Shandie Covington joined the AST as Executive Director in June 2015. She was named Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. Prior to joining the team, she previously served as a Policy Manager and Senior Patient Safety Specialist at the United Network for Organ Sharing, working with a number of OPTN/UNOS committee and board members since 2002. Shandie works closely with the AST’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and serves as the external contact for the organization. She is responsible for oversight of the Society's staff, advocacy efforts, board governance, leadership on strategic initiatives, and oversight of transplant community (candidates, recipients, living donors, deceased donor family members, and caregivers) education and initiatives. In addition to her AST responsibilities, Shandie also serves as a board member for Donate Life America.
Updated September 2021