The Northern California Community Blood Bank is announcing tthat Kate Witthaus has been named Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors. Witthaus is a 12 year employee of the Blood Bank, serving most recently as Director of Administrative Services. She is a proud universal blood donor and has given eight gallons during her tenure at the blood center. Kate holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Humboldt State University. Kate serves her community through volunteer service with the Mount Shasta Ski Patrol and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Posse Search and Rescue Team, and as a member of the Rotary Club of Eureka. When not working, Kate enjoys hiking, climbing, running and bicycling throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest.