NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network recently made strategic appointments to its Foundation Board of Trustees to further fulfill the organization’s mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation. Sandy Erwin now joins the Foundation Board of Trustees. Erwin, now retired, served as the Assistant Director of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation and continues to volunteer with the organization to share the message of donation.
The Foundation Board of Trustees at NJ Sharing Network continues to create strategic initiatives to support the Foundation’s mission of increasing the number of lives saved through innovative transplant research, family support, public awareness and education about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. It is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from both private and public sectors, many of whom have been touched by donation and transplantation.
Erwin has had a long, successful career in the nonprofit sector. She began with Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. in Newton and the County of Sussex as the Program Development Specialist. She then transitioned to the United Way of Greater Union County where she served in various positions over 15 years including Director of Allocations and Agency Relations, Director of Community Impact and Chief Operating Officer.
After serving as the Executive Director of the Union County Performing Arts Center, Erwin joined NJ Sharing Network as Assistant Director of the Foundation. In this role, she helped to develop and direct the organization’s public affairs strategies, oversaw key Foundation activities, and grew the volunteer program.
“Sandy is a valued member of our NJ Sharing Network family for all she has done and continues to do for the organization,” said Elisse Glennon Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of NJ Sharing Network and Executive Director of the Foundation. “Her experience and insight have helped our Foundation grow and we are happy to welcome her to the Board of Trustees.”
“It is an honor to join the Foundation Board of Trustees at an extraordinary organization that saves lives every day,” said Erwin. “I cherished my time here as Assistant Director of the Foundation and I look forward to supporting the mission further as a Board member.”
Erwin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Monmouth University and Graduate Credits in Education from Kean University.
To date, there are 115,000 people waiting for a transplant and 20 die each day while waiting, but one organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 people. In New Jersey, there are nearly 4,000 people on the waiting list – 49 of whom live in Sussex County - and one person dies every three days waiting.
New Jersey residents can help save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors at www.NJSharingNetwork.org, having a conversation with family and friends and joining NJ Sharing Network at its upcoming events.
About NJ Sharing Network
NJ Sharing Network – selected by NJBIZ as one of the state’s “Best Places to Work” in 2018 - saves lives through organ and tissue donation. Located in New Providence, NJ, the organization recovers organs and tissue and belongs to a national network that helps the 115,000 people waiting for a transplant. New Jersey residents can help save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors at www.NJSharingNetwork.org, having a conversation with family and friends and joining NJ Sharing Network at its upcoming events.