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Daronta L. Briggs

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Daronta L. Briggs is the Founder & CEO of Veterans Transplantation Association. He is combat veteran and kidney transplant recipient. He is combat veteran and kidney transplant recipient. He serves as an Ambassador for American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), Ambassador for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Ambassador for Donate Life Maryland, Patient Advisory Committee (PAC), Protecting Access to Pain Relief (PAPR) and Ambassador for Living Legacy Foundation (LLF) Maryland.

April C. Boykins-Jones

Chief Operating Officer

April C. Boykins-Jones (Retired) is a United States Army Combat Veteran; she served over 23 years of active duty, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard until her retirement in May of 2013. She served as the Chairperson for Veteran’s Initiatives Committee for veterans with disabilities and PTSD.

Brenda Johnson

Ethics Director

Brenda L. Johnson (Retired) is a combat veteran who served in the United States Army as a Strategic Material Advisor for the Defense Logistics Agency, where she enforced adherence to quality assurance and taught best practices for process improvement.

Danette Ragin

Chaplin & Assistant Financial Officer

Danette Ragin is a 2x kidney recipient and serves as the Captain for Team Maryland coupled with being an active Donate Life Ambassador for The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland.

Katrina Williams

Community Outreach Officer

Katrina Williams served in the United States Army for 4 years. After serving her country she continued to serve her community with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Corrections Department and Parole Division.

Latrice Price

Community Outreach Director

Latrice Price is the Community Outreach Specialist at The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF) and has been serving as the Manager of Team Maryland for eighteen years.

Monique Acosta House

Membership Director

Monique Acosta House is a heart transplant recipient and project management consultant. She serves as an Ambassador for the American Heart Association and spends countless hours volunteering with the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region.

Sherri Briggs

Chief Financial Officer

Sherri s an advocate for veterans and their financial stability and growth; she has dedicated her talents, time, and compassion for veterans organizations by empowering and educating them on financial gains allowing the organization to assist the community on a larger scale.

Tommy Ragin

Sergeant of Arms

Tommy Ragin is a military veteran and caregiver to his wife, a 2x kidney transplant recipient. So, he knows firsthand the value of being an advocate for the transplant community.

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