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 nearly 2 million people across 40 cities and the 2 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles: Artesia, Avalon, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Commerce, Compton, Downey, East Los Angeles, Gardena, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, Hawthorne, , Inglewood, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Palos Verdes Estates, Pico Rivera, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, Whittier, Wilmington, 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 13 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 40 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

  • Paul Conrad, Total Western, Inc, President, Board Chair
  • Tim Sele, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Director, Site Administration & Services 1st Vice Chair
  • Braden Phillips, 2nd Vice Chair
  • John Dupuy, Bank of America, Senior Vice President, Secretary

Board Members

  • Neil Allgood, Community Volunteer
  • Mollie Beck, Coldwell Banker Beachside, Realtor Associate
  • Johanna (Jo) Bracken, Community Volunteer
  • Olga Chavez, Tesoro Corp.
  • Dr. Mark Chung
  • BIll Clausen, Community Volunteer
  • Paul Conrad, Total Western, Inc, President
  • Scott Dauscher, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Partner
  • John Dupuy, Bank of America, Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking Sales Manager
  • Samantha Fabrigas, Craton, Switzer & Tokar LLP
  • Danita Humphrey, Sentinel Offender Services
  • Charles King, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • John Holmes, Community Volunteer
  • Chief Harold Omel, Long Beach Fire Department (Ret.)
  • Braden Phillips, Community Volunteer
  • Gregory Pierson, Pioneer Strategic Business Services, Inc, President
  • John Shisko, Community Volunteer
  • Jean Bixby Smith, Community Volunteer
  • Dale Spiegel, Community Volunteer
  • Candice Stacy, Community Volunteer
  • Leo VanderLans, Esq, Community Volunteer
  • Barbie Wendel, Community Volunteer
  • Dorothy Wise, Community Volunteer
  • Community Advisor Members

  • Chief Michael Duree, Long Beach Fire Department, Fire Chief
  • Chief Robert Luna, Long Beach Police Department
  • Ron Petke, Community Volunteer
  • Bill Blair, California Resources Corporation
  • Emeritus Members

  • Nancy Higginson, Community Volunteer,
  • Robert Porter, MD, 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