Board of Directors

Karen Ballen, MD

Karen Ballen, MD

Division Chief, Hematology and Oncology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia
2021-2023

David Blackett

David Blackett, MM (Treasurer)

Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
PerkinElmer ViaCord
Waltham, Massachusetts
2014-2023

jaap jan boelens

Jaap Jan Boelens, MD, PhD

Chief of Service, Pediatric Transplant and Cellular Therapies
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
2016-2022
Calvin Cole

Calvin Cole

Managing Partner
CTH BioSourcing
Austin, Texas
2016-2023
Colleen Delaney

Colleen Delaney, MD, MSc (Vice President)

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Deverra Therapeutics
Seattle, Washington
2014-2022
Marcie Finney

Marcie Finney, MS, MBA

Executive Director
Cleveland Cord Blood Center
Cleveland, Ohio
2020-2025
Richard D. Jennings

Richard D. Jennings, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
California Cryobank Life Sciences
Los Angeles, California
2019-2022
Wolfgang Knirsch, PhD

Wolfgang Knirsch, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Vita 34 AG
Leipzig, Germany
2018-2024
Gesine Koegler

Gesine Koegler, PhD (Secretary)

Jose Carreras Cord Blood Bank and GMP Facility Director
University of Duesseldorf Medical Center
Duesseldorf, Germany
2014-2022
Joanne Kurtzberg

Joanne Kurtzberg, MD (President)

Director
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Durham, North Carolina
2014-2022
Charles Lu

Charles Lu, MBA

Chief Commercial Officer
Mononuclear Therapeutics Ltd.
Hong Kong
2019-2024
Aby J. Mathew

Aby J. Mathew, PhD

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
BioLife Solutions, Inc.
Bothell, Washington
2014-2023
Filippo Milano, MD, PhD

Filippo Milano, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington
2021-2024
Beth H. Shaz

Beth H. Shaz, MD

Deputy Director
Marcus Center for Cellular Cures
Durham, North Carolina
2014-2023
Jonas Wang

Jonas C. Wang, PhD

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
StemCyte
Baldwin Park, California
2020-2025

Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffrey Wilson

Assistant Director of Operations
MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank
Houston, Texas
2018-2024

Robert Wynn

Robert Wynn, MB, BChir, MD, MRCP, FRCPath

Professor, Department of Pediatric BMT
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester, United Kingdom
2020-2025