The Blood Connection
Delisa English, MBA, has worked in the blood banking field for more than 25 years. She is currently the president and chief executive officer of The Blood Connection, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded in 1962, The Blood Connection is one of the largest independently managed, nonprofit community blood centers in the region. It recruits donors and collects blood within a multi-state area, which includes South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
Prior to joining The Blood Connection, English served in several leadership roles with the American Red Cross Biomedical Services, most recently leading the Carolinas Blood Services region. Her background also includes extensive work within the plasma operations division of American Red Cross. She has a strong history of service within the blood community, including leadership roles with America’s Blood Centers and Blood Centers of America. She has a proven record of leading high-performing teams and fostering collaborations across multi-functional and multi-disciplined teams.
English's prior experience includes working on a NATO assignment in Portugal and service in the Alabama Air National Guard. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University. Additionally, she holds a Master Certification in Project Management from George Washington University.