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Community Advisory Board


The Community Advisory Board assists Hoxworth in developing a blood program which serves the needs of patients, hospitals and blood donors in the region. They also advise the center on questions and policies regarding organizational and community relationships, implementing and carrying out programs to increase community involvement in blood donation activities and support the center in fund raising initiatives. 


  • Richard Aft, PhD, Philanthropic Leadership
  • William Ball, MD, UC Academic Health Center
  • Joyce Day - Schamer, Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital
  • Giles DeCourcy, Mega Corp Logistics 
  • Andrew Filak, MD, UC Academic Health Center
  • Merwyn Grayson, Central Bank & Trust Co.
  • C. Dean Gregory, Montgomery Inn 
  • Myron Hughes, University of Cincinnati
  • Staci Jenkins, Thompson Hine Law Firm
  • Camille Jones, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Department of Health
  • Eric Kearney, The African American Chamber Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky
  • Patrick Kowalski, University of Cincinnati
  • Colleen O’Toole, PhD, The Health Collaborative
  • Balaji Purushothaman, Procter & Gamble
  • Mark Schlachter, Heavy Metal Mark
  • Jamie Smith, Business Courier
  • Trisha Smitson, American Red Cross, Cincinnati Region
  • Paul Turnpaugh, GE Global Operations
  • Dan Vogelpohl, Fifth Third Bank
  • Julie Washington, Business Executive