Nashville, TN —6/18/12— DCI Donor Services, Inc. (DCIDS) has promoted Sam Ramos to director of ocular services and will based in its Sacramento office. Ramos, a certified eye banking technician, joined DCIDS in 2000 as a tissue recovery assistant with Sierra Donor Services (SDS). During his twelve years with the company, he has served in several roles, including: tissue recovery technician, ocular recovery technician, tissue services coordinator, senior tissue services coordinator, interim manager of New Mexico Donor Services, and most recently manager of tissue services for SDS.
In his new role, Ramos will be responsible for ocular distribution, as well as national sales and marketing of ocular tissues recovered by DCIDS in both California and Tennessee.
“Mr. Ramos provides extensive knowledge of ocular tissue recovery and processing, which will serve us well here at DCIDS,” said Jill Grandas, DCIDS corporate executive director. “In this new position, he will be responsible for leading the ocular program, providing exemplary customer service and competitive pricing for the nation on behalf of Sierra Donor Services and Tennessee Donor Services.”
Ramos earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in neurobiology, physiology and human behavior from the University of California, Davis. He has served in leadership roles with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), most recently on its Recovery Council which was given the charge of standardizing tissue recovery for the nation.
“Ramos’ leadership, expertise, and relentless passion to increase donation and transplantation will increase DCIDS’ opportunities for growth,” continued Grandas. “These qualities are key drivers to building our ocular program.”
Ramos will officially begin his role June 18, 2012.
“I look forward to advancing DCIDS’ vision of ensuring that every person in need receives the ‘Gift of Sight,’” said Ramos. “I will work with DCIDS to build even further on the excellence, innovation and caring exhibited nationally by this organization.”