National Diversity Advisory Council

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The National Diversity Advisory Council is appointed by the Governance and Board Development Committee of the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Board, the President & CEO and the Chief Diversity Officer of our organization on relevant strategic issues brought before the Council related to diversity and inclusiveness and to foster exemplary diversity initiatives and partnerships at the Red Cross.

Each quarter, the National Diversity Advisory Council gathers in person at the Red Cross National Headquarters to discuss diversity initiatives and review progress.

Council Members

Council Chair
  • Yun Jung Yang
    Law Offices of Yun Jung Yang
Council Vice-Chair
  • Bishop Shelton Bady
    CEO – Harvest Time Church
  • Chauncey (Skip) Batchelor
    Division Disaster Volunteer – American Red Cross North Central Division
  • Brian Buford
    Assistant Provost for Diversity & LGBT Center Director
    University of Louisville
  • Celia Clifford
    Vice President, Field Quality Assurance,
    Biomedical Services - American Red Cross
  • Earnie Ellison, Jr.
    Managing Partner – Ellison Consulting Group, LLC
  • Thomas Foley, J.D.
    Deputy Director – World Institute on Disability
  • Ralph Lee, Jr.
    Vice President, Human Resources - Total Quality Logistics
  • Salvador (Sal) Mendoza
    Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion – NBCUniversal
  • Christopher Metzler, PhD
    President/CEO & Chief Innovator – FHW
  • Brian L. Pauling, CPA, CGMA, CCEP, CDP, CFE
    President & CEO, 100 Black Men of America, Founder & CEO, Strategic Business Foundations, LLC
  • Roberto Quinones
    Independent Consulting
  • Casandra Regenia Singleton
    Diversity & Inclusion Compliance Specialist – Federal Reserve System
  • Lisa Tatum
    Senior Manager, Disaster Preparedness - Volunteer Now
  • Micaela Vargas
    Director of Policy – Cook County Government, Board of Commissioners
  • Edward Yip
    President - Three5Eight Consulting LLC
Youth Chair Representative
  • Waverley He
    Chair – Red Cross National Youth Council