Jim Gleason

Jim worked in various marketing, technical and leadership roles in corporate IT, retiring after forty years in 2005.  He received a life saving heart transplant in 1994, returning to work for another dozen years, then turning those corporate skills to support organ donor awareness in various volunteer groups full time.
Along with co-founding the Philadelphia chapter of TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization) in 1995, he later served as national treasurer and for several years continuing today holds the position of TRIO’s national president.  Jim also has served on several UNOS committees over the past ten years, including national election to their national board, now also on their executive committee since 2013.  He also currently serves on the UNOS Corporate IT Advisory committee.
With longtime concern about the need for increased organ donation to address the ever growing waiting list of organ transplant candidates, Jim offers his experience in support of SOTN in encouraging studies of creating incentives and removing disincentives as ways to increase living donation.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University in Mathematics, later earned his Master of Art’s degree from the College of New Jersey
Co-founding the Philadelphia chapter of TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization) in 1995, he later served as national treasurer and for several years continuing today holds the position of TRIO’s national president
Served on several UNOS committees over the past ten years, including national election to their national board, now also on their executive committee since 2013