Our products, services, and research touch the lives of people locally, nationally, and worldwide. Our leadership team is accountable for the responsible conduct of the business and our long-term success. It also represents the interests of all our stakeholders in ensuring that we maintain our dedication to serving patients and advancing global public health.

Leadership Team

Kathy Geist
Vice President, Regional Operations

Zhan (Johnny) Ye, M.D., Ph.D., FCAP
Medical Director

Kendra Reynolds
Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Laboratory Services

Jovona Powelson
Senior Director, Technical Services

Jack Wilson, MLS, ASCP(CM)
Manager, IRL & Genomics

Aaron Gottschalk, Ph.D.
Technical Director, Genomics

Julie Kirkegaard, MT(ASCP)SBB
Technical Manager, IRL

Hospital Services

Jen White,
Executive Director, Midwest Biologics, Inventory and Distribution

David Harsh
Manager Hospital Services

Laura Horton
Manager of Hospital Relations

Donor Resources

Jennifer Kaluza
Executive Director, Blood Operations for CBCKC

Shelly Muckerheide
Director, Donor Services – Mobile

Andrea Boepple
Director, Donor Recruitment

Jane Bardwell
Volunteer Services Manager

Kathy Boldt
Director, Donor Services-Fixed Sites

Bobbie Taylor
Senior Director, Technical Operations