2018 - 2019 ADRP Advisory Board

Executive Committee

President Marie Forrestal

Director Donor Recruitment 
New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center

Marie Forrestal has served as the Director of Donor recruitment for New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, for the past 10 years. Prior to that, she held roles as Account Manager and Business Development Manager. Her other experiences include being News Director for WHTG Radio in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she anchored the morning drive news and hosted a weekly public affairs program, “Names in the News.” Marie graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in history and psychology. 

President Elect Lisa Entrikin

Director of Operations
Rock River Valley Blood Center

Lisa Entrikin is the director of operations at the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC), headquartered in Rockford, Ill. The RRVBC serves eight hospitals in Northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. As director of operations, Lisa oversees fixed site recruitment and collections, volunteer services, components and hospital services. RRVBC collects more than 50,000 whole blood and automated products annually through fixed site and mobile operations. She brings more than 21 years of experience in blood banking to ADRP. Lisa has served as co-chair of the Awards Committee for several years.

Secretary Jennifer Charbonneaux

Senior Director of Donor Care North Division, Fargo, North Dakota
Blood Systems, Inc.

Jennifer Charbonneaux is currently the Senior Director of Donor Care for the North Division with Vitalant.   She started with United Blood Services in 2004 as a Donor Care Specialist, working her way through various leadership positions to include Regional Center Director and District Director of Business Resources.   She holds a bachelor’s degree with concentration in business management and health science from Minot State University.

Treasurer Theresa Pina

Vice President of Operations
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Houston, Texas

Theresa Pina is the Vice President of Operations for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center located in Houston, Texas.  Theresa began her career in blood banking in 2005 as a Recruiter before moving onto various roles in Donor Recruitment management.  She was promoted to the Director of Donor Recruitment in 2009, making her responsible for recruiting over 198,000 blood products from mobile donors.  In 2015, Theresa’s responsibilities increased when she took on a second department, Mobile Collections, and then further increased in 2017 when she became VP of Operations.  Theresa is a graduate of University of Houston.  

Vice President Sylvie Daigneault

Marketing and International Affairs Manager, 

More than 25 years ago, Sylvie Daigneault joined the Canadian Red Cross Blood Donor Recruitment Program as part of the management team in Montreal. As a staff member at Héma-Québec since its creation in 1998, she has helped develop strategies to raise awareness, maximize collections, develop donor loyalty, and enhance the overall blood donation experience, as well as create marketing initiatives for the Human Tissues, Cord Blood, and Stem Cells Programs. Since 2001, she has served as facilitator for many training workshops on the development of a Voluntary Non-Renumerated Blood Donor Program in many developing countries. Sylvie has been an ADRP member since the early years of the organization and is currently serving on the Executive Committee.

Vice President Mary Ann Ducedre

Donor Relations Solutions Manager - Training
Canadian Blood Services

Mary Ann Ducedre has been with Canadian Blood Services since 1997, starting as a Recruiter responsible for a mobile territory in Southwestern Ontario. In 2010, she moved to a position in the Donor Services department at Head Office, managing recruitment and sales programs. In late 2013, she transitioned to a new role and now serves as Donor Relations Solutions Manager - Training, with the responsibility for training and development of Donor Relations staff nationally. Mary Ann has her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Mary Ann has been actively involved on the ADRP Education Committee since 2010 and currently serves as chair. She was elected to the Executive Committee in 2015.

Advisory Board Members

Asuka Burge

National Manager of Marketing and Communications,
New Zealand Blood Service

As the National Manager Marketing and Communications for New Zealand Blood Service, Asuka (pronounced Ask-a) Burge is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of programs for the recruitment and retention of volunteer blood donors, donor recruitment resources and the digital and online marketing strategy. Asuka has a conjoint commerce and law degree majoring in marketing. She joined the New Zealand Blood Service in early 2007, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketers.

Amanda Farrell

Director of Blood Donor Recruitment
Unyts, Buffalo, New York

Amanda Farrell has been with Unyts since January 2007, prior to the formation of the community blood back.  In her time with Unyts Amanda has served as donor recruiter and recruitment manager before assuming her role as Director of Recruitment.   In her current role, Amanda is responsible for oversight of all aspects of donor communications and donor recruitment for both mobiles and fixed sites.  Amanda graduated with bachelor degrees in both psychology and Human Development from Binghamton University.

Andrew Fry

Senior Director Donor Recruitment,
Blood Systems, Inc.

Andy Fry is the Senior Director of Donor Sourcing for Vitalant.  In the blood banking industry for 26 years Andy has held multiple positions for United Blood Services centers in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Vitalant collects 1.3 million red blood cells annually with 35 percent collected via automation. Andy graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is an active member of South Central Association of Blood Banks and has presented at AABB, SCABB, CBBS and ADRP.

Kate Fry

Chief executive officer

Kate Fry currently serves as the CEO for America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and Executive Director of the Foundation for America’s Blood Centers (FABC). Kate joined ABC in 2016 as Chief Administrative Officer. A recognized leader in health care association management and advocacy, Kate heads ABC’s strategy development and advocacy work before federal legislators, regulators, and strategic partners. Kate brings significant expertise in representing the views of associations before members of Congress and congressional staff, having directed multi-faceted national advocacy campaigns to achieve significant legislative and regulatory victories during previous positions at the National Association of Nurse Anesthetists and National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Kate received a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Dickinson College. 

Kelly A. High

Business Integration Executive
Biomedical Services Headquarters
American Red Cross

Before becoming the Business Integration Executive, Kelly served two years as the National Director, Recruitment Processing and Planning responsible for developing and managing the standard operating policies and procedures that guide the acquisition planning processes, productivity and operational efficiency targets. Kelly began her career at the American Red Cross in 2003 as the LifeBoard Manager for the Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region, and in 2004 was promoted to Director of Donor Strategy for the region. In March 2008, she moved to Biomedical Services Headquarters where she served as the Senior Program Manager, Recruitment Optimization for BHQ in the Sales and Marketing Department before accepting the position in 2010 as Director, CRM Business Transformation, supporting the organization through the implementation of a new Donor Relationship Management System.

Pat Michaels

Manager of Media and Public Relations

Pat Michaels has headed up media and public relations since 2004, first at Florida’s Blood Centers, now OneBlood, one of the largest blood centers in the country. In addition to managing media messages, stories, and media events, Pat oversees a department of journalists who produce stories about blood donation, donors and patients. His 25 years as a TV journalist gives him a story-telling perspective, providing stories for the OneBlood website and all social media. Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Valdosta State University. He continued his education in meteorology at Mississippi State University, using those credentials as an on-air meteorologist in several TV markets. He is a children’s book author, writing “W is for Wind” published in 2005.

Shelly Muckerheide

Director, Mobiles
Community Blood Services of Kansas City

Shelly is the Director, Mobiles for the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City.  In this role she is responsible for all mobile operations in Kansas City, MO, St. Joseph, MO and Topeka, KS. She joined the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City in April 2009.   Shelly started her career in blood banking in 2003 at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks located in Springfield, MO. During her time there, she held various roles including Director of Donor Services from 2005-2007.   In addition to her 11 years of blood banking experience, Shelly has 21 years of experience in nursing working in various specialties such as: Urology, Oncology, Dermatology and Geriatrics.  Shelly graduated with a diploma in Nursing from Ozarks Technical Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Mid-America Nazarene University. 

Patti Beamish Nagle

Chief Recruitment Executive
American Red Cross

During her 29-year career with the American Red Cross, Patti has served in many roles at the regional, divisional and national level with a focus within the recruitment, marketing, telerecruitment and logistics groups.  Her career began in the New York regional office during times of massive change, where she had the opportunity to manage multiple mergers and start-up departments.  After ten years there, she expanded her skills managing large change management projects at the division or national level.

In her current position, she is responsible for defining strategies to ensure whole blood production targets are met through leading the targeted marketing & segmentation teams, the organization’s Biomedical contact centers and the fixed collection sites across the country.   Patti’s key strengths are in the areas of business and marketing strategy, operational planning, project management and team development. 

Patti has a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in marketing and psychology, a master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and an MBA from Syracuse University.

Brandye Norman

Director of Mobile Operations
Carter BloodCare, Bedford, Texas

Brandye Norman is the Director of Mobile Operations for Carter BloodCare in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.  In this role, she is responsible for Mobile Collections, training, quality, compliance and the recruitment and retention of donors.  Brandye helped implement a number of projects that resulted in significant cost savings for the organization over the last 18 years.  Prior to this position, Brandye worked for United Blood Services in the west Texas area. 

Nina Salamon

Executive Vice President
Blood Centers of America (BCA)

Nina is the Executive Vice President, Blood Centers of America where she is responsible for the metrics program, red cell demand forecasting, Recruitment & Collections initiatives, process improvement initiatives and various other ancillary programs. She has oversight of the strategic plan, managing the tasks and timelines to ensure completion. Nina has 35 years of blood banking experience, including more than 25 years as a senior executive in hospitals and blood centers. Nina is active in AABB, having served on the High School Donor committee, the National Meeting committee as the Executive track chair and the disaster task Force. Nina received a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Rhode Island. She received her SBB from Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Elizabeth Waltman

Chief Operations Officer And Foundation Executive Director
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center

Since January 2013, Elizabeth Waltman has served as the chief operations officer and foundation executive director for South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. Prior to STBTC, Elizabeth was employed by United Blood Services as executive director. She has been a member of Vistage International since 2006. Elizabeth has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and bachelors of arts in humanities from the University of St. Thomas, Texas.

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