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Natchez Trace Chapter Announces 2014 – 2015 Board Members

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Manufacturing - Spring Hill

Bill Akin – (Retired) BellSouth

Genma Holmes – Owner, Holmes Pest Control

Stephen Fawehinmi - Vice President, Commercial Banking - Reliant Bank

2014 – 2015 Returning Board Members:

Jennifer Wolcott, Community Leader-Chair

Jim Fiechtl, MD, Vanderbilt Bone and Joint -Vice Chair

Brian Austin, Senior Vice President Wealth Advisor – Regions Bank

Kim Thornton, Community Leader

Tony Wei, Research Scientist - Mars Petcare

Joe Blank, IT Consultant

Tony McLarty, Delek US Holdings / MAPCO Express

Rita Williams, Director of Marketing - Maury Regional Medical Center

“We would like to welcome each of these talented, respected community and business leaders who are committed to helping others,” said John Mitchell, Chapter Executive Officer of the Natchez Trace Chapter.  “Together, we will ensure the American Red Cross can continue its vital humanitarian mission and is there for families and individuals down the street, across the country and around the world in their hour of greatest need.”

Board members are elected for three-year terms by local Red Cross chapters. The Natchez Trace Chapter Board of Directors currently has 12 volunteer members and serves residents in Williamson, Perry, Maury, Lewis and Hickman Counties. The Natchez Trace Chapter is part of the Tennessee Volunteer Region, which includes one regional chapter, the Nashville Area Chapter, and eight community chapters. The territory spans a 62 county area across Middle and West Tennessee. 

Over the past year, the Natchez Trace Chapter has assisted 64 families with immediate emergency needs such as food, clothing, shelter, emotional support and replacing medications after disasters like fires, floods and tornadoes.  Over 1,245 local citizens were trained in lifesaving CPR, AED, babysitting, water safety and other caregiving courses to help make the community a safer place to live, work and play. Through the Service the Armed Forces program, the Red Cross provided 95 various services to help link service members and their families during emergencies such as a death or a birth in the family. Internationally, the Tennessee Volunteer Region Restoring Family Links program helped open 106 cases and provided 229 different services to help connect family members separated by crisis, conflict, or migration.