Myron Hughes named new Board Chairman for

Hoxworth Blood Centers


CINCINNATI, OH (July 11, 2021) – Hoxworth Blood Center  announced the appointment of Myron  Hughes as chair of the board and the election of three new members to the Hoxworth Community Advisory Board Friday, July 9, 2021. 

Myron Hughes, New Board Chairman Hoxworth Blood Centers (Provided)

Myron Hughes is the Managing Director at BlueRose Supply, LLC and will serve a one-year term as board chair. 

“I am thrilled and honored to continue serving on Hoxworth’s Community Advisory Board, ” said Hughes. “This organization has an incredible, lifesaving impact on our community, and I look forward to advancing the mission and vision of the blood center as board chair.” 

New board members beginning their term September 1 include Valarie Miller, Freelance Video Producer, Nicholas Apanius, Senior Vice President at Messer Construction Co., and Karen Webb, PhD, President of Union Institute & University.

“I am delighted to welcome Ms. Miller,  Mr. Apanius and Dr. Webb as new Board members and Mr. Hughes as our new board chair,” said Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD/Director of Hoxworth Blood Center.  “These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to our blood center as we further our mission of saving lives close to home.”

The Community Advisory Board at Hoxworth Blood Center is comprised of individuals from the medical, business, academic and volunteer communities of the Tri-State.  It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the blood center as well as it is to raise awareness of the lifesaving services provided to our area hospitals and patients.

For a complete list of Hoxworth Community Advisory Board members, please visit