Greater Long Beach, Rio Hondo and South Bay

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Welcome to the American Red Cross serving Greater Long Beach, Rio Hondo and South Bay

The Greater Long Beach/Rio Hondo Chapter of the American Red Cross serves more than 1.7 million people across 34 cities: Artesia, Avalon, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Lakewood, Long Beach, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, San Pedro, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, Whittier, Wilmington, Commerce, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and Vernon.


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Margaret Arbini Madonna, Executive Director, Greater Long Beach, Rio Hondo and South Bay Chapter

Margaret Arbini Madonna has been with the American Red Cross for 11 years, serving as Public Support Officer, Financial Development Officer and Executive Director for the Greater Long Beach, Rio Hondo and South Bay area. She is a trained Red Cross Public Information Officer and has served on numerous Red Cross disaster assignments throughout the country including tornadoes, transportation accidents, large fires and urban floods. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Margaret spent 25 years in the publishing industry working on newspapers and magazines, including a stint for the International Journalism Foundation in Quito, Ecuador. She is fluent in Spanish. Margaret proudly serves the 44 communities in the southeast section of Los Angeles County and is a member of the Rotary Club and various chambers of commerce throughout the area.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body for the Greater Long Beach, Rio Hondo and South Bay Chapter and is composed of representatives from many different community sectors. This group develops the vision for our chapter and determines the policies that guide our decisions. The Board ensures that the chapters are an effective steward of our donors’ contributions.

Board Officers

  • Bill Clausen, Community Volunteer, Board Chair
  • Paul Conrad, Total Western, Inc, President, 1st Vice Chair
  • Tim Sele, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Director, Site Administration & Services, 2nd Vice Chair

Board Members

  • Neil Allgood, Community Volunteer
  • Mollie Beck, Coldwell Banker Beachside, Realtor Associate
  • Bill Blair, California Resources Corporation
  • Johanna(Jo) Bracken, Community Volunteer
  • Olga Chavez, Tesoro Corp.
  • BIll Clausen, Community Volunteer, Board Member
  • Paul Conrad, Total Western, Inc, President, Board Chair
  • Scott Dauscher, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Partner
  • Sargent Anna Diviak, Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, Community Outreach
  • John Dupuy, Bank of America, Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking Sales Manager
  • Chief Michael Duree, Long Beach Fire Department, Fire Chief
  • Charles King, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • Chief Robert Luna, Long Beach Police Department
  • John Holmes, Community Volunteer
  • Gigi Manzanilla, Prime
  • Mary Jo Mizer, Community Volunteer
  • Chief Harold Omel, Long Beach Fire Department (Ret.)
  • Ron Petke, Charter Communications, Production Manager
  • Braden Phillips, Long Beach Police Department, Administration Bureau Chief
  • Gregory Pierson, Pioneer Strategic Business Services, Inc, President
  • Robert Porter, MD, Community Volunteer
  • John Shisko, Community Volunteer
  • Jean Bixby Smith, Community Volunteer
  • Candice Stacy, Community Volunteer
  • Leo VanderLans, Esq, Community Volunteer
  • Danny Vong, Business Owner
  • Barbie Wendel, Community Volunteer
  • Dorothy Wise, Community Volunteer
  • Emeritus Members
  • Nancy Higginson, Community Volunteer,
  • Eunice Sato, Community Volunteer
  • Chief Ben Souders, Long Beach Fire Department, Retired


  • Margaret Arbini Madonna, Chief Executive Officer
  • Leslie Moore, Office Manager
  • Scott Sapers, Disaster Program Manager, Rio Hondo and Commerce
  • Chris Campbell-Jay, Emergency Services Specialist
  • Nedan Rambo, Disaster Program Manager, Long Beach and South Bay
  • Helen Lemich, Emergency Services Specialist, Rio Hondo and Commerce