NJ Sharing Network names chief operating officer

Carolyn Welsh will help lead statewide efforts to save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation

New Providence-based NJ Sharing Network named Carolyn Welsh as its chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1.

Welsh, who joined the nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization in 1999, previously served as vice president and chief clinical officer. She will now 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 Roth, CEO and president 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.”

“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 well-being 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 in psychology from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership and nonprofit management from North Central University.