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. Jessica Morris, an Accountant at Donor Alliance, reviews donor cases after they occur to manage all of the finance-related aspects and various reporting. Jessica’s favorite part about working at Donor Alliance is the feeling that she’s ultimately contributing to something meaningful in a mission-driven organization!
Name: Jessica Morris
Years at Donor Alliance: 2 ½ years
Tell us a little about your role with Donor Alliance: I review donor cases after they occur to manage all of the finance-related aspects and various reporting. I help with month-end processing to produce financial statements and prepare items for our auditors throughout the year. It is imperative that we are good stewards of our finances so we can continue our mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation.
What is the best thing about working at Donor Alliance? I’ve basically always been an accountant at heart and there are many paths for an accounting career, but I wanted to feel like I was contributing to something meaningful. It’s nice to feel like I’m doing important work and participating in an organization that is doing good things in the community and in people’s lives.
What does donation & transplantation mean to you? I am constantly in awe of people’s generosity and the amazing leaps we have made with science and medicine. It means that people are able to give an incredible gift and, in turn, people have lives that would have never before been possible.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun? This summer I’ve really been enjoying going to farmer’s markets around town. I love to cook and attend Pilates or Yoga classes. My husband and I also try to get in as much travel as we can, with our dog whenever possible.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Oh gosh, there’s been a lot of different advice at pivotal times in my life. I guess it almost always comes down to “trust your gut” and “don’t worry about what other people will think.” Sometimes those are easier said than done.