Elizabeth Shipman

Degree: Healthcare Master of Business Administration

College: College of Business

Elizabeth Shipman developed passion for organ donation and transplants nearly a decade ago.

She joined the Miami Transplant Institute, part of Jackson Health System, five years ago and has been manager of the placement and preservation department for the last two.

A South Florida native, Elizabeth enrolled in the Healthcare MBA program in 2020, focused on enhancing her strength in business operations and strategic planning, both key to expand her skill set and open new opportunities in the field of organ donation.

Elizabeth says she’s been able to incorporate the program into her day-to-day work, applying what she was learning into the real world. Strategic management and quantitative analysis courses have been particularly helpful, and organizational behavior instruction has opened her mind as to how
people behave.

In June, Elizabeth will move to Las Vegas to join the non-profit Nevada Donor Network. As director of the organization, she will be responsible for coordinating, recovering and allocating donated organs, working with both families involved in the process.

By Cynthia Corzo
Assistant Director, Media Relations and Communications
College of Business

Nominated by Curba Lampert