Donor Alliance in the Community
We’re so proud to work with each and every one of our staff members here at Donor Alliance. In our Staff Spotlight, we like to take a minute to let you learn more about who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance.
Name: Myrna Garcia
Position: Family Support Coordinator
Years at Donor Alliance: 15!
Why you chose to work at Donor Alliance: I started out working as a freelance translator for some of the training videos and authorization documents for Donor Alliance. When an Family Support Coordinator position came up I jumped at the chance to work here full time!
Why do you like working at Donor Alliance: I am constantly impressed with the dedication and teamwork shown by my colleagues. Never a dull moment in this work! In addition, we get amazing benefits, scheduling, and other considerations. It’s no wonder that Donor Alliance continues to win the Top 100 Workplaces award and we are well on our way to Baldrige recognition!
What does donation and transplantation mean to you: We quite literally and directly save lives every day. Not many people can say that about their jobs. It’s an honor to work with our donor families.
Any direct connection to donation and transplantation: Our family had two experiences with donation and the process was fascinating to me. The first one was with the loss of my mother; someone from Donor Alliance came to us to explain that she was not a candidate for donation due to medical issues. A few years later we lost my uncle and he was worked up as an organ and tissue donor. Most people never have the opportunity to see the donation process and I was overwhelmed with the professionalism and compassion that my family experienced during our time of loss.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working (hobbies and such): I have three teenagers, three dogs and two cats. Not much “free” time with all of that going on, but I love doing home improvement projects and learning skills like tiling, installing wood floors and landscaping. Our family goes to Comic Con every year and we enjoy geeking out together!