Operations

J. Brian Madden, EVP/COO Operations, MBA, MT (ASCP)

A native of Greenville South Carolina, Brian Madden holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Erskine College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is ASCP Certified in Medical Technology.  In January of 2012 Madden earned his MBA from Western Governors University with an emphasis in Management and Strategy. Madden has more than 22 years experience in Blood Banking.

He began as a phlebotomist and progressed within the organization to hold key positions, such as Director of Hospital Services, Executive Director of Biologics and Technical Services, and ultimately Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

He is charged with overseeing the daily operations of The Blood Connection, assuring that organizational and blood product collection goals are met in order to maintain an adequate, safe and cost-effective blood supply for the community. Additionally, Madden provides leadership, administrative guidance, and direction to all facets of the organization.


Technical Services

Tracy Bridges, MBA, MLT (ASCP)
VP Business Development & Chief Technical Officer

Melanie Porter, MLT (ASCP)
Director, Manufacturing Systems

Erica Nance, MLT (ASCP)
Manager, Manufacturing Systems

Charles Pace, MLT (ASCP)SBB, DLM
Manager, Reference Laboratory

Jerri Zepeda, MLT (ASCP)
Manager, Hospital Relations


Cellular Therapy Processing

Kelly Burgin, MS
Manager, Cellular Therapy Processing


Donor Services

Kay Loftis, RN
Director, Donor Services

Latronya Jackson, RN, BSN
Assistant Director, Donor Services

Crystal Davis, RN
Manager, Mobile Collections

Paige Clark
Manager, Fixed Site Collections


Operational Support

William Mimbs
Director, Operational Support

Reba Tyrrell
Manager, Supply Chain

Cecil Lynn, MS, CAPM
Project Manager


Production Planning

Kenny Hager, CAPM
Manager, Production Planning


Eastern Region Operations

Troy Kidd
Manager, Regional Operations