American Board for Transplant Certification Announces New President


Mt. Laurel, NJ
January 13, 2023
The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) is pleased to announce the election of the 2023-2024 President of the Board of Directors.  Katherine ‘Kati’ Robinson, BSN, RN, CCTC, CPTC. has been elected President of the Board. Her two-year term of office will begin on January 1, 2023, and run through December 31, 2024.
Ms. Robinson has over 20 years of combined experience working in both organ procurement and transplantation. She fully appreciates how important collaboration is in the real-time transplant experience as well as the impact alliances between OPOs and transplant centers can be on an executive levelKati currently is a Pediatric Heart Transplant/VAD Coordinator and Regulatory Liaison for Atrium Health Levine Children’s Pediatric Transplant Program. Kati advocates for the pediatric transplant recipient and their families.  She is the proverbial voice for the small but mighty and delivers the care that she would want to receive.
Ms. Robinson has served on the Board for ABTC as Judiciary Committee Chair, a member of the CCTC Exam Committee, and President-Elect prior to becoming president.  “The experience Kati brings from both the OPO and transplant center makes her a sure fit for bringing ABTC to new heights,” says ABTC Immediate Past President, Sheila Alston. “She carries her tireless frontline dedication to serving patients and their families into how she manages business within the board” says Rob Teaster, MBA, RN, CPTC, ABTC President Emeritus. “I have been fortunate enough to watch Kati earn every step of her ascension through ABTC’s ranks from serving on test development committees to Board President.   I am excited for ABTC’s expansion-minded future under her leadership!”
With Kati Robinson’s ascension to Board President, Sheila Alston, MBA, RN, CPTC, CTP will become Immediate Past President, Chad Muse, BSN, RN, CPTC, CHSE, ascends to the President-Elect role from his role as treasurer, and Ginger DeLario, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), CPTC, CTOP II will serve as ABTC Treasurer. The ABTC wishes to acknowledge the ongoing commitment of the President, and all members of the ABTC Board of Directors.  
ABTC is the only accrediting body specifically dedicated to organ transplant certification.  Currently ABTC administers four certification programs. For more information about ABTC and its certification programs, or any information contained in this Press Release, please visit www.ABTC.net or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABTC Executive Director
(info@abtc.net or 856-437-4662).



Dear transplantation practitioner,

ABTC understands that the increased burden on medical professionals in the recent COVID environment has made it difficult for many to meet the requirements for recertification. It may have been challenging to locate and earn the required continuing education credits. As a result, ABTC has determined to extend the December 31, 2021 recertification window to April 1, 2022. This will be the latest date to recertify for those who were not able to earn the CEPTCs and submit prior to the 12/31/2021 expiration date.

The extended deadline will be a one-time opportunity to recertify. Your next recertification date will not be advanced. You will be required to submit recertification by 12/31/2024. To assist in earning CEUs, we encourage you to have your employer offer CEPTCs and apply for ABTC Approved Provider status.  ABTC hopes that you can plan to take advantage of the resources that have been made available online to earn your CEPTCs.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance,


American Board for Transplant Certification