NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), which provides lifesaving blood transfusion products and medical services to Greater New York's 20 million residents, in addition to operating the world's largest public cord blood bank and a significant medical research institute, is proud to announce that Michelle Miao has been elected to its Board of Trustees.
Michelle Miao, Ph.D. is Assistant Director at the Mayor's Office of Contract Services at New York City's Office of the Mayor. Her previous experience includes tenure as the Chief Statistician at the New York City Office of Comptroller. Michelle was most recently project leader for the implementation of the city's first electronic procurement solution, which will support billions of dollars of contracts annually.
Michelle has extensive experience in research, data analysis, public policy, audit, community initiatives, and nonprofit organizations. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the prestigious Peking University in China and a Master and Doctorate Degrees in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Michelle's Ph.D. dissertation was entitled, "Neighborhood Effect and Teenage Childbearing in New York City."
Born and raised in China and fluent in Mandarin, Michelle has developed deep relationships and serves the Chinese and Asian population in New York City as the Mayoral representative to these communities. Starting as an Asian community liaison for the New York City Comptroller's Office in 1998, she has established extensive working relationships with the community leaders as well as different government agencies. Michelle was the recipient of the Recognition Award presented by the Chinese American Association of the City of New York in 2010.
NYBC looks forward to the business, technical and leadership capabilities Michelle will bring to the organization and her experience promoting relationships between US and Chinese institutions in the research and clinical areas of hematology. Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of the Board of the New York Blood Center said, "Michelle's talent, energy, skills, experience and commitment to the community will make an invaluable contribution to the Board, the entire NYBC organization, and the millions of people we serve."
Christopher D. Hillyer, MD, NYBC's President and CEO, welcomed the addition of Dr. Miao to the Board of Trustees. "We are honored to have a person of Dr. Miao's level of commitment and dedication join as a Trustee. I truly look forward to working with her."
Dr. Michelle Miao joins Mr. Milstein and the following Trustees on NYBC's Board: Dr. Andrew Bodnar, William W. Crouse, Harriet Edelman, Dr. Owen Garrick, Dr. Christopher Hillyer, Dr. Michael W. Hodin, Marc Kramer, Aaron R. Marcu, John R. Mullen, Robert A. Schwartz, Nicholas Scoppetta, Howard Sloan, David Tendler, and John Zuccotti.
About New York Blood Center: New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the nation's largest non-profit, community-based blood centers. For almost 50 years, NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to hospitals serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. NYBC is also home to the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the National Cord Blood Program at the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center, the world's largest public cord blood bank. NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion, and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals along with consultative services in transfusion medicine. Please visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/newyorkbloodcenter. Follow us on Twitter: @NY_BloodCenter.
SOURCE New York Blood Center