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Rappahannock Area Red Cross Names New Community Chapter Executive

We are thrilled that Helen has joined our Red Cross team. She brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge having worked in senior management in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

The American Red Cross, Eastern Virginia Region is proud to annouce that Helen Parham has been named the new Community Chapter Executive of the Rappahannock Area Chapter of the Red Cross. She will provide leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives.

“We are thrilled that Helen has joined our Red Cross team,” said American Red Cross, Eastern Virginia CEO Reginald Gordon. She brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge having worked in senior management in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. I have no doubt we can build on the solid foundation and reputation for compassionate service delivery that we have in the Rappahannock area with Helen as our chapter executive.”

Helen comes to the Red Cross after a career in the financial services industry, where she led business units rooted in the disciplines of corporate philanthropy, marketing and communication. Before her appointment as the community chapter executive, she led Corporate Philanthropy for a national financial services company and was appointed trustee of its corporate foundation.

A native of the state of Georgia, Parham earned an undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She continued her education at Simmons School of Management in Boston, MA where she received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and was awarded the Jane Trahey Prize for Excellence in Marketing.

The Rappahannock Area Chapter includes the City of Fredericksburg and counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.