Los Angeles (June 14, 2016) — Experienced non-profit professional, Veronica Garcia Davalos, has been tapped as the new American Red Cross Los Angeles Region Executive Director for the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter. She will succeed Ben Green, who has served in this position since 2007.
Davalos will spearhead efforts to engage local partners and build new programs that will further the organization’s mission of promoting safety and disaster preparedness in the region, creating a stronger and more resilient community.
“We are excited to welcome Veronica as our new Executive Director for San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter,” said Jarrett Barrios, CEO for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. “She brings to the American Red Cross a vast set of leadership skills and 30 years of experience in nonprofit management.”
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Davalos most recently served as the Vice President for Advocacy and Community Engagement at Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, hardworking families and individuals in Los Angeles.
Davalos has also served as the Vice President at Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc. where she directed several successful capital campaigns. She also held executive positions at MoLAA, TELACU Education Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, KCET and the Boys Scouts of America.
“I am looking forward to working with the Red Cross’ board, staff, community partners and the local government to serve the people of San Gabriel Pomona Valley,” said Davalos. “Together, I believe we will create a strong partnership that will better serve our communities in the San Gabriel/Pomona Valley."
The Los Angeles Region is the second largest Red Cross region in the nation, with 14 locations serving more than 9 million people in a 19,000 square mile area. The San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross serves 1.8 million people in 44 communities from La Canada Flintridge to Pomona and Duarte to Rowland Heights, covering 320 square miles.
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 redcrossla.org or cruzrojala.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA. Contact: Maria F. Melo Bueno, Regional Communications Program Manager