Stefan Bernal, BS, CTBS
Stefan Bernal is the Manager of the National Recovery Network at LifeNet Health - he joined the team in 2018. Since his onboarding, his focus has been fostering healthy relationships with organizations and their front-line staff throughout the United States. He has advocated for the highest standards and quality that LifeNet Health represents. Before LifeNet Health, Stefan worked at Nevada Donor Network, where he served as the Clinical Training and Development Coordinator. He is proudly from the Midwest, specifically a small town called Peru, Illinois. He attended Southern Illinois University, graduating with honors and receiving his B.S. in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. At SIU, he worked for three years in the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory, studying drug addiction and the physiological effects on the brain using tools such as EEG and fMRI. Directly after SIU, Stefan continued his education at the University of Illinois, where he conducted graduate work in virology, bacterial pathogenesis, and microbial physiology. Stefan received his Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS) certification in 2016. He genuinely wants to change the world. Lastly, he likes long walks on the beach and gets frustrated writing his own bio.