FACULTY FOCUS: Gweneth O’Shaughnessy

Gwen has been with Gift of Life Donor Program since 1996. Learn about her professional background, inspiration for staying in the field, and advice to new OPO staff.

Title: Faculty, Gift of Life Institute

Years in Healthcare Field: 20+; has been working in the OPO community since 1996.

Professional Background: Gwen O’Shaughnessy has been with Gift of Life Donor Program since 1996, and is the Director of the Hospital Services Department, where she leads a team of more than twenty hospital development staff accountable for donation performance in the region’s acute care hospitals. Gwen has been an invited speaker at both national and international forums and has published numerous abstracts and presentations on the subject of hospital development and donation after circulatory death (DCD).

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