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Our Mission

The mission of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is to partner with the community to help save and sustain lives by providing a safe supply of blood, biotherapies, and related services.



Executive Team

Nikhil Nayak

President and Chief Executive Officer

Eric Eaton

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Beth Hartwell

Chief Medical Officer

Theresa Pina

Vice President, Operations 

Marc Lewis

Vice President, Operations

Senior Leadership Team

Bart Block

Associate Vice President, Management Information Systems

Julie Barbary

Director, Business Operations

Mike Bell

Director, Building & Fleet

Connie Foland

Director, Risk Management, Human Resources and Education & Training

Sharon Garcia

Director, Quality Assurance

Cheri Jennings

Director, National Donor Testing Services and Clinical Trial - Technical Services

Ramona Moise

Director, Marketing

Ryan Nobles

Director, Donor Centers Operations

Ronda Perguson

Director, Product Management

Steve Ruth

Director, Business Development

Maria Reutz 

Director, Laboratory Service



Kevin Shipley

Director, Donor Recruitment

Michelle Walker

Director, Mobile Operations

Yu Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director

Daniel Welder, M.D., MPH

Medical Director

Kimberly Banks

Director, Cellular Life Solutions

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