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Region Leadership

Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

Jeff Allen

Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

Jeff Allen is the CEO of the American Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region, based in Portland, Oregon, and the Northern California Blood Services Region, based in Oakland, California.

Allen brings an in-depth knowledge of finance and operations within the blood services and pharmaceutical industries, having held executive-level positions with BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter Worldtrade and most recently, as president of TransMed Consulting, LLC.

He has a master’s in business administration from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Northern Illinois University.

Priscilla Roberts

Board Chair, Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region 

Priscilla Roberts is the chair of the board of directors for the American Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. She has been a blood donor and platelet donor for many years. She has donated more than 200 units and coordinates work and church blood drives.

During a blood drive donation at work, a volunteer asked Roberts if she ever thought about donating platelets. She said she did not know what platelets were, so she said, no. After attending her first platelet donor recognition dinner, Roberts noticed that her employer, Intel, didn’t have an Apheresis Club for its employees. She started a club at work, which has more than 100 members who regularly donate platelets. She was recognized at the Red Cross Breakfast of Champions in 2007 for her work in establishing the Apheresis Club.

Roberts lives in Aloha, Oregon, with her husband. They are active with their grandchildren, church, their classic car club and volunteering with the Red Cross.

Board of Directors


Staff Leadership

Ivonne Allen
Oregon Commission for the Blind
Portland, OR 

Jim Boline
Vancouver, WA 


Jeff Allen
American Red Cross
Portland, OR 

Sheelah Courteau
Bend, OR  

Kenni Dodds
Portland State University
Portland, OR  


Wendy Johnson-Kent
American Red Cross
Portland, OR 

Jeremy Ferguson, Vice Chair
Mayor, City of Milwaukie
Milwaukie, OR  

Brian Fraser
Opus Broadcasting
Medford, OR  


Tim Lippert
American Red Cross
Portland, OR

Sarah Lowe
Corvallis, OR  

Jack Madison
Salem, OR  



Steve Mellmer
Kaiser Permanente
Vancouver, WA  

Lisa Mielke
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, OR  



Julionna Peterson
Medford, OR  

Dustin Reischman
Moxee, WA  



Priscilla Roberts, Chair
Intel Corporation
Hillsboro, OR

Dr. Ann Smith Sehdev
Legacy Health System
Portland, OR 



Sheri Smith
Legacy Health System
Portland, OR

Donna Taylor
Kaiser Permanente
Portland, OR  

Bruce Thompson, CLU
Bruce S. Thompson & Associates, LLC
Camas, WA 


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