2020 - 2021 ADRP Advisory Board

Executive Committee

President Lisa Entrikin

Rock River Valley Blood Center

Lisa Entrikin is the CEO 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.

president-elect 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.  


Secretary Kelly High 

vice president, donor services, central atlantic division
American Red Cross

Before becoming the VP of Donor Services, Kelly served 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.

treasurer 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.


vice president AMANda Farrell

Director of Blood Donor Recruitment
Connectlife, Buffalo, New York

Amanda Farrell has been with ConnectLife since January 2007, prior to the formation of the community blood back.  In her time with ConnectLife 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.


Vice president 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.

Advisory Board Members

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 healthcare 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. 




Brian brings a diverse set of leadership and problem-solving experiences to our organization. He has depth in leading teams and strategic thinking across Marketing, Sales and Corporate Strategy. Brian brings a clinical background and has dedicated his 20+ year career to health care with a focus on serving patients, providers and the individuals he leads. He currently serves Blood Operations as the Chief Operating Officer and was hired in April 2018. Prior to Versiti he was at Shire as the Area Vice President leading an Institution-based Plasma Franchise through significant internal culture changes and navigating the dynamic healthcare landscape. Throughout his assignments at Abbott, Abbvie, Baxalta and Shire, Brian has demonstrated a track record of high achievement and delivering results by building high-performing teams and inspiring leaders. In a short amount of time at Versiti Brian has focused on building new capabilities for the Operation with a focus on Communication, Training and Change Management.

amanda hess

director of donor and public relations
mississippi valley regional blood center

Amanda currently lives in Davenport with a husband and six-year old son. With roots in the Quad Cities, Amanda has spent the last 18 years of her career in healthcare first in Marketing and Business Development with Genesis Health System and currently as Director of Donor and Public Relations for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, a 501(c)3 regional blood bank serving 115 hospitals in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri.


Claude LeBoeuf

Donor and Volunteer Recruitment Manager


Claude began his journey with the blood industry as a volunteer.  Then, while completing his bachelor's degree in education, he joined the Red Cross donor recruitment team in 1995 and occupied various positions within the organization.  Since 1998, the year Hema-Quebec was created, he worked as a call center agent, then technician and telerecruitment supervisor.  Amongst his many achievements, he played a key role, along with the IT development team and marketing services, in the development and implementation of an efficient platform for donor relations.  Launched in 2004, the platform has been improved a few times.  Since 2012, Claude has been head of donor and volunteer recruitment services.

Debbie mcnaughton

head of nursing for donor services
scottish national blood transfusion service

Debbie McNaughton is Head of Nursing, for Donor Services in the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. Within this role she passionately leads a team of senior nurses, the clinical support team, the National Standards Quality and Innovation team and is responsible for the strategic direction of apheresis collection within SNBTS. Debbie graduated from Abertay University with a BSc Nursing degree. She completed her MA in Leadership and Management in, focusing her dissertation on – “The perceptions of the follower: Do Leaders behaviors have a positive or negative impact on the empowerment and motivation of the nursing workforce within SNBTS”. Debbie started her career in clinical practice in 1992 and worked in various settings including general medical, Renal Dialysis and surgical. She then specialized into Blood Transfusion where she has held numerous clinical and senior operational roles over the last 22 years. Debbie is highly experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of blood and apheresis collection and is currently leading on a major transformational project within SNBTS ‘on session digital redesign’.


STephanie Nunez-Leos


Senior Director, Donor recruitment
South Texas Blood and tissue center, San Antonio, Texas


Stephanie Nunez-Leos is the Senior Director of Donor Recruitment for South Texas Blood and Tissue Center based in San Antonio, Texas.  Stephanie was previously with Vitalant for 13 years and in blood banking for 23 years.   She has been a part of ADRP since 2003 supporting the association through conference presentations, collaboration and participation on committees. 



nicole pineault

director of donor resources
Rhode island blood center, new york blood center enterprise 

Nicole holds a BA in Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island and has worked at the Rhode Island Blood Center for over 16 years specializing in donor recruitment. Her roles have included Marketing Assistant, Account Manager, Marrow Donor Recruiter, Recruitment Supervisor for RIBC's National Marrow Donor Program, and Manager of mobile blood drive recruitment. She was promoted to Director of Donor Resources in 2015 and became the Director of RIBC's National Marrow Donor Program in 2018. Nicole was the recipient of the ADRP Rolf Kovenetsky Recruitment Leader of the Year Award in 2019.

A past participant of the Patient Services Committee of the RI Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Nicole says, “I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than helping to ensure that patients receive the life-saving blood they need when they need it. The donors, patient families, drive sponsors and coordinators I’ve been blessed to work with over the years have enriched my life in so many ways. I’ve learned important lessons like, tell the people you love that you love them...and cherish life’s simple pleasures.”

Nicole lives in North Kingstown, RI with her husband, Lt. Col. Dennis Pineault, and their two children, Caleb and Aubrey.


Hunter Shaffer


Director of Research and Innovation 
Blood Centers of America 


Hunter Shaffer is currently the Director of Research and Innovation at Blood Centers of America, a member owned cooperative headquartered in Providence Rhode Island.  Hunter joined the BCA team in 2015 and works within the Collections and Recruitment silo by exploring patterns and discovering new ways to connect in a changing world to enhance their life saving mission.


Hunter holds a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Pathology from the University of Rhode Island.  Prior to entering the world of transfusion medicine, he worked in various capacities pertaining to the cultivation and research of aquatic organisms worldwide. 



Tammy Whiteley

Vice President of Donor Recruitment and Community Relations
Oklahoma Blood Institute 


Tammy Whiteley is the Vice President of Donor Recruitment and Community Relations for Oklahoma Blood Institute, the sixth largest non-profit blood collector in the United  States.  Named to this position in 2014, Whiteley has 22 years of blood banking experience.  She joined Oklahoma Blood Institute as a blood program consultant in 1997 before serving as Oklahoma Blood Institue's Director of Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas operations for five years.  In 2005, she was named Director of Donor Recruitment.


In her current role she leads blood donor recruitment for ten mobile operations, sixteen donor centers, a contact center with 80 employees, as well as marketing and public relations for Oklahoma, Arkansas, north central Texas and Amarillo.  More than a quarter-of-a-million units of blood from volunteer donors are needed annually to meet the needs of patients in these areas.


In 2011, Whiteley was named Manager of the Year by ADRP, an international honor awarded for exemplary leadership. 

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