MICHELE BURRIS has been appointed technical director of Houchin Community Blood Bank, where she is to manage the lab and manufacturing and distribution of blood products at Houchin’s new consolidated complex at 11515 Bolthouse Drive. Burris has bachelor’s of science degrees in biology and health science, with a concentration in medical technology, from Cal State Bakersfield. Burris is a state-licensed clinical laboratory scientist and certified as a medical technologist and blood banking specialist. She worked for 35 years at Kern Medical Center’s clinical laboratory.