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Local Red Cross Announces 119th Annual Meeting, 2017-18 Board of Directors

Red Cross Elects Board Members
We have an incredibly dedicated and passionate Board of Directors

(SAN DIEGO – June 21, 2017) – The American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties will hold its 119th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Cross Regional Headquarters located at 3950 Calle Fortunada in Kearny Mesa. The annual meeting is open to the public.

During the meeting, Board Chair David Geier will highlight key Red Cross services provided in the community over the past year and elect the 2017-2018 board slate. Geier, along with Regional CEO Bill Earley, will discuss the chapter’s vision, key milestones from the year, and provide updates on various initiatives to help prepare the San Diego region for emergencies and disasters.

“We have an incredibly dedicated and passionate Board of Directors,” said Earley. “We’re so grateful for all that they do to advance the vital Red Cross mission in the community.”


David L. Geier

Senior Vice President, Electric Operations

San Diego Gas & Electric


Steven J. Stuckey

Senior Vice President | San Diego Market President

U.S. Bank, La Jolla Commons


Andy Fichthorn ~

President (retired)

Sea World San Diego

Ernesto Arredondo, Jr.

San Diego Area President

Wells Fargo Bank

Bobby Brock *

President & CEO

Imperial Valley Community Foundation

Mary Ruth Carleton ~

Vice President, University Relations and Development

CEO, The Campanile Foundation

San Diego State University

Joe Craver *

CEO (retired)

American Red Cross

Rodger W. Dougherty

Senior Director, Public Affairs & Brand Communications

Kaiser Permanente

Brian Fennessy

Fire Chief

City of San Diego, Fire-Rescue Department

Keith Goosby

Navy Region Southwest

Fleet & Family Support Programs, Work & Family

Laura Hart

Vice President, Business Operations

Qualcomm Incorporated

Stanford F. Hartman Jr. ~

1st Vice President

Alliant Insurance Services Inc.

Rick Huenefeld

Community Liaison Officer

MCRD, San Diego

Rosemary Johnston

Interfaith Community Services

Pat Lloyd

Vice President, Human Resources

GKN Aerospace – Chemtronics

Joseph P. Martinez


Seltzer | Caplan | McMahon | Vitek

Leo Morales

Marketing Manager - U.S. Operations

Wawanesa General Insurance Company

Justine M. Phillips

Special Counsel

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Grace Polley

Director, Real Estate & Facilities

AMN Healthcare

Ronda Sedillo

Senior Vice President, CFO

San Diego Padres

Carisa Wisniewski

Partner-in-Charge - San Diego

Moss Adams LLP

Charlene Zettel

CEO (retired)

Donate Life California

* Board member up for re-election, nominated for second term

~ Board member up for re-election, nominated for third term

The board will also vote on accepting the first term nomination of Anurag Malik, Bridgepoint Education Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer.

For more information about the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, please visit

About the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties

The American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support, we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; services to deployed military personnel and their families, and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Through Prepare San Diego, a four-year regional resiliency initiative, the Red Cross brings together key community and business leaders from the region to create a sustainable network that encourages preparedness, carries out response and recovery plans, and strives for resiliency in the face of disaster, meeting all aspects of the disaster lifecycle. 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 connect with us on Facebook and YouTube and Twitter.