AM35: Joe Ferreira, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nevada Donor Network

Rusty hosts Joe Ferreira in this week’s episode, where they discuss hiring and recruiting in times of business growth. Joe also touches on how to be uncomfortably inclusive for maximum business impact, along with how you can achieve personal growth in management by being uncomfortably inclusive. About Joe Ferreira: Joe Ferreira began his role as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Nevada Donor Network in April 2012. Joe brings years of experience and expertise in the Organ Donation and Transplantation field. He spent 14 years at Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency in Miami, Florida, where he served as the Director of Clinical Operations for seven years. Joe is a graduate of the University of Miami, with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology. He also received his MBA, with a specialization in HealthCare Administration and Policy, from the University of Miami and is certified in all aspects of the organ donation and recovery process. Joe is a member of the International Society for Organ Donation & Procurement (ISODP). He recently served as the President of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) from 2020-2021 and is now past President in 2022. He was also previously a Member-at-Large on the (AOPO) Executive Committee. He is a Certified Member of the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and a past Board Member of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE). He has served as the Chairman of the Procurement Council for the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). Joe has also served as an At-Large Representative on four committees of the OPTN/UNOS and currently serves as a Board member of the OPTN/UNOS since 2021. Presently, Joe serves as Chair of the Association of Organ Procurement Organization's (AOPO) 2022 DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Committee. Joe is a published author and presenter in organizational management. On March 30, 2021, he became a Forbes© Published Author of “Uncomfortable Inclusion: How to Build a Culture of High Performance in Life and Work”. He has also presented at conferences and meetings around the nation and world related to the donation and transplantation field. He consults internationally and has provided guidance to several foreign governments on the establishment or improvement of organ donation and transplantation systems based on the US model. He was also the recipient of the Kruger Award for Outstanding Professional Transplant Services by the Transplant Foundation in Miami. He is the father of Joey Ferreira and the husband of Dr. Sasha Ferreira.

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Rusty Shelton first spoke at Harvard on the changing world of PR and marketing at the age of 23. He is a dynamic keynote speaker, successful entrepreneur, Founder & Chairman of Zilker Media and the co-author of Authority Marketing: Your Blueprint to Build Thought Leadership That Grows Business, Attracts Opportunity, and Makes Competition Irrelevant (ForbesBooks, 2018), which features a foreword from Steve Forbes, and co-author of Mastering the New Media Landscape: Embrace the Micromedia Mindset…

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