With the new year came a new CEO at Life Connection of Ohio!
Ron Apwisch has set sail into retirement after 30 years at LCO. LCO employees are very grateful for Ron’s leadership, dedication and friendship.
“I’ve been fortunate to be in a profession that impacts so many lives,” Ron said. “I’ll miss the work, but I’ll miss the people I work with and have met even more.”
Ron looks forward to joining LCO’s volunteer family and embracing his new title: Full-time Grandpa.
LCO welcomed its new CEO, Matthew Wadsworth, in December. He is committed to growing LCO in an effort to serve more families and save more lives.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as the CEO of Life Connection of Ohio,” Matthew said. “I have a deep pride of the area that I grew up, and I consider it an honor to be able to serve our community in this capacity. I’m looking forward to expanding organ, tissue and eye donation in collaboration with our partners at Community Tissue Services and Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio.”
Matthew began his career at Indiana Donor Network, first as an Organ Recovery Coordinator and then as Manager of Organ Services. In 2016, he joined Nevada Donor Network as the Vice President of Clinical Affairs, where he was instrumental in increasing donation and spearheading initiatives.
Matthew earned his bachelor of science degree in biology from Wright State University in Dayton and a master’s of business administration from Ohio University. He holds a certificate in health care management from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a graduate certificate in human donation science from the University of Toledo.
Be on the lookout for Matthew — and Ron — at future events!