Who's Who

BCx Consultants

BCx has contracted with insurance and risk management consultants who handle the day to day operations of our company. Each of these brings us an expertise in managing liability programs for blood centers.

Executive Director

Eric Blomfelt, JD, CPCU, ARM – serves as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Blomfelt has extensive insurance and risk management experience including being the executive director of an association of risk managers and working with risk retention groups.

If you have any questions about the program, you may contact the BCx Executive Director:

Office: (303) 800-8177
Mobile: (720) 259-2486
Email: eric.blomfelt@protonmail.com

Underwriting and Policy Servicing

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. – Lorraine Lewis has over 20 years' experience in working with liability insurance programs, including working directly with blood centers. Lorraine and her team at Alliant manage daily underwriting, policy services, marketing, reinsurance and other policy administration matters.

Lorraine Lewis

5444 Westheimer, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: (832) 485-4070
Cell: (832) 563-3445
Email: llewis@alliant.com

Services Provided by Alliant Include

  • New and renewal business information processing
  • Mid-term underwriting questionnaire and member coverage surveys
  • Annual FDA 3356 reports
  • FDA 483 review
  • Individual member coverage questions
  • Issuing certificates of insurance
  • Processing policy renewals
  • Processing policy endorsements and updates
  • Premium audits
  • Hospital requests for data

For assistance with any of these matters, please contact Heather Spicer at Heather.Spicer@alliant.com or Brett.Sauer@alliant.com.

Claims Administration

Gallagher Bassett Specialty (“GBS”) (fka Western Litigation): The team at GBS has significant experience in the administration of medical professional and general liability claims, including blood center specific liability claims. GBS will administer receipt of incidents and claims, updating of claim information, reviews with blood centers, etc. GBS also Investigates and manages settlements as necessary and coordinates with local legal counsel.

For assistance with incidents or claims, please contact Kathryn A. Fenelon, Esq. Kathryn_Fenelon@gbtpa.com Phone/Fax (713) 935-2414

Claims Checks/Accounting: Paula Prestridge at paula_prestridge@gptpa.com, Phone/Fax (713) 935-2444

Gallagher Bassett Specialty (“GBS”)
Houston, Texas - Administrative Office

1900 W. Loop South, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (800) 588-0619

Services Provided by GBS Include

  • Third party claims administrator for BCx
  • Administers insured’s reporting of incidents
  • Notification of potential claim events and member coverage surveys
  • Consultation to insured’s on incidents/claims
  • Coordinate with insured’s designated claims representative
  • Tracking and update assistance with claims systems
  • MMSEA 111 (CMS) reporting
  • Guidance on coverage questions
  • Maintains/Update Claims

BCx, Claims Adjuster & MMSEA 111 Reporting

Kathryn Fenelon, Esq.
Claims Counsel
Phone: (713) 935-2414
Fax: (713) 243-7305
Email: kathryn_fenelon@gbtpa.com

Financial Consulting

MCM CPAs & Advisors – MCM performs our overall program management and prepares quarterly and annual financial regulatory filings and accounting, and handles day to day administrative matters of BCx. For assistance, please contact Chrisy Colvin-Slusher at Chrisy.Colvin-Slusher@mcmcpa.com or Todd Rosenbaum at todd.rosenbaum@mcmcpa.com, Phone: (502) 882-4459.

MCM CPAs & Advisors
Attn: BCx/BioX

702 North Shore Drive, Suite 500
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Services Provided by MCM include

  • Accounting for Members’ Balances (Contributed Surplus, Surplus Notes, etc.)
  • Members’ financial balance information
  • BCx audited statements and annual reports
  • Member auditor requests for information
  • Member governance documents
  • Access to the BCx web site
  • Contract reviews
  • Committee meeting coordination
  • Questions on Risk Management Seminar
  • All other general BCx matters/questions

Reinsurance Brokers LLC

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.– Manages the BCx reinsurance treaty placements and negotiations.

Financial Auditor

Conner Ash CPA - Prepares and provides annual audited financial statements.


Willis Towers Watson – Provides actuarial services and rate making consulting.

Board Management

The daily operations of BCx are conducted by consultants that are insurance professionals However, the strategic planning and administrative/operational oversight is provided by the Board of Directors, the vast majority of whom are blood center executives. Our consultants serve in an advisory capacity to assure consistency with insurance industry norms. Various Committees assist in shaping and implementing Board decisions and formulating the future of BCx.

Board Members

  • John Hagins, Chair; The Community Blood Center, Inc.
  • Jim Decker, Medic, Inc.
  • Cheryl Ritter, Vice Chair; LifeServe Blood Center
  • Marshall Cothran, Secretary; We Are Blood
  • Laurie Sutor, MD; Carter BloodCare, Coastal Bend & Texoma Regional
  • Dan Waxman, MD; Versiti Indiana, Inc.
  • Kip Kuttner, DO; Miller-Keystone, Central Pennsylvania
  • Mark Tabler, IN Resident; Innovative Physician Solutions
  • Eric Eaton; Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Nancy Perez; Carter BloodCare
  • Stacy Braddock; Texoma Regional Blood Center
  • Thomas Watkins, DO, Medic Inc
  • Bill Reed, Kentucky Blood Center


Executive Committee – Functions on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Claims Committee – Responsible for advising the BCx Board and Consultants on matters that impact how BCx settles claims. Review claims reports provided by the adjuster.

Information Management Committee – Advise on changes in technology that impact how Members operate.

Governance Committee - Responsible for corporate governance and Board nominations.

Risk Management Committee – Responsible for advising the BCx Board and Consultants on matters that impact how BCx Members avoid claims or minimize their losses. Development of risk management seminar and bulletin. Benchmarking of claims and risk management information.

Audit Committee – Provide financial, audit and regulatory oversight to assure that accounting practices utilized are in accordance with government statutes/regulations and "best practices" for BCx.

Underwriting, Rate and Medical Advisory Committee – Advise the Board and Consultants on all underwriting matters including risk exposures, new applicants, member-insured activities and coverage forms for risks underwritten by BCx.