Carolyn M. Welsh

Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

Carolyn M. Welsh, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, plays a pivotal role in guiding NJ Sharing Network’s strategic efforts by leading the organization’s clinical services, operations, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, hospital and community outreach, and communications. Thanks to Carolyn’s visionary leadership, NJ Sharing Network has consistently achieved record growth in the number of lives saved and enhanced though organ and tissue donation and transplantation.


Since joining NJ Sharing Network in 1999 as a Hospital Services Manager, Carolyn has continually advanced to take on broader responsibilities. Currently, she spearheads organ and tissue recovery and placement efforts with New Jersey donor hospitals and the state’s six transplant centers. She oversees NJ Sharing Network’s Family Services Department, which offers donor families support to cope with the loss of a loved one, as well as a multidisciplinary team of clinical donation specialists, surgical recovery specialists, the data department, organ and tissue quality assurance, and the organization’s donation resource center.


Carolyn serves on the Board of Directors of Eversight and on the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Council of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO). She previously served on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s (UNOS) OPTN OPO Committee.


Prior to joining NJ Sharing Network, Carolyn worked in the Medicare division at United Healthcare, where she was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with hospital executives and medical staffs.


Carolyn earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University in 1994 and is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership specializing in Nonprofit Management. She lives in Colts Neck, NJ with her husband, Tom, her sons, Scott and Kyle, and their family dog, Riley.