Regional Leadership

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Hugh J. Quinn, Interim Regional CEO

Hugh Quinn is a Red Cross retiree who has served the organization for 35 years. His service has included stops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Farmington, Connecticut; Orlando, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His last assignment was as the Interim Regional Executive in Miami. He served as the CEO in Orlando from 1989-1997. He is married and lives outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is very happy to be in Central Florida to continue his service to humanity and to serve our local community.

Email: Hugh J. Quinn

Direct line: (813) 868-7624


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Kathie Wild, Regional Chief Development Officer

Kathie Wild brings more than 20 years of experience to our team in the area of sales and new business development. Most recently, she served as a Regional Vice President for Aeropostale, Inc. covering the Southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico. In that role, she led and engaged a team of 14 district managers, store managers, and supporting teams. Kathie is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Email: Kathie Wild


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Katherine Lixey, Regional Volunteer Lead


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Lou Rodriguez, Regional Service to the Armed Forces Director

Lou Rodriguez serves as Regional Service to the Armed Forces Director for the American Red Cross Central Florida Region. Mr. Rodriguez leads a team of highly effective staff and volunteers responsible for services to the armed forces by facilitating emergency communication services and providing support to active, guard, reserve and military families at MacDill and Patrick Air Force Base, the St Petersburg and Clearwater US Coast Guard Stations, the CW Bill Young State Guard/Reserve Center, and the Tampa Military Entrance Processing Station. Mr. Rodriguez served as a U.S. Air Force Health Services Manager and holds a M.S. in Health Care Management from Trident University B.S.B.A. from Western New England University.

Email: Lou Rodriguez


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Eric Corliss, Division Disaster Director – Florida, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands; Interim Regional Disaster Officer for the Central Florida Region

Email: Eric Corliss


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Rachael Broadwater, Regional Chief Administrative Officer

Rachael Broadwater serves as Regional Chief Administrative Officer of the American Red Cross Central Florida Region. As CAO, Mrs. Broadwater leads the Business Operations team in administering the facilities, fleet and finances of the Region. Prior to this role, Mrs. Broadwater was a Senior Analyst for the Red Cross for four years, and has been in the accounting and business management field for ten years. Mrs. Broadwater hails from Washington, D.C., but now calls Valrico, Florida, home with her husband and dog.

Email: Rachael Broadwater

Executive Directors

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Chad Magnuson, Executive Director of Mid-Florida

Chad Magnuson serves as Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Mid-Florida. Since 2001, Mr. Magnuson has served in leadership roles with the organization around the world, including posts in Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, The Netherlands, and Germany; deployments with the American Red Cross to combat zones in the Middle East and the Balkans; and more than 30 disaster relief assignments across the U.S.A. During his Red Cross career, Mr. Magnuson has served as Regional Disaster Officer as well as Regional Director of Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) and International Services. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College and resides in Lakeland with his wife and daughter.

Email: Chad Magnuson


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Sherri Monroe, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Greater Orlando

Sherri Monroe serves as Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Greater Orlando. Ms. Monroe has served in advisory roles with Volusia County Schools and actively volunteered a number of organizations and is dedicated to the Red Cross mission and her community. Throughout her two-decade career, she has held leadership positions with both non-profit organizations and private sector organizations. She is a graduate of Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business and resides with her husband and three children.


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Megarie D. van Sickel, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Southwest Florida.

Megarie D. van Sickel serves as Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Southwest Florida. Under Ms. van Sickel’s leadership, the century-old chapter has grown its active volunteer base, expanded its community partners, and increased its response capability to include Emergency Response Vehicles in all quadrants of the county. Since 2003, she has guided a volunteer-led team through numerous disasters including Hurricane Charley, the largest hurricane to strike Southwest Florida in 40 years. Ms. van Sickel serves as Vice Chair Elect of the Association of Florida Chapters and serves on the Florida Blood Centers Advisory Council, the Charlotte County 211 Board, and the local FEMA Grant Allocation Committee.

Email: Megarie van Sickel


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Rebecca DeLorenzo, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Florida's Space Coast

Rebecca DeLorenzo served as President & CEO of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce from 2013-2017. With more than a decade of service at the Chamber, Rebecca has fostered collaboration with many community partners and helped the business community thrive. We are excited to have such an active and visible leader in the community with our organization!