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Dr. Chris Gresens:  Dr. Gresens is a 1991 graduate from the UCLA School of Medicine, where he also did his internship plus four additional years of residency in anatomic and clinical pathology (he is board certified in both of these specialties, as well as in blood banking/transfusion medicine).  In 1996, immediately following his postgraduate training, he moved to Sacramento to work at BloodSource, where he now serves as Vice President and Medical Director of Clinical Services.  In addition, he teaches actively (to pathology residents, hematology/oncology fellows, etc.) through UC Davis Medical Center, where he holds the position of Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor.

His professional interests include:

  • The education of physicians, nurses, and laboratory scientists in the field of blood banking and transfusion medicine
  • Consultations involving medical and laboratory problems that vary from the mundane to the complex
  • The establishment of modernized blood banks in developing countries throughout Africa, the former Soviet Union, and elsewhere

His extracurricular activities include gardening, musical composition, backpacking, comic book collecting and, most importantly, enjoying life with his wife, son, and daughter.

Dr. Skip Lawrence:  A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Lawrence received his DDS from UC San Francisco School of Dentistry.  He began his dental career at Fort Dix, with the US Army.  Following his military service, he began his private practice in Sacramento and recently retired, after 32 rewarding years.  Among other awards, in 2005 Dr. Lawrence received the prestigious Harry Wong DDS Community Service Award for service both to the dental community and the community at large.  Skip served as President of the Rotary Club of Sacramento and remains a very active and involved member.  He is an active member of the Sacramento District Dental Foundation and serves on the Executive Committee of the BloodSource Board of Trustees.

Leslie Botos: Vice President, Public Affairs, responsible for public and media relations, governmental affairs (advocacy), and Board relationships.

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