Dr. Zbigniew (Roger) Mrowiec
Dr. Mrowiec is the Director of the stem cell laboratory. Previously, Dr. Mrowiec was associate director of the stem cell laboratory; assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, and assistant professor, lecturer, and research assistant at the Institute of Hematology in Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Mrowiec received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland, and was a visiting fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks, International Society for Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, and New Jersey Society Of Blood Bank Professionals, and former president of the Polish Society of Hematology and Transfusiology, Warsaw Division.

Dr. Mrowiec has published 17 articles in scientific journals and presented more than 24 abstracts at international meetings. In 1983, he established the first Polish national bank of frozen platelets. He has been working in blood banking since 1982. He is one of the original scientists who started the Umbilical Cord Blood Program at Community Blood Services.

Misty Autumn Marchioni
Misty Marchioni is the Business & Development Manager of the stem cell laboratory. Previously, Ms. Marchioni was a collection supervisor and specialist. Prior to working at Community Blood Services, Ms. Marchioni was the director of the Hematology Department of Professional Medical Laboratory in Ridgewood, NJ; a technician in the Chemistry Laboratory at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ; an emergency room technician at Beth Israel Hospital in Passaic, NJ; and a laboratory assistant at Hoffman La-Roche in Nutley, NJ.

Ms. Marchioni attended William Paterson University in West Paterson, NJ for nursing and received her Medical Laboratory Technology degree from Bergen County Community College in Paramus, NJ. Her laboratory internship was spent at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Maryely DeLeon-Fernandez
Maryely DeLeon-Fernandez is the Manager of the stem cell laboratory. Previously, Mrs. DeLeon-Fernandez was a research specialist/grant administrator in the pediatric nephrology, oncology, and pathology departments of Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY; senior research assistant at the Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY; administrative assistant in the Psychiatry Department of Mount Sinai Medical Center/Bronx V.A. Hospital in the Bronx, NY; and research assistant in the HPLC/RIA Laboratory of the Psychiatry Department of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY.

Mrs. DeLeon-Fernandez received her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the City University of New York in New York, NY. She is a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY.

Mrs. DeLeon-Fernandez has published 12 articles in scientific journals and two abstracts.

Dr. Barbara Cieszynska
 

Dr. Cieszynska is the Laboratory Supervisor in the stem cell laboratory. Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Cardiology Research Institute of the New York Medical College in Westchester County, NY.

Dr. Cieszynska received her medical diploma at the Medical University of Lublin in Poland. Her residency was spent at the Nowa Deba Hospital in Poland. Her fellowship was done in the County Hospital of Dermatology in Stalowa Wala, Poland.

Madeline Cozine
Madeline Cozine is the Collection Supervisor in the stem cell department. Previously, Mrs. Cozine worked as a Collection Specialist and a phlebotomist in the Donor Services department of Community Blood Services; and as a medical assistant in the pediatric, oncology, and orthopedic field.
Mrs. Cozine received her medical assistant degree from the Medical Training Institute in Bloomfield, NJ. She is also certified in pharmacology, electrocardiograms, and phlebotomy.
Tanya Jones
Tanya Jones is a Data Entry Clerk in the stem cell department. Previously, Ms. Jones was a Collection Specialist in the Cord Blood Lab and worked as phlebotomist in Donor Services at Community Blood Services.  She also was dialysis technician at the South Bronx Kidney Center

Ms. Jones received her phlebotomy certification while working at the blood center.

Dr. Ceyhan Yildirim
Dr. Yildirim is a medical technologist in the stem cell laboratory. Previously, she worked as a phlebotomist in the Donor Services department of Community Blood Services. Dr. Yildirim received her medical diploma in Turkey.
Joy S. Jeremiah-McMeo
Joy Jeremiah-McMeo is a medical technologist in the stem cell laboratory. Previously, Ms. Jeremiah-McMeo worked as technician at the Petrotrin Refinery Lab in Trinidad. Ms. Jeremiah-McMeo received her associate’s degree from Essex County College and is currently enrolled at Rutgers University for her bachelor’s degree in biology.
Dr. Adolfo Aleman
Dr. Aleman is a medical technologist in the stem cell laboratory. Previously, he worked as an apheresis technician in the Donor Services department of Community Blood Services. Dr. Aleman received his medical diploma in Nicaragua.
Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez is a Collection Specialist in the stem cell department.  Previously, Ms. Gonzalez worked as a Data Entry Clerk in the stem cell department and a phlebotomist in Donor Services at Community Blood Services.

Ms. Gonzalez is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing.

Jennifer Rivas
Jennifer Rivas is a Collection Specialist in the stem cell department.  Previously, Ms. Rivas worked as a phlebotomist in Donor Services at Community Blood Services.

 
Sonaly Patel
Medical technologists in the stem cell laboratory
Mohammed Hussain
Medical technologists in the stem cell laboratory