Jim Gleason

Jim Gleason


(Ex-officio member: all committees)
Ex-officio member of all committees, serves as TRIO webmaster; Chair of the Nominating Committee

TRIO Philadelphia since 1996; 2010 TRIO Philadelphia Chapter President

Oct. 2010 - current: TRIO National President; 2009/10 Treasurer TRIO National

  • Family: married, three children, seven grandchildren, lives in Beverly, New Jersey
  • Career: retired from Unisys Corp in 2005 after 36 years working in various technology roles; previous to that taught high school mathematics
  • Volunteer: worked on the National Kidney Foundation TransAction Council Executive Committee; served three years on the UNOS Throracic Transplant Committee and its Heart Allocation Subcommittee; served on the UNOS MPSC (Membership and Professional Standards Committee) through 2009; a three year term on the UNOS Patient Affairs Committee; elected to the UNOS board of directors June 2012, re-elected in 2015 to a second term expiring in 2018; active speaker and volunteer group leader for the (OPO) Gift of Life Donor Program's volunteer organization
  • Transplant: Jim received his new heart Oct. 19, 1994 in Philadelphia at the Hospital of the University of PA (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Other: reads & publishes reviews of transplant related books both for the UNOS Update magazine and the NKF transAction Council’s web site.
  • Blog site: http://gleasonjim.wordpress.com
  • Author: A Gift from the Heart - A Sharing of One Man's Heart Transplant Experience (book on CD is free for the asking - write to gleasonjim@aol.com)
  • US Transplant Games athlete participating in nine games since 1996 as a member of Team Philadelphia, medal winner several times for swimming and badminton


Jim offers TRIO:  I will provide representative input from the recipient membership view on items under consideration and bring strong business organi­zation and communication skills to support the organization through 40 years of such proven business skill success. I will serve TRIO mem­bership by helping with creative ‘out of the box’ thinking to develop ideas and support successful implementation with my professional project management experience.

I can serve through adding strong technical talent (web design, etc.) to the existing organization, as well as proven leadership and organizational development.

Contact Information

  • 275 Green St. unit 4M3
  • Beverly, NJ 08010
  • Phone: 610-999-0341
  • Fax: 609-877-1770
  • Email: gleasonjim@aol.com