Colts Neck Resident Will Help Lead Statewide Efforts to Save and Enhance Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in the state, announced that Carolyn M. Welsh has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective January 1, 2022. Welsh, who previously served as Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, will oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of NJ Sharing Network, including leading the organization’s clinical services, information technology, human resources, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, hospital and community outreach, and communications.
“For 23 years, Carolyn’s leadership has helped NJ Sharing Network consistently achieve record growth in the number of lives saved and enhanced through organ and tissue donation and transplantation,” said Joseph S. Roth, President and CEO of NJ Sharing Network. “Carolyn’s combination of intellect, passion and compassion have enabled her to make a positive impact, not only here in New Jersey, but within the broader organ and tissue donation community.”
Since joining NJ Sharing Network in 1999 as a Hospital Services Manager, Welsh has continually advanced to take on new responsibilities. In addition to her role at NJ Sharing Network, Welsh serves on the Board of Directors of Eversight and on the Chief Operating
Officer (COO) Council of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). She previously served on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s (UNOS) OPTN OPO Committee.
“I am honored to work with our dedicated team of professionals, community volunteers and partners who are committed to saving lives and improving the health and wellbeing of our neighbors,” said Welsh. “Working to change the world with donation and transplantation is my purpose, and I am excited to take on additional responsibilities and challenges to further advance our life-saving mission.”
Welsh earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Nonprofit Management from North Central University. Welsh lives in Colts Neck, NJ with her husband, Tom, their sons Scott and Kyle, and their family dog, Riley.
Carolyn M. Welsh has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NJ Sharing Network. Welsh is pictured here at NJ Sharing Network’s headquarters with recent issues of the organization’s Circle of Life magazine. To access digital versions of the magazine and to read stories of organ donor heroes and transplant recipients, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org.
About NJ Sharing Network
Currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, NJ Sharing Network is the federally designated non-profit organization responsible for recovering donated organs and tissue and providing hope for nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents currently waiting for a life-saving transplant and is part of the national recovery system for the over 100,000 people on the national waiting list. Last year, 233 generous individuals in New Jersey gave the gift of life, an all-time high for a single year. In addition, 42,112 eye and tissue donations healed and enhanced the quality of life for those in need. With headquarters in New Providence, NJ, the organization has been recognized by NJBIZ as one of the state’s “Best Places to Work” for four consecutive years. To learn more, get involved and register as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org.