Advancing and Strengthening Relations with Medical Examiners and Coroners

Recorded On: 03/22/2017

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Eye banks often work closely with Medical Examiners and Coroners, and developing a strong relationship with these entities can be very important. During this webinar, attendees learn how to build relationships with their local ME or Coroner offices. Attendees hear from both an investigator at an ME office and a representative from an eye bank with a process in place to effectively work with local ME and Coroner offices. The investigator discuss the culture at her office to support donation, steps taken to improve communication, dramatic increase in referrals since implementation of a donation portal in late 2015, and other ways in which they help facilitate the donation recovery process. The eye bank representative presents one eye bank's process for communicating and working with ME and Coroner offices. Watch today to learn about how other eye banks are working with their local ME or Coroner offices to increase donations to help increase the number of individuals who will receive the gift of sight!

Length of Recording: 1 Hour

CEU: 1


Sara McFee, APR

Donor Development/Communications, Lions Gift of Sight


Sara McFee, APR, leads donor development and stakeholder relations at Lions Gift of Sight and serves with other donation organizations in developing donation education and promotion campaigns. An accredited public relations professional, Sara has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit and healthcare stakeholder relations, marketing and communications, and media relations. Sara is former chair, and current member, of the EBAA Donor Development Committee, and past member of the EBAA Legislative and Regulatory Committee.

Ingrid Schunder, MBA, CEBT

VP of Logistics & Development, Miracles in Sight


Ingrid Schunder, MBA, CEBT, began her career in eye banking in 1999 and has been with Miracles In Sight since 2013. In her current role as VP of Logistics and Development, Ingrid is responsible for the day to day logistical operations of both North and South Carolina. This includes the supervision and ongoing training of the Surgical Recovery Specialists who perform ocular tissue recoveries as well as the Professional Development Staff servicing the hospitals, Medical Examiners, Coroners and Funeral Homes of North and South Carolina. Ingrid is currently a member of the Technician Education Committee and has served on the faculty for the Technician Education Seminar for the past two years.

Jackie Ulven, ABMDI

Senior Investigator, Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office


Jackie Ulven, ABMDI, has been working for the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minneapolis for more than 20 years.  She began as an autopsy technician and then moved to investigations and fieldwork. Jackie has been in her current role as the Senior Investigator for 12 years, which includes coordination with eye, tissue and organ donation organizations. 

The Hennepin County ME covers a three-county area the state of Minnesota with a population of 1.3 million residents.

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