Leadership Team

Alexandra K. Glazier

Alexandra K. Glazier

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alex was named President and CEO in 2015 and prior to that served as NEOB’s Vice President and General Counsel for ten years. In that position she served as NEOB’s legal counsel as well as being responsible for the organization’s corporate governance, legislative and policy initiatives, compliance and risk alignment. Alex has published numerous journal articles on legal issues related to donation and is a frequent speaker on these topics at national meetings and at grand rounds. Alex is a past Chair of the OPTN/UNOS Ethics Committee and an appointed member of the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT). Alex is faculty at Boston University School of Law where she has taught a seminar on legal issues in medical research. Previously, Alex practiced law at the firm Ropes & Gray. Alex holds an undergraduate degree in bioethics from Brown University and a Masters of Public Health and Juris Doctorate from Boston University.


Diana H. Buck

Diana H. Buck

Senior Vice President of Tissue Donation Services

Diana joined NEOB in 1999 as Director of Human Services, transitioning to Director of Clinical Support Services within a year and assuming the leadership role for the growing Tissue Donation Service. Diana holds degrees from Rhode Island College in Special Education with a clinical specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis and earned an MBA from Bryant College with a concentration in Managed Health Care. Diana is a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist and has been an elected member of the Board of Governors for the American Association of Tissue Banks  since 2013 and is currently the Secretary Treasurer.

Francis L. Delmonico, MD

Francis L. Delmonico, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Delmonico has served as New England Organ Bank’s Chief Medical Officer since 1995. He is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and emeritus professor of renal transplantation at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He serves as an advisor to the World Health Organization on international transplant issues and is Executive Director, Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group. He has served terms as President of both the United Network for Organ Sharing and The Transplantation Society.

Allison J. Erickson

Allison J. Erickson

Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration

Ali came to NEOB in 2009 and has primary responsibility for all strategic human resources functions in the 180+ employee operation. Previously Ali was the Director of Human Resources at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (now Steward), a 319-bed Boston teaching hospital with over 2,200 employees. Ali holds an undergraduate degree in business from Boston University and an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Bentley University.  She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPRH), as well as a Society of Human Resources Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Sean M. Fitzpatrick

Sean M. Fitzpatrick

Vice President of Public Affairs

Sean has been with NEOB  since 2000. Before then, he served for five years as spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and for two years as director of marketing for the Commonwealth’s anti-smoking television advertising campaign.  Sean is a graduate of Princeton University where he received a B.A. in politics and he holds a master’s degree from the McCormack Institute for Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts. He sits on a number of national committees and has recently served as Chairman of Donate Life America’s National Advisory Council.

Mathew D. Moss

Mathew D. Moss

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mathew joined NEOB in 2014 as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President. Mathew has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College in Administration of Health Services and Master’s degree in Information Technology from Harvard University’s Extension School. Prior to NEOB, Mathew spent 20 years working for hospitals and health systems’ information services departments, most recently at South Shore Hospital. He has a specific expertise in project management, information security, health information exchange and analytics. Mathew is a member of College of Healthcare Management Information Management Executives.

Helen M. Nelson

Helen M. Nelson

Senior Vice President of Organ Donation Services

Helen joined New England Organ Bank in January 2011. Helen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. Prior to NEOB, Helen was the Executive Director of Golden State Donor Services and Sierra Eye and Tissue Donor Services in Sacramento, CA for 6 years. Helen worked at the University of Wisconsin for 17 years prior to her move to California.  Helen has achieved both clinical and procurement certifications by the American Board for Transplant Certification. She is currently serving as 2-year term on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s Membership Professional Standards Committee.

Lisa A. Paolillo

Lisa A. Paolillo

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Lisa joined NEOB in 2015 after serving as Deputy General Counsel at Lahey Health System and Director of Legal Services at Winchester Hospital.  In those roles, she advised clients on a comprehensive range of legal issues including patient care, regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Lisa also practiced healthcare law at Hutchins, Wheeler & Ditmar and in the general counsel’s office at the American Medical Association, focusing on legislative affairs.

Larry Sussman

Larry Sussman

Vice President of Quality Systems

Larry has been with New England Organ Bank for over 25 years. He is currently the Secretary of the American Association of Tissue Banks Council of Accredited Tissue Banks, is a member of the AATB Quality Council and the Environmental Monitoring of Dedicated Tissue Recovery Sites Work Group.  He is also a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organization’s Quality Improvement Council and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Standards and Accreditation Committee.  Larry is certified as a Quality Auditor and a Six Sigma Green Belt by the American Society of Quality and is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist.

Dara L. Washburn

Dara L. Washburn

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dara has been at New England Organ Bank since 2003.  Dara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Assumption College in 1995 and began working in public accounting at a mid-size regional firm for 4 years, where she earned her CPA license. Prior to coming to NEOB, Dara had several years of experience as a Controller of a healthcare management company which ran long term care and assisted living facilities.  Dara served a four year term as a member of the UNOS/OPTN finance committee and is an active member of the AOPO Financial Management Council where she has served as Vice Chair and Chair.