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Medical Directors

Dr. Frederick Axelrod, M.D.

Dr. Santiago Castillo, Jr., M.D.

Elected Board of Directors

Raymond C. Prospero


Laura James

Vice Chair

James Holmes

Board Member

Thelma Korpman, M.D.

Board Member 

Terri L. Proctor, ESQ

Board Member 

Andrew Corr, M.D.

Board Member

Elizabeth Romero

Board Member

Frank Yamanishi, M.D.

Board Member

Andrew Erickson

Board Member

Robert Sanchez, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert is an Army Veteran with over 20 years of leadership experience serving in both the non-profit and for-profit healthcare sectors. He has held director and executive-level positions in administration, donor services, marketing and public relations with independent blood centers and the American Red Cross. Robert previously served as the Vice President, Central United States, and the President of the Northeast Business Unit for Biomat USA, Grifols. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Business Administration. Robert is the 6th President and CEO in LifeStream’s 72 years as an independent blood center serving the Southern California community.

Scott Miller, CPA, MBA

Vice President, Business Development / Chief Financial Officer

Scott has more than 25 years’ experience in the healthcare field and has served as chief financial officer for organizations recording up to $1 billion in annual revenues. He joined LifeStream in October 2010 and has overseen all finance and purchasing functions, and plays a key role in contractual matters. He was named to his new position in April 2017 and has assumed responsibilities for Human Resources and Community and Corporate Relations. Scott received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Missionary College in Tennessee and his MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

Judy Taylor, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development

Judy has more than 30 years of experience in Human Resources. She joined LifeStream in 2006 as Director of Human Resources, having previously worked in for-profit industries. She earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at LifeStream.​

Julianna Quarles, RN

Vice President, Technical and Clinical Affairs

Julianna began her career with LifeStream in 1995 as a mobile staff nurse. In 2005 she was promoted to Manager, Donor Center Operations, overseeing all of the activities for LifeStream’s donor centers. When her duties expanded to include leadership of LifeStream’s telephone recruitment of blood donors function she was promoted to Director, Donor Center Operations. In 2008, Julianna was promoted to Vice President, Technical Operations. In 2017, she was named to her present position as Vice President, Technical and Clinical Affairs, leading Information Services, Therapeutic Apheresis, Clinical Services, Medical Surveillance and the National Marrow Donor Program.


Vice President, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Bob joined LifeStream in February 2012 as Project Director for Quality Assurance. He has an extensive leadership background in the blood banking industry. Senior executive posts include National Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for HemaCare Corporation; CEO for the American Red Cross National Testing Laboratory in San Diego, CA; and Regional Quality Assurance Manager for Blood Systems, Inc., located at Blood Centers of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA. Bob earned his MBA at Loyola College, Baltimore, MD and his bachelor’s degree in medical technology from State University of New York at Buffalo.