Our Leaders

Diane Pirschel, MT (ASCP), Compliance/Quality Assurance Director


Diane began her career at Community Blood Bank in 1981 as a Medical Technologist after graduating from Edinboro University with a B.S. in Medical Technology. For nine years, Diane performed testing, did component preparation and even spent a year in the collection department screening and drawing donors. In 2000, she became the Compliance/Quality Assurance Director where she designs and develops an overall QA program, maintains training and inspections programs and development of all policies and procedures in response to regulatory changes.

Tracy Collier, Technical Director


Tracy began her career at Community Blood Bank as a Medical Technologist performing laboratory testing and component production and preparation. In 2015 she became Technical Director of the lab at the Community Blood Bank she now oversees all component production and preparation, while working with Recruitment and Hospital Services to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply. She has a B.S. in Medical Technology and is ASCP Certified.

Deanna Renaud, Executive Director


Deanna began her career at Community Blood Bank as the Mobile Drive Coordinator for Erie County in 2006 where she worked directly with local groups and organizations to plan blood drives. She later became the Manager of Donor Recruitment where she oversaw the recruitment of blood donors to Community Blood Bank’s Erie Donor Center as well as the recruitment department, which consists of three mobile drive coordinators who are in charge of planning and coordinating all mobile drives across Northwest Pennsylvania & Western New York. Most recently, Deanna was promoted to Director of Donor Services, where she now oversees the recruitment, collections, and communication/marketing departments. Deanna graduated from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College with a B.A. in Communication & Media Studies.

Jennifer Stephany, Manager of Donor Collections


Jennifer began her career at Community Blood Bank in April of 2016, allowing her to achieve her personal goal of working for a non-profit organization that would give her the ability to help people. She currently manages the Collections Department, working directly with Phlebotomy staff on a daily basis. Jen has an Associates Degree in Radiologic Sciences and a Bachelors Degree in Health Science from Gannon University. She is also registered in Radiologic Technology & Magnetic Resonance Imaging.