Lori Markham, RN, MSN, CCRN-K | Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Lori Markham has 20 years of Midwest Transplant Network leadership experience alongside a background in critical care nursing. As Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer for MTN, Markham oversees all clinical operations, as well as hospital, family and donation services. Under Markham’s leadership, MTN has seen substantial growth in organ and tissue donation, with 2019 being a record year. With Markham’s guidance, MTN has developed one of the country’s only critical care committees, which ensures every organ donor at MTN is managed by a critical care physician. Markham holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Executive, both from Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing. She has served as the Association for Organ Procurement Organizations Procurement Council Chair and on the NATCO Board of Directors. Markham also has been part of the United Network for Organ Sharing’s Membership and Professional Standards and OPO committees. As an invited guest, Markham helped the United Kingdom analyze and develop their current strategic plan for increasing organ donation.