Brad was hired into the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin in 2001 and spent the first fifteen years of his Versiti career in the Diagnostic Labs, starting as a Senior Development Scientist in the Product Development Lab. He has held additional roles as Director, PD Lab; Director, Customer Care and Innovation; Vice President, BCW DL Operations, and VP, Versiti DL Operations. Brad provided key leadership while the laboratories tripled in size.
He developed a formal process for evaluating, approving, and prioritizing innovative technologies and clinical assays into the Diagnostic Laboratories. Brad also helped lead the early integration of clinical lab assets across Versiti into a single operation.
In 2016 Brad was selected as the first Versiti Chief of Staff and Vice President of Corporate Strategy. In this role, Brad developed broad executive leadership skills while ensuring robust governance mechanisms for both near term performance and long-term strategic planning and execution – ultimately advancing our mission to drive blood health innovation. These combined experiences have uniquely prepared Brad to assume his current role as EVP & Chief Laboratory Officer.
Brad was trained as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology. Additionally, he has earned an executive MBA from UW-Milwaukee, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Dr. Anderson’s responsibilities include providing clinical, strategic, and regulatory oversight, including collaborations with academic and industry partners to improve patient care through advances in laboratory medicine and genomics. Prior to joining BloodCenter, Dr. Anderson served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and as the Assistant Director of the Stanford Histocompatibility, Immunogenetics, and Disease Profiling Laboratory. Dr. Anderson is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed residency and fellowship training at the Stanford University Medical Center, and is board-certified in anatomic pathology, molecular genetic pathology, and histocompatibility. His research interests include the use of next-generation sequencing technologies for clinical diagnostics and biomarker discovery.
Priscilla serves as Salus IRB’s organizational official overseeing operational and business components as well as client relations. Priscilla has worked in the clinical research industry for more than twenty years, specifically in human research protection. She holds a degree in healthcare administration as well as professional certifications in IRB and clinical research. She has served as a site visitor for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP, Inc.), and on the Council on Accreditation for Alion Science & Technology’s HRPP accrediting program, is a board member for the Consortium of Independent Review Boards (CIRB) representing CIRB on the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) Steering Committee, and is a founding member of, and served as Treasurer for, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Central Texas Chapter. Priscilla holds memberships in Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), the Society for Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), the Drug Information Association (DIA), and the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).
The following individuals, along with the Executive Director, serve as the Salus IRB Leadership Team.
Ashley holds both CCRP and CIP certifications. She has a degree in marketing and over ten years’ industry experience working in a variety of IRB administrative staff positions and as a non-scientific board member. Ashley provides leadership and guidance to the staff and board members to ensure regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction. Ashley holds memberships in Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), the Society for Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), and the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).
Trina holds both CCRP and CIP certifications. She has over fifteen years’ industry experience working in a variety of IRB administrative staff positions and as a non-scientific board member. Trina provides leadership, guidance, and training to the staff and board members to ensure regulatory compliance, as well as monitoring the quality standards of the IRB. Trina holds memberships in Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) and the Society for Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).
Chris has over twenty years’ experience in pharmaceutical research, fourteen of those in Quality Assurance. She holds a degree in chemistry and is a Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practice (RQAP-GLP). Chris utilizes her expertise in quality to assist in the development of Salus IRB’s quality procedures. She monitors the overall quality of the organization and the Continuous Process Improvement program. Chris is an active member of the Society of Quality Assurance.