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The Network activities are led by Medical Chairs and supported by an Administrative Coordinating Center.

The Medical Chair, Juliet Barker, MBBS, and Co-Chair, Andromachi Scaradavou, MD, are expert transplant physicians for adult and pediatric patients, respectively.

A highly experienced Administrative Coordinating Center, the Cleveland Cord Blood Center, will be the fiscal sponsor, led by Marcie Finney, MBA.

The Network has an Executive Committee and a Steering Committee (comprised of Participating Center Representatives and the 4 Officers of the Executive Committee).

The Executive Committee will be comprised of 4 Officers: the Medical Chair and co-Chair, the Director of the Administrating Coordinating Center, and the representative of the Phase 1 funding organization (Katz Foundation).

Dr. Juliet Barker

Dr. Juliet Barker

Medical Chair

Juliet Barker (Medical Chair) MBBS, FRACP, Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, is the Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at Weill Cornell Medicine / New York Presbyterian and formerly the Director of the Cord Blood Transplant Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Andromachi Scaradavou

Dr. Andromachi Scaradavou

Medical Co-Chair

Andromachi Scaradavou, MD (Medical Co-Chair) is an Associate Attending at the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Marcie Finney, MBA

Marcie Finney, MBA

Administrative Director

Marcie Finney, MBA (Administrative Director) is the Executive Director of the Cleveland Cord Blood Center, where she has led her organization through significant milestones, secured vital funding, established invaluable partnerships, and fosters expansion of cord blood use in patient treatment and clinical research.

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