Meet the ISBT Team

Judith Chapman, Executive Director

I have worked within the field of transfusion medicine in different roles for many years from medical laboratory technician to service manager for haematology and blood transfusion at a central London university hospital. Having gained an MBA I moved to NHSBT to manage the Blood Stocks Management Scheme established to monitor and improve blood supply management in the UK. This was a position that required use of some of the strategic skills I had learnt during my MBA studies.

I attended my first ISBT congress in 1984. In 2004 it was a great honour to be the congress president for the 28th International congress of the ISBT held in conjunction with BBTS which took place in Edinburgh. Through this congress I became more involved with ISBT and was elected to the Board subsequently becoming the ISBT Vice President.

In December 2008 I joined ISBT as Executive Director with responsibility for the effective management of the ISBT Central Office, and working closely with the Board of Directors to deliver the society’s policies and strategy. It’s a great job to have and I enjoy the fact that I am able to connect with so many enthusiastic blood transfusion professionals from around the world.

Judith Chapman

Judith Chapman

Executive Director

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Eszter Herczenik, Scientific Officer

Until recently, I have been working as biomedical researcher. I obtained my PhD Degree from Utrecht University and I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Sanquin Research in Amsterdam as well as at the University Medical Center in Utrecht. As a researcher, I investigated blood cells, blood coagulation factors and the underlying pathological mechanisms of haemophilia.

If you have any questions or suggestions about any scientific topics related to ISBT website, working parties or ISBT congresses, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to meeting you at one of ISBT’s meetings or congresses.

Eszter Herczenik

Eszter Herczenik

Scientific Officer

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Mildred Kada, ISBT Membership Manager

I have worked in different enviroments namely, financial, hospitality and customer services with a focus on administration and office management. I have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration which I obtained in Zimbabwe and have since worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa and now in The Netherlands.

I am looking forward to working at ISBT in ensuring smooth running of all memberships.

Mildred Kada

Mildred Kada

Office / Membership Manager

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Beatriz Galindo, Stakeholder & Marketing Coordinator

I started working at ISBT in March 2019, before that I have been working in exciting and fastt-paced projects within the entertainment and advertising industry in The Netherlands and Spain.

Before that, I obtained a Master in Graphic Design and a Bachelor in Marketing. This background has been of great use when communicating with the international ISBT community! Within my role as Stakeholder, Marketing and Compliance Officer I am the main contact for affiliate members, corporate partners, inquiries about the ISBT Forum and the ISBT App. 

I look forward to meeting you and answering any question you may have about the forum, or becoming an affiliate member or corporate partner of ISBT. Feel free to contact me.

Beatriz Galindo

Stakeholder & Marketing Coordinator

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Ralph Zepeda, Finance Manager

I started my finance career over 30 years ago in the United States. I moved to the Netherlands 20 years ago and have had the pleasure of working for a variety of companies big and small. In January 2011 I was fortunate enough to cross paths with the ISBT and have been the finance manager ever since. The ISBT has great people and I enjoy working with the entire team. We are all here to serve so I urge you to contact me if there are any financial matters you would like to discuss.

Ralph Zepeda

Ralph Zepeda

Finance Manager