Business Development and Technology

Tracy Bridges, MBA, MLT (ASCP)
VP Business Development and Chief Technical Officer

Since 2006, Bridges has served as TBC’s Director of Technical Services, overseeing the organization’s state-of-the-art testing, reference laboratory, and hospital services.  In her new position Tracy will oversee Business Development and Marketing in addition to Technical Operations. 

Bridges joined The Blood Connection as a laboratory technician in 1988.  In 2000, she became the Director of Biologics Processing and Distribution responsible for the manufacturing of blood products and hospital services. Through the years, Bridges has consistently supported the implementation of policies that ensure safe blood transfusions. She has also forged new connections with hospitals that have allowed TBC to reach a broader number of patients in need.

Bridges received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management followed by a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University.  She also received an Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology from Greenville Technical College.


Donor Resources

Christina Sprouse
Director, Donor Resources

Pam Black
Manager, WNC Region


Technical Services

Melanie Porter, MLT (ASCP)
Director, Manufacturing Systems

Erica Nance, MLT (ASCP)
Manager, Manufacturing Systems

Charles Pace, MLT (ASCP)SBB, DLM
Manager, Reference Laboratory

Jerri Zepeda, MLT (ASCP)
Manager, Hospital Relations


Marketing Services

Donna Ehrlich
Director, Marketing & Public Relations