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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides ongoing advice and counsel to the CIBMTR Coordinating Center. The Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring that the CIBMTR carries out its mission and fulfills the requirements of its policies and procedures.


  • Provide direction on scientific activities and policy decisions
  • Finalize priorities for scientific studies, with input from the Working Committees
  • Review results of audits and recommend measures to address deficiencies
  • Appoint a CIBMTR Program Chair and Organizing Committee for the annual Tandem Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR and selects the annual Mortimer M. Bortin lecturer


  • Comprised of a subset of CIBMTR Advisory Committee members
Elected Members
John Wingard, MD, Shands HealthCare & University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Immediate Past Chair:
Rob Soiffer, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Vice Chairs:
  North America: Marcos de Lima, MD, Seidman Cancer Center-University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Jakob Passweg, MD, MS, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland 
  Central / South America: Gregorio Jaimovich, MD, Sanatorio Anchorena, Caba, Argentina and Hospital Universitario Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  Asia / Africa / Australia:
Tracey O'Brien, MBA, LLM, MBChB, BSc, Kid's Cancer Center, Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Appointed Members
Bioethicist: Gregory Abel, MD, MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Business Representative: Jeff Chell, MD, NMDP/Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
​CIDR Executive Committee Representative:
Miguel-Angel Perales, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Collection Center Representative: James Mason, MD, Scripps Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, La Jolla, CA
Cord Blood Bank Representative: Andromachi Scaradavou, MD, New York Blood Center, Long Island City, NY
Donor Center Representative: Susan Rossmann, MD, PhD, Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Center, Houston, TX
Patient / Family Representatives, (Co-Chairs, Consumer Advocacy Committee)

Jack Aiello, EE, MS, San Jose, CA

Bryce Waldman, Chicago, IL


Ex Officio Committee Members (*indicates non-voting members)
Chief Scientific Director, CIBMTR MCW:
Bronwen Shaw, MD, PhD*
Chief Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP; Senior Vice President, NMDP/Be The Match:
​Jeffery Auletta, MD*
Chief Statistical Director, CIBMTR MCW:
Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD*
Executive Director, CIBMTR MCW:
Patricia Steinert, PhD, MBA*
Vice President, Patient Outcomes and Experience, NMDP/Be The Match:
Mary Hengen, MBA*
Senior Scientific Director, SCTOD, CIBMTR MCW:
J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS*
​Vice President of Research, CIBMTR NMDP:
​Steve Spellman, MBS*
Senior Scientific Director, CIDR, CIBMTR MCW:
Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS*
Chief Medical Officer, NMDP/Be The Match; Associate Scientific Director, CIBMTR NMDP:
Steven Devine, MD*
Chief Executive Officer, NMDP/Be The Match:
Amy Ronneberg*
​Scientific Director Emeritus, CIBMTR MCW:
Mary Horowitz, MD, MS*
Director, Strategic Programs,
NMDP/Be The Match:
Meggan McCann, MPH*

Be The Match / MCW / HRSA Contracting Officer:
Nawraz Shawir, MBBS*
​Be The Match / Navy Project Officer:
MCW / HRSA Contracting Officers:
Marilyn Levi, MD*

​MCW / NCI Project Officer:
​Lori Henderson, PhD*
​MCW / NHLBI Project Officers:
Nancy DiFronzo, PhD*
​Nahed El Kassar, MD, PhD*

MCW / NIAID Project Officer:
​Linda Griffith, MD, PhD*
​ASTCT Representative:
​Stella Davies, MBBS, PhD*
​Nominating Committee Chair:
​Michael Verneris, MD*

Last Updated: 7/1/2021 3:14 PM