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Nashville Area Red Cross Approves New Members to Board of Directors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2014) – The Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced new members of its Board of Directors for 2014 – 2015.  The Red Cross Board of Directors is comprised of respected business and civic leaders, who together, contribute their time, their talents and their resources to ensure the organization’s mission is met every day with compassion, care and responsiveness to the needs of the community to help alleviate suffering and to save lives.

New members include:
Tony Grubbs - US Bank
Colleen Welch - Community Volunteer
Tom Rodgers - Retired
Dan Mohnke - Nissan North America, Inc.
Ramiro Pineda - Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Cynthia Howard - DVL Public Relations & Advertising
Gary Wilson - Community Volunteer
David Griswold – Metro Nashville Airport Authority

2014 – 2015 Board Officers include:
Board Chair - Roland Lundy
Board Vice-Chair – Susan Lanigan
Secretary - Tim Warnock
Executive Chair - Roland Lundy
Governance Chair - Peter Rousos

“We would like to welcome each of these talented, respected community and business leaders who are committed to helping others,” said Joel Sullivan, regional CEO of the Tennessee Volunteer Region. “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 Nashville Area Chapter Board currently has 47 volunteer members. The Tennessee Volunteer Region includes one regional chapter, the Nashville Area Chapter, and eight community chapters that span a 62 county area across Middle and West Tennessee.  

Over the past year, the Nashville Area Chapter has assisted 295 families with immediate emergency needs such as food, clothing, shelter, emotional support and replacing medications after disasters like fires, floods and tornadoes.  Over 6,870 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 734 various services to help link service members and their families during emergencies such as a death or a birth in the family. Internationally, the Nashville Area Chapter Restoring Family Links Red Cross program helped open 85 cases and provided 167 different services to help connect family members separated by crisis, conflict, or migration.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.