Now in our second century of service, Metro Atlanta’s Red Cross is hard at work in our diverse community of 5 million people – every day – bringing help and hope to neighbors in need. With the same passion and commitment of our volunteer founders, we’re empowering a new generation to prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies that devastate homes, threaten lives and separate loved ones.
We serve 12 metro counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding and Rockdale. Our CEO, Terri Badour Duckett, and an all-volunteer board of directors guide the work of our chapter in three key areas: disaster preparedness and response; health and safety training; and emergency communications support for military and international families.
Today, we carry out our Red Cross mission in metro Atlanta with the help of 1,300 registered volunteers. (The ratio of local volunteers to paid employees is approximately 22:1)
Looking to volunteer on a regular basis? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly.
Current volunteers can access their profiles by following this link.
Terri Badour Duckett is the Chief Executive Officer of both the American Red Cross of Georgia and the Red Cross of Metropolitan Atlanta, the largest Red Cross chapter in the Southeast. In this role, she is responsible for the leadership, operational oversight and fiscal management of 11 chapters serving more than 10 million people statewide. She joined the Red Cross of Metropolitan Atlanta in 1986 and held various leadership positions, including that of Chief Development Officer, prior to becoming CEO in 2011. A graduate of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2001, Terri is passionate about community voluntarism and her long list of non-profit leadership contributions includes serving as a past president of the Junior League of Atlanta; in leadership roles with the United Way of Greater Atlanta; as an honorary trustee for the Woodruff Arts Center; and as founder of the Atlanta Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association. In 2012, she was named a YWCA of Atlanta Academy of Women Achiever and Most Outstanding Alumna in the Southeast by Delta Zeta Sorority. Terri is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds an MS from Florida State University.
Contact Terri at Terri.Badour@redcross.org
Pam Jones is Chairman of the 30-member Red Cross of Metropolitan Atlanta board of directors and in this role also provides regional leadership and guidance for chapter boards serving communities across Georgia. She joined the all-volunteer Red Cross board in 2008 and served on the board development and philanthropy committees before her election to a two-year term as Chairman beginning July 1, 2014. She is also a member of the Tiffany Circle, Society of Women Leaders.
Pam is a Principal with PRJ Consulting. She is known by clients and colleagues alike as a talented leader who inspires clients with her firsthand knowledge of what it is like to be a top level executive in corporate America. Now she leverages that knowledge as a coach to individuals and teams helping them to navigate complex situations, enhance their own leadership, and become more successful than they thought possible.
Prior to that, Pam enjoyed a 10-year career with BellSouth Corporation and served in varying roles of increasing responsibilities which included VP - Marketing for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing; VP - Data Product Management for Consumer and Small Business; VP - Consumer Strategy & Marketing. In her last assignment as VP - Advertising and Strategy, she served as a critical member of the AT&T / BellSouth merger team leading the efforts to bring these two brands together while executing an integrated strategy in the marketplace.
Pam holds an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and a Master's in Business Administration from Lehigh University. She is also a graduate of Harvard's Advanced Management Program. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and three sons. Her other volunteer activities include working with Camp Sunshine, a non-profit organization that provides recreational, educational, and support programs for children with cancer and their families.