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Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient

Posted on June 6th, 2019
Nelson Hellwig
Board of Directors

Nelson Hellwig has over 25 years of experience working for healthcare entities, testing laboratories, and nonprofit organizations.

In 2017, Nelson became the Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS), a collaborative of 12 community blood centers that collect, process, test and distribute more than 1.5 million units of blood to patients in more than 750 hospitals and provide various technical services, therapeutic treatments and stem cell laboratory operations in multiple locations throughout the U.S.

Nelson previously served as Chief Financial Officer of CrescentCare Health and The Blood Center in New Orleans, and has served as a guest lecturer on healthcare management at Louisiana State University.

Nelson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. He was a 2015 recipient of the New Orleans CityBusiness Healthcare Hero award.

Nelson and his wife Amanda live in Slidell, Louisiana, with their children Sarah (12) and Nathan (9). In 2016, Nathan was a liver transplant recipient.

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Alliance for Community Transfusion Services