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Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter

Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter
Serving Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties
501 West Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

Medina County Office
120 West Washington St.
Suite B-2
Medina, OH 44256


Regional COO, Jorge Martinez

Regional COO of the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio

Jorge Martinez, a retired Coast Guard Commander, joined the American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region in April, 2017.

Prior to joining the Red Cross Jorge served in the Coast Guard for 23 years of active duty service. Over the course of his career, Jorge has served in many capacities. His last assignment was leading and inspiring 3,000 Coast Guard volunteers (Coast Guard Auxiliary) in support of various Coast Guard missions over the 8-state Great Lakes Region.

As sea going officer and humanitarian at heart, Jorge has helped save or assist over 1,000 people in distress on the high seas. In 2004, he was part of the UN Peace keeping force in Haiti after the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. In addition to his 9 years of sea time, Jorge also worked as a finance officer and a civil engineer/facility asset manager.

Jorge graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He later earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, MA.

Jorge is married to the former Nancy Lynn Bennett. They have three children and reside in Hudson, Ohio.

Jill Patterson
Major Gift Officer
Phone: 330-535-2348

Debbie Chitester, LSW
Disaster Program Manager
Phone: 330-535-2358
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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 Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter.
Joseph M. Bilinovich
Senior Vice President, Market Team Leader
Westfield Bank

Charles Brown
Deputy Mayor of Public Safety
City of Akron

Rick Burke
Brennan, Manna and Diamond

June Carr
Deputy Director of Employee Benefits
County of Summit

Kimberly Cole
Vice President, Development
Executive Director University of Akron Foundation

Carrie Fanelly
Director, Customer Service
Dominion East Ohio Gas

Steve Ferris
Government & Public Affairs Director
Discount Drug Mart

David Fiser
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Stephen Hendricks
Market President
S&T Bank

Christopher Huryn
Brouse McDowell

Dave Jacobsen
Vice President of North American Real Estate
Signet Jewelers

Cindy Johnson
Partner, Public Finance
Bober Markey Fedorovich

Kim Kline
Manager, Business Analysis
Fed Ex Custom Critical

Patrick Kunklier
Public Relations Senior Account Manager
Hitchcock Fleming & Associates

Kimberly Marshall
Economic Development Director
City of Medina

Jack McCabe
Vice President, Utility Operations
Davey Resource Group

Murphy Montler
Director of Local Affairs Ohio & West Virginia

Mark A. Mosley
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
Huntington Trust

Tammy O'Brien
Summit County Court of Common Pleas

Ann Otto
The Otto HR Group, Inc.
(Retired) Associate Vice President, NEOMED

Alan Papa
Chief Operating Officer
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Ronald Paydo
Community President, Medina

Todd Peetz
Portage County Regional Planning Commission

Jim Pianalto
Project Manager
The Ruhlin Company

Harun Rashid
VP of IS & Chief Information Officer
Akron Children’s Hospital

Jim Redmond
Wealth Impact Advisors

Beth Reho
Cohen & Company

John L. Reyes
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs

Jason Roche
Market Development Director

Mona Sarkar
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor
The Haws Falasco Group, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Eric Shaffer
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Bank
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michele Siudak
Vice President of Operations and Information Technology
Coleman Professional Services

Ellen Smith, FACHE
Vice President, Business Development & Access
Summa Health

Patrick Stobb
Vice President, Finance & Global Operations
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Kevin O. Thompson
Regional President
PNC Bank

Laura Wallerstein
Associate, Real Estate
Roetzel & Andress

Mark Wernig
Community Volunteer

Pam Williams
Community Volunteer

Susan Wilson Cordle
Vice President of Operations
Rubber City Radio Group

John Wray
Vice President, Administration and Finance

Honorary Lifetime Member
Mark Auburn
(Retired) The University of Akron