Leadership Team

Dr. Merlyn Sayers
Dr. Merlyn Sayers
President and Chief Executive Officer

With over 35 years in transfusion science medicine, Dr. Sayers has led the blood program since 1996. He is responsible to the board of directors and oversees quality assurance and regulatory compliance, human resources, grant proposals and research.

Dr. Laurie Sutor
Dr. Laurie Sutor
Vice President, Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Sutor oversees medical services and consultation, cellular therapy, reference and transfusion, donor notification, special donations and therapeutic donation and transfusion (clinical apheresis).

B.J. Smith
B.J. Smith
Chief Operating Officer

B.J. Smith’s spirit of serving others compelled him to launch a successful career in the blood banking industry.

Since 1993, he has held various management-level positions with well-respected nonprofits, focused on contributing to the health and well-being of the community.

A proud veteran of the U.S. military with a BBA and MBA, Smith currently serves as Carter BloodCare’s Chief Operating Officer, where he leads operations and multiple services for one of the largest nonprofit community blood centers in the state.

He also continues to give back to the community through leadership roles on many industry boards.

Smith excels in his position, holding great appreciation for the team members who deliver on Carter BloodCare’s mission every day.

Veronica Moore
Veronica Moore
Chief Administrative Officer

Veronica Moore attained her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Texas Woman’s University.

Following her medical technology internship at Arlington Memorial Hospital, she took a full-time position at the hospital and was promoted into a supervisory role.

Following a 10-year career as a successful entrepreneur, Moore returned to her passion for science and healthcare by joining Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.

Her leadership role in transfusion medicine closely acquainted her with Carter BloodCare, which she joined in 2008 as the hospital relations manager. In 2009, Moore was promoted to director of hospital relations.

She received her Master of Business Administration from TWU in 2011 and was promoted to Carter BloodCare’s vice president of organizational relations in 2020, with oversight for client relations, marketing and communications, and company culture.

Two years later, she became vice president of marketing and operations support, with executive oversight for client relations, marketing and communications, fleet and facility management, donor recruitment, regional operations, data analytics, and community outreach.

Moore has four children and one grandchild. She and her husband reside in North Texas.

Directors and Board Members
Our team is made of leaders who are passionate about the communities we serve and making a lifesaving impact.
Saving lives since the 1950s
We have been saving lives by making transfusion possible since 1951.