Our Leadership

Our mission to help starts at the top.

  • Ileana Carlisle, Chief Executive Officer

    Ileana Carlisle’s career in the plasma products and biologics industry spans over 30 years.

    Prior to her recent promotion to CEO, Ms. Carlisle served in the role of Vice President of Plasma Operations since Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation began in 2007. Warehouse, distribution and logistics operations for the company were added to Ms. Carlisle’s scope in 2014. In late 2015,
    Ms. Carlisle was given additional responsibilities for BPC’s regulatory functions.

    Prior to Biotest, Ms. Carlisle worked for Nabi Biopharmaceuticals in diverse roles of increasing leadership responsibility which included plasma and laboratory operations, quality, sales and customer service, distribution and product management.

    Ms. Carlisle attended Florida International University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a master’s degree in international business.

  • Donna Quinn, Vice President, Legal

    Donna Quinn brings to the company over 25 years of legal expertise.

    In addition to serving as General Counsel for Biotest Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Quinn also serves as Healthcare Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining BPC, Ms. Quinn served as Deputy General Counsel for Nabi Biopharmaceuticals and General Counsel for both ACA Financial and Imaging Diagnostic Systems.

    She previously worked for the State of New York’s Specials Funds Conservation Committee as well as for various law firms as a litigation attorney.

    Ms. Quinn received her bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Syracuse University and a juris doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School. She is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts.

  • Debra Kezar-Woodbury, Head of Sales, Customer Operations and Distribution

    Debra Kezar-Woodbury brings over 25 years of plasma products and biologics knowledge to BPC in the areas of sales, customer service, marketing, management and distribution.

    In 2016, Ms. Kezar-Woodbury was appointed Head of Sales, Customer Operation and Distribution after serving five years with Biotest, most recently as Director of Plasma Sales, Customer Operations and Distribution.

    Ms. Kezar-Woodbury holds a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree from Plymouth State University in business administration with an emphasis in marketing.

  • Ahmed Kaboudan, Head of Plasma Operation

    Ahmed Kaboudan has over 30 years’ experience in Management and Business Operations with the last 25 years in the Plasma Industry.

    Mr. Kaboudan started his pharmaceuticals career with Nabi Biopharmaceuticals and later transitioned to the BPC team in 2007. Over the years, he has held various leadership roles within the organization with increasing levels of responsibility in plasma center/regional operations, regulatory, customer operations, and product management and is currently responsible for plasma operations and growing our plasma collections business.

    Mr. Kaboudan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in personnel management/psychology from the University of Kansas and completed post graduate courses in business management at Washburn University.

  • Ben Foulk, Vice President, Human Resources

    Ben Foulk joined Biotest in May 2016.

    Prior to joining Biotest, Mr. Foulk held HR leadership roles at Platform Specialty Products, a specialty chemical company; Boehringer Ingelheim, a privately-held pharmaceuticals company; and General Electric, where he began his career in 1996 on the GE HR leadership program.

    In addition to his HR background, Mr. Foulk brings with him a wealth of global experience having lived for a number of years in Italy, Japan and Germany.

    Mr. Foulk received both his Master of Organizational Behavior degree and a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Brigham Young University.

  • Awilda Orta-Gerber, Head of Quality Operations and Regulatory Affairs

    Awilda Orta-Gerber joined Biotest in March 2016.

    Ms. Orta-Gerber has over 25 years of experience in quality assurance, regulatory compliance and training. Her work experience expands several GMP manufacturing industries, including medical devices (in vitro diagnostic), pharmaceuticals, and biologics.

    Prior to joining Biotest, Ms. Orta-Gerber held leadership roles for several industry leaders like Johnson & Johnson, Aveva Drug Delivery Systems and OneBlood, Inc.

    Ms. Orta-Gerber received a B.S degree in Medical Technology from Marquette University and has a Masters in Business Administrator. She also holds an SBB, RAC and Lean/Six Sigma Certifications.

  • Stuart Kippelman, Acting Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer for BPC, Stuart Kippelman is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology, and the drive to digital business transformation. Previously, Stuart served as SVP & CIO for Platform Specialty Products, and Covanta Energy.

    For his transformational work, Stuart has received numerous prestigious industry recognitions including Top 100 CIO’s in STEM 2015, Computerworld’s 2014 Premier IT Leader Award and the CIO.com Top 100 Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Prior, Stuart held many leadership and technical roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson, including CTO Health & Wellness, and VP Global Infrastructure Engineering.

    Stuart holds multiple patents in data mining, analytics and Business Intelligence. He is actively engaged in helping guide and develop the next generation of IT leadership and serves as a career mentor both for Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, as well as the CIO Executive Council Pathways program.