Leonard R. Duford President and CEO
Mr. Duford served as VP Business Development for TBI/Tissue Banks International and was primarily responsible for growing and expanding the company’s product offerings and customer base. He has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device/pharma/biologics industry holding a variety of senior strategic planning, business development, sales and marketing positions. Mr. Duford received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Central Connecticut State University.
Tracee Gruber Chief Operating Officer
Tracee has over 20+ years’ experience in the Human Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation Industry. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in the application of GTP/GMP regulations, AATB, EBAA and Quality Management practices. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and minor in Humanities from the University of Pittsburgh as well as her Diploma in Funeral Directing and Embalming from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Tracee is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist, and a member of American Association of Tissue Banks. She is Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, and a member of American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Ryan Dregalla, PhD Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Dregalla spent several years independently researching and evaluating the application of various non-cellular constituents of the human placenta in an array of medical applications. Previous works that have been patented and published in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals include efforts in human stem cell applications while the Lead Research Scientist at Regenexx of Broomfield, Colorado. Additional research done in protein-protein interactions necessary for efficient DNA-repair after irradiation earned Mr. Dregalla head and co-authorships in peer-reviewed journals while earning a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University.