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The Association for Blood Donor Professionals 

2023-2024 ADRP Advisory Board

Executive Committee

president AMANda Farrell

Sr. Director of Donor Recruitment
The Blood Connection, Piedmont, South Carolina

As the Senior Director of Donor Recruitment Amanda is responsible for improving efficiency in the donor recruitment process, along with working closely with strategic partnerships. Amanda graduated with bachelor degrees in both psychology and Human Development from Binghamton University.


vice president 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.

Secretary amanda hess

Vice President Donor Relations and Marketing

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 ImpactLife, a 501(c)3 regional blood bank serving 115 hospitals in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri.


treasurer Tammy Whiteley

Vice President of Donor Recruitment and Community Relations
Our Blood Institute 


Tammy Whiteley is the Vice President of Donor Recruitment and Community Relations for Our 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 Our Blood Institute as a blood program consultant in 1997 before serving as Our Blood Institute'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. 

Past-president Theresa Pina

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

Theresa Pina, a graduate of the University of Houston, serves as the Vice President of Operations for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center located in Houston, TX. With over 25 years of management experience, expertise in operations, marketing, public relations and donor recruitment, Theresa provides the vision and strategic direction for the organization and ensures they maintain an adequate blood supply. Theresa began her blood banking career in 2005 as a Recruiter, then moving onto various roles before being promoted to the Director of Donor Recruitment in 2009. In 2015, Theresa's responsibilities increased when she took on a second department, Mobile Collections, and then further expanded in 2017 when she became VP of Operations. She currently oversees multiple areas of the organization; a team of sales professionals responsible for the recruitment, planning, and logistics for over 7000 mobile blood drives each year in a rapidly changing business environment; a group of 185 healthcare professionals responsible for the blood collections in a highly regulated industry and a team of marketing and public relations professionals responsible for the marketing efforts needed to recruit and collect over 320,000 blood donations each year. Theresa provides the strategic direction for media and advertising and leads the development and implementation of the organization's brand, community awareness, and engagement.

Theresa's work with ADRP started in 2015 as a committee member before becoming a Board Member in 2017. Theresa has executive oversight of the ADRP Public Awareness Committee and has been the Master Class Co-Chair for two years. She is honored to serve as ADRP President for 2021-2023.

Advisory Board Members

brittany sigel

Senior Director of Donor Recruitment, Vitalant

pan phyu

Associate Director Donor Experience,
Canadian Blood Services

danielle west

Director of Public Relations and Marketing, LifeServe Blood Center

kristy altman

Director of Communications,
MEDIC Regional Blood Center

ben prijatel

President & CEO, Shepeard Community Blood Center

dawn kaiser 

Area VP and Director of Donor Services, Versiti

Kate Fry

Chief Executive Officer
America's Blood Centers

Debbie mcnaughton

Head of Nursing for Donor Services
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

nicole pineault

Director of Donor Resources
Rhode Island Blood Center, New York Blood Center Enterprise 

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