Kellie Tremain, RN, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kellie Tremain has served as president and CEO of Indiana Donor Network since December 2012. She is the third CEO of Indiana Donor Network since it was formed in 1987. As CEO, Tremain champions the organization’s mission to save and enhance as many lives as possible through organ, tissue and eye donation.
Tremain began her career at Indiana Donor Network in 2000 as a procurement transplant coordinator responsible for coordinating organ donation in Indiana hospitals, as well as working with Indiana transplant centers to recover organs out of state for Indiana patients. She transitioned into management in 2004, serving as manager of organ services with oversight of all staff responsible for coordinating organ donation. Two years later, she was appointed director of quality and tissue services, leading the quality, tissue and Vital Link (call center) departments.
Prior to joining Indiana Donor Network, Tremain worked at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health as a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Indiana University and is a certified procurement transplant coordinator.
Steve Johnson, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Steve Johnson joined Indiana Donor Network as chief operating officer in January 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the operational success of the organization as well as partner transplant programs in the region. Johnson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the air medical and critical care transport environment, something that has proven to be unique and valuable for Indiana Donor Network.
Johnson began his career in critical care transport as a pilot and a paramedic in New Mexico. He developed an air ambulance company which provided lifesaving care to the underserved areas of New Mexico and west Texas. He went on to serve as the vice president of business operations at Omniflight in Dallas, Texas, the second largest air medical transport provider in the nation, with more than 3,000 employees and 120 aircraft. Johnson was then recruited to help operations at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, the state’s largest medical provider and only academic health center. There he served as the director of critical care transport, coordinating a network of air and ground critical care assets throughout Indiana. During his time at IU Health, Johnson became familiar with Indiana Donor Network. In his current role, Indiana Donor Network has seen significant growth and cost savings, in large part through the development of a 501(c)(3) dedicated to organ aviation needs.
Johnson also serves on the board of Donate Life Indiana, the state affiliate for Donate Life America. Donate Life Indiana is an alliance of agencies that exists to save and to enhance lives by registering organ, tissue and eye donors through the Indiana Donor Registry.
Johnson has a B.A. from New Mexico State University as well as an MBA from Ashford University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a recent recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award.
David Roe, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Roe is an invaluable resource for Indiana Donor Network’s organ recovery teams, and his expertise has saved countless lives through donation and transplantation. Dr. Roe directs the care of all donors for Indiana Donor Network. He served as the medical director for the Indiana University Health Lung Transplant and ECMO programs from 2009-2020. He is currently a pulmonary and critical care physician at IU North Hospital and an associate clinical professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.