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Hilary Greene named Executive Director for Cape Cod and Islands Chapter

Kat Powers, Director of Communications, American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts,

The American Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Hilary V. Greene as the new executive director for the Cape Cod and Islands Chapter.

Greene, a Cape Cod resident of 12 years, has extensive leadership experience with agencies serving the Cape and Islands.

“The American Red Cross is such a vital organization on the Cape,” Greene said. “Knowing we have an active Red Cross Chapter with the resources we provide is key.”

Greene first became involved with the Red Cross in the 1980s as a blood and platelet donor. In 2004, she donated one of the lobes of her left lung to a stranger and was subsequently recognized by the Cape and Islands Chapter as a Hero. As the new Executive Director she will be a key part of this year’s Heroes Breakfast on March 30, 2012. Greene starts her new position March 5, 2012.

“We are honored that a person with such deep ties to Cape Cod will be will be leading the life-saving work of the chapter,” said Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts. “Her service to our mission on Cape Cod is unparalleled.”

Greene joined the Cape Cod and Islands Chapter American Red Cross board in 2007 and became Board Chair in 2009. Greene has 20 years of experience in radio sales and management, is the former General Manager of and Development Director at The Housing Assistance Corporation based in Hyannis. She is an elected Barnstable Housing Authority commissioner and a leader in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

“I think very highly of Hilary Greene,” said American Red Cross and Islands Board Chairman Enzo Allegretti. “We are delighted that she is now being appointed and we wish her well.”

The American Red Cross is the primary lead agency for mass care emergency relief, Disaster Relief Services, Armed Forces Emergency Services, and Health and Safety Training Services. All disaster services to victims, police, firefighters and all others responding to emergencies are provided free of charge. Training is free to Red Cross volunteers. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and its resources are paid only through charitable donations, grants and in-kind support from individuals, foundations and businesses, locally.

The Cape Cod and Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross has provided emergency response service and health and safety training to the residents of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard for 90 years, since 1917.

The American Red Cross, Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter serves all towns in Barnstable County, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. For more information about your local Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross, call (508) 775-1540 or go online to The Chapter is located on 286 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.

  • Hilary Greene runs the Boston Marathon for favorite causes.
  • About the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts:

    The Eastern Massachusetts Regional Chapter operates a number of critical programs and services that are essential to improving the lives of women, men and children. It is one of the largest chapters in the National Red Cross network, providing services across 190 cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts with a combined population of 4.9 million. The chapter trains and mobilizes nearly 3,000 volunteers a year who support the delivery of services to over 500,000 people each year. The Regional chapter is headquartered in Cambridge and oversees two community chapters in Beverly and Hyannis. The chapter also has locations in Boston, Brockton, Braintree, Fall River, Haverhill, New Bedford, Peabody, and Waltham that serve as local sites for community programs, volunteer recruitment, and disaster preparedness and response.

    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 or join our blog at