Sonya D. Callahan, CAP-OM, BS
Where do you work?
Lifebanc, the organ recovery organization for Northeast Ohio. Sonya has been employed by Lifebanc for over 8 years and is the Community Services Associate. Although Sonya is responsible for many tasks, she mainly educates and brings awareness to all communities within Northeast Ohio about the importance and critical need of becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor as well as registers individuals on the Ohio Donor Registry. In addition, she coordinates Lifebanc volunteers to conduct general presentations as well as donor drives and conducts general presentations and donor drives, herself.
Did you know?
In April, Sonya received a wonderful and exciting opportunity in addition to her Community Services duties. Lifebanc asked if Sonya would like to train and become the new Bureau of Motor Vehicles Liaison to all 77 BMVs in Lifebanc’s 20-county service area. As the BMV Liaison, Sonya would be responsible for making sure each BMV is visited on a quarterly basis as well as scheduling Lifebanc volunteers to share their donation stories with the BMV employees. She will be accountable for completing initial visit reports, educating BMV employees, if necessary, and maintaining positive relationships and serving as a resource for BMV employees as they are hugely responsible for helping Lifebanc increase the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors in Northeast Ohio.
Furthermore, on May 10, 2014, Sonya “finally” graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Services Administration from Bryant & Stratton College and was nominated as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities Colleges (Bachelor’s Division). Lastly, she recently applied for graduate school at Kent State University to pursue a Master’s in Education in Community Health Education and Promotion.