Board of Directors

David Blackett

David Blackett (Treasurer)

Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
PerkinElmer ViaCord
Waltham, Massachusetts
2014-2022

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
2016-2021

Haywood Brown

Haywood Brown, MD

Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
2014-2022

Calvin Cole

Calvin Cole

President/Chief Executive Officer
CariCord
Irvine, California
2016-2022

Colleen Delaney

Colleen Delaney, MD, MSc

Director, Program in Cord Blood Research and Transplantation
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington
2014-2021

Arthur Flatau

Arthur Flatau, PhD

Patient Advocate
Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor
Austin, Texas
2014-2020

Kenneth Giacin

Kenneth Giacin, MS, MBA (Vice President)

Vice Chairman and Chief Business Officer
StemCyte International
Baldwin Park, California
2014-2019

Nicholas Grund

Nicholas Grund, MBA

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer
AMAG Pharmaceuticals
San Bruno, California
2017-2021

Joanie Hare

Joanie Y. Hare, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine
Houston Perinatal Associates
Houston, Texas
2016-2020

Elaine Hsieh

Elaine Hsieh

Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Sino Cell Technologies
Taipei, Taiwan
2017-2020

Wolfgang Knirsch, PhD

Wolfgang Knirsch, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Vita 34 AG
Leipzig, Germany
2018-2019

Gesine Koegler

Gesine Koegler, PhD (Secretary)

Jose Carreras Cord Blood Bank and GMP Facility Director
University of Duesseldorf Medical Center
Duesseldorf, Germany
2014-2021

Joanne Kurtzberg

Joanne Kurtzberg, MD (President)

Director
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Durham, North Carolina
2014-2020

Aby J. Mathew

Aby J. Mathew, PhD

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
BioLife Solutions, Inc.
Bothell, Washington
2014-2022

Beth H. Shaz

Beth H. Shaz, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President
New York Blood Center
New York, New York
2014-2022

Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffrey Wilson

Assistant Director of Operations
MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank
Houston, Texas
2018-2019