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.

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Pat Rotchford

Executive Director

Pat was GTF’s second hire in 1999. She took over as Exec Director in 2011. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time at the lake with family and friends. Swimming with her grandchildren is at the top of her list of fun things to do.

Rita

Rita Michaels, MA

Director, Operations & Communications

Rita started working at GTF is 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

Rebekah Moshiri, LMSW

Director, Patient Services

Rebekah has worked at GTF for almost 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

Lisa Carlotta

Director of Finance

Lisa has been with GTF for 19 years. She enjoys spending time away from work with her five adopted children and seven rescue dogs!

Angell

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.

Vivian

Vivian Tomlinson

Program Director, JumpStart

Vivian considers it a privilege and her passion to work one-on-one with the organ transplant candidates and recipients for more than 20 years. Her personal interest is to provide services in a caring and helpful manner while encouraging the clients who need essential and meaningful employment. Outside of work, Vivian enjoys exercising, reading, and watching reality TV. Vivian is very appreciative for her two adult children, special granddaughter, and rescued dog.

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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.

Deb

Deb Long, MSW

Coordinator, Mentor and Transplant Education

Deb is a loving mother of three children and outside of matching mentors, leading support groups and planning TNT Conferences for GTF, she enjoys being outside (especially by the water), hiking, biking, swimming, walking or just relaxing. She loves being a soccer mom to her oldest daughter, tree climbing cheerleader to her son and front row spectator to her youngest daughter who loves to dance and sing.