Leadership

Teresa Carlson DC Red Cross Board Chair

Teresa Carlson - Chairman of the Board

Teresa Carlson is Chair of the Board.of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. Currently the head of Global Public Sector at Amazon, Teresa is responsible for Strategy, Sales and Business Development for Amazon’s Web Services and Cloud Computing business.


Linda Mathes Red Cross

Linda Mathes, CEO

Linda Mathes is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region which includes the District of Columbia; Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William; Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s; and cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park, VA. Ms. Mathes is charged with responsibility to carry out the mission of the American Red Cross throughout this regional community and to support other communities across the country and around the world.

Ms. Mathes is Chair of the Regional ESF-6 Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services Committee for the Greater Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments. She is currently a member of the Emergency Preparedness Council of MWCOG, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, International Women’s Forum, Age-Friendly DC Task Force, and Tiffany Circle.

Ms Mathes was selected for the Influential Women of Virginia Award in 2014. She was selected for the Women Who Mean Business Award 2013, a Most Admired CEO Award, and Readers’ Choice Award for Most Admired CEO of Nonprofit Organizations all sponsored by the Washington Business Journal. She was selected as a Project Inspiration Honoree 2012 and a 2008 Washingtonian of the Year, and winner of the 1998 DC Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year Award. She has received numerous other awards throughout her career.

Ms. Mathes began her career with the Red Cross in 1973 at the Dallas County Chapter/Northeast Texas Division where she served as director of youth services until 1978. She served in several leadership positions at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, DC from 1978-1986; Executive Director of the Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Red Cross Chapter in Pennsylvania from 1986-1991; and was appointed CEO of the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area in 1991.

Ms. Mathes is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University and received her master’s in public administration from the University of Southern California, Washington Public Affairs Center.

Leadership 2014-15

Executive Committee

  • CHAIRMAN
    Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services

  • VICE CHAIRS
    Juan Carlos Iturregui, Dentons US LLP
    James (Jim) Sheaffer, Sheaffer and Associates

  • CHAIR, FINANCE COMMITTEE
    Diane Casey-Landry, DCL Banking Advisors, LLC

  • CHAIR, NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
    Doug Beck, ICF International (retired)

  • VICE CHAIR, NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
    Dick Duvall, Holland & Knight

  • CHAIR, PHILANTHROPY COMMITTEE
    Joyce Shields, Hay Group (retired)

  • VICE CHAIR, PHILANTHROPY COMMITTEE
    Pat Schambach, Schambach & Williams Consulting

Board of Directors

  • Caryn Bacon, PEPCO Holdings, Inc.

  • Greg Baroni, Attain LLC

  • Cheryl Campbell, CGI.

  • Amy Caro, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

  • Dana Chipman, Lt General US Army (retired)

  • JR Clark, Squire Patton Boggs

  • Michael Dearden, Wells Fargo

  • Eric Grant, Community Leader

  • Glenn Hazard, Xceedium

  • Sherry Hwang, Pyramid Systems, Inc.

  • Goldy Kamali, FedScoop

  • John A. Kerr, CB Richard Ellis

  • Joe Koszarek, Leidos

  • Anna Maria Larsen, Lumenis Partners, LLC

  • Carl Mayfield, RLJ Lodging Trust

  • Susan Penfield, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Susan Santana, AT&T Services, Inc.

  • Virginia Austin Schubert, Executive Coaching Network, Inc.

  • Gigi Schumm, AGS Group

  • Rebecca Shambaugh, SHAMBAUGH Leadership

  • Linda Solomon, Deloitte

  • Laverne Webb, EnCompass LLC

Leadership Councils

  • Alan Dubow, Chair
    Alexandria and Arlington Leadership Council

  • Catherine Hogan
    Chair, Loudoun Leadership Council

  • Patty Baisden, Chair
    Prince William County Leadership Council

Management Team

  • Linda Mathes
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Geoff DeLizzio
    Chief Operating Officer/Interim Chief Development Officer

  • Jessica Adams
    Community Executive (Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia)

  • Kenneth Allen
    Director, Operations

  • Jan Boehmer
    Territorial Service Delivery Manager, Preparedness, Health and Safety Services

  • Paul Carden
    Regional Disaster Director

  • Chris Duffley
    Regional Director, Service to Armed Forces

  • Teri McCormick Hinton
    Director, Volunteer Engagement

  • Denise Miller
    Community Executive (Fairfax County, Virginia)

  • Karine Sewell
    Community Executive (Montgomery and Prince George’s County, Maryland)

  • Jill Siegel
    Sales Manager, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services

  • Erwin Stierle
    Community Executive (Loudoun County and Prince William, Virginia)

  • Nathan DeVault
    Director, Communications