TRIO Philadelphia started as a small group of recipients in the mid 1990’s.
They first began meeting at the local organ procurement organization (OPO) offices, then known as the Delaware Valley Transplant Program or “Kidney 1”, now called Gift of Life Donor Program.
The group grew from just 5 members to over 30, and in 1997 became chartered as TRIO Philadelphia.
Over the years TRIO Philadelphia has had over 100 members, and today, after a period of inactivity, we’re rebuilding with a with a core team of 18 dedicated members and a new sense of purpose and energy. While most TRIO Philadelphia members are local, many live outside the immediate Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania in the states of New Jersey and Delaware, more commonly referred to as “the Delaware Valley.”
While TRIO Philadelphia may be small in number, we are passionate and active in many ways as you can see throughout this chapter web site. We are proud to be a long time and very active supporter of TRIO at the national level too. Both in the past and currently four TRIO Philadelphia members serve the TRIO national board in key roles as:
Note: click on each name to see their contact information, photo and bio
- TRIO National treasurer: Susan Pincus
- Past TRIO National president & secretary: Elizabeth Rubin
- TRIO National president: Jim Gleason
- TRIO National Medical Advisory board member: Liz Shore