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

Chair of ACBTSA

Jay Menitove, MD
Clinical Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
TERM: 12/06/2012 to 12/06/2016

Public Members

Pam Alesecu, MSW, ASW
Palliative Care Social Worker
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
TERM: 11/09/2015 to 11/09/2019

Larry Allen
Consumer Advocate
TERM: 11/09/2015 to 11/09/2019

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: 11/09/2015 to 11/09/2018

Camille N. Kotton, MD
Clinical Director
Transplant and Immunocompromised Host, Infectious Disease Division
Massachusetts General Hospital
TERM: 12/06/2012 to 12/06/2016

Mark W. Skinner, JD
Institute for Policy Advancement, Ltd.
TERM: 11/09/2015 to 11/09/2018

Karen Quillen, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology/ Laboratory
Medicine Attending Hematologist, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Department of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
TERM: 06/07/2015 to 06/07/2018

Representative Members



America Association of Tissue Banks

David Smith, MD
TERM: 12/06/2012 to 12/06/2016

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations


Eye Bank Association of America


Major Blood Supplier

J. Chris Hrouda
Executive Vice President, Biomedical Services
American Red Cross
TERM: 12/05/2012 to 12/05/2016

Plasma Protein Fraction Community or Trade Organization

Mary Gustafson
Vice President, Global Regulatory Policy
Plasma Protein Therapeutic Association
TERM: 06/07/2015 to 06/07/2018

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


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

Mark Popovsky, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Haemonetics Corporation
TERM: 12/06/2012 to 12/06/2016

Major Hospital Accreditation Organization

Christina L. Cordero, PhD, MPH
Associate Project Director, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation,
The Joint Commission
TERM: 12/06/2012 to 12/06/2016

Ex-Officio Members

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Capt. Matthew J. Kuehnert, MD
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

Jay S. Epstein, MD
Director, Office of Blood Research and Review

Food and Drug Administration, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies

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

Health Resources and Services Administration

Capt. Melissa Greenwald, MD
Acting Director, Division of Transplantation

National Institutes of Health

Harvey Klein, MD
Director, Division of Transfusion Medicine

Department of Defense

Col Clayton D. Simon, MD
Medical Corps, US Army
Director, The Joint Pathology Center

Department of Veterans Affairs


Chair, Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

Mark Barr, MD
Director, USC Transplantation Institute
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 October 20, 2016
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