Donor Network of Arizona honors two MVD employees with awards

Maddie Kinder, Josh Lamey recognized as ‘2020 Donation Champions’

PHOENIX – The Donor Network of Arizona recognized two ADOT Motor Vehicle Division employees recently for their efforts promoting organ donation.

The Donor Network of Arizona honored Maddie Kinder, an MVD IT program manager, and Josh Lamey, MVD office manager at Apache Junction and Globe locations, among the organization’s 2020 Donation Champions.

Earlier this year, Kinder began implementation of an online process that will allow people to register as an organ donor by simply checking a box when requesting a duplicate driver license, instead of following a link to a registration page on another website. Thoughtful ideas like this are vital to growing the DonateLifeAZ Registry and saving more lives.

Lamey fosters an environment that encourages staff to become more familiar with the importance of organ donation. This summer, the lead customer service representative at the Apache Junction MVD office he manages created a bulletin board that showcases ‘thank you’ cards from donation recipients, providing an opportunity for MVD staffers to see the real-life impacts of organ donation.

“So many people on the MVD team do so much every day that contributes to increasing organ donors and saving lives,” MVD Director Eric Jorgensen said. “I’m proud of the leadership and dedication Maddie and Josh have shown. Their efforts are commendable and deserving of the recognition they received.”

MVD partners with Donor Network of Arizona to sign up organ donors and more than 95% of the organization’s new donor registrations come from MVD transactions. Become an organ donor by registering online.