Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

John Barnes

Vice President, Human Resources & Learning, BioBridge Global

John Barnes is the Vice President of Human Resources & Learning at BioBridge Global. BioBridge Global (BBG) is a nonprofit company that oversees and supports the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, QualTex Laboratories, GenCure, and The Blood and Tissue Center Foundation. He also owns an HR software design firm and in the course of his work, he has filed two patent applications for software programs. Prior to his work with BBG, he held senior management positions in operations and human resources at several firms including Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Accenture and ILEX Oncology, Inc. He also served as an adjunct faculty member with Texas A&M San Antonio where he taught a course on Human Resource Information Systems.

He is active with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the San Antonio Human Resource Management Association where he served as the president of the Association in 1990. He is a member of Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta, a National Business Administration Honor Society and Delta Sigma Pi, a National Professional Business Fraternity. Mr. Barnes is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and an Eagle Scout. He has served as a volunteer for numerous community organizations including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Montessori School of San Antonio and Scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop. John is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and is a member of InfraGard, a public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

John earned an Associate of Arts degree from New Mexico Military Institute, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.


  • Associate of Arts, New Mexico Military Institute, 1979
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, New Mexico State University, 1981
  • Master of Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University, 2012

Career Path

By jumping in head first, working my tail off, and realizing that nothing worthwhile comes easily. By trying things others may not have thought about, had the courage to try, or cared to do. By leading others by example and accepting responsibility for my actions while praising others for theirs when things go well. By compassionately understanding that not everyone is as fortunate as I. By being a great husband, father, son, brother and friend. By seeking first to understand and then to be understood. And for trying, though not always successfully, not to take myself too seriously.