Kathy Kaherl serves as the Senior Director of the Immunohematology Reference Laboratories at the American Red Cross. With over 20 years of clinical laboratory management experience, Ms. Kaherl is an effective senior leader well versed in tackling tough business problems while positively influencing her organization by building high performance teams. While managing 45 Immunohematology Laboratories within the United States with over 400 staff members, she focuses on executing quality while influencing outcome, managing expenses, delighting customers and driving business results. She served as past chair of the AABB Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) Standards Program Unit, responsible for setting industry compliance standards for all accredited laboratories. In 2012 she provided testimony before the Blood Products Advisory Committee of the FDA. Her hospital blood bank career began at The University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she also received her B.S. in Medical Technology. Through all of her moves around the country, she remains a true-blue Michigan Wolverine! She and her husband now reside in Durham, North Carolina.