Leadership Bios

Our Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer lead the organization in carrying out its mission of helping Bay Area community be able to prevent, prepared for and respond to emergencies.

American Red Cross Bay Area - Keith White

Keith White - Chair

Keith White, Senior Vice President, Gap Inc. Loss Prevention & Corporate Administration oversees Loss Prevention, Corporate Security, Facilities Services, Corporate Services, and Business Continuity Planning for the company. Keith joined Gap Inc. in 2000, and was promoted to his current position in 2005.

Under Keith’s leadership, Loss Prevention has implemented best-in-class strategies to address loss. The organization has experienced tremendous growth and become more closely aligned with each brand’s field organization. This evolution has resulted in decreases in shortage, the development of training and awareness campaigns to support stores and enhancements to the distribution and logistics loss prevention processes.

Keith has also led the transformation of Business Continuity Planning, establishing a company-wide plan and structure for emergency preparedness and response. Working closely with cross-brand, cross-functional teams, BCP has successfully supported the company and its employees through a number of major crises including Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes, wildfires, and flooding.

With a professional career that spans more than 25 years, Keith has also held positions at Target, from 1989 to 2000.

Keith is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area American Red Cross Chapter and he is also an advisor to the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) Board of Directors.

Keith holds a B.A. in Law Enforcement Administration (Western Illinois University) and a Masters of Criminology degree (Chicago State University). Keith and his wife Rose reside in Livermore, California. They have two daughters Christina a graduate of Florida A&M University, Brittany who is a recent graduate of Florida A&M University and is now pursuing an MBA at Western Illinois University and a son Joshua who is a junior at Bethune-Cookman University.


Mark Cloutier - American Red Cross Bay Area, CEO

Mark Cloutier - CEO, Gateway to the Golden State Region

Mark Cloutier, MPP, MPH, started with the American Red Cross in June of 2013 overseeing services in the Gateway to the Golden State Region, which includes the Bay Area, Monterey Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Santa Cruz County Chapters. With more than 8 million residents and averaging nearly 700 disasters each year, it is the second busiest region in the Red Cross.

Cloutier comes from a two-year tenure at the San Francisco Foundation where he led the Foundation’s activities and initiatives to correct health disparities by expanding access to care, promoting community based prevention, and advancing health reform. He also led the Foundation’s efforts to address state budget issues by supporting economic and policy analysis identifying opportunities for economic growth and reform of California’s tax and budget environments.

Prior to joining the San Francisco Foundation, Mark was a principal at Sellers Dorsey, a consulting firm serving corporate and public organizations in the areas of health care finance. He was CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from 2005 to 2010, where he led its transformation into a thought leader on evidenced-based strategies to control and end the HIV epidemic. He was also president of the Pangaea Global AIDS foundation, where he oversaw the development of the strategic plan and the execution of the business strategy addressing the HIV epidemics in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

He is presently the Board Chair for the Center for Youth Wellness and has served on numerous other boards. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Lewis and Clark College and has Master’s degrees in both Public Policy and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.