Meet the 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
Vice President, Operations and Information Services

B.J. Smith’s spirit of serving others compelled him to join the Army National Guard during his sophomore year at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. During his senior year, he began his lifelong blood banking career as a blood delivery driver with the American Red Cross.

Smith assumed multiple roles at the blood center and was quickly promoted to hospital services manager in Tulsa, Okla. Soon after, he establish a new American Red Cross blood center in Dallas.

After completing his Master of Business Administration and fulfilling his service with the army, Smith joined Carter BloodCare as the director of business development. He later received his first promotion, to vice president of regional operations and business development. Most recently, he was named vice president of operations and information services, with executive oversight for finance and contracts, information technology and services, collection services, and materials management.

Smith resides with his wife and family in Tarrant County.

Veronica Moore
Veronica Moore
Vice President, Marketing and Operations Support

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 present 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.