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Versiti Blood Research Institute Junior Advisory Board

Socially conscious professionals who support Versiti’s lifesaving research.

Junior Advisory Board

The Versiti Blood Research Institute (VBRI) Junior Advisory Board is a group of socially conscious professionals from various organizations across the greater Milwaukee area, who give their time and talents to support VBRI’s lifesaving research.

The Junior Advisory Board unites a wide variety of professional backgrounds and is focused on aiding VBRI’s work through fundraising, networking, volunteering and educational events. Their mission is to activate Milwaukee’s vibrant, young professional community to support VBRI by:

  • Connecting and networking with other professionals to raise awareness of VBRI’s research
  • Inspiring others to get involved by volunteering, donating blood and making financial gifts toward research
  • Leading the way as the next generation of leaders and upholding a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

To learn more about the Versiti Blood Research Institute Junior Advisory Board, please contact Director of Foundation Development Alberto Huerta at


Position Summary

Junior Advisory Board members are responsible for growing and strengthening the program to ensure that the Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation is relevant to the next generation of leaders.


Professional and Education Experience

* Fields are required.

Current Board Members

  • Chair – Joe Zizzo, Zizzo Group
  • Vice Chair – Aletha Champine, Champine Realty Group
  • Secretary – Rachel Margolis-Goodman, Versiti
  • Lawrence Battle, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Lisamarie Collins, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Jane Decent, Natera
  • Jadi Endl, Direct Supply
  • Nicole Harris, Tempus Labs, Inc.
  • Deonte Lewis, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
  • Leah Mortensen
  • Katie Muth, JP Cullen
  • Sydney Warner, Events by Design
  • Kiley Zellner, Crivello Nichols Hall

Upcoming Events

Versiti Vampire Ball – Friday, October 25, 2024 at The Wisconsin Club (more details to follow)

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About Us
Versiti is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) blood health organization with locations across the Midwest. Its world-class capabilities blood donation, innovative research and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.
Versiti Blood Research Institute
Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators study blood disorders like hemophilia, blood cancers like leukemia, and other blood diseases.