South Central and Southeast Oklahoma

Chapter Leadership


Lynn Edwards, Chapter Executive

Lynn Edwards, a McAlester, Oklahoma native, is the Executive Director of South Central & Southeast Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross for the past four and half years.

He is a graduate Oklahoma Christian University and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the OU/OSU Executive Management School and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Executive Leadership School.

He brings a wealth of experience to the Red Cross having worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years. While serving the banking industry, he was active in community development filling board positions as Vice President of Economic development, President of the chamber, President of Boys & Girls Club, Chairman of Eastern Oklahoma College Foundation, Chairman Pittsburg County Regional Exposition Authority, and Chairman McAlester Foundation for Industrial Development during the completion of the McAlester Campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College.

He began his fundraising career at Oklahoma Christian University as a development officer for four years. Following that he was the chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of McAlester for six years and was selected as the CPO of the Year for the Southwest Region of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

He continues to have an acute love for teaching having served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College, St Louis Community College, Oklahoma Christian University, and Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Edwards served ten years in the U.S. Army Reserve achieving the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Army Reserve Achievement Medal for leadership while assigned to Headquarters of the 102nd ARCOM in St Louis, Mo. He served most of his career as a Company Commander in the 95th Division USAR located in Oklahoma before moving to Missouri.

Edwards enjoys hunting and fishing, but spends most of his leisure time on a small farm or with his wife and seven grandchildren.

He currently travels Oklahoma meeting and speaking with community leaders to insure they know the mission of the American Red Cross and how to collaborate with staff and volunteers during times of disaster.

General Information

South Central and Southeast Oklahoma Chapter

Counties Servied:
Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Coal, Garvin, Haskell, Hughes, Jefferson, Johnston, Latimer, Le Flore, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Okfuskee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Seminole, Sequoyah, Stephens

Office Locations:
502 E. Chickasaw Ave.
McAlester, OK 74501

1006 Northwest Blvd
Ardmore, OK 73401

232 N Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74801

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Ways to Donate

Donate Online
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Make a Donation by Phone
You can make a donation by phone by calling (405) 228-9500.

Donate by Mail
The American Red Cross
601 Northeast Sixth Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Major Gift Officers:
David Quirk - (405) 635-6935


There are numerous opportunities available to lend your time and support as a Red Cross volunteer. Please visit the following sections of our website for more information.

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Services Provided

For more information on any of the services below, please visit our Programs & Services page or contact our chapter office to speak with a representative.
  • Disaster Services
  • Health and Safety Services
  • International Services
  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Volunteer and Youth Services

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
  • Jim Supan, Retired
  • Carol Snyder, Chickasaw Nation
  • Renee Smith, Retired
  • Mona Ozbirn, Landmark Bank
  • Sara Metcalf
  • Eyvonna Lemons, RSVP
  • Traci Wilson, Valero Ardmore Refinery
  • Hai Chi Lee, Sulphur Schools
  • Kendra Brooks, Valero Ardmore Refinery