BCDI Staff

Medical Director

Michael D. Tarantino, M.D.

Dr. Tarantino received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1987, after which he completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in 1990 and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Wisconsin in 1993. He is board certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and brings over 20 years of experience caring for children and adults with bleeding and clotting disorders.

Dr. Tarantino is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria and maintains a busy academic program of clinical and translational research. He is considered a national and international thought leader in the areas of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, thrombophilia, primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders. Dr. Tarantino has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-review publications along with numerous reviews and book chapters, including a recent international management guideline for immune thrombocytopenia.

Medical Staff

Michael D. Tarantino, MD – Medical Director
Renee Madden, MD – Assistant Medical Director
Jonathan Roberts, MD, Hematologist & Assistant Research Director
Dana Stephens RN, MS, CPNP – Nurse Practitioner
Chanel Kinsman, RN, BSN – Nurse Coordinator
Elizabeth Paulter, RN, BSN – Nurse Coordinator
Jeanette Bredeman, RN, BSN - Nurse Coordinator 
Julie Tarantino, RN, BSN – Nurse Coordinator
Sarah Gonzales, MT (ASCP) CCRP – Research Coordinator
Shanna Beard, LPC, MA, NCC Licensed Professional Counselor/Social Services Coordinator
Lyberti Hostetter, Medical Office Assistant
Debra Stovall, Billing Specialist
Rita Burns, Laboratory Supervisor

Pharmacy Staff

Tom Rickey RPH – Pharmacist
John P. Machens, RPH – Pharmacist
Jennifer Fulton, CPhT – Pharmacy Technician

Administrative Staff

Kollet Koulianos, MBA – Executive Director
Denise Piper – Executive Assistant / Marketing & Events Coordinator
Curtis Frazier – Accounting Manager
Angie Riedel – Outreach Coordinator
Peggi Taylor – Receptionist
Joyce Winkel – Clinical Administrative Assistant







Dr. Renee Madden

Dr. Renee Madden completed her Master’s of Science degree in Pathology at Wisconsin Medical College in 1988, with her thesis research focus in the area of Hematology. Dr. Madden went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1995, after which she completed a pediatric internship in 1996 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Madden completed her pediatric residency in 1998 at Kosair Children’s Hospital at University of Louisville in Kentucky, and completed her Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in 2001; and a Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant fellowship at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in 2005. Dr. Madden is double board certified in both General Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and brings over 12 years of experience in caring for children and young adults.

You might be surprised at what Dr. Madden finds time to do…besides her favorite –which is simply enjoying quality family time; she enjoys reading, skiing, and studying for her pilots license.


Renee M Madden, MD