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

Grifols Diagnostic Solutions, Inc.

Phil Accooe, MLS(ASCP)SBB, CLS

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 Centre for Innovation

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


Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE

Ex-Officio Director