WASHINGTON, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has elected to its National Board of Governors Y. Michele Kang, CEO and Founder of Cognosante.
The Red Cross is led by a Board of Governors with all of the powers of governing and directing, as well as overseeing the management of the business and affairs of the organization. At the Annual Meeting of the Red Cross held on July 19, 2018, delegates from local Red Cross units elected Kang to a three-year term.
"I am delighted to welcome Michele Kang to the Red Cross Board of Governors," said Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter. "Michele is a true visionary who brings a depth of knowledge about IT and healthcare that will serve the Red Cross well as we continue to adapt to the world around us. Her extraordinary experience and exceptional leadership abilities will be of great value as we strive to carry out our critical humanitarian mission."
Y. Michele Kang is the founder and chief executive officer of Cognosante, a health IT company which provides strategic consulting, acquisition support, application development, data integration, data standards and business process operations services. She launched the Cognosante Foundation in 2012, which is focused on helping underprivileged and under-resourced individuals build careers and achieve financial independence. Prior to founding Cognosante, Ms. Kang held positions at Northrop Grumman as a management consultant. She is currently a member of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
SOURCE American Red Cross