Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region
Don began his career with the American Red Cross Blood Services in 2001 as Chief Operations Officer for the Northern Ohio Region, headquartered in Cleveland, and has served as CEO of the Western Lake Erie Region in Toledo since 2005. Under his leadership, the Western Lake Erie Region achieved growth in whole blood collections five out of seven years, and growth in apheresis collections and overall revenue, while reducing expenses, in each fiscal year during his tenure as CEO.
Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Don spent more than twenty years in the medical device and diagnostic industry, with companies including Invacare Corporation and Radiometer America, Inc. Don served in a progression of business management functions from Sales, Marketing, Administration, and Senior Operating Executive. He also has four years experience as a medical laboratory technologist to include hospital blood banking.
Don holds a Masters in Business Administration from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Science from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.
Kimberley Amprey Flowers (Howard Co. Dept. of Planning and Zoning), Chairman - Board of Directors
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 (United Way), LifeBoard Chair
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.