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Leadership Team

Learn more about Versiti’s leadership team, including its board officers, board of directors, executive team and more.

Our Leadership

Versiti’s executive leadership team is committed to fostering a culture of conviction, strength, progress and success. Our workforce includes diverse individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, religions, ages, abilities and education. We’re proud of our leadership teams and believe that we are stronger together.

Chris Miskel

President and CEO
Chris Miskel

Brian Bautista

EVP and Chief Operating Officer
Brian Bautista

Lynne Briggs

VP and Chief Information Officer
Lynne Briggs

Barbara Bryant, MD, FCAP, FASCP

EVP and Chief Medical Officer
Barbara Bryant, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Michael W. Deininger, MD, PhD

EVP and Chief Scientific Officer Versiti Blood Research Institute
Michael W. Deininger, MD, PhD

Gitesh Dubal

EVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Gitesh Dubal

Colleen McCarthy

VP of Versiti Organ and Tissue
Colleen McCarthy

Kelley McCaskill

VP of Philanthropy
Kelley McCaskill

Lexie Pieper

VP and Chief Quality Officer
Lexie Pieper

Brad Pietz

EVP and Chief Laboratory Officer
Brad Pietz

Bart Reuter

EVP and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Bart Reuter

Anthony Watkins

EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Anthony Watkins

Jim Weidner

EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Jim Weidner

Versiti Board Officers and Directors

  • Fred Geilfuss, II, Chairman
  • Alan Whaley, Vice Chairman
  • Sherry Husa, Secretary
  • John Perras, Treasurer

  • Coreen Dicus-Johnson
  • David Ginsburg, MD
  • Gail Hanson
  • Thomas J. Hauske, Jr.
  • Sherry Husa
  • Dale Kent
  • Robert H. Manegold
  • Jeffrey McDonald
  • Ron Miller
  • Chris Miskel
  • John Perras
  • Kathy Thornton-Bias
  • Gregory Wesley
  • Peter Ziegler

Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation Board

NameOrganizationBoard Role
Dr. Andy AndersonRWJ Barnabas HealthSecretary
Mr. Dixon BenzBenz OilVice Chair
Mr. Samuel BradtCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Guy CraneDodi GroupTreasurer
Ms. Louise CrowleyBoehringer Ingelheim
Mr. William CrowleyCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Emery HarlanMWH Law Group
Mr. Thomas HauskeEverett Smith Group
Mrs. Kathy KleinStrategic Wealth Partners
Mr. Robert ManegoldCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Chris MiskelVersiti
Mr. Abhishek PulakantiBaird Asset Management
Dr. John RaymondMedical College of Wisconsin
Mr. Johan SegerdahlIron Block Holdings
Ms. Suzanne StemperCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Julia SyburgCommunity VolunteerChair
Mr. Michael WhiteRite Hite

State Community Advisory Boards

Charles Alexander, PsyD
Kristyn Benedyk
Stephanie Capanna
Veronica Fitzpatrick
Amanda Fowler Balsan
Caroline Hamilton
Patrick Hebert
Mark Hutchinson, MD
Arpeja Love
Tracy Olawumi, EdD
Ben Parker
Erin and Kelly Robinson
Hubert Stalling

Rob Baker
Julie Cole
Sherry Hatcher
Michael Lofton
James McGill, MD
Charles Miraglia, MD
Angeli Rampersad, MD
Kent Robertson, MD
Tajuana Ryder, PhD
Alan Whaley

Kelsey Bako
Tim Booth
Jim Childress
Evan Frick
Jan Ganzel
Rev. Dr. Willie Gholston, III
Jay Jacobs
Kerry Jantz
Jarrad Pitts
Cindy Weber

Habiba Bankston
Natalie Donnally
Kelly Scheiderer
Olivia Strickland
Felice Thomas

Our Experts
Research investigators, postdoctoral fellows and laboratory staff at Versiti Blood Research Institute and Diagnostic Laboratories.
About Us
Versiti is a world-class blood health organization with locations across the Midwest. It facilitates blood donation, research and diagnostic testing.
Versiti Blood Research Institute
Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators study blood disorders like hemophilia, blood cancers like leukemia, and other blood diseases.
Ways to Give
You can support Versiti’s mission in several ways, including donating blood, hosting a blood drive, joining the organ and tissue donor registry, and more.