Vice President, West Blood Services Division
Joan Manning has more than 25 years experience with the American Red Cross, serving in various capacities since joining the organization in 1987. From 2004 to 2008, Manning was the Western Frontier Division vice president. She then served as vice president of the Western Division until November 2013 when she was appointed vice president of the newly formed West Division, which includes 10 blood services regions. Before becoming a divisional vice president, Manning was the CEO of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest Blood Services Regions. She has a master’s in public health administration from the University of Minnesota. A Midwest native, she now resides in Portland, Oregon.
Chief Executive Officer, Central Plains, Midwest and Southwest Blood Services Regions
Patricia Quinn is CEO of the Central Plains, Midwest and Southwest Blood Services Regions. Quinn started with the American Red Cross in 2008 as the CEO of the Midwest Region. Prior to working for the Red Cross, she was a senior sales consultant for Caridian BCT, where she gained valuable experience consulting with hospital customers and administrators at the executive level. She has also worked as the manager of blood collections at The Blood Center of Southeast Wisconsin, where she became intimately acquainted with the day-to-day operations of blood banking. Quinn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Ramakrishna (Ram) Reddy, M.D.
Medical Director Midwest and Southwest Blood Services Regions
Dr. Ramakrishna Reddy is board certified in blood banking and transfusion medicine along with anatomic and clinical pathology. He provides medical supervision for the Regions’ whole blood and apheresis programs and therapeutic services. Reddy has more than 20 years of experience in blood banking and serves as an inspector for AABB, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and the College of American Pathologists. He is a member of many professional organizations and serves on the board for the International Society for Apheresis and the editorial board for Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis. He is also a member of the Transfusion Committee at Nebraska Medicine Center. Reddy is also a published expert in transfusion medicine.
Board Chair, Midwest Blood Services Region
Joan Cannon is an attorney at McGrath North Mullin & Kratz. A native of Columbus, Nebraska, Cannon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.