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Please note that the Charter calls for the Committee to be comprised of 14 public members (including the chair and vice-chair), 9 representative members, and 9 ex-officio members. Nominations for new members to complete the roster are currently under review. 

Chair of ACBTSA

Jacquelyn Fredrick, PhD
Retired CEO
Versiti, Inc.
TERM: 08/17/2018 to 08/16/2021


Emily A. Blumberg, MD, FACP
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
TERM: 06/06/2016 to 06/05/2019

Public Members

Pam Alesescu, MSW, ASW
Palliative Care Social Worker
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
TERM: 11/07/2015 to 11/07/2019

Larry Allen
Consumer Advocate
TERM: 11/07/2015 to 11/07/2019

Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP
Alan A. & Edith L. Wolff Professor of Renal Diseases
Director, Transplant Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine
TERM: 11/28/2016 to 11/27/2019

Brian S. Custer, PhD, MPH
Director, Epidemiology and Health Policy Science
Vice President Research and Scientific Programs
Blood Systems Research Institute
TERM: 06/06/2016 to 06/05/2019

Cassandra D. Josephson, MD
Professor, Pathology and Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Transfusion, Tissue, and Apheresis Services
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
TERM: 11/07/2015 to 04/29/2019

Mark W. Skinner, JD
Institute for Policy Advancement, Ltd.
TERM: 11/07/2015 to 04/29/2019

There are currently six vacancies for additional public members

Representative Members


Lynne Uhl, MD
Director, Division of Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine
Department of Pathology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
TERM: 11/28/2016 to 11/27/2019

America Association of Tissue Banks

Frank S. Wilton, CAE, IOM
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Association of Tissue Banks
TERM: 11/28/2016 to 11/27/2019

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations

Lisa Stocks, RN, MSN, FNP
Executive Director, Lifesharing
TERM: 11/28/2016 to 11/27/2020

Eye Bank Association of America


Major Blood Supplier

Louis M. Katz, MD
Chief Medical Officer
America’s Blood Centers
TERM: 12/6/2016 to 05/27/2019

Plasma Protein Fraction Community or Trade Organization

Mary Gustafson
Vice President, Global Regulatory Policy, Plasma Protein Therapeutic Association
147 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD, 21401

Major Hospital Organization or Manufacturer of Blood, Plasma, or Other Tissue/Organ Test Kits


Manufacturer of Blood, Plasma, or Other Tissue/Organ Equipment

Richard Benjamin, MBChB, MS(HCM), PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Cerus Corporation
TERM: 11/28/2016 to 11/27/2019

Major Hospital Accreditation Organization

Stefan Riedel, MD, PhD, FCAP
Associate Professor, Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratories
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
TERM: 11/28/2016 to 11/27/2019

Ex-Officio Members

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDR Sridhar V. Basavaraju
Acting Director, Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Diane H. Corning, RN, JD
Health Insurance Specialist, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Clinical Standards Group

Food and Drug Administration, Office of Blood Research and Review

Nicole Verdun, MD
Director, Office of Blood Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
US Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Administration, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies

Scott A. Brubaker, CTBS
Director, Divsion of Human Tissue

Health Resources and Services Administration

Marilyn E. Levi, MD
Director, Division of Transplantation
Health Resources Services Administration

National Institutes of Health

Harvey Klein, MD
Director, Division of Transfusion Medicine

Chair, Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

Mark Barr, MD
Co-Director of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Content created by Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
Content last reviewed on January 16, 2019