The American Red Cross of Massachusetts, today, announced the selection of Kim Goulette as the new Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Chapter. With over 20 years of experience in non-profit administration Kim has proven herself to be an insightful and dynamic leader with a record of dedication to alleviating human suffering. She replaces Rick Lee, who will retire on August 6 after 30 years of service to the Red Cross. Goulette assumed the role on August 4.
“I am thrilled to welcome Kim to the American Red Cross of Massachusetts,” said Ralph Boyd, Red Cross of Massachusetts chief executive officer. “Kim is a successful administrator with a strong skill set in growth management and I am confident that her steady leadership and excitement for the work of the Red Cross will effect a seamless transition and guarantee the continued success of the Pioneer Valley Chapter in delivering essential services to the community.”
“As we open this new chapter in the life of the organization, we are certain that Kim is the right person to lead us forward,” said Sarah Corrigan, Red Cross Pioneer Valley board chair on behalf of the Board and Search Committee. “Kim has a proven ability to create clarity, drive growth and deliver results and her passion for helping others will ensure that the Pioneer Valley Chapter continues to save and impact lives here in our local community.”
In her new position, Goulette will provide leadership to the local volunteers paid employees who serve over the residents of the Pioneer Valley with lifesaving programs and services. “I am honored to be selected to for this key role with an amazing organization,” said Goulette. “I look forward to working with the dedicated volunteers, employees, board members, community partners and donors to strengthen our communities and help people in need.”
Goulette currently serves as the Executive Director of Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry, Inc. in Chicopee, where she manages day to day operations and works with board members and committees to raise funds to support the work of the organization. Previously she served as the Director of Employment and Community Based Day Services at Aditus in East Longmeadow as well as the Regional Director of The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts.
Goulette earned her Bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire and serves as a Chicopee Rotarian, a member of the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce and a Board Member and Services Committee Chair at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. She lives in Southampton with her husband of 12 years and their blended family of three sons and one daughter.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/massachusetts or follow us on Twitter @RedcrossMA.