Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region
A graduate of Stockton College in New Jersey. Hagins began his career with the American Red Cross in 1987. After working eight years in Hospital Services with progressing responsibilities up to Assistant Director, Hagins was appointed director for various activities related to donor recruitment. From July 2000 to 2009 he served the senior regional director responsible for all areas of recruitment, collections, marketing and communications. In May 2009 he was appointed interim CEO of the Greater Alleghenies Region and CEO effective November 30, 2009. An active member of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), he has presented on multiple topics including quality of life for collections staff, managing recruitment activities and apheresis platelet donor recruitment and collection. Hagins has served on the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) donor recruitment/public relations committee and is past president of the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP).
Bob Lawn, BA, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB - Chair, Regional Volunteer Advisory Board
Bob, who resides in Waynesboro, Pa., has over 40 years of blood bank experience and recently retired as the Blood Bank Section Head at Waynesboro Hospital and had previously held a similar position at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md. Bob is retired from the US Army with 31 years of service as a Medical Service Corps Officer working primarily in Blood Banks and Donor Centers around the US and Europe. He serves on the Washington County Maryland, American Red Cross, Chapter Board of Directors, where he has been for about 20+ years, and with the Greater Alleghenies Region's Board since 1998. Bob was a recipient of the blood region's Edgar Cheeley Award for outstanding volunteer service in 2000.
He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a BA in 1971, and from Mt. Saint Mary’s University with an MBA in 1990. He has coordinated numerous blood drives at both Waynesboro and Washington County hospitals. He is an active platelet and blood donor. He is active in his church, St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, on the Board of Directors of the Antietam Watershed Association and currently President of a local square dance club.
John B. Nobiletti, MD, PhD, Medical Officer
Joining the Greater Alleghenies Region in 1998, Dr. Nobiletti received both his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Biology from St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, and his PhD in Pharmacology and Medical Degree from State University of New York at the Downstate Medical Center. His background also includes working as a clinical chemist. Dr. Nobiletti also provides medical oversight to the Appalachian (Roanoke, Va.) Red Cross blood region and served as Blood Services Physician for the Connecticut Region of Red Cross Blood Services from 1997 to 1998. He has co-authored articles appearing in Transfusion, Environmental Health Perspectives, Psychopharmacology, Neurochemistry and Life Sciences publications.
Joanna Martyak, Director, Donor Recruitment
Joanna Martyak joined the Greater Alleghenies Region in March 2012 as Donor Resources Manager for the region's 32-county North Central and South Central zones, returning to the American Red Cross after previously serving as a donor recruitment representative in central Pennsylvania. She was promoted to the Director position in September 2012. Martyak earned a BA in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and has worked in sales and sales management roles throughout her career, including at companies such as Bayer Healthcare, Schering Pharmaceuticals, Sepracor Pharmaceuticals and SunStone Consulting. Throughout her career Joanna has excelled in growing sales and developing others within the sales profession. Prior to returning to the Red Cross, Martyak was a Business Development Consultant with SunStone Consulting, LLC, of Harrisburg. She worked on numerous national accounts dealing with healthcare reimbursement.
Timothy A. Miller, Director, Collections A native of Tyrone, Pa., Miller began his Red Cross career in 1985. As senior director, he has senior management supervisory responsibilities for the region’s whole blood collections department. From 1985 to 1988 he held positions of donor resources field representative and operation/schedule coordinator in the Washington (D.C.) Region of Red Cross Blood Services. In 1988 he joined the Greater Alleghenies Region and held positions in the donor resources and education departments. In 1996 he was appointed director of the collections department, leading the region’s largest department in achieving its collection, quality, regulatory and customer service goals. In 1994 he received the region’s Spirit of Excellence Award. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.