Our Staff

The mission of the Georgia Transplant Foundation is to bridge the gap between hope and opportunity by educating and enriching the lives of those affected by organ transplant.


Rita Michaels, MA

Executive Director

Rita started working at GTF in 2008 and considers it a vocation and a calling to work for the Foundation and with the transplant community. A wife and mother, Rita enjoys spending her free time with family, friends, traveling, and being creative.


Rebekah Moshiri, LMSW

Director, Patient Services

Rebekah has worked at GTF for more than ten years and loves being a part of the transplant community. When she’s not at work, Rebekah loves taking long walks with her dog and spending time with her husband and kids.


Lisa Carlotta

Director of Finance

Lisa has been with GTF for more than 20 years. She enjoys spending time away from work with her five adopted children and seven rescue dogs!


Angell Bray-Darden, MSW

Manager, Patient Services

Angell Bray-Darden is a proud Detroiter and lover of chili cheese fries with Faygo pop. When she's not sitting on her patio living her best birder life, she can be spotted soaking up the sun on the beach.


LaTonia Patterson

Manager, Transplant Fundraising Program

LaTonia has been raising funds for small community action non-profits since 1989. She is a mother of two teens and a wife of one adult. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Converse College and has used her knowledge to benefit other in different non-profits for over fifteen years.


Olivia Kemp, MSW

Coordinator, JumpStart Program

Olivia has a Master's of Social Work degree and experience serving families and youth in nonprofit settings. Her most recent experience as a career readiness coach built her case management and coaching skills, in addition to creating and running career workshops and developing and maintaining community partnerships.


Louise Platter

Coordinator, Marketing & Outreach

Louise is from Athens, GA and is finishing her Master’s Degree In Nonprofit Management and Leadership from UGA. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Converse College. Outside of work, she can typically be found spending time with her two cats, making candles, and baking.