SOUTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF BLOOD BANKS

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Lorena Aranda is the Director of the Immunohematology Reference Laboratory for BioBridge Global. She has her Masters in Science in Health Science and her SBB. She is an AABB assessor and is in the 2017 AABB Annual Meeting Education program, she also involved in the Last Chance Review Committee.

    
Lorena Aranda MSHS, SBB (ASCP)    
Director, Immunohematology Reference Laboratory, BioBridge Global - QualTex Laboratory       
Dr. Keller is the director of the AABB accredited American Red Cross National Molecular Laboratory in Philadelphia. Margaret Keller received her bachelors degree in biochemistry from Rutgers University and her PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is American Red Cross liaison to the Molecular Testing Standards Unit of the AABB and a member of the ISBT Working Party on Blood Group Allele Terminology and Immunogenetics. She is molecular editor of the journal Immunohematology. Dr. Keller has a strong interest in Rh genetic variants and exploring best practices in Rh genotype matching in patients with Rh alloantibodies.
    
Margaret Keller, PhD
Molecular Laboratory Director
American Red Cross
Katrina Billingsley is the Manager of the Scientific Support Services lab at LifeShare Blood Center. She earned her BSMT from Louisiana State University and her SBB certification from UTMB. She is actively involved in the industry both at the technical/clinical level as well as the educational level.
    
Katrina Billingsley, MT(ASCP) SBB
 Manager, Scientific Support Services
LifeShare Blood Center
A Med Tech by initial training, I've been in blood banking for over 20 years and love both educating as well as constantly learning as this industry changes.
    
Monica Kalvelage, MT(ASCP) MB, SBB 
Completed his MD at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain. Received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Southern California. Worked as Technical Supervisor at Progenika in Medford, MA. Currently, Lab Director at Grifols Diagnostic Solutions Labs in San Marcos, TX.
    
Gorka Ochoa, PhD 
Lab Director​
Grifols Diagnostic Solutions Labs
Some of you might know Bill as co-founder of the Transfusion Medicine Question of the Day. He did Clinical Pathology residency at Brigham and Women¿s Hospital where he also did fellowships in Clinical Informatics, Molecular Genetic Pathology and Transfusion Medicine Blood Banking. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and faculty at Brigham and Women¿s Hospital where he is an Assistant Director in the Tissue Typing Lab and Director of Clinical Lab Informatics. His research focuses on creating novel algorithms and automated software to type red blood cell and platelet antigens from next generation sequencing data.
    
William Lane, MD PhD 
 
Chad has spent over 20 years in HealthCare, with 15 plus years focusing in Blood Banking. He has held various roles within the industry starting with phlebotomy. Having worked for 5 different blood centers in as many states, he has been exposed to numerous approaches to this business. Chad has a Bachelor¿s of Health Science from the University of Florida where he graduated Cum Laude and a Master¿s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Central Florida. Lastly Chad served in the United States Air Force as a medical specialist where he functioned as a Combat Medic, EMT, Organ Transplant and ICU technician.
Chad Douglas, MHA
President & CEO, Lifeshare Blood Centers
Barbara Bryant, MD
Barbara Bryant, MD is the Vice Chair of Pathology and Medical Director of the Blood Bank at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. 
Vice Chair, Department of Pathology, Medical Director, Blood Bank, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Technical Scientific Award Lecturer

I have worked in Laboratory Medicine for over 30 years. I joined Orlando Health in 2009 in the blood bank at DPH. I am currently the Lab Mgr for DPH
Carol Fortier, MT (ASCP)
Laboratory Manager, Orlando Health
Dr. Ipe is the Medical Director of Donor Services and the Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical School. She completed her medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, her residency in Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  
Tina Ipe, MD
Medical Director of Donor Services, Houston Methodist Hospital
Clayton Rodriguez has brought 10 years of sales experience to blood banking. Through this outside perspective he is working to influence change in his market and deliver higher collections and a better donor experience.  
Clayton Rodriguez
Director of Operations, LifeShare Blood Centers
Elizabeth Waltman is a devoted member of the transfusion medicine industry. Since 1979, Elizabeth has worked to improve the availability, safety and quality of blood products provided to patients. She has served in numerous blood center operational roles beginning as a phlebotomist and now as a chief operating officer of South Texas Blood & Tissue Center as well as The Blood & Tissue Foundation executive director. Elizabeth has served on various industry committees and boards, including her tenure with SCABB as president. In addition to being passionate about saving lives, she loves her husband Paul, her animals and her Ducati. 
Elizabeth Waltman, MBA
COO, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Administrative Award Lecturer

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