July 02, 2009

New Ombuds at American Red Cross

Kevin Jessar has been appointed the new Corporate Ombudsman for the American Red Cross. He will head a four-person office that was created by federal statute in October 2007 as part of sweeping governance modernization reforms at the Red Cross. Jessar brings a wealth of Ombuds experience to the position. He is the immediate past president of IOA and was an Ombuds at the National Institutes of Health since 2000 and served as NIH Deputy Ombudsman from 2007-2009.

Prior posts: First Red Cross Ombuds Promises to Strengthen "Sacred Trust" With Public; Red Cross Ombuds Publishes Inaugural Report and Announces Cut-Backs; Is Red Cross Ombuds Stepping Down?; Red Cross Appoints Interim Director of Ombuds Office.