About Us

Senior Leadership

Dr. David Smith 

David M. Smith, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer, CBC/CTS

Dr. David M. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services (CBC/CTS). As CEO, Dr. Smith oversees all policy, strategic, fiscal, medical and operational aspects of CBC/CTS. Prior to this position Dr. Smith was the Medical Director at CBC/CTS.

Prior to joining CBC/CTS in 2003, Dr. Smith was a staff Pathologist and Director of Autopsy Services at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Smith began his career as a Forensic Pathologist with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, followed by a Medical Doctor's degree from the Wright State University School of Medicine in 1983. Dr. Smith served his residency at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, followed by a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Toxicology and Criminalistics in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as Forensic Pathology. Dr. Smith earned an MBA degree in June 2012 at Raj Soin College of Business Wright State University.

Dr. Smith is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is also the President of the American Association of Tissue Banks, and a member of the American Association of Blood Banks, America's Blood Centers, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the NAACP.

Diane Wilson

Diane L. Wilson, BSN, MSN/MHA

Chief Operating Officer, CBC/CTS

Mrs. Wilson received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Everett Community College in Everett, Washington and later earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in "Science in Nursing and Health" from the University of Phoenix.

Mrs. Wilson's 20+ years in tissue banking started in 1988, when she became the first Director of the Dayton Regional Tissue Bank, which later became the first Community Tissue Services. Mrs. Wilson has served on most AATB committees and has chaired the Standards Committee. In 2005, she was the first woman to be honored with the prestigious Kenneth Sell Award, which is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of tissue banking. In 2009, Mrs. Wilson was elected president of AATB. She is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Joint Restoration Foundation (JRF), which is the nation's leader in fresh cartilage distribution. She has co-authored tissue bank standards for the Association of Orthopedic Nurses (AORN) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).


Christopher Graham, BS, MBA

Chief Commercial Officer CBC/CTS

As Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Chris is forward-thinking with a proven record of accomplishment at Community Blood Center | Community Tissue Services. Over his 18-year career his drive, ambition and dedication for continuous business improvement are anchored to the company's mission of Extraordinary people transforming "the gift" to save and enhance lives. In late November 2003, Chris started his journey in Philadelphia, PA.; that year the company distributed 60,000 grafts for transplant; 17 years later, Chris, along with the extraordinary team at Community Blood Center | Community Tissue Services, distribute hundreds of thousands of grafts yearly, positively making an impact for more individuals and families through tissue donations.

Chris started as a Customer Service Representative; he has served in multiple roles over his tenure including the Director of Sales and Marketing and most recently as the Executive Director of Business Development.

Chris earned his bachelor's degree in Science from Bowling Green State University and received his MBA from Ohio University. Chris joined the Board of the Miami Valley Research Park Association in 2019 and the Joint Restoration Foundation Board in 2016.

Chris was drawn to the industry when he was personally touched by tissue donation when one of his college roommates became a donor after being involved in a car accident and succumbed to his injuries. Drawing from this experience Chris was driven to serve and support families that are touched by the generosity of Organ & Tissue donations. In 2012, Chris wrote and published the book Bubba the Bear, a story written to console children severely burned requiring skin grafting providing them encouragement, education and companionship. Community Blood Center | Community Tissue Services provides free of charge the book and a teddy bear to children as a companion on their skin grafting journey. To date over 3,000 Bubba the Bear kits have been given to children around the world.