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James Alcorn, J.D.

Director of Policy

James Alcorn was promoted to the Director of Policy in 2012. In this role, Alcorn coordinates the OPTN committees in their development, implementation, and post-implementation evaluation of national organ transplantation policies. He also works to modernize and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the policy development process at UNOS. Alcorn joined UNOS as a policy drafter. In that role, he lead a multi-disciplinary team in policy rewrite project that reorganized and rewrote individual policies into a coherent and accessible body of policies. Before coming to UNOS, Alcorn was Deputy Secretary with the Virginia State Board of Elections. Alcorn earned a juris doctorate from the University of New Hampshire in Concord and a bachelor’s of art in political science from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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