Melinda Locklear has served as the Chief Quality and Information Officer of Carolina Donor Services since 2017. She is responsible for the Quality Improvement and Regulatory Compliance programs and for data reporting and analysis, both internal and external. In addition, Melinda oversees the conceptualization, evaluation, and implementation of Information Systems/Technology strategies, plans and priorities, in support of HonorBridge’s Strategic Plan.
Melinda joined HonorBridge in 2003 as Vice-President of Quality, with expanding responsibilities through the years. During her tenure, she built the organization’s Quality Management System, fully supporting compliance across the regulatory, accreditation, and partners’ spectrums. In addition, she built a Quality Improvement System, focused on total integration throughout the organization, utilizing Lean tools and strategies underpinned by quantitative data collection and analysis. Melinda served as Project Manager in the adoption and integration of TrueNorth for electronic referral, organ donor, and tissue donor records which was later expanded to include hospital services, family services, and quality approval.
Melinda has been an actively involved, on a national level, by serving in various capacities and committees including AOPO QI Council Steering Committee (2005-2010), AOPO QI Council Chair (2008-2009), Quality Representative to The Alliance (2011-2012), Membership and Professional Standards Committee of UNOS (2012-2014), AOPO Annual Meeting Faculty (2017), UNOS Peer Team Reviewer, and multiple presentations at AOPO QI and IT Council Meetings and AOPO Annual Meetings.
Locklear received a Bachelor of Chemistry from Salem College and a Master of Science in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from Wake Forest University.