Governance & Policies

AABB is governed by its Board of Directors composed of the president, president-elect, past president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, as well as elected at-large directors, appointed directors, and directors who serve ex-officio.

Consistent with its commitment to optimal standards of care for patients and donors, the Association closely adheres to operating principles and practices that promote ethics and transparency.

2021-2022 AABB Board of Directors

Dana Devine, PhD


Canadian Blood Services

David R. Green, MSA

Past President


Brian Gannon, BA, MBA


Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center​

Aaron A. R. Tobian, MD, PhD

Vice President

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jose A. Cancelas, MD, PhD


University of Cincinnati

Delisa English, MBA

Treasurer and At-Large Director Position 2

The Blood Connection

Rachel Smith

At-Large Director Position 1

American Red Cross Biomedical Services

Richard Schäfer, MD, FRSB

At-Large Director Position 3

University of Freiburg

Magali Fontaine, MD, PhD

At-Large Director Position 4

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jerry A. Holmberg, PhD, MT(ASCP)SBB

At-Large Director Position 5

Maven Blood Consultants


At-Large Director Position 6

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Nancy Dunbar, MD

At-Large Director Position 7

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Celina Montemayor-Garcia, MD, PhD

At-Large Director Position 8

Canadian Blood Services

Sally A. Campbell-Lee, MD

At-Large Director Position 9

University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics

Meghan Delaney, DO, MPH

At-Large Director Position #10

Children’s National Hospital

​Jeffrey Winters, MD

Director (Transfusion Medicine Section Representative)

Mayo Clinic-Rochester Therapeutic Apheresis Unit

Thomas R. Spitzer, MD

Director (Cellular Therapies Section Representative)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Laurie Delia VanThof, MT(ASCP)SBB

Appointed Director


John Hagins

Chair, AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism

The Community Blood Center

Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE

Ex-Officio Director