Kellie Tremain - CEO

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 and tissue 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 in Nursing from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is also 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 and tissue 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.

Steve Johnson - COO
David Roe MD

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.

Kira Newkirk

Kira Newkirk, MSN, RN

VP, Business Operations
Jamie Adams

Jamie Adams, ATP, CFII

Director, Aviation
Mark Back

Mark Back, MPH

Director, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs
Jason Clagg

Jason Clagg, CPA

Director, Finance
Lindsay Hamilton

Lindsay Hamilton, MBA-HCA

Director, Tissue Services
Stacey Hubbard

Stacey Nicholson, MBA-HCA

Director, Business Analytics & Regulatory Compliance
Emily Kibling

Emily Kibling, APR

Director, Community Development
Sherry Quire

Sherry Quire, RN, MBA, BSN

Director, Organ Services
Jamie Rivas

Jamie Rivas, MSW, LCSW

Director, Family & Donor Services
Julie Ann Poepsel Smock

Julie Ann Poepsel Smock, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director, Human Resources
Sara Valentine

Sara Valentine

Director, Vital Link Donation Center & Logistics
Rich Amos

Rich Amos, BS, HDS-C, CPTC

Manager, Organ Services

Joe Backe, MS

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Erin Brown

Manager, Community Education
Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown

Manager, Executive Support

Robert Callahan

Manager, Information Services

Matthew Christie

Manager, Business Analytics

Jeff Himes

Manager, Creative Services

Kristaan Kane, SHRM-CP

Manager, Human Resources

Lindsey Johnson

Manager, Donor Registry and Partnerships
Ken Justice

Ken Justice, AP, IA

Manager, Aviation Maintenance
Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee, BSN, RN

Manager, Regulatory Compliance

Nathan Luttrell

Manager, Education and Research
Amy Pruitt

Amy Pruitt

Manager, Tissue Services
Jeff Simpkins

Jeff Simpkins

Manager, Aviation Services

Taylor Somerville

Financial Controller

Sarah Taylor

Manager, Vital Link Donation Center

Courtney Tillotta, LSW, CT

Manager, Aftercare Support Team

LaTerrance Wade

Manager, Supply Chain
Brad Wiseman

Brad Wiseman, RN

Manager, Hospital Services

Amanda Wray

Manager, Process Improvement