A San Mateo native, Hanna attended and graduated from Menlo College where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and went on to attend Notre Dame de Namur where he completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Hanna began his work with the Red Cross in 2009 as a participant in the Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program where he spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. at the National Headquarters undergoing training to serve as an ambassador to plan blood drives and recruit donors on his college campus. He started a Red Cross Club at Menlo College and joined the National Youth Council. He served on the Board of Directors in the Northern California Blood Services Region for two years. Hanna’s name appeared on Greg Biffle’s #16 Red Cross NASCAR representing the Northern California Blood Region in 2012 recognizing his outstanding volunteer work with the Red Cross.
In 2012 Hanna started his career at the American Red Cross in the Donor Recruitment Department in Northern California as a Senior Account Manager and transitioned to an Advisor to the National Youth Council.
In 2016 Hanna was selected for the highly competitive Red Cross Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) program and started a new role as Senior Donor Development Officer in San Francisco.
In 2017 Hanna moved to Portland, OR and served as Regional Volunteer Services Officer (RVSO) leading a team of 4 paid staff, 3,100 volunteers, 6 AmeriCorps and 5 interns serving the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
In 2019 Hanna accepted the opportunity to become the Regional Donor Services Executive for the Western New York Blood Services Region in West Henrietta, NY. In this role, Hanna was responsible for the development and execution of the region’s operational plan focusing on the expansion of efficient blood collections, continuous improvements in quality and safety, and increasing blood donor and sponsor satisfaction.
Some of Hanna’s other achievements include being trained as an Advanced Public Affairs Team (APAT) member and he has deployed to many large-scale national disasters including the California Wildfires. He continues to go above and beyond by giving back to the organization through regular blood donations (100+ donations) and contributing toward diversity, equity, and inclusion goals by mentoring on the Latino Resource Group.
Hanna also serves on the Board of Directors of Okizu, a Northern California non-profit organization that supports families affected by childhood cancer, and the Medically Fragile Children’s Foundation in San Jose, CA.