The FACT executive team provides the vision, expertise and experience for the successful administration of the Foundation and guidance for its continued growth in the field of cellular therapy.
Linda Miller, M.P.A.
Linda’s career in healthcare has spanned nearly four decades. As the first employee of FACT and administrative director of the Foundation, Linda has been with FACT since 1997. In her current position as Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for setting strategy and vision, building culture, leading the senior team, allocating capital, and ensuring equitable treatment of all applicant programs.
Prior to her role at FACT, Linda spent 13 years at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with her last role as the administrator of pulmonary and critical care medicine, and general internal medicine.
Linda earned a Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
Phyllis I. Warkentin, M.D.
Dr. Phyllis I. Warkentin is a founding member of FACT and has been serving as a board member and chief medical officer since the organization’s inception.
In addition to her work with FACT, Dr. Warkentin has been the director of the unrelated bone marrow transplantation program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 1988 and a professor of pediatrics and pathology/microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 1994. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota where she subsequently completed a residency in pediatrics, and fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and blood banking.
Linda Miller, MPA
Chief Executive Officer