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Appalachian Blood Services Region


Marty Lempres
Vice President, East Blood Services Division

Marty Lempres is vice president of the East Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross, a role in which he is responsible for operations in 12 Blood Services Regions spanning 17 states from Maine to South Carolina. 

Prior to this role, Marty served as a senior leader in Red Cross Humanitarian Services for a year, after 25 years working in financial services.  During this time, Marty led integrated global business units and large functional organizations with industry leaders including State Street, Fidelity Investment and Salomon Brothers, after beginning his career with management consultant McKinsey & Company. 

Marty holds an Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. 


Michael Chaplo
Vice President of Recruitment, East Blood Services Division

Michael Chaplo is the Vice President of Recruitment for the East Division where he works in partnership with Recruitment Process and Planning leadership, key recruitment-related functions and field leaders to drive improvements in how the organization recruits blood and platelet donors.

Prior to this role, Michael served as Vice President of National Sales for Preparedness and Health and Safety Services (PHSS) with the American Red Cross in Washington, DC.  In this capacity, he brought extensive experience in growing revenue to the not for profit industry, making incalculable contributions to the evolution and growth of PHSS.

Michael is a sales and marketing industry leader with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success.  He has contributed immeasurably to the high-tech and telecom industries through his executive tenure with several leading companies, where he developed sales and marketing strategies that resulted in extraordinary revenue growth.

Michael holds an MBA in Management and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelor of Science from Utica College of Syracuse University. He has also completed executive education programs at MIT Sloan, Wharton and Penn State University. 


Page Gambill
Chief Executive Officer, Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian Blood Services Regions

Page has been a part of the blood banking industry since she graduated from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She subsequently worked in the MCV Hospital Blood Bank for just over ten years in positions of increasing responsibility. 
She left the hospital environment to join the American Red Cross’ Mid Atlantic Regional Blood Center in Norfolk VA, as Laboratory Operations Manager in 1989. She was promoted to Technical Director and then Administrative Director at the Region before being promoted to a Division role in Hospital Sales and Services Management. In that role, she travelled and worked with blood services regions throughout the east coast focusing on hospital relations and services.  In 2003 she was appointed Director of Sales and Operations at the American Red Cross headquartered in Baltimore, a post she held until accepting the appointment of Chief Executive Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Region in February 2012.

Lou Ann “Lanne” Maes, M.D., M.S.
Medical Director, Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian Blood Services Regions

Joining the American Red Cross Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region in 2010, Dr. Lou Ann “Lanne” Maes earned a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Science in Immunology & Microbiology, and her Medical Degree from the University of Arkansas.  Dr. Maes studied Transfusion Medicine at the University of Iowa.  During her residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Arkansas, she continued her research studying the immunologic and cellular aspects of B lymphocyte development and multiple myeloma.  She studied Fine Arts for five years at both the College of William and Mary and the prestigious Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and attended graduate school in Counseling with an emphasis in Creative Therapies at the University of South Florida.  

Dr. Maes has served in various faculty appointments and has received multiple prestigious awards during her career.  Dr. Maes has also co-authored and authored many articles, book chapters, and even has created medical illustrations which have been published.  She is affiliated with both the Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Eastern Carolina University, teaching and supervising medial students, residents, and fellows.  In addition, she holds active medical appointments in 10 hospitals, including Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.  Dr. Maes is board-certified in Clinical Pathology and in Transfusion Medicine.  She is a fellow in the College of American Pathology and the American Society of Clinical Pathology (FCAP, FASCP).

She serves as a member of the Transfusion Medicine/ Blood Management Committees for an additional 5 hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  She has given numerous Grand Rounds and education seminars to many other hospitals.  Dr. Maes' services as a Transfusion Medicine expert has been frequently called upon to provide consultation for our customers regarding patient management and procedure review.  She continues to conduct scientific and clinical research in the field of Transfusion Medicine, Immunology, and Cellular/Stem Cell Biology.  Dr. Maes’ research continues to focus on immunology/cellular basic science research as well as the development and qualification of medical products and technology and their application to clinical care and management.  For the last seven years, she has served as an active member of the American Association of Blood Banks Abstract Review Committee for the Annual Meeting and as an AABB/CAP Hospital Lab Inspector. 


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