ADRP Awards

Each year, time is set aside at the ADRP Annual Conference to honor individuals, groups and/or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service, accomplishments or leadership in a donor experience profession.

Here are the 2019 ADRP Award Winners


Left to Right, Chris Vettelson, Eric Phillips, Elena Vasile, Tim Sashko, Kevin Shipley, Joan Schumacher, Darrin Greenlee, Nicole Pinenault, Dr, Boudreaux, Michele McCaffrey, Shauna Lynch.  Not pictured, Martin Grable and Fox46.

Award categories:

  • Donor Recruiter of the Year, Michele McCaffrey, New York Blood Center
  • Donor Collections Team Member of the Year, Joan Schumacher, Hoxworth Blood Center
  • Leader of the Year Recruitment, Kevin Shipley, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Nicole Pinenault, New York Blood Center
  • Leader of the Year Collections, Elena Vasile, Vitalant
  • Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award, Darrin Greenlee, American Red Cross
  • Gilcher MD/CEO Award, Martin Grable, OneBlood
  • Media Partner Award, Fox 46, OneBlood
  • Most Creative Blood Drive Award, Dr. Boudreaux, North Shore Plastic Surgery, nominated by The Blood Center
  • Most Productive Blood Drive Award, Chris Vettelson, Digi-Key Electronics, nominated by Vitalant
  • School Blood Drive Award, Eric Phillips, University of Illinois at Chicago, nominated by Vitalant
  • Humanitarian Service Award, Tim Sashko, Everyday Heroes Program, nominated  by Vitalant


Individual Awards:

Donor Recruiter of the Year Award

Donor Recruiter of the Year Award was established in 1982 to recognize an outstanding donor recruiter in the blood banking industry.

Nominee must have two years of donor recruitment experience and have developed and implemented a new strategy or program resulting in the achievement of collection goals.


2019 Donor Recruiter of the Year Award

Michele McCaffrey, New York Blood Center

With ADRP President, Marie Forrestal & ABC CEO, Kate Fry

Collections Team Member Award

The Collections Team Member Award was introduced in 2013 to recognize the valuable role collections plays in the donor experience.

Nominee must have two years of donor services experience and have direct responsibility for blood or platelet-pheresis collections, with a demonstrated willingness to exceed organizational requirements.


2019 Donor Collections Team Member Award

Joan Schumacher, Hoxworth Blood Center

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

Leader of the Year Awards

The Rolf Kovenetsky Leader of the Year Awards were established to recognize outstanding supervisors, managers or directors in both recruitment and collections.

Nominee must have worked for a minimum of two years as a leader in either donor recruitment, marketing/PR or donor collections.


2019 Rolf Kovenetsky Leader of the Year Award - Collections

Elena Vasile, Vitalant

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal


2019 Rolf Kovenetsky Leader of the Year Award - Recruitment

Kevin Shipley, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

2019 Rolf Kovenetsky Leader of the Year

Award - Recruitment

Nicole Pinenault, New York Blood Center

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal


Ron Franzmeier Award

Ron Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1991 to honor the former Vice President of The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin after he died unexpectedly at the age of 46. 

Nominee must have been a member of ADRP for a minimum of five years and their contribution must have had an impact on the association and the industry.


2019 Ron Franzmeier Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Darrin Greenlee, American Red Cross

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

Ronald O. Gilcher, MD Award

Ronald O. Gilcher, MD Award was established in 2004 in honor of the former President, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer of the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Nominee must hold or have held, in the past two years, a senior executive position within a blood center and  made significant contributions to the industry both within his or her organization and in wider capacities.

2019 Ronald O. Gilcher, MD Award Winner 

Martin Grable, OneBlood


Organization Awards:

Media Partner Award

The Media Partner Award was established in 2003 to recognize the support of media in recruiting donors. As partners, the recruiter and representatives of the media work in concert to educate the general public of the daily need for donors of all types.

Nominees must demonstrate consistent support throughout the year and sponsor an annual or bi-annual event on a large scale with blood drives or other donation events.

Humanitarian Service Award

The Humanitarian Service Award recognizes a community organization that encourages the spirit of volunteerism.

Nominees may include a civic or faith group, or a partnership focused on special recruitment efforts such as minority, youth or O negative recruitment.


2019 Media Partner Award

 Fox 46

Nominated by Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, OneBlood. Accepting the  award is Pat Michaels of OneBlood

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal


2019 Humanitarian Service Award

Tim Sashko, Everyday Heroes Program

Nominated by Vitalant

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

Blood Drive Awards

The Blood Drive Award is given to organizations that establish blood donation as a priority, either within an organization or in the community. Awards will be given in two categories: most creative and most productive.


2019 Blood Drive Award - Most Creative

Dr. Boudreaux, Northshore Plastic Surgery 

Nominated by The Blood Center

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal


2018 Blood Drive Award - Most Productive

Chris Vettelson, Digi-Key Electronics

Nominated by Vitalant

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

School Blood Drive Award

The School Blood Drive Award is given to a high school or college that has shown an exceptional commitment to establishing blood donation as a priority among its students.

SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE AWARD

The school Blood Drive Award is given to a high school or college that has shown an exceptional commitment to establishing blood donation as a priority among its students.


ADRP Volunteer of the Year Award

The ADRP Volunteer of the year award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a high level of service to ADRP, the development of the association and its subscribers.


2019 School Blood Drive Award

Eric Phillips, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nominated by Vitalant

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal



2019 ADRP Volunteer of the Year Award

Shauna Lynch, New York Blood Center

With ABC CEO, Kate Fry & ADRP President, Marie Forrestal

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