PATIENTS LISTED FOR A LIFE-SAVING TRANSPLANT WILL BE MATCHED WITH THE BEST DONOR AVAILABLE. CARING FOR PATIENTS IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY DUTIES PERFORMED BY THE LIFELINK TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY; THEY ALSO PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE IN FURTHERING THE SCIENCE OF TRANSPLANTATION. THE LIFELINK LEGACY FUND PROVIDED A GRANT TO RESEARCH THE OCCURRENCE OF ACUTE REJECTION IN TRANSPLANT PATIENTS, WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO UNDERSTAND REJECTION, AS WELL AS POTENTIAL TREATMENTS TO MITIGATE ITS OCCURRENCE. THE LIFELINK TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH A SMALL SEGMENT OF PATIENTS TO DETERMINE AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR REJECTION, AND THE PRELIMINARY DATA IS ENCOURAGING. IN ADDITION TO FURTHERING RESEARCH FOR TRANSPLANT PATIENTS, LIFELINK TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY HELPS EDUCATE STUDENTS. BOASTING A ROBUST PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS, RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS, THE LIFELINK TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY PREPARES THE FUTURE LEADERS OF ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION TO SAVE LIVES. LIFELINK'S CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS MARKED A NEW ERA WITH REGARDS TO LIFELINK TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY'S PHYSICAL SPACE. A NEW LABORATORY DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM IS CUSTOMIZED TO THEIR PROCESSES, PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT BACKUP GENERATORS AND AIR CONDITIONERS MAINTAIN TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS, ALLOWING FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER AND/OR NATURAL DISASTERS.


Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

Name Title Hours Per Week Total Salary
DANA L SHIRES III EXECUTIVE VP - TISSUE BANK 40.00 $591,758
DENNIS F HEINRICHS BSN MBA PRESIDENT/CEO 40.00 $579,500
JEAN DAVIS EXECUTIVE VP/COO 40.00 $438,384
BRYAN C MCDONALD CPA TREASURER/CFO 40.00 $368,262
KATHLEEN T LILLY SR VP/EXEC DIR LLGA-OPO 40.00 $367,206
CHARLES WRIGHT MEDICAL DIRECTOR-OPO 40.00 $306,048
DANIEL L SCHULTZ MEDICAL DIRECTOR/VP TISSUE BANK 40.00 $300,294
MAYRA M LOPEZ-CEPERO SR VP/DIRECTOR IMMUNOLOGY LAB 40.00 $292,922
ELIZABETH M LEHR SR VP/EXEC DIR LLFL-OPO 40.00 $251,010
MARIEN SAADE SR VP/EXEC DIR LLPR-OPO 40.00 $237,885
MARK P STRONG SR VP/ASSOC EXEC DIR 40.00 $224,848
DANNY HAWKE SR VP OPO SERVICES 40.00 $220,299
DANA L SHIRES MD CHAIRMAN 40.00 $106,378
JOHN D WHELCHEL MD DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR 20.00 $102,735
SAMANTHA EIDE SECRETARY/VP CORPORATE AFFAIRS 40.00 $98,775
THOMAS C PEARSON MD DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR 20.00 $83,940
LUIS A MORALES-OTERO MD DIRECTOR & MEDICAL DIRECTOR LLPR 20.00 $81,849
ESTHER TORRES MD DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR 20.00 $70,559
VICTOR D BOWERS MD DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR 20.00 $66,594
WILLIAM M LEFOR PHD DIRECTOR 2.00 $5,493
JAMES J WYNN MD DIRECTOR 2.00 $4,702
J DAVID VEGA MD DIRECTOR 2.00 $2,509
DEBORAH WINEGARD JD DIRECTOR 2.00 $2,250
JOEL T VANSICKLER MD DIRECTOR 2.00 $2,250
LARRY JONES DIRECTOR 2.00 $2,250
GEORGE H OHYE DIRECTOR 2.00 $2,250
WILLIAM J MEURER CPA DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,814
ROBERT METZGER MD DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,500
MORRIS J DILLARD DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,500
JEFFREY L SEAVEY CFP DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,500
NICK READER DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,500
MARTY SELLERS MD DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,500
WADE MITCHELL DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,128
HAROLD W MULLIS JR ESQ DIRECTOR 2.00 $1,085
CHARLES SANDERS JR MD DIRECTOR 2.00 $750

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