Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Kevin Cmunt is President/CEO of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. In that role, he provides overall leadership for the organization, guides its strategic direction and ensures that the organization stays true to its mission — to save and enhance the lives of as many people as possible through organ and tissue donation.
Before joining Gift of Hope in December 2012, Mr. Cmunt served as Executive Vice President of AlloSource, Gift of Hope’s Englewood, Colo.-based tissue processing and distribution partner. In that role, he was responsible for AlloSource’s external relationships, including management of donor agency partnerships and business relationships with customers, medical professionals and hospitals. He also was responsible for driving progressive product development that honored the gift of donation by maximizing its impact to the medical community and tissue transplant recipients. Before joining AlloSource, Mr. Cmunt had a successful 20 year career in, engineering, operations and business development in the environmental service industry.
In addition to serving as Gift of Hope’s chief executive, Kevin currently provides industry leadership as:
- the Past President and current Executive Board member for the American Association of Tissue Banks, the national professional trade association for allograft tissue and a member of the Board of Directors for AlloSource
- a member of the Board of the Illinois Transplant Fund, a non-profit created by Gift of Hope to support insurance premiums for transplant patients
- a member of the Board of Norwegian American Hospital, a community hospital located in Chicago, IL
- a member of various committees and subcommittees at the United Network of Organ Sharing and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
Mr. Cmunt holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and Illinois Institute of Technology, respectively.