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2023-2024 ADRP Advisory Board

Executive Committee


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. 

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 kirkwood

Vice President of Donor Recruitment and Community Relations
Our Blood Institute 


Tammy Kirkwood 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, Kirkwood 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, Kirkwood was named Manager of the Year by ADRP, an international honor awarded for exemplary leadership. 

Advisory Board Members

brittany sigel

Senior Director of Donor Recruitment, Vitalant

nicole pineault

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

danielle west

Regional Vice President, LifeServe Blood Center

jd pettyjohn

COO, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

kristy altman

Vice President of Communications/Public Relations,
MEDIC Regional Blood Center

ben prijatel

President & CEO, Shepeard Community Blood Center

dawn kaiser 

Director of Donor Services, Versiti

andrew harris 

Interim Director of Donor Engagement, Welsh Blood Service

Debbie mcnaughton

Associate Director, Donor and Transport Services
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service


Executive Director, ADRP

Kate Fry

Chief Executive Officer
America's Blood Centers

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