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Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Appointed for the Chapter

Wanda Vollmer
Wanda Vollmer is appointed to Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for Monterey County.

American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter is pleased to announce the appointment of Wanda Vollmer to a new position of Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for Monterey County. A Pacific Gas and Electric Company grant made the new Red Cross position possible.

Vollmer will work with the Chapter’s Emergency Services & Community Relations Departments to establish, coordinate, and implement individual emergency preparedness (disaster) education activities targeting vulnerable populations.

“We are very excited to have Wanda join our staff for this most important program for the residents of our county,” said Tim Duncan, Chief Executive Office of the Monterey Bay Area Chapter. “Her experience with community groups and her positive, take charge attitude assure us that she will be successful in extending our reach into all communities in the county.”

Vollmer comes to the Red Cross from Chapman University (Brandman University) where she spent several years in higher education helping adult students receive their degrees and building relationships with community partners in support of the college’s programs. She also worked on a multitude of activities from fundraising to contract work for several nonprofit organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, SPCA for Monterey County, Soles4Souls, and the American Red Cross.

Vollmer studied Aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Business Administration at University of Denver. She is a native Californian from San Luis Obispo.

About American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter

With office locations in Carmel, Salinas, and Hollister, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Monterey and San Benito Counties residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at or call us at (831) 624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.