Our products, services, and research touch the lives of people locally, nationally, and worldwide. Our leadership team is accountable for the responsible conduct of the business and our long-term success. It also represents the interests of all our stakeholders in ensuring that we maintain our dedication to serving patients and advancing global public health.

Rhode Island Blood Center Leadership Team

Beau Tompkins began working at Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC) in 2008 as the Operations Manager of Hospital Services. In 2012, he was promoted to Director of Hospital Services and worked to partner with local and regional hospitals to ensure blood product services were met and provide the highest quality of services. 

Today, as Vice President, RIBC Operations, his role encompasses understanding all aspects of blood recruitment, collection, testing, manufacturing, storage, inventory management, distribution, and hospital contracting/relations to provide the best possible service to our customers, donors, and the patients we serve. 

Prior to joining RIBC, he worked for another blood center for three years on the laboratory and quality assurance teams. Beau holds a Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand how RIBC Blood Donors have repeatedly helped make the difference between life and death.”

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Darlene Folan began working at RIBC in 1983 as a Medical Technologist in the Main Laboratory and then became Assistant Supervisor. She held Director level positions at RIBC in Laboratory and Hospital Services before becoming Vice President of Quality in 2012.

Darlene holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Connecticut State University and a medical technology certificate from Bridgeport Hospital.

“Being a part of RIBC is more than just a job for me; it is providing service to the people in our community in a way that directly impacts their lives.”

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Jill Alberigo began working at RIBC in 1998 as a Medical Technologist in the Main Laboratory, performing blood product quality control and infectious disease testing. 

In 2000, she was promoted to Assistant Supervisor of testing. This position evolved into a Supervisor role with oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Main Laboratory testing and ensuring adequate staffing and staff competencies. In 2013 Jill became Director of Laboratory Services, overseeing laboratory testing and blood component production. Her most recent role is the combined Director of the Main Laboratory and Special Services Laboratories, which includes the Reference and HLA laboratories.

Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and is ASCP certified. She is a member of the ABC Technical Directors Committee and a Board member of the Rhode Island Schools of Allied Health (BRISAH).

“I am grateful that I go to work every day to do something that I enjoy and that it results in a life-saving product.”

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Hospital Services

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Donor Resources

Nicole Pineault has worked at RIBC for over 19 years specializing in donor recruitment. Her roles have included Marketing Assistant, Account Manager, Marrow Donor Recruiter, Recruitment Supervisor for RIBC’s National Marrow Donor Program, and Mobile Blood Drive Recruitment Manager. She was promoted to Director of Donor Resources in 2015 and became the Director of RIBC’s National Marrow Donor Program in 2018. Nicole received the ADRP Rolf Kovenetsky Recruitment Leader of the Year Award in 2019.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island. A past participant of the Patient Services Committee of the RI Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Nicole says, “I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than helping to ensure that patients receive the life-saving blood they need when they need it. The donors, patient families, drive sponsors, and coordinators I’ve been blessed to work with over the years have enriched my life in so many ways. I’ve learned important lessons like, tell the people you love that you love them…and cherish life’s simple pleasures.”

Nicole lives in North Kingstown, RI, with her husband, Lt. Col. Dennis Pineault, and their two children, Caleb and Aubrey.

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Lisa Everett joined the RIBC team as Director of Donor Services in January 2016, coming from Virginia Blood Services (VSB), an independent blood center based in Richmond, Virginia. 

She began her career in blood banking in 1996 as a Collections Supervisor, then became part of the Donor Services management team. Before becoming the Director of Donor Services at VBS, she worked in quality assurance, served as a Customer Service Liaison, and managed training and education programs. Lisa also has experience working in hospital laboratories in Virginia and Massachusetts.

“I am one of the luckiest people on the planet! I get to come to work every day knowing that I, along with my awesome team of Donor Services employees, play a role in saving people’s lives every day. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

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