Rodeina Davis - Vice President & CIO, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
RFID Study Responsibilities: RFID Program Director
Rodeina Davis retired December 16, 2011 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, but will continue in her role as Program Director through June 2012. She previously served as Chief Information Officer for both Carter BloodCare in Texas and New York Blood Center.
Lynne B. Briggs - Vice President & CIO, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
RFID Study Responsibilities: Principal Investigator
Lynne succeeds Rodeina Davis as Principal Investigator for the RFID study. She has been involved with the industry RFID initiative since its inception. Lynne is a member of the ISBT RFID Working Party, and is former chair and a current a member of the AABB IS Committee.
Prior to joining BloodCenter, Lynne was Vice President of software engineering for Catalyst International (now CDC software) a leading supplier of warehouse management software solutions for the fortune 500, has held director level management positions within the retail and behavioral health market spaces, and spent over 10 years in military/defense systems development and validation. Lynne earned her B.S. in Information Systems/Economics, from the University of Minnesota Carlson School, completed her masters course work in labor and industrial relations at the University of Illinois, and is currently completing her MBA at the University of Wisconsin.
Alfonso Gutierrez, MS - Director, University of Wisconsin RFID Lab
RFID Study Responsibilities: Project Manager (Technical)
Mr. Gutierrez leads the University of Wisconsin RFID Lab research. In this capacity, he directs industry-sponsored research projects related to assessment, prototyping, piloting and deployment of RFID-enabled systems. He is actively involved in several initiatives for improving Health Care processes through the application of RFID.
Prior to joining University of Wisconsin, Mr. Gutierrez was an Associate Partner at Accenture, and his experience includes more than twenty years of domestic and international consulting across a wide range of industries. He holds a Master's of Science Degree in Quantitative Analysis from the UW - Madison School of Business and a Systems Engineering degree from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia).
Mark Anastas - President, S3Edge Inc
RFID Study Responsibilities: Software System design and implementation for Blood Center and Hospital Solutions
Mark has worked in the high tech and software industry in a variety of technical and management roles for the past 25 years. These include positions at Intel, Sequent, and most recently was President and Chief Operating Officer of a Webridge, Inc, a software company he co-founded in 1996.
He has first-hand experience managing in companies through the complete life cycle from startup through growth stages. Responsibilities have included the development and implementation of operations plans, core team recruitment, raising venture capital, and at one time or another has had direct management responsibility for sales, marketing, engineering, professional services, and customer support.
Mark has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Washington. In his free time he enjoys snow skiing, flying airplanes, sports cars, kayaking, and digital photography.
Tina Chang - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SysLogic
RFID Study Responsibilities: Executive Sponsor and Project Co-ordination
Tina Chang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SysLogic. Prior to SysLogic, Tina worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture), where she served as a business analyst and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. She has maintained a strong background in business, technology, and process development throughout her career in the information technology arena.
Originally from New York, she attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she received a BBA degree with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she specialized in environmental accounting and European commerce. Tina also attended Darden School of Business at University of Virginia and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for their Business Executive Programs.
Tina demonstrates a dedication to both local and national communities, as well as professional development, through her leadership with the City of Milwaukee Board of Harbor Commissioners, The PrivateBank–Wisconsin, Weyco Group, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Alverno College, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Junior Achievement of WI, MMAC, Public Policy Forum, Columbia St. Mary’s, 88.9 RadioMilwaukee, Milwaukee Film, Mosaic, United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and United Way. She is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, and Professional Dimensions.
Clive Hohberger, PhD - Managing Director, Clive Hohberger LLC
RFID Study Responsibilities: RFID System Architect & Product Manager
Clive Hohberger acts as the RFID System Architect in his role as a consultant to both the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and SysLogic, Inc. A bar code and RFID technology expert, he holds 15 US patents in the field of RFID. He has been a member of the ISBT Working Party on Information Technology for 20 years, serving first as Editor of version 1.0 of the ISBT128 bar code standard and later as a member of the ISBT Task Force which developed the ISBT Guidelines for the Use of RFID Technology in Transfusion Medicine.
Prior to joining the project, Dr Hohberger retired as VP of Technology Development after 25 years at Zebra Technologies. He is active in the automatic identification and data capture industry as Chairman of AIM, Inc., the global industry trade association. He received a PhD in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and did postgraduate work in Biomedical Engineering at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University.
Auto-ID based tracking system developed as a result of a National Institute of Health STTRGrant secures FDA 510(k) pre-market clearance, SysLogic initiates transfer to S3Edge. S3Edge, Inc. welcomes the announcement by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that iTrace for BloodCenters, the trac...
Nov. 20, 2012—The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium reports that it has submitted the results of a radio frequency identification pilot to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as part of a request for 510(k) clearance of the blood-tracking solution. The consortium's membership includes...
Auto-ID based tracking system developed as a result of the National Institute of Health STTR Grant, enters commercialization phase ...
July 19, 2012 - Production pilots were completed in June for the RFID solution at both the blood center and the hospital. BloodCenter of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) conducted an eight-week pilot from blood donation through packing and shipping to hospital customers, including both whole blood and...