qiana L. cressman
I have 20-years experience working for prestigious, major nonprofit and healthcare organizations. I’ve generated $18.4 million dollars in sales and marketing revenue, and built significant strategic partnerships during those two decades. I’m a passionate executive at Miller-Keystone Blood Center, and I Co-Chair the Board of Directors for the African American Business Leaders Council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
I serve as a National Spokesperson for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, and on the Board of Directors for the award-winning, MTS Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. I partner with local community based organizations across the country on advocacy and fundraising initiatives. I write, lobby and use my voice and platform to create awareness and serve these amazing patients and their families.
For 12 years, I served as a spokesperson via TV, web and radio within my industry, collaborating with prominent congress members, business, medical and faith leaders. I’m also an active member of the Christian Women in Media Association.
I’ve been a panelist, key presenter and published writer in my profession locally and internationally. I’ve also been published in several personal development, spiritual and lifestyle magazines and blogs for women.
I was the youngest and first African-American woman to serve as a program manager for community engagement in an Atlanta-based blood center, that supported the largest blood and marrow transplant program in southeast.
I’ve successfully launched and managed several local, regional, national multi-ethnic community engagement programs.
I served as a judge in healthcare-centered youth-leadership competitions and worked closely with students across the country in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), serving on advisory committees to ensure medical/educational curriculum effectively develops our future healthcare leaders. I currently serve on the Communications Committee for Community In Schools of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
I have degrees, in clinical laboratory science and business management.
After 15 years of serving in ministry leadership roles, in 2016 my husband and I were ordained as ministers. We began our journey as Chaplains for the largest senior retirement community in Georgia. My husband and I also have experience working with spiritual leaders and church-planters across the country.