CBCC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representative of the communities we serve. They are business leaders and medical experts, responsible for making organizational decisions to benefit patients and donors in our region.
Martin GrablePresident & CEO
President & CEO, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Martin received his business degree from University of Kansas and became CEO of CBCC in 2004, shortly after CBCC was formed. He has a heart for blood donation and the community.
Vice President of Clinical & Support Services, Cone Health Vicki is the Vice President of Clinical & Support Services at Cone Health. She received an undergraduate degree in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in health administration from Duke University.
Eric S. JenkinsTreasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Comag Marketing Group Eric is the Chief Financial Officer for the Comag Marketing Group. He graduated from UNC-Charlotte and is an avid 49er athletic supporter. He recently finished a three-year stint on the athletic foundation board. He has been serving on the CBCC board since 2006.
Mark C. Patafio
Retail Marketing Director, Yadkin Bank Mark is the Retail Marketing Director for Yadkin Bank. He has served on the CBCC board since 2004, serving as Chairman in 2004 and 2005. Mark is also serving on the Board of Directors for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. He received a BA in Business Management from NC State University.
Linda Swayne, PhDChairwoman
Professor, Dept. of Marketing, UNC-Charlotte Dr. Swayne joined the UNC-Charlotte faculty in 1981 with two degrees from Stetson University, and her PhD from University of North Texas. She has written 14 text books and served on multiple committees throughout her career. She has been on the CBCC board since 2003.
Mike HummerVice Chairman
Executive Director, Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation Mike serves as the Executive Director for the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation. He was born in Trinidad and Tabago, but attended school in Florida, receiving his BS and MBA from Jacksonville University.
Vice President of Clinical Services, CMS-Northeast Scott serves as Vice President of Clinical Services at CMC-Northeast. He’s been on the CBCC board since its inception in 2003. He has a BS and MBA, and loves fly fishing.
Vice President, Catawba Valley Medical Center Sherry is the Vice President of Catawba Valley Medical Center. She has her MSN from UNC-Greensboro and is board certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced. She joined the CBCC board in 2014. She also likes to ride a Harley.
Senior Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System Scott joined the CBCC board in 2011 bringing an expertise in biophysics, biochemistry, marketing and finance. He received his BA from Yale University and his MBA from Northwestern University. Scott serves as Senior Vice President in Corporate Operations at Carolinas HealthCare System. His interests include sports, hiking and reading non-fiction.
Ned Lipford, MDMedical Director
Carolinas Medical Center Dr. Lipford grew up in Charlotte and is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He now serves as Medical Director of Carolinas Laboratory Network. Dr. Lipford has been on the CBCC board since 2006 bringing his medical expertise to the organization.
Robert H. Hammer III
Attorney at Law, Robert H. Hammer & Assoc., P.C. Bob is the Senior partner of Hammer & Associates, PC, a patent and trademark law firm in Charlotte, NC. He earned his law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, has an MBA from Drexel University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been on the board at the Community Blood Center since 2004.
Todd Davis, MD
Chief Medical Officer, CaroMont Health Todd received his MD at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at CaroMont Health. He has served on the CBCC board since 2010.
Medical Advisory Committee
The medical advisory committee, comprised of local professionals, counsels our Board of Directors about medical concerns. The team of experts, business and medical, are entrusted as stewards of local healthcare resources, ensuring that our community gets the most value possible for its healthcare dollars.
Blood Bank Supervisor, Anson Community Hospital
Acute Care Laboratory Manager, CMC-Pineville
Blood Bank Supervisor, CMC-Union
Blood Bank Supervisor, CMC-University
Ned Lipford, MD
Chief of Pathology & Medical Director of Laboratory, Carolinas Medical Center, Medical Director of CBCC
Carol Weida, MD
Pathologist, Carolinas Medical Center
Manager, New Processes & Technology, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Director, Technical & Hospital Services Director, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Anne Howell, RN
Director, Training & Development, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
President & CEO, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood Bank Supervisor, CMC-Northeast
Laboratory Supervisor, CMC-Lincoln
Laboratory Supervisor, CMC-Kings Mountain
Blood Bank Supervisor, Blue Ridge Healthcare - Grace Hospital
Blood Bank Supervisor, Blue Ridge Healthcare - Valdese Hospital
Blood Bank Supervisor, Catawba Valley Medical Center
Blood Bank Supervisor, Frye Region Medical Center
Transfusion Services Supervisor, Piedmont Medical Center
Chief Operating Officer, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Transfurion Medicine Manager, Presbyterian Hospital
Blood Bank Supervisor, Stanly Regional Medical Center
Blood Bank Supervisor, Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Transfusion Service & Immunology Manager, Carolinas Medical Center
Blood Bank Supervisor, CMC-Cleveland
Director, Quality Assurance, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas