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Region Leadership

Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

Jeff Allen

Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

Jeff Allen assumed the position of CEO for the Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross in April 2014. He has oversight of the Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region based in Portland, Oregon and the Northern California Blood Services Region in Oakland, California.

Jeff 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 and Baxter Worldtrade and most recently as President of TransMed Consulting, LLC.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Northern Illinois University. 

Priscilla Roberts

Board Chair, Board of Directors, Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region 

Priscilla Roberts is the Board 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 over 200 units and coordinates blood drives at work and church.

During a blood drive donation at work, a volunteer asked Priscilla is she ever thought about donating platelets.  She said she did not know what a platelet was, so she said, no.  After attending her first Platelet Donor Recognition Dinner, she noticed that her employer, Intel, didn’t have an Apheresis Club for their employees. She started a club at work which has over 100 members that donate platelets on a regular basis.  She was recognized at the Breakfast of Champions in 2007 for the work she had done in establishing the Apheresis Club.

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