Kevin Whitten

Kevin Whitten

Kevin Whitten

Kevin Whitten

Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin leads our customer-facing teams including Domestic and International Sales, Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Strategic Accounts. He is responsible for developing the Global strategic sales plan, managing all upstream and downstream marketing and communications efforts, ensuring growth and sustainability and setting the direction for the commercial organization.

Prior to his position as Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin served as Vice President, Strategic Accounts, managing AlloSource’s contract partnerships. With more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and contracting for pharmaceutical/biotechnology, GPO’s and medical device companies, Kevin has made a strong impact helping to guide and direct AlloSource’s future growth.

Before joining AlloSource, Kevin was the Area Director/Vice President of U.S. Sales and Contracting with Pacira BioSciences, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to surgical innovation.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and biochemistry from Brigham Young University.

Kevin is inspired by the gift of donation because he’s seen first-hand people benefitting from AlloSource’s work. He’s seen a family struggle with death and then receive grace through donation because their loved one helped so many people through tissue transplantation. He believes AlloSource employees are truly blessed to do what they do.


Kimberly Meyer

Kimberly Meyer

Kimberly Meyer

Kimberly Meyer

Vice President, Quality Assurance & Performance Excellence

As Vice President, Quality Assurance and Performance Excellence, Kimberly manages the Quality Assurance, Product Safety, and Process Excellence programs for AlloSource. She is also responsible for leading the Project Management Office (PMO), which includes portfolio management, the strategic planning cycle and execution of all corporate projects.

Kimberly joined AlloSource in 1995, starting as a Quality Control Technician. Over the last 20 years, she has held several leadership roles in quality assurance, quality management, regulatory affairs, process redesign and improvement, and performance excellence.

Kimberly has also served as a Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) examiner in 2005, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and played a leadership role in AlloSource achieving RMPEx’s highest state honor of Peak in 2015. She also helped AlloSource receive RMPEX’s Timberline Performance Award in 2013, Foothills Performance Award in 2010 and High Plains Recognition Award in 2009.

Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Kimberly is inspired by the gift of donation because processing donated human tissue truly honors the memory of the donor’s life by improving the life of the patient.


Ken Hammons

Ken Hammons

Ken Hammons

Ken Hammons

Senior Vice President, Operations

As Senior Vice President, Operations, Ken manages Production, Supply Chain, Engineering and Facilities. He is responsible for ensuring that AlloSource continues to fulfill its mission to honor the gift of tissue donation by creating innovative cellular and tissue allografts to advance patient healing.

Ken joined AlloSource in 2006, starting as a Quality and Regulatory Engineer. Over the years, he developed a strong understanding of the business through several leadership roles in the Quality department. Ken’s experience in Quality has provided the insight to lead the Operations team with a holistic, results-driven approach to success.

Before joining Team AlloSource, Ken worked in manufacturing industries that honed his skills in laboratory practices, manufacturing principles and quality systems. These skills helped Ken make a smooth transition into the Tissue Banking industry.

Ken holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati.

Ken is inspired by the gift of donation because it is the last, most personal gift we can give of ourselves. The gift provides life-altering medical improvements through tissue transplants and represents a true selfless act of humanity.


Yan Deng

Yan Deng

Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer, Yan Deng supports the President and CEO with developing and implementing the strategic plan in order to advance the company’s mission and promote growth. She also oversees all activities related to Finance and Accounting in conjunction with the AlloSource Board of Directors, as well as the Audit and Finance/Operations Committee.

Over the past two years, Yan has served as Vice President, Finance and Accounting as well as Corporate Controller for AlloSource. She continues to provide leadership, direction and management of the Finance and Accounting team. Yan manages the business planning, forecasting, budgeting, financial analysis, general ledger, cost accounting, inventory management, accounts receivable and payables, payroll and all corporate-level accounting projects.

Before joining Team AlloSource, Yan was Director of Finance for Arrow Electronics, an organization specializing in distribution and value added services relating to electronic components and computer products.

Yan holds a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license in Colorado and earned her MBA from Colorado State University.

Yan is inspired by the gift of donation because it provides many possibilities to help heal patients and incredible value to the communities we serve.


Dean Elliot

Dean Elliott

Dean Elliot

Dean Elliott

Chief Operating and Legal Officer

For more than 30 years, Dean Elliott has worked in the healthcare industry managing products, sales and distribution channels, regulatory matters, personnel and general business practices to maximize the P&L of corporations. He currently serves as Chief Operating and Legal Officer, leading initiatives such as regulatory policy, corporate compliance, litigation, contract management and a variety of business transactions requiring review or assessment of risk.

Prior to his position as Chief Operating and Legal Officer , Dean served AlloSource as its Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Operations. Before joining the AlloSource team, Dean’s positions included Director of Client Services for Reglera, LLC and Acting General Manager of Staodyn, Inc.

Dean holds his law degree from the Sturm College of Law and his bachelor’s degree in health from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

AlloSource recognizes the importance of Corporate Compliance and considers it a key position with Dean ensuring the company is operating in line with regulatory and legal processes to honor the gift of donation.

Dean is inspired by the gift of donation because it enables the lives of patients and their families to be forever changed.


Ross Wilkins MD

Ross Wilkins, MD

Ross Wilkins MD

Ross Wilkins, M.D.

Senior Medical Director
Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Ross Wilkins currently serves as the Senior Medical Director for AlloSource and Chairman of AlloSource’s Medical Advisory Board.

Recognized internationally as an expert on limb preservation, bone and soft tissue tumors and bone transplantation, Dr. Wilkins serves as an Orthopedic Surgeon for Colorado Limb Consultants, Medical Director for The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk, Chairman and Founder of The Limb Preservation Foundation and Faculty Member at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center.

Dr. Wilkins has been honored with a number of distinguished awards including Denver Business Journal’s Lifetime Champion in Healthcare (2007), Top Doctors in Denver, Orthopedic Surgery (2007), America’s Best Doctors (2006-2013), Orthopedic Oncology (2006-2013), George W. Hyatt Memorial Award (1999), Edward C. Stafne Humanities in Medicine Award (1996), Best Doctors in America – Orthopedic Oncology (1994-2013), Member of Honor, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences (1994) and U.S. News and World Reports Top 1% Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Wilkins is inspired by the gift of donation because donated tissue allows surgeons to replace missing structures, which is a real miracle.


Tom Cycyota

Tom Cycyota

Tom Cycyota

Tom Cycyota

President & CEO

Tom Cycyota has more than 40 years of experience in the medical device and orthobiologics industry. As President and CEO of AlloSource, Tom develops and implements strategies that align with the company’s mission to honor the gift of tissue donation by maximizing its impact to the medical community and patients.

Under Tom’s leadership, AlloSource has become one of the largest and most respected tissue banks in the country. The company is a world leader in fresh articular cartilage allografts, which helps promote joint restoration, allowing people to regain mobility and active lives after disease or trauma, and is one of the nation’s largest providers of human allograft skin for the treatment of severe burns.

Prior to joining AlloSource, Tom was the Vice President of Alternate Care Business with Johnson & Johnson Medical (JJM). In this Board-level role, he led the company’s movement into the alternate healthcare market. Previous positions also include serving as Worldwide Director, Marketing, Wound Management for JJM and Vice President of Marketing and Materials Management with New Dimensions in Medicine. He also spent 10 years at Kendall Healthcare Products Company.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola University. He is the Past President of his national fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, and serves on the Colorado Advisory Council for Organ and Tissue Donation.

Tom is inspired by the act of donation because this incredibly selfless gift allows AlloSource to do great things to help heal patients. His inspirations are the miracles that are accomplished because of the act of donation.