Amy L. Ronneberg
Chief Executive Officer, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
With more than 20 years as a proven leader in multiple industries, Amy Ronneberg has demonstrated exceptional financial and operational leadership coupled with strategic business acumen. As CEO of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®, Amy leads an organization of more than 1,300 professionals and 3,000 volunteers, fighting so all people, irrespective of background, get the cell therapy they need.
Amy joined the NMDP/Be The Match in July 2013 as the chief financial officer and was responsible for planning, implementing and directing NMDP/Be The Match finances, facilities and real estate management, reporting and tax management. In that role, Amy partnered with and advised NMDP/Be The Match executives and board of directors in developing and implementing an operating and financial business plan to meet the changing health care environment.
Along with her finance duties, Amy was also president of Be The Match BioTherapies business and led new business development while overseeing the development and delivery of a strategic plan to grow and expand our portfolio of product offerings.
Prior to joining NMDP/Be The Match, Amy spent 12 years at Capella Education Company, where she served as chief accounting officer, vice president of finance and led enterprise-wide operations and customer service. She also worked for Ernst & Young for several years as an audit manager.
Amy has served on several boards and is currently on the board of Magenta Therapeutics (MGTA), board observer of Tmunity Therapeutics and the Finance Committee for Allina Healthcare and the World Marrow Donor Association.
Amy earned a Master of Business Administration from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn. and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Jeffery Auletta, MD
Senior Vice President, Patient Outcomes and Experience, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Chief Scientific Director, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and
Marrow Transplant Research®)/ National Marrow Donor Program
® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Dr. Auletta is American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)-certified in pediatrics, pediatric hematology/oncology and pediatric infectious diseases. In addition to his clinical experience in caring for hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) patients and immunocompromised patients, Dr. Auletta’s research efforts include transplant immunology, infectious complications, supportive care, and immune-directed cellular therapies.
Prior to joining the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®, Dr. Auletta was a physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and served as program director for both the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and Host Defense Program—overseeing operations and strategic planning for both programs. He has previously served as Co-Chair for the CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®) Infection and Immune Reconstitution Working Committee (INWC) and member of the NMDP IRB.
Today, Dr. Auletta continues to serve as an adjunct professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and he is Chair for the Supportive Care Strategy Group of the Pediatric Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Consortium (PTCTC).
Dr. Auletta completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics and his fellowships in both Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University Hospitals and Case Medical Center/Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University.
Steven Devine, MD
Chief Medical Officer, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Associate Scientific Director, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®)
Dr. Devine is Chief Medical Officer at the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® and Senior Scientific Director at the CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®) Prior to joining NMDP/Be The Match in March 2018, Dr. Devine was Professor of Medicine with tenure and Director of the BMT Program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. He served for eight years as Chair of the National Cancer Institute funded Alliance Transplant Committee as well as a 2-year term as Chair of the NIH-funded Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) Steering Committee. He is currently one of the three Co-PIs for the BMT CTN Data Coordinating Center. He has a major research interest in the application of stem cell transplantation for patients with acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome and has been Chair of two multi-center NIH-supported clinical transplantation trials in AML. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and more than 400 abstracts as well as several reviews and book chapters in the field of stem cell transplantation, leukemia and hematology. He is an associate editor for the ASTCT journal Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.
Dr. Devine is a board-certified adult medical oncologist who in addition to his tenure at Ohio State University has held faculty positions at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Illinois in Chicago and Emory University in Atlanta. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts. He completed his internship and residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, then went on to complete a clinical fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Chicago, and completed his fellowship in bone marrow transplant at Emory University.
Chief Financial Officer, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Krista Dusil joined the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® in 2021 as chief financial officer. Krista brings a broad range of experience in financial management, strategy and leadership. In her role, Krista is responsible for the stewardship of the organization—the how, why and when we spend money—which is critical to the mission. She also plays a pivotal role advising on the strategic plan and developing pricing for products and services.
Prior to joining NMDP/Be The Match, Krista spent nearly 20 years at UnitedHealth Group, where she had several key leadership roles in finance, product, international and operations. Most recently she served as chief financial officer for Sanvello Health, a digital behavioral health solution. Prior to that, she served as principal and chief financial officer for UnitedHealth Group Ventures, founding health care start-up businesses committed to driving disruptive, systemic change in areas such as diabetes, orthopedics and kidney disease. She began her career in audit at Arthur Andersen LLP. Krista brings with her a deep understanding of accounting and financial principles, scalable business solutions and collaborative leadership. Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Donor Registry Growth and Development, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Erica Jensen brings 20 years of experience driving strategic growth for Fortune 500 corporations to the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Donor Registry Growth and Development.
At General Mills and Bank of America, Erica shaped multicultural marketing strategies, working closely with internal and external partners to accomplish mutually beneficial goals. She also developed multicultural consumer training for brand marketers and crafted African American and Hispanic integrated marketing campaigns for numerous General Mills brands.
One of her enduring legacies at General Mills was birthed during her 20 months working on Yoplait. She helped launch Firefly Sisterhood, which fosters one-to-one connections between women diagnosed with breast cancer and inspirational survivors. Firefly Sisterhood quickly thrived, becoming its own 501c3 and hiring its own executive director. It’s completed 1,000 Firefly matches in just five years and has been honored by numerous organizations, including the Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves.
For Erica, serving the community has been a constant and a joy. At Northwestern University, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta, a historically African American sorority committed to community service. Currently, she’s an elder at Sanctuary Covenant Church in North Minneapolis and remains on the board of Firefly Sisterhood.
Erica graduated with degrees in Communication and African American studies from Northwestern University, and earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University.
She lives in a suburb of Minneapolis with her husband, two children and dog.
Chief Advancement Officer, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Executive Director, Be The Match Foundation®
Joy King is Chief Advancement Officer of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® and Executive Director of the Be The Match Foundation®. Joining the team in 2016, Joy’s primary role is to shape the foundation’s strategy, advance our brand and aid in overall direction of the organization. Her philanthropic work aids NMDP/Be The Match in ensuring patients get the cellular therapy they need when they need it, helps patients live longer healthier lives and offers hope for a cure to thousands more patients in need of cellular therapy.
In her time with NMDP/Be The Match, Joy has secured the first of many principle gifts in the history of the organization. Additional successes include launching Be The Match® México, funding research programs to reduce post-transplant complications, providing increased grants for patient assistance, aiding in diverse recruitment to Be The Match Registry® and leads our first-ever comprehensive $100 million campaign.
Joy brings 23 years of experience to advance the life-saving mission of NMDP/Be The Match. Her career began with American Cancer Society in 2000 as Field Representative for Relay For Life in Texas. Elevating to the role of Senior Vice President of Operations, for the Midwest division of the American Cancer Society overseeing 250 staff members with an annual fundraising goal of $32 million. She is passionate about curing cancer and serves as an executive leader, board member, and transformation catalyst.
Joy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University. She is a member of several Minneapolis based and nationally recognized women leadership organizations, a board member for Be The Match México, a board member of Women's Health Leadership TRUST as well as a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Joy has also been recognized by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journals as a 2015 Women in Business and as a 2022 Notable Leader in Health Care by Twin Cities Business.
Chief People Officer, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Ron Leonhardt joined the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® in 2023 as chief people officer. Ron’s role is to direct global workforce strategies, champion culture change initiatives, and ensure current and future leadership capabilities are in alignment with the organization’s growth plans.
Ron has more than 25 years of experience leading human resource departments. Prior to joining NMDP/Be The Match, Ron served as vice president of global human resources for Zinpro Corporation–a privately held manufacturer of mineral supplements designed to improve animal and human health worldwide. He was also the divisional head of HR for Smiths’ Medical business and held numerous leadership roles at Target Corporation.
Ron began his career as a business consultant with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche where he assisted Global Fortune 1000 companies in HR strategy, organizational effectiveness, talent development, performance management and change leadership.
Ron was born and raised in Japan and spent a few formative years living in Portugal before relocating to the U.S. in 1983. He lives with his wife, Molly, in Minneapolis, Minn. and has two boys, Cole (25) and Shay (22), who are both living and working in New York City.
In 2019, Ron Leonhardt was officially appointed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to serve as the Honorary Consul of Japan for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. As Honorary Consul, he serves to protect the interests of Japanese nationals residing in the three states and helps to promote Japanese businesses operating in the three states. Ron also supports the Japanese Consulate’s efforts in furthering U.S.-Japan economic, cultural, social and political relations.
Ron received his Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in International Business from Columbia University.
Brian L. Lindberg
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Chief Policy Officer
Since joining the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® in 2005, Brian Lindberg has established the in-house legal department and implemented the organization's formal enterprise-wide risk management function.
In addition to overseeing the legal affairs and risk management areas, he is also responsible for the Contracts and Procurement Department, the internal audit function, and the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Department.
As chief policy officer, Brian provides leadership and direction for NMDP/Be The Match's public policy agenda, with focus on federal legislative and executive agency activities in support of the organization's mission.
As compliance officer, he is responsible for maintaining compliance with the full scope of legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements faced by the organization in its efforts to accomplish its mission. As the institutional official, Brian ensures that the NMDP/Be The Match's Human Research Protection Program functions effectively and that it complies with all requirements applicable to research involving human subjects.
Prior to joining NMDP/Be The Match, he served as assistant general counsel (Clinical Advisory Counsel) for a large hospital and clinics system. Brian began his legal career in large firm private practice, during which time he served as outside legal counsel to NMDP/Be The Match.
Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Racial and Multicultural Studies from St. Olaf College, and his Juris Doctor degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Jamie Margolis, PhD
Senior Vice President, Donor Services, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
With more than 10 years of experience managing cellular therapies, Jamie Margolis is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the teams that work directly with adult stem cell donors. Along with our partners, her team oversees the management and facilitation of all donor activities, from the point of donor identification by a provider or client to the collection and recovery of stem cells, while ensuring all functional areas meet regulatory and quality standards.
Jamie joined the the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® in 2009 and spent her first six years in patient case management, supporting the operational needs of health care providers for stem cell transplantation and troubleshooting unexpected disruptions that occur throughout the complex product delivery process. She served for four years as Director of Cell & Gene Therapy Operations for Be The Match BioTherapies®, responsible for overseeing supply chain management, development and management of collection networks, and identifying and sourcing allogeneic donor cells.
Jamie holds her PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Digital and Information Officer, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Mike McCullough joined the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® in 2015 and is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s information technology systems meet the needs of our patients, donors and transplant centers. In this role, he leads the development and implementation of information technology strategies that uphold NMDP/Be The Match as a sustainable organization with a best-in-class registry and as a global leader in research.
Mike has 25 years of experience across information technology, finance and operations and spent much of his career at General Electric and Citigroup.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College and a Master of Business Administration from Williams College of Business at Xavier University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal 2017 Titans of Technology honoree.
Senior Vice President, Provider Services, National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®
Julie Smolich is the senior vice president of provider services at the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®. She provides leadership and strategic direction to the teams focused on product and service delivery to transplant center customers and partners, as well as commercial entities leveraging NMDP/Be The Match’s vast capabilities.
Julie is responsible for identifying and understanding market and customer needs and translating that into the development and implementation of new and/or improved services and solutions that will ultimately help more patients who may benefit from transplantation or other emerging cell and gene therapies.
She has extensive and varied experience in leadership roles, product/portfolio management, new product development, strategic planning, and process development and improvement.
Prior to joining Be The Match in 2017, Julie spent 16 years at Capella Education Company where she held several leadership positions. Most recently, she was the vice president and general manager of a multi-million dollar business unit where she led the innovation of a ground-breaking academic delivery model called FlexPath. Earlier in her career, she worked in the financial services industry at Piper Jaffray and Ernst & Young.
Julie earned her Master of Business Administration from Capella University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.