Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region
Sharyn Whitman was first appointed CEO of the American Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region in 1994. During that time Ms. Whitman served as a Division Vice President before returning to the blood region in 2008. She is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Central Division Vice President
Sharon Jaksa has 28 years experience with the American Red Cross, serving in various capacities as: medical technologist, laboratory processing coordinator, senior technologist, assistant director of technical services, director of technical services, director of manufacturing, chief operating officer and CEO of the Great Lakes Region. In 2012 she was promoted to division vice president of the Great Lakes Division. In November 2013 she was appointed vice president of the Central Division which includes 15 Blood Services Regions and seven shared management teams. She resides in Michigan and holds a Master of Administration degree from Central Michigan University. She is also an adjunct professor for Michigan State University, teaching in the Masters Program for Laboratory Operations.