About Us

Senior Leadership

Dr. David Smith 

David M. Smith, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer, CBC/CTS


Dr. David M. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services (CBC/CTS). As CEO, Dr. Smith oversees all policy, strategic, fiscal, medical and operational aspects of CBC/CTS. Prior to this position Dr. Smith was the Medical Director at CBC/CTS.

Prior to joining CBC/CTS in 2003, Dr. Smith was a staff Pathologist and Director of Autopsy Services at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Smith began his career as a Forensic Pathologist with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, followed by a Medical Doctor's degree from the Wright State University School of Medicine in 1983. Dr. Smith served his residency at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, followed by a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Toxicology and Criminalistics in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as Forensic Pathology. Dr. Smith earned an MBA degree in June 2012 at Raj Soin College of Business Wright State University.

Dr. Smith is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is also the President of the American Association of Tissue Banks, and a member of the American Association of Blood Banks, America's Blood Centers, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the NAACP.

Diane Wilson
 

Diane L. Wilson, BSN, MSN/MHA

Chief Operating Officer, Tissue Services, CBC/CTS

 
Mrs. Wilson received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Everett Community College in Everett, Washington and later earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in "Science in Nursing and Health" from the University of Phoenix.

Mrs. Wilson's 20+ years in tissue banking started in 1988, when she became the first Director of the Dayton Regional Tissue Bank, which later became the first Community Tissue Services. Mrs. Wilson has served on most AATB committees and has chaired the Standards Committee. In 2005, she was the first woman to be honored with the prestigious Kenneth Sell Award, which is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of tissue banking. In 2009, Mrs. Wilson was elected president of AATB. She is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Joint Restoration Foundation (JRF), which is the nation's leader in fresh cartilage distribution. She has co-authored tissue bank standards for the Association of Orthopedic Nurses (AORN) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

Jodi Minneman
 

Jodi Minneman

Chief Operating Officer, Blood Services, CBC/CTS

 
Jodi L. Minneman is the chief operating officer of Blood Services for Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services. She oversees Donor Relations, Collection Services including apheresis, Components and Hospital Services and all laboratories including HLA, Reference, Molecular, Stem Cell and Donor Testing.

Ms. Minneman was Director of Quality Assurance for CBC/CTS, 1993-1996; HLA Technologist, 1991-1993; Assistant Technical Director, 1986-1991; and Processing Laboratory Supervisor, 1983-1986.  Prior to joining CBC/CTS she was a bench technologist at Stouder Memorial Hospital in Troy, 1981-1983.

Ms. Minneman is past president of the Ohio Association of Blood Banks and a member of the American Association of Blood Banks. She serves on the Group Services board of directors for America's Blood Centers and on the board of directors for Blood Group Alliance. She is acting chair for the AIM Company (an endeavor of America's Blood Centers) and is a previous member of the ABC board of directors. 

She is the current president and a four-term member of the Milton-Union Exempted Village School Board and a member of the Milton-Union Education Foundation Board.

Ms. Minneman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Wright State University in 1981 and was certified as a Medical Technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Ms. Minneman resides in Miami County with her husband. They have a son at The Ohio State University and a daughter at Miami University.

Portrait _Julia Belden

Julia M. Belden, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, CBC/CTS

 

Julia M. Belden is chief financial officer of Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services. She started working for the organization as controller in 1993 and was promoted to chief financial officer in 1997.  Prior to joining CBC/CTS, Ms. Belden was a senior auditor and tax preparer for Battelle and Battelle, CPAs; salesperson for Koehlke Components, Inc.; and  office manager for Cartessa Corporation. 

Ms. Belden is responsible to the company's Board of Directors for all accounting and financial matters.  She provides leadership and oversight to the controller and director of supply chain.  Her responsibilities include financial planning, capital acquisitions, contract negotiations, treasury management, investments, insurance, the company's retirement plans, statutory obligations, and compliance with financial regulations and standards.  In 2012, she received the CFO of the Year Award from the Dayton Business Journal.

Ms. Belden received her bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from Wright State University in 1988 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1989.  She is currently enrolled in the University of Dayton's MBA program.  Ms. Belden is a graduate of the Leadership Miami Valley Class of 2000 and Leadership Dayton Class of 2015.  She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Ohio Society of CPAs.

Ms. Belden currently serves as secretary and treasurer of the Foundation for CBC/CTS, treasurer of the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, Life Essentials Board Trustees, and on the Joint Restoration Foundation's Finance Committee.

Ms. Belden resides in Washington Township with her husband Bryan and has two grown sons, Jeffrey and Sean.

 
Portrait - Don Frericks 

Don Frericks

Chief Administrative Officer, CBC/CTS

 
Don Frericks is the Chief Administrative officer of Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services. He provides leadership and oversight to the Administrative Support departments: Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Facilities. These departments ensure support services are carried out efficiently and to continually improve the organization. 

Before joining CBC/CTS in September 2009 Mr. Frericks was a senior partner at O'Brien Group in Cincinnati which specializes in executive coaching and leadership development. He has more than 10 years of executive experience in sales management, human resources and training and development. 

He has shared his expertise in organizational development, leadership and process improvement with Fortune 1000 senior executives for more than 15 years. 

Mr. Frericks received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He currently lives in Mason, OH with his wife and three of his four children.