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Donate Life New York State Welcomes New Board Member Michael Heinley

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January 15, 2019
Board of Directors unanimously approves nomination
Albany, NY —Donate Life New York State (NYS), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation statewide, welcomes Michael Heinley, Partner, Deputy New York Health Group, of Finn Partners to the Board of Directors.

"We are pleased to have Michael join our Board and look forward to his contributions to Donate Life NYS' mission," said Aisha Tator, Executive Director of Donate Life New York State (NYS). "Michael is a leader in healthcare communications and understands the powerful impact public relations and effective messaging can have on raising awareness of the need to increase organ and tissue donations in New York. His expertise will be invaluable in our efforts to ensure a transplant for every New Yorker in need."

Heinley is a recognized healthcare industry veteran with 25 years of experience working in corporate communication roles for many of the world's most respected and trusted innovator companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Merck and WebMD.


"I'm proud to support the work that Donate Life New York State is doing every day to sustain life," said Heinley. "Organ and tissue donation are the greatest gifts anyone can give, and I look forward to supporting our important mission to increase those registered and to honor the families that are helping to save and improve the lives of every New Yorker in need."

Prior to joining Finn Partners, Heinley was Vice President, Corporate Communication, at digital health information giant WebMD, and oversaw external and internal communications, including thought leadership and support for the Company's CEO and executive team. Previously, Michael was Johnson & Johnson's Vice President, Corporate Communication, and worked at Merck where his experience included roles in Global Product Communication, Marketing, and in Corporate Public Affairs. Before joining Merck, he worked in the healthcare practices of several international public relations agencies, including Hill + Knowlton.

About Donate Life New York State
Donate Life New York State (NYS), formerly New York Alliance for Donation, is a not-for-profit with a mission to increase organ, eye and tissue donation in New York State through collaborative advocacy, education, promotion, and research. Our goal is to ensure a transplant for every New Yorker in need. Donate Life New York State is comprised of four organ procurement organizations, four eye and tissue banks and/or processors and affiliates; including dedicated donation and transplantation professionals.

Twitter: @DonateLifeNYS