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Our Leadership

Northern New England


Marty Lempres
Vice President, East Blood Services Division

Marty Lempres is vice president of the East Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross, a role in which he is responsible for operations in 12 Blood Services Regions spanning 17 states from Maine to South Carolina.

Prior to this role, Marty served as a senior leader in Red Cross Humanitarian Services for a year, after 25 years working in financial services. During this time, Marty led integrated global business units and large functional organizations with industry leaders including State Street, Fidelity Investment and Salomon Brothers, after beginning his career with management consultant McKinsey & Company.

Marty holds an Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.


Michael Chaplo
Vice President of Recruitment
American Red Cross Blood Services – East Division

Michael Chaplo is the Vice President of Recruitment for the East Division where he works in partnership with Recruitment Process and Planning leadership, key recruitment-related functions and field leaders to drive improvements in how the organization recruits blood and platelet donors.

Prior to this role, Michael served as Vice President of National Sales for Preparedness and Health and Safety Services (PHSS) with the American Red Cross in Washington, DC.  In this capacity, he brought extensive experience in growing revenue to the not for profit industry, making incalculable contributions to the evolution and growth of PHSS.

Michael is a sales and marketing industry leader with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success.  He has contributed immeasurably to the high-tech and telecom industries through his executive tenure with several leading companies, where he developed sales and marketing strategies that resulted in extraordinary revenue growth.

Michael holds an MBA in Management and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelor of Science from Utica College of Syracuse University. He has also completed executive education programs at MIT Sloan, Wharton and Penn State University. 



Michael Kempesty
American Red Cross Blood Services – Northern New England Region

Michael Kempesty serves as CEO of the American Red Cross Northern New England (NNE) Region which is comprised of more than 400 employees including donor recruitment, quality and compliance, collection staff, human resources and hospital sales. The region encompasses New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and is responsible for collecting over 180,000 units of red blood cells and 30,000 platelet products annually.

His more than 12 years of experience with the Red Cross started as an Account Executive with Blood Services in Dedham, Massachusetts and moved progressively up through positions to Director of Recruitment in 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of the Northern New England Region in 2011. 

Since becoming CEO, his goals for the NNE Region include continuously striving to maintain and improve their quality and compliance profile by insuring all region activities are carried out in strictest compliance with Red Cross, FDA and all other applicable regulations.  Mike is recognized as being results driven and has a proven track record in goal achievement and relationship building. 

He received a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 

Mike and his wife Jessica have two children, Ayla and James, and live in Windham, New Hampshire.  He has competed in the Ford Ironman Madison Wisconsin Triathlon and is an avid cyclist and golfer.


Patricia Pisciotto, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
American Red Cross Blood Services – Northeast Division

Dr. Patricia Pisciotto joined the American Red Cross - Connecticut Blood Services Region as the medical director on November 1, 2005 and was appointed chief medical officer, Northeast Division in January 2007. Prior to joining the American Red Cross she served as the clinical director of Laboratory Medicine and Blood Bank/Hematology at the University of Connecticut Health Center - John Dempsey Hospital. She held the academic title of professor and interim chair for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dental Medicine and presently maintains the title of professor emeritus.

Dr. Pisciotto received her BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. and her M.D. from Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. She completed her training in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospital, in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has pursued a career in transfusion medicine with special interest in pediatric transfusion therapy. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.