Board of Trustees & Executive Management


LifeShare Blood Center is led by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of individuals representing all the geographic areas of our service territory. LifeShare’s Trustees are a working management group. Members are selected from medical, legal, financial, community leader, and other areas of expertise that complement and build upon LifeShare’s visionary tradition.

Executive Management


BOARD OF TRUSTEES:


OFFICERS


Kay Shipp
Chairman of the Board
Community Volunteer
Northwest Louisiana

Walter Sanchez 
Vice Chairman
Community Volunteer
Southwest Louisiana

Merrilee Leatherman
Secretary
Community Volunteer
Northwest Louisiana

Thomas (Tom) Simms III
Immediate Past Chairman
Community Volunteer
Southeast Louisiana

MEMBERS


John Matessino                                                                                                                                                     
Community Volunteer
Southeast Louisiana

J. William (Bill) Hankins
Retired
Southwest Louisiana

Larry E. Kane, MD
Pathologist (retired)
Southeast Texas

O. Michael (Mike) Harris
President, Harris Associates
Southeast Texas

Victor Sooter
Attorney at Law, Sooter & Associates, LLC
Central Louisiana

Margaret Wallace
Community Volunteer
Northwest Louisiana



Executive Management:


      
   
      

          LifeShare Blood Center, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and accredited by AABB. LifeShare Blood Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.