Santa Monica Bay

Welcome to the American Red Cross Santa Monica Bay

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica Bay serves over 340,000 individuals in the communities of Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Mar Visata, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Westchester, Playa del Rey, El Sugundo, Manhattan Beach.

The Chapter was chartered on February 24, 1917 in the city of Santa Monica, with tremendous help and support from the Santa Monica Bay Women's Club.


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julie thomas

Julie Thomas, Executive Director, Santa Monica Bay Chapter

Julie Thomas began her non-profit career in 1978 and has worked for three national non-profit organizations: the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Julie has been the Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Santa Monica Bay since October, 2012.

Julie served as Board Chair of two different California workplace giving organizations – the National Voluntary Health Association (NVHA) and Community Health Charities (CHC). She led the NVHA board through its merger with CHC in California – a year before the organizations merged at the national level. Born in Detroit, Julie attended Wayne State University, received her degree in Communications and English Literature. She is an avid reader, movie goer and loves to travel. Julie lives with her husband Richard Thomas in the Westwood neighbor of Los Angeles, California.

Executive Committee

Judy Chambers Beck

Judy Chambers Beck - Board Chair

Tiffany Circle Member | Summit Co-Chair

Doug Pahl

Douglas Pahl, Esq. - Vice Chair

Tressler LLP

Bobby Sabelhaus

Bobby Sabelhaus - Vice Chair

Founder & Producer: FilmHaus

Josie Tong

Josie Tong - Secretary

Sotheby’s International Realty



Robert Ackerman

Partner, Corleto, Ackerman and Nussbaum, LLP

Red Cross Santa Monica Board Member Madhur Agarwal

Madhur Agarwal

Associate, Crescent Capital Group LP

Red Cross - Santa Monica - Leadership - Wayne Blank

Wayne Blank

Owner, Shoshana Wayne Gallery at Bergamot Station

Ted Braun

Ted Braun

Director, Marketing, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center

Red Cross Santa Monica Board Member Katharine Carpenter

Katharine 'Posie' Carpenter

Health Care Executive


Robert Colby


Jamey Edwards

Jamey Edwards

CEO, Language Access Network & Carenection

Red Cross Santa Monica Board Member Martine Ehrenclou

Martine Ehrenclou

Author and Healthcare Advocate

Ann Greenspun

Ann Greenspun

Chair, Blood Services, Southern CA Region

melissa graf

Melissa Graf

Senior Investment Advisor, Wilmington Trust

Bernard Harris

Bernard Harris, MD

Robert Holbrook

Robert Holbrook

Former Member, Santa Monica City Council


Ryan Iwamoto

Owner, 24Hr HomeCare

Red Cross Santa Monica Board Member David Kaplan

David Kaplan, Esq.


Red Cross - Santa Monica - Leadership - Dierde Lopez

Deirdre Lopez

Non-Profit Program Development

Red Cross Santa Monica Donna Schweers

Donna Schweers

Community Volunteer