Education and Resources
We are committed to providing as much information as possible about how you can rebuild lives through tissue donation, transplantation and making informed donation decisions.
We actively participate in increasing public awareness of organ, tissue and eye donation. We sponsor or take part in donor family recognition and memorial events to honor tissue donor families. We also partner with many other organizations that offer support to grieving families.
In May, 2012 Jeanette M. Potts earned a Master of Science degree in Leadership with a concentration in Grief and Bereavement. She also holds a bachelors degree in management and communications, and has worked with Wisconsin tissue donor families since 2006.
Her background includes 27 years of healthcare management, with the last eight years working in hospital and community education, and development, with regard to Tissue Donation and with grieving donor families. She is a member in Donate Life Wisconsin and was the co-chair of the Family Remembrance Event for the National Kidney Foundation Capital City 5K Run/Walk held in Madison for 2012 & 2013.
Jeanette is also an active member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and achieved a professional ADEC certification and designation of CT – Certified in Thanatology – the study of death, dying, grief and bereavement. Outside of her work with donation, Jeanette is also a Vice President of Support Services for Prevent Suicide Fox Cities – which focuses on community education, suicide prevention and survivor support. She became a trained facilitator for suicide prevention (QPR) and suicide support group services through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in summer 2012.