CEO of OneLegacy, Largest Organ Recovery Agency in the United States
Tom Mone is the CEO of OneLegacy, the largest organ recovery agency in the United States, serving 19 million people, more than 200 hospitals and 12 transplant centers. OneLegacy, annually recovers approximately 1,200 organs for transplant from 400 donors, a 60% increase in the past 6 years, and 1,800 tissue donors. Tom has led the development of the first industry standard of web-based organ placement, prospective NAT/PCR testing of all donors since 2004 and Chagas testing since 2007, as well as paid media advertising and a 100% multilingual family care staff to increase ethnic community donation from 45% to 75%. Mr. Mone oversees the founding of the Donate Life Rose Parade Float that has 60+ national and international partners. He has inspired a documented 15-20% seasonal increases in donation rates by communicating the value and need for donation to over 300 million people. Tom served as President of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) in 2007-08 and is a founding member of AOPO’s Multicultural Council; he is also an AOPO Accreditation Surveyor and Committee member.
Among Mr. Mone’s numerous achievements is the creation of the world's first Living Donor Electronic Referral System to enable self-referral and altruistic donation, as well as the life-saving kidney chains. The system was established in 2015 by OneLegacy and Donate Life California, in collaboration with Steve Jobs and Governor Schwarzenegger.
Previously, Mr. Mone was President and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. He began his career as a Presidential Management Intern and a Budget Analyst for the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he received the Secretary’s Award.
Mr. Mone received his Master of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His tireless efforts in organ procurement save many lives every day.