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Our Leadership

Joan ManningJoan Manning

West Division Vice President

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 vice president of the Western Frontier Division. She then served as vice president of the Western Division until November 2013 when she was appointed vice president of the West Division, which includes 10 Blood Services Regions. Before becoming a divisional vice president, Manning was the CEO of the Pacific Northwest Region and Midwest Blood Services Regions. A Midwest native, she now resides Portland, Ore. and holds a Master of Public Health Administration degree from the University of Minnesota. 

Patricia QuinnPatricia Quinn

Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Quinn is CEO of the Central Plains, Midwest and Southwest Blood Services Regions. Quinn began her career with the American Red Cross in 2008 as the CEO of the Midwest Region. In November 2013 she became the CEO of the Central Plains, Southwest and Midwest Regions. Prior to working for the Red Cross Quinn 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 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.Ramakrishna (Ram) Reddy, M.D.

Medical Director Midwest Region

Dr. Reddy is board certified in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine along with Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He provides medical supervision for the Region’s whole blood and apheresis programs, and therapeutic services. Dr. Reddy has more than 20 years of experience in blood banking and serves as an inspector for AABB, FACT and CAP. 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 The Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Reddy is also a published expert in transfusion medicine.

Joan CannonJoan Cannon

Board Chair

Cannon is an attorney specializing in employee benefits at Koley Jessen P.C. Cannon, a native of Columbus, Neb., holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.