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Local Disaster Relief Information

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Where to Find Us

Santa Barbara Office
2707 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805)687-1331

San Luis Obispo Office
225 Prado Rd. Ste. A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805)543-0696

General Information

The American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast has been serving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties since 1917. Every day Red Cross volunteers turn compassion into action through a diverse array of programs and services. Whether it’s a single house fire or global conflict, we respond with food, shelter, and hope.


Jim McGee

Jim McGee - CEO, Central California Region

Jim was honored to join Red Cross in Fall 2010, serving as Chief Executive. Jim oversees a team of staff and volunteers that delivers the mission of American Red Cross along the Central Coast of California.

Jim’s career began at The Walt Disney Company, serving in a variety of management roles. Most recently, Jim held executive roles in Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development at WellPoint. As a management consultant, Jim also has experience in a number of start-up companies.

Jim was fortunate to receive his undergraduate degree in Economics from Wheaton College and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Southern California, where he continues to be active as a mentor to business school students.

Jim, his wife Wendy, and sons Liam and Noah live in Ventura. Jim and Wendy are active in their sons school and youth sports programs. Within the community, Jim serves on two non-profit boards and is a new Rotarian.