Each chapter within the Northwest Region also has a volunteer Board of Directors which ensures that the chapter is meeting the needs of their communities and acting as an effective and efficient steward of our donors’ contributions. This group develops the vision for each chapter and determines the policies that guide decisions.
A regional leadership team as well as chapter management staff members are responsible for ensuring that all individuals have access to quality Red Cross services and programs that adhere to our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
In January 2015, Terry Pollard was named Chief Executive Officer for the Northwest Region of the American Red Cross. Prior to accepting this position, Pollard served four years as the Regional CEO of the former Eastern Washington Region of the Red Cross, based in Spokane. Pollard brings extensive experience in partnership development, volunteer leadership engagement and strategic planning. He attended the University of Washington and spent 18 years in executive leadership with the YMCA of Greater Seattle prior to joining the Red Cross.