Central Illinois

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311 West John Gwynn Jr. Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605

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311 West John West John Gwynn Jr. Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
One Westport Court
Bloomington, IL 61704

American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois Board of Directors

  • Board of Directors – Peoria

    Jim Hefti, Board Chair

    Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

    Bob Anderson

    Saint Francis Medical Center

    Deanna Baele

    David Vaughan Investments

    Dawn Bozeman

    Community Member

    Greg Folley

    Retired, Caterpillar

    Tim Gronewald

    Howard & Howard Attorneys

    Seshadri Guha

    CGN & Associates

    Mark Hansen

    Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen

    Sylvia Hasinger


    Bob Heitzman


    Andrew Honegger

    Morton Community Bank

    Darin LaHood, Honorary Board Member

    U.S. House, Illinois District 18

    Carrie McMillion

    UnityPoint Health

    Lisa Mullins

    Commerce Bank

    Craig Nelson

    Ameren Illinois

  • Board of Directors – Bloomington

    Tom Swearingen, Board Chair


    Cathy Allen

    Retired, Clifton Larson Allen

    Bernie Anderson

    Nicor Gas

    Tim Bassett

    Advocate Bromenn Medical Center

    Melissa Beaver

    Heritage Enterprises

    Dr. Vicki Brockhouse

    Chestnut Health

    Clinton Brown

    Highland Properties

    Steve Dobski

    Merrill Lynch

    Karen Hanson

    Heartland Bank and Trust

    Michelle Houchin

    Adkisson Search

    Lisa Howard

    State Farm

    Jeff Koerner

    Country Financial

    Cherry Lawson

    City of Bloomington

    Dianne Lerman

    Retired, State Farm

    Nick Moran

    Commerce Bank

    Deb Smith

    OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

    Dixie Vogel

    Community Member

    Rena Weyrauch


    Wendy Wilber

    Wilber Group

    Scott Zimmerman

    U.S. Bank


Lyn Hruska, Regional Chief Executive Officer

Lyn Hruska joined the American Red Cross in 1997, as the Executive Director for the Bloomington, IL chapter. In 2013, Lyn was promoted to Regional Development Officer for the American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region – responsible for annual fundraising through individual and corporate donors, special events and grants.

In June of 2016, Lyn was again promoted, this time to Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region. As the Regional CEO, Lyn oversees 30 paid staff and more than 2,000 volunteers. Lyn also serves as the Executive Director for the American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois.

Lyn is active in numerous community organizations and events, and is extremely dedicated to the Red Cross mission. She exemplifies the values of the American Red Cross through her passion to help others.