SCB Staff

Executive Director


Peter Reczek, PhD

Peter holds a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with more than 25 years of experience leading technology programs in academia, industry, and government.

As SCB’s Executive Director, Peter works with the Executive Committee and SCB Board of Directors to successfully lead and manage SCB so the organization can achieve its strategic direction. He also engages with and coordinates the efforts of SCB staff, Board Members and committees, and volunteers, as well as manages the organization’s administration, budget, marketing, and fundraising.

Technical Program Managers

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Dawn Henke, PhD

Dawn holds a PhD in Genetics and Genomic Sciences from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Prior to joining SCB, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the National Eye Institute performing stem cell research developing retinal organoids for testing and therapeutic purposes from stem cells.


Kelly Sauerwein, PhD

Kelly holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, specializing in forensic applications. Her research focused on best practices, validation, and biases in the analysis of the postmortem interval.


Catherine (Katie) Zander, PhD

Katie holds a PhD in Chemistry from Binghamton University, where she studied the kinetics of neurotransmitters. Her past experience includes researching rare blood clotting diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, founding a patient education program, working in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce as an American Society of Hematology & American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow, and co-chairing the National Postdoctoral Association’s Advocacy Committee.

Dawn, Kelly, and Katie are trusted members of the regenerative medicine community that bring a wealth of experience to the SCB team.

As SCB’s technical program managers, they:

  • Manage all projects for SCB

  • Coordinate with community members daily on outreach activities for standards in regenerative medicine

  • Facilitate groups of subject matter experts in advancing specific standards

  • Serve as liaisons between the regenerative medicine community and ISO/TC 276 and ASTM F04

  • Develop and manage all plans for standards advancement, including development and adherence to timelines; coordination of the advancement of draft standards; and representing U.S. priorities in meetings

Program Administrative Assistant


Sakeenah Muwwakkil

Sakeenah has broad-ranging experience providing operational support in the health and medicine field, previously acting as Office Manager for Washington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Reimbursement Counselor at Lash Group-AmerisourceBergen, and Patient Service Coordinator and Operator for OrthoBethesda. She holds a BS in Biology from Morgan State University.