Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region Executives

Cincinnati Red Cross, Regional CEO

Cincinnati Red Cross, Elvia Price

Elvia Price

Elvia R. Price is the Regional Chief Program Officer for the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region. Elvia joined the Cincinnati Red Cross in June 1999, and currently works to position the Region as “Highly Performing” financially and programmatically. Key responsibilities include HR, Volunteer Resources and Youth Development, Services to Armed Forces, International Services, and Community Partnership development activities in the 36 county service area. Elvia also provides oversight and direction for our Butler, Clinton/Highland, and Warren County Offices, working with the staff in these offices to ensure consistency of service, and working with the respective United Ways to encourage strong partnerships.

Prior to joining the Red Cross, Elvia served as Vice President, Key Initiatives and Community Relations at the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati.

Elvia is a member of Leadership Cincinnati, Class 32, and sits on both the Leadership Cincinnati Steering Committee and Alumni Board. Among her civic and community activities, Elvia chairs the United Way’s Hamilton County Program Review Committee.

Vanessa Mosley

Vanessa Mosley

Vanessa Mosley is the Chief Development Officer for the 27-county Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region, overseeing an eight-person staff that is responsible for bring in more than $10 million in corporate and individual gifts each year. She joined the Red Cross in September 2015 after honing her skills with development positions at Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Salvation Army, the International Research Foundation and the foundations of both Mercy and Deaconess hospitals in Cincinnati. She is also an active volunteer, serving on the boards of the Emery Community Foundation and the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She earned her MBA from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Erin Stephens

Erin Stephens

Erin Stephens is the Regional Disaster Officer, responsible for leading the Disaster Cycle Services team of employees and volunteers, which responds to over 700 incidents per year in the region. Erin started with the American Red Cross in 2015, serving as the Mass Care and Logistics Manager for Northern Illinois. In that role, she had the primary focus of maintaining a state of personnel and supply readiness in the region, in order to ensure quick assistance to those affected by disasters. Erin regularly deploys to national disaster responses, most recently to Houston and Puerto Rico during the 2017 Hurricane season. She is a new member of International Disaster Roster. Before joining the Red Cross, she lived in Chicago for 20 years, earning a degree from Loyola University Chicago and then working for several non-profits as a volunteer manager.

Cincinnati Dayton Red Cross Leadership - Marita Salkowski

Marita Salkowski

Marita Salkowski is the Communications and Marketing Director for the 27-county Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region, where she oversees all aspects of communications—disaster communications, media relations, social media, public relations, internal and external communications. Marita joined the Red Cross in November 2017 after a 30-plus year career in broadcast news. She most recently was the Communications and Marketing Director for Thomas More College; prior to that she was the Assistant News Director at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati. Marita has also worked at radio and TV stations in Dayton, OH and Raleigh, NC. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton.


Steve Moeggenberg

Steve Moeggenberg is one of the longest-serving employees at the Red Cross in this region, beginning in 1978 after earning a degree in community health administration from the University of Cincinnati. At the time, the Red Cross was starting to train the lay public in CPR, and his job was to expand the program. In the nearly four decades since, he’s also served as director of the Workplace Health Services Department where he conducted corporate health, safety and wellness programs, and produced Red Cross First Aid Kits that were sold to other chapters. He’s now the regional Director of Administration, overseeing the expense budget, facilities and the automotive fleet.


Tammy Simendinger

Tammy started working at the Red Cross in 1997, serving as a Labor Liaison, then Community Partnership Manager and now Regional Volunteer Officer. In that time she’s served on 12 national disaster assignments, including six weeks in New York City and New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, assisting workers at Ground Zero and working with union members who lost loved ones. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. She is a member of WE Lead, Class 8 and serves on numerous committees representing the Red Cross.