Transplant Center

Social Services & Social Workers

Susan Gleason, LCSW

Susan Gleason, LCSW is a graduate of the University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work. She has worked in the field of social work 17 years. Susan has experience in Neuro-Rehabilitation, Trauma Services and Heart, Liver, & Lung Transplant. Susan is also responsible for the Education/Support group for transplant offered twice a month at the University of Utah Hospital and the Buddy Connection for patients and caregivers. She is co-founder of a charitable organization Healing Hands for Haiti and spent 18 months working in Haiti to help provide rehabilitation services and raise awareness about disability. She often tells others she loves the field of transplant because of the opportunity it provides for personal growth and the many wonderful patients she meets. Susan can be contacted at susan.gleason@hsc.utah.edu

Patricia Voorhes, LCSW

Patricia Voorhes, LCSW, is a graduate of the University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work. She has worked in the field of social work for 10 years. Patricia has experience in mental health social work, adolescent psychiatric social work, eating disorder treatment, and transplant social work. In addition to providing therapeutic services, she has served as clinical director in two adolescent residential treatment programs. Patricia is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Society for Transplant Social Workers. She can be contacted at 801-585-3764 or patricia.voorhes@hsc.utah.edu

Pamela Grant

Pamela Grant is a licensed clinical social worker in the pediatric renal disease program at the University of Utah. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 1974. Pamela has worked with patients and families in the Pediatric Kidney Transplant program since its inception in1981. She is active in the transplant community, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation, member of the Children’s Organ Transplant Coordinating Committee, and the a member of the Society for Transplant Social Workers. Pamela can be contacted at 801-581-2140 and pamela.grant@hsc.utah.edu

Susan Pett, LCSW

Susan Pett, LCSW, graduated with a Masters degree in social work in 1977. She received a Certified Social Work License in 1977, a Clinical Social Work License in 1980 and a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work in 1987. She has worked with patients and families in the Adult Kidney Transplant program since 1987. Susan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Academy of Social Workers, and Council of Nephrology Social Workers. She can be reached at (801)581-2497 or Toll Free: 1-800-824-2073 ext. 12497 and Email: susan.pett@hsc.utah.edu

Amanda Cole-Sandy, LCSW

Amanda Cole-Sandy, LCSW, graduated with a Masters degree in social work from the University of Utah in 2005. She received a Clinical Social Work License in 2008. Amanda has experience working for the Vista Transitional Living Program, Family Academy, DCFS, and the Idaho Kidney Center. Amanda can be reached at (801) 581-2862 and amanda.cole-sandy@hsc.utah.edu