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 2023-2024

 Mary Signaigo


 Mercy Hospital St. Louis 

 St. Louis, Missouri


 Shay Jones

 Past President

 University of Kansas Health System

 Kansas City, Kansas


 Carrie Easley

 President Elect

 Stormont Vail Health

 Topeka, Kansas


 Kathryn Harrison 

 Vice President


 Overland Park, Kansas


 Brian Easley

 Saint Luke's Hospital

 Kansas City, MIssouri


 Gabe Metzler


 Children's Mercy Hospital

 Kansas City, Missouri


 Randi Anderson

 Member at Large

 Kansas Heart Health

 Wichita, Kansas


 Michelle Burgin

 Member at Large

 Bothwell Regional Health Center

 Sedalia, Missouri


 Natalie Malvik

 Member at Large

 SSM Health-St. Louis University Hospital

 St. Louis, Missouri


 Marvin Twenter

 Member at Large

 Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital

 Columbia, Missouri


 Maxwell VanKirk

 Member at Large

 Saint Luke's Hospital

 Kansas City, Missouri


 Zhan Ye

 Member at Large 

 The University of Kansas Health System

 Kansas City, Kansas


 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