Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region
E. Mary O’Neill, M.D.
American Red Cross Blood Services – East Division
Dr. Mary O’Neill is Vice President for the American Red Cross Blood Services, East Division, which includes 12 blood regions from Maine to South Carolina. Prior to her appointment in 2004, Dr. O’Neill served as CEO and Medical Director for the former New England Region.
Dr. O’Neill has a medical degree from the University College Cork Medical School in Cork, Ireland. She was a Resident in anatomical pathology at The Mallory Institute of Pathology in Boston, Massachusetts and clinical pathology at the University Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. O’Neill served as the Registrar for the Blood Transfusion Service Board in Cork, Ireland and was a Fellow in clinical chemistry at the University Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. O’Neill is board certified in Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine. She has served as a Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine and as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology at Dartmouth Hitchcock School of Medicine in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Dr. O’Neill currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) and the National Blood Foundation.
Vice President of Recruitment
American Red Cross Blood Services – East 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.
Linda E. Voss
Chief Executive Officer
American Red Cross Blood Services – Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region
Linda E. Voss joined the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region on December 8, 2013, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For the past five years, Linda served as the CEO of the River Valley Blood Services Region, operating out of Louisville, Kentucky, after having spent 8 years at American Red Cross National Headquarters. While at national headquarters, Linda spent most of her time directing the plasma derivative product marketing team. She also had the opportunity to manage the hospital marketing (blood), reimbursement, and market research units and was the recipient of two Tiffany Employee Excellence Awards.
Her more than 25 years in biotech and pharmaceutical positions has been focused in the areas of marketing, strategy, business development and sales. This includes operational leadership as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, with Core Dynamics, and marketing and sales roles at CSL Behring, Novartis and Schering-Plough. Early in her career, Linda was a human resources professional at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (Johnson Wax).
Linda received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and also holds Master of Business Administration degree from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, with concentrations in marketing and finance. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Linda has two children, no longer living at home, and a husband, Rich. She enjoys running, reading, cooking and a bit of golf.
P. Dayand Borge, Jr., MD, PhD
Dr. Borge received his MD and PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He board-certified in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine following his residency in Pathology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and fellowship in Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He joined the American Red Cross Blood Services’ Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region thereafter in 2011. He has published a book chapter on Cellular Therapy, his research interest at the NIH, where he remains on faculty as a lecturer in the NIH’s SBB program. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University. He serves as a reviewer for the journal Transfusion and a medical editor for Immunohematology.
Kimberley Amprey Flowers
Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
Chairman - Board of Directors, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region
Kimberley is a native of Baltimore, and was raised in Randallstown, MD. She is a graduate of James Madison University, where she earned a BS degree in Speech Communication, with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Education. After beginning her career in the Baltimore and New York City public school systems, Kimberley earned a Master of Urban Planning degree from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
Kimberley has worked professionally with Hammer, Siler, George Associates, an economic development consulting firm, as well as the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of CitiStat, an initiative developed to establish efficiency and accountability in management of City government and Washington, D.C. Recreation and Parks, where she directed all activities of the agency, including maintenance of properties and operation of recreational facilities.
Currently, Kimberley serves as Deputy Director for the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning, where she is responsible for the development and oversight of public affairs activities and strategy of the agency. She is also one of the founding members of the Greater Baltimore Leadership Association (GBLA), an auxiliary of the Greater Baltimore Urban League.
Jeff Pratt joined United Way of Central Maryland in August, 2010 as part of the Development team. Before United Way, Jeff worked for four years at Johns Hopkins University as the Director of the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs where he provided oversight and leadership for university-wide programs including service recognition, fundraising and a host of community-related activities, including blood drives.
Jeff earned his master’s degree in Human Services/Counseling and his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the State University of New York at Oswego, where he also spent 13 years in alumni & development in a variety of positions honing his skills in event planning, public relations, marketing, program development and volunteer coordination.
Jeff joined the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac LifeBoard in 2007 and took over as the Chair in 2010.