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Greater Miami & The Keys

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The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross proudly serves over 2 million residents in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter
Address: 335 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33315
Phone: (305) 644-1200

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Alfred Sanchez - Regional CEO, South Florida Region

Chapter Executive Director

Alfred Sanchez leads a team of over 3,000 volunteers and staff as they support nearly 8 million residents across the region’s 13 counties to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters.

Sanchez has deep roots in the South Florida area and with the Red Cross, bringing with him a local perspective that has allowed him to hit the ground running. He began his Red Cross journey in the 1990s when he served at the helm of the organization from 1995 to 1998. In 2014, Sanchez enthusiastically rejoined the South Florida Region Red Cross to lead the organization as Executive Director for Greater Miami and the Keys; a position he will continue to play alongside his new duties as Regional Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to his reunion with the Red Cross, he led the YMCA of Greater Miami as President and Chief Executive Officer for 12 years. Sanchez began his career, serving as Director of Government & Community Relations for Royal Caribbean Cruises & Celebrity Cruises. In this role, he was responsible for the charitable programs and carrying out the company’s vision for enhancing the wellbeing of the communities throughout 160 international ports of call.

Trained as a master in community and clinical psychology at the University of Maryland, Alfred Sanchez received his BA in Psychology and English from Beaver College in Pennsylvania.

Board of Directors

South Florida Region - Board of Directors

Edward Joyce, Board Chair

President of Miami-Dade County Northern Trust

South Florida Region - Board of Directors

Julia Bianchi, Board Vice Chair

Portage Bay Investments, Inc.

South Florida Region - Board of Directors

Juan Luis Toro, Board Secretary

Managing Director Private Client Advisor, US TRUST Bank of America Private Wealth Management

  • Sergio Abreu, Director Local Government & Community Relations TECO
  • Mona Ignatz Adams, Miami Open Tennis Tournament
  • Fred Ariola, Sr. Manager – Market Development Florida Blue
  • Robert Comeau, Principal Deloitte
  • Vivian de las Cuevas Diaz, Partner Holland and Knight
  • John J. Diez, President – Ryder Dedicated Ryder System, Inc.
  • Ben Gilbert, Vice President Business Development MasTec
  • Matthew G. Helmerich, Executive Director Tropic Cinema Key West
  • Gary Ladolcetta, Senior Vice President Middle Marketing Banking FIFTH THIRD BANK
  • Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq. Attorney JORGE LUIS LOPEZ LAW FIRM
  • Alfredo Mesa, Executive Director MARLINS FOUNDATION
  • J. P. Miquel, RETIRED
  • Phillis Oeters, Corporate Vice President of Government & Community Relations BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA
  • Aurelia (Aura) L. Reinhardt, Vice President of Corporate Relations BACARDI USA INC.
  • Jeannett Slesnick, Owner SLESNICK AND JOCHEM, LLP
  • Lauren Smith, Managing Director DIVERSIFIED SEARCH
  • Joanie Stringer, Senior Vice President Northern Trust Company
  • Thomas te Riele, South Florida Market President TD BANK
  • Victoria Villalba, President and CEO VICTORIA & ASSOCIATES CAREER SERVICES
  • Marielena A. Villamil, President and CEO THE WASHINGTON ECONOMICS GROUP, INC.
  • J. Everett Wilson, Shareholder AKERMAN SENTERFITT
  • Irene White - Co-Chair, Communications Committee Senior Director of Miami-Dade External Affairs and Corporate Emergency Outreach FPL