VP and Chief Information Officer
Lynne is responsible for Versiti’s Information Services (IS) systems and infrastructure across all locations. This includes our main blood operating, laboratory, financial, supply chain, and donor recruitment systems, as well as our networks, data centers, telephony, and collaboration tools. Lynne also has the development of new business differentiating systems/services for our customers such as Antigen Query, and (in partnership with Fresenius-Kabi) a pilot of an RFID-based visibility and blood utilization analysis system for hospitals.
In forming One Versiti IS, Lynne and her team have a current focus on the enormous effort of consolidating, standardizing and streamlining the IS structure and services to align with and optimize Versiti's corporate service, and service line strategies. However, they continue to look ahead and lead and advise on many industry level initiatives in the use of information technology to improve how patients are served and products and services are delivered.
Previously, Lynne was Senior Vice President of Software Engineering for Catalyst International, based in Wisconsin. Lynne has worked in the for profit and non-profit sectors, as well as on the vendor side of information technology in the supply chain, retail and behavioral health industries. She also spent over 10 years in military systems development and training.
Lynne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lynne also completed graduate work in Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois, Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations, with a focus on organizational behavior.
Lynne is a member and prior chair of the AABB IS committee, and co-chairs the International Society for Blood Transfusion information Technology (ISBT) RFID working party and is a member of the ISBT executive IT committee. She is also a member of ITUnited (United Way) and is active with the American Heart Association.
She is currently serving as a board member for Ascension Healthcare - WI.