Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region
E. Mary O’Neill, M.D.
American Red Cross Blood Services – Northeast Division
Dr. Mary O’Neill is Vice President for the American Red Cross Blood Services, Northeast Division, which includes the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York-Penn, Northeastern Pennsylvania and Northern New England Regions. The Northeast Division collects approximately 953,000 units of whole blood and 117,500 platelet products on an annual basis, supplying blood to more than 338 hospitals. Dr. O’Neill was appointed Vice President of the Northeast Division in December of 2004; in March 2007, the Northeast Division merged with the former Empire-Keystone Division. Prior to her appointment, 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 is a Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine, and had served an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology at Dartmouth Hitchcock School of Medicine in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. O’Neill serves on a wide range of committees, contributing to more than 23 publications, and serving as a reviewer on industry journals.
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.
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.