Chief Executive Officer, Indiana-Ohio and Central Ohio Blood Services Regions
Sharyn Whitman began serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Ohio Blood Services Region in January 2014, but she was not new to the American Red Cross then.
Sharyn was first appointed CEO of the American Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region in 1994. Since that time she served as a Division Vice President before returning to the blood region in 2008.
Beginning in 2014 Sharyn leads both the Central Ohio Region and the Indiana-Ohio Region as CEO. She is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Vice President, Central Blood Services Division
Sharon Jaksa has more than 28 years of American Red Cross experience serving in various roles including: medical technologist, laboratory processing coordinator, senior technologist, assistant director of Technical Services, director of Manufacturing, chief operating officer and CEO of the Great Lakes Blood Services Region. In 2012, she was promoted to the Great Lakes Blood Services Division vice president role. In November 2013, she was appointed as the vice president of the Central Blood Services Division, including 15 blood services regions and seven shared management teams. She resides in Michigan and holds a master’s in administration from Central Michigan University. She is also an adjunct professor for Michigan State University, teaching in the Master’s Program for Laboratory Operations.