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Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter

Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter
Serving Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Richland, Wayne Counties.
244 West South Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-264-9383
Fax: 330-263-7749

Elyria Office
2929 West River Rd. N.
Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 440-324-2929
Fax: 330-263-7749

Mansfield Office
39 N. Park Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: 419-524-4254
Fax: 330-263-7749

Sandusky Office
404 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-626-1641
Fax: 330-263-7749


Lara Kiefer - Northeast Ohio as Executive Director

Lara Kiefer - Executive Director

Lara Kiefer

Phone: 330-641-1462

Lara Kiefer joined the Red Cross of Northeast Ohio as Executive Director for the Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter on March 22, 2016.

Lara is engaged in activities such as being a member of Kiwanis and the Chamber and is a graduate of Leadership Wooster. She is an experienced leader of a volunteer-driven workforce and donates her own time to the United Way of Wayne County. Additionally, she has served as a board member for both Harbor House Woman’s Shelter and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lara is a graduate of Malone University with a degree in Organizational Management.

Her husband, Joe Kiefer, is a firefighter for the city of Wooster and Captain of the Loudonville Volunteer Fire Department.

Christina Ennis
Executive Coordinator
Phone: 330-264-9383

Zackery McAvoy
Disaster Program Manager
Phone: 330-264-9383

Lora Taylor
Disaster Program Manager
Phone: 216-287-2311
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Gail Wernick
Regional Volunteer Services Officer
Phone: 216-431-3370

Jessica Tischler
Regional Director Service to the Armed Forces & International Services Programs
Phone: 216-426-7525

Jim McIntyre
Regional Communications Officer
Phone: 216-431-3284

For all inquiries about our classes, please call 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2677)

For all inquiries about our blood donation services, please call 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2677)

Board of Directors

A board of directors, representing a diverse range of business and community leaders, governs the Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter of the Red Cross.
Northern Board:
Michael Palmer-Chair

Jan Alexander

David Brink
Payne, Nickles & Co.

Marsha Danhoff
Mercy Health

Keith Nader Fakhoury
PNC Financial Services Group

Mary Anne Jeffrey
Realty Executives

Mary Anne Jeffrey
Strayer Group

Jeremy Jones
Pepperidge Farm

Stacey Varuolo
PolyOne Corporation

Southern Board:
John Hall-Chair
Farmers Bank Group

Chris Davis
Dairy Queen

Kim Hall
Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Ltd.

Chris Hiner
Richland Bank

Greg Long
Long, Cook & Samsa Inc

Ron Nagy
Nagy's Collision Centers

Dan Pyne
Service Master Clean

Jarad Roberts
Roberts Funeral Home

Sean Ulik
Consumers Bank

Doc Stumbo
Graham Auto Mall

Luke Beekman
Mansfield News Journal

Robert Brown

Chad Yoder
Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Ltd.