Stephen Leite, MBA, CQA, CTBS
Director of Quality & Operational Excellence

Stephen Leite provides leadership to Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network’s Quality and Medical Records departments. He leverages quality management and education and employee development to implement cross-functional solutions to deliver innovation and performance improvement across the organization. Leite also drives process improvement initiatives to achieve operational excellence and serves as Gift of Hope’s Safety Officer.

Before joining Gift of Hope, Leite evaluated and managed quality processes at Vascular Transplant Services and International Health Management Associates, Inc. He is trained as an EMT and a phlebotomist.

Leite is a certified professional in healthcare quality through the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and certified quality auditor through the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Leite has earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in health administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.