Santa Monica Bay

  • 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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Leadership

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

Red Cross Santa Monica Board Member Katharine Carpenter

Katharine 'Posie' Carpenter - Board Chair

Health Care Executive


ACKERMAN

Bob Ackerman - Vice Chair

Partner, Corleto, Ackerman and Nussbaum, LLP


iwamoto

Ryan Iwamoto - Secretary

Owner, 24Hr HomeCare


Members

Adam Ackerman

Adam Ackerman

Associate, O’Melveny & Myers, LLP


Lindsay Barker

Lindsay Barker

Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Santa Monica


Medell Briggs-Malonson

Medell Briggs-Malonson

CEO, IPA HealthCare Solutions


Cecily Byron

Cecily Byron

UCLA Health Director - MS Tele


Bret Carter

Bret Carter

Attorney at Law Clark & Trevithick


John B. Catoe

John B. Catoe


Santa Monica - Leadership - William Dunne

William Dunne

Administrative Director, Emergency Preparedness, Safety Services, UCLA Health


Elizabeth George

UCLA Health Director of Nursing, Emergency and Trauma Services


Joe Kahle

Joe Kahle

Director of Sales North America, Zoo Digital, Global Media Distribution


Scott Kaiser

Scott Kaiser

Chief Innovation Officer, Motion Picture and Television Fund


Teresa Lara

Teresa Lara

University of California Communications Manager


Joe Nilsestuen

Joe Nilsestuen

Business Strategy Senior Manager, Accenture


Nathan Smithson headshot - Santa Monica Chapter American Red Cross

Nathan Smithson

Marketing & Sales Manager, Pacific Park – Santa Monica Pier


Edward Story

Edward Story

Santa Monica Airport Association