The Heart of America Association of Blood Banks is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to improving Transfusion Medicine by fostering the exchange of information and bringing education opportunities to blood bank and transfusion medicine professionals.  The HAABB hosts two annual meetings for the Kansas City & St Louis areas. 








HAABB Board of Directors Contact Information

Each of the officers and board members offer their time to plan the annual educational meetings. Any suggestions for topics or speakers are welcome. Please contact your board members with any feedback about previous meetings. We look forward to hearing from you!

Board Members 2024-2025

 Carrie Easley


 Mercy Stormont Vail Health System

 Kansas City, Kansas


 Mary Signaigo

 Past President

 Mercy Hospital St. Louis

 St. Louis, Missouri


 Shay Jones

 President Elect

 University of Kansas Health System

 Kansas City, Kansas


 Zhan Ye

 Vice President

 The University of Kansas Health System

 Kansas City, Kansas


 Brian Easley

 Saint Luke's Hospital

 Kansas City, MIssouri


 Gabe Metzler


 Children's Mercy Hospital

 Kansas City, Missouri


 Michelle Burgin

 Member at Large

 Bothwell Regional Health Center

 Sedalia, Missouri


 Kathryn Harrison

 Member at Large 


 Overland Park, Kansas


 Nancy Quaney

 Member at Large

 American Red Cross

 Wichita, Kansas


 Lynsi Rahorst

 Member at Large

 New York Blood Center Enterprises
 Kansas City, Missouri

 Maxwell VanKirk

 Member at Large

 Saint Luke's Hospital

 Kansas City, Missouri


 Daniel Walker

 Member at Large

 University of Missouri School of Medicine

 Columbia, Missouri


 David Harsh

 Vendor Representative

 Community Blood Center

 Kansas City, Missouri


 Craig Jackson

 Vendor Representative

 American Red Cross

 Columbia, Missouri


 Jennifer Jung

 Web Master

 American Red Cross

 St. Louis, Missouri