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. 








Contact the Nominating Committee

The 2024 Nominating Committee members are Gina GramlichDiana Moroney, and Krystal Tray.  These individuals are past board members who have volunteered to serve the HAABB in a different role.  The current president, Mary Signaigo, also serves on the 2024 Nominating Committee.  These four individuals have been tasked with preparing a slate of nominees for the 2024-2025 HAABB Board of Directors.  They need your recommendations to prepare the slate to fill the following positions:

President Elect

The president-elect shall be elected for a one year term and automatically become president after the current president’s term of office expires.  The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall carry into effect all directions and resolutions of the board.  The president shall preside at all meetings of the corporation at which he/she may be present.  The office of president is a one year term.  The office of past president shall be filled by the president upon completion of his/her term.  The past president shall serve for one year.  Thus, the president elect position is a three year commitment.
Vice President

The vice president shall work in corporation with the president and shall perform such duties as the board of directors may assign to him.  In the event of the death, absence, incapacity, inability or refusal to act of the president, the vice president shall be vested with all the powers and perform all the duties of the office of president.  The vice president may be elected for no more than two consecutive terms of one year each.


The secretary shall attend the meetings of the members and of the board of directors and shall record or cause to be recorded all votes taken and the minutes of all proceedings in the minute book of the corporation to be kept for that purpose.  He/she shall perform like duties for any committees when requested.  He/she shall be the custodian of all the minutes, papers and records of the corporation.  He/she shall upon reasonable demand furnish a full, true and correct copy of any book, paper or record in his/her possession.  He shall be the administrative and clerical officer of the corporation under the supervision of the president and board of directors.  The secretary shall have the general responsibilities of a secretary of a corporation and such other duties or authority as may be prescribed elsewhere in these Bylaws or from time to time by the board of directors or members.  The secretary may be elected for no more than two consecutive terms of two years each.



The treasurer shall have supervision and custody of all monies, funds and credits of the corporation and shall cause to be kept full and accurate the accounts of the receipts and disbursements of the corporation in books belonging to it.  He shall keep or cause to be kept all other books of account and accounting records of the corporation as shall be necessary, and shall cause all monies and credits to be deposited in the name and to the credit of the corporation in such accounts and depositories as may be designated by the board of directors.  The treasurer shall disburse and supervise the disbursement of the funds of the corporation in accordance with the authority granted by the board of directors, taking proper vouchers thereof.  Any abuse of the office of treasurer, if warranted shall be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  The treasurer shall be relieved of all responsibility for any monies or other valuable property or the disbursement thereof committed by the board of directors to the custody of any other person or corporation, or the supervision of which is delegated by the board to any other officer, agent, or employee.  The treasurer shall render to the members, whenever requested by any of them, an account of all transactions as treasurer and of those under this jurisdiction and the financial condition of the corporation.  In addition, the treasurer shall make an annual report to the membership.  The treasurer shall have the general responsibilities of a treasurer of a corporation, shall be the chief financial and accounting officer of the corporation and shall have and perform such other duties, responsibilities and authorities as may be prescribed from time to time by the board of directors or members.  The term of office of treasurer shall extend through the financial meeting following the annual spring meeting.  He/she shall, within a month’s time (no more than one month) hand over all books, accounts, records, etc. of all transactions to the newly elected treasurer.  The treasurer may be elected for no more than two consecutive terms of two years each.

At Large Member #1

At Large Member #2
At Large Member #3

The at large members of the board of directors shall be elected for two year terms and for no more than two consecutive two-year terms.

Candidate Requirements

Individuals are encouraged to recommend potential Board candidates and/or may recommend himself or herself. An individual who wishes to be considered a candidate or recommend a candidate for the 2024-2025 HAABB Board of Directors should provide the individual's name and contact information to any of the above listed Nominating Committee members. The Nominating Committee will also identify and contact individuals as required to develop a slate of qualified individuals.  Candidates should be local to the states of Missouri or Kansas and be active in blood banking and/or transfusion medicine.

Nominee Election

The slate of nominees will be presented to the HAABB members at the Annual Business Meeting.  The members 
shall vote to accept or reject the slate of nominees for board of directors as put forth by the nominating committee.