The Team

Passionate. Mission-centric. Dedicated. Thankful.

That’s who you’ll meet when walking into our donor centers, onto a mobile or into a meeting with members of the CBC team.

We’re about 150 employees strong, ranging in geographic locations, professional responsibilities and expertise. One common thread our team has is that we all feel passionately about serving our communities and are appreciative of those who help us fulfill our mission. More than anything, we are respectful of the amazing gift our community provides to the patients at our local hospitals.

Get to know the team dedicated to advancing our mission and serving our community. Perhaps you’re interested in joining us?

CBC Careers

Board of Directors

Professionals in the industry and leaders in the community, our board of directors guide our organization’s strategic thinking as we work to fulfill our mission to connect lives and share life.

Dan Flannery, Chairperson

Community Representative

Jo Ann Lang, Past Chairperson

Tania Erdmann, Vice Chair

Wipfli LLP

Sandy Drexler, Secretary

United Way Fox Cities

Bruce Zak, Treasurer

Johnson Financial Group

Board of Directors, Continued

  • Jennifer Betow, Miller Electric Manufacturing, Co.
  • Tom Huiting, Community Leader
  • Benjamin LaFrombois, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
  • Jim McClowry, Appleton Area School District
  • Jane Metko, Door County Medical Center
  • Betsy West, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Neenah
  • Steve Zich, Community First Credit Union
  • Julie Gilkay, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin
  • Brian Hogeland, Jones Sign


CBC’s leadership team paves the way to reach the organization’s vision. You may recognize a few smiling faces as they’re also active in the communities we serve.

John Hagins

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kristine Belanger

Vice President, Operations & Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Todd Straus

Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Quality & Medical Services

Matt Lyons

Vice President, Finance

Laurie Dennee

Vice President, Human Resources

Karen Turkow

Director, Testing Services

Samantha Speaks

Director, Operations - Chicago

Tom McGreevey

Manager, Recruitment

Rachel Sonnentag

Director, Marketing & Communications

Tammy Winchester

Manager, Community Outreach - Chicago

Fred Wolf

Supervisor, Hospital & Customer Services

Ryan Pletcher

Manager, Sales & Operations

Jill Fonseca

Manager, Quality Assurance

Jim Marvin

Manager, Facilities

Peter Koel

Director, Information Systems

Sarah Himstedt

Director, Collections Operations

Amanda Franzke

Manager, Donor Center Collections Operations

Ashleigh Kees

Manager, Planning & Projects

Heather Du Vall

Manager, Volunteer Services

Mike Hernandez

Manager, Laboratory