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.

2020-2021 AABB Board of Directors

David R. Green



Beth Shaz


Duke University

Dana Devine


Canadian Blood Services

Brian Gannon

Vice President

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center​

Aaron A. R. Tobian


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

John Murphy



Rachel Smith

At-Large Director Position 1

American Red Cross Biomedical Services

Delisa English, MBA

At-Large Director Position 2

The Blood Connection

Richard Schäfer

At-Large Director Position 3

University of Freiburg

Magali Fontaine

At-Large Director Position 4

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jerry A Holmberg

At-Large Director Position 5

Grifols Diagnostic Solutions, Inc.

Phil Accooe

At-Large Director Position 6

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Jose A. Cancelas

At-Large Director Position 7

University of Cincinnati

Celina Montemayor-Garcia

At-Large Director Position 8

Canadian Blood Services Centre for Innovation

Steven L. Spitalnik

At-Large Director Position 9

Columbia University

Meghan Delaney

At-Large Director Position #10

Children’s National Hospital

Thomas R. Spitzer

Director (Cellular Therapies Section Representative)

Massachusetts General Hospital

​Jeffrey Winters

Director (Transfusion Medicine Section Representative)

Mayo Clinic-Rochester Therapeutic Apheresis Unit

Debra BenAvram

Ex-Officio Director