Greater Lehigh Valley

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Welcome to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter

The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley serves residents of Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties. With a population of approximately 709,800 people, our chapter provides food and shelter in emergencies, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills, and so much more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.



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A Volunteer Board and paid management team provide leadership for carrying out the work of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Chapter management consists of a team of officers and program directors. Peter Brown, who serves as Regional Chief Executive Officer, provides overall leadership to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter and 12 other chapters that make up the Northeast Pennsylvania Region.

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Peter Brown, Executive Director, Greater Lehigh Valley

Peter Brown, Executive Director for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, joined the Red Cross as a staff member in April 2013, after years of involvement with the organization as a volunteer and Board member. Peter began his service with the Red Cross as a Volunteer in 1998. He served as a board member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter from 2002 to 2013, has been a past Chapter Treasurer, and most recently chaired the Marketing and Communications Committee.

Peter brings 29 years of experience in banking and financial services, with extensive experience in business development, sales management, project management, strategic planning and marketing. His most recent role was that of Vice President of Marketing & Sales for First Savings Bank of Perkasie, Bucks County. Peter is dedicated to community involvement. He coached boys and girls soccer, basketball, baseball and softball over the past 15 years with the Upper Milford Youth Association, is a member of Bethany Church in Wescosville where he and his wife serve as members of the Praise Band, and in the past held a leadership role with the Cub Scouts in Old Zionsville. Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mansfield University and resides in Zionsville with his wife, Laura Goldy, and their three children.

Peter is focused on leading the Red Cross team to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross, to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Volunteer Board

The Volunteer Board is the governing body for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter and is comprised of representatives from many different community sectors. This group develops the vision for our chapter and determines the policies that guide our decisions. The Board ensures that the chapter is an effective steward of our donors’ contributions.

    Officers and Executive Committee

  • Mr. Jack Gross, Chairman
  • Mr. Ron Arnold, Vice Chair
  • Mr. Vaughn Gower, Secretary (subject to change)
  • Mr. Bill Coles, Past Chapter Chair
  • Ms. Jill Wheeler, Communications Chair
  • Ms. Fusun Bubernack, Mission Chair
  • Mr. Dennis Urban, Philanthropy Chair
  • Mr. Mike Mickey, At large
  • Ms. Anne Speck, At large (subject to change)

    Board Members

  • Ron Arnold, Vice President of Human Resources, Just Born
  • Fran Blackwell, Senior Vice President Ambulatory Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Brian Bobeck, Senior Consultant, Cornerstone Companies
  • Desty Bonstein, Sr. Vice President, Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley
  • Wenda Boyer, Boyer Financial Group
  • Fusun Bubernack, Co-President, ET&T
  • Bill Coles, Community Volunteer
  • Jon Conrad, Chief Human Resource Officer, Moravian College
  • Susan Dewalt, Vice President/District Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Vaughn Gower, Commaunity Volunteer
  • Mr. Joe Grispo, Senior Vice President/Chief Sales Officer, B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Atty. Jack Gross, Gross McGinley, LLP
  • Mr. Paul S. Ivankevich, Director of Human Resources, Follett Ice
  • Ali Jamal, Youth Representative
  • Joel Lennert, President, Caruso Benefits Group, Inc.
  • Victoria Lozano, Vice President Marketing, Crayola LLC
  • Ken MacKenzie, AAMS, Associate Vice President—Private Client Group, Stifel, Nicolaus &Company, Inc.
  • Mike Mickey, N.H.A., President/CEO, Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Thomas Mutchler, Vice President—Global Engineering & Manufacturing, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Peter Steen Olsen, General Manager, FL Smidth Inc.
  • Morgan Smith, Youth Representative
  • Anne Speck, Vice President Human Resources, Muhlenberg College
  • Dennis Urban, Senior Director, Rates, and Regulatory Affairs, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation
  • Jill Wheeler, VP & General Manager, Klunk & Millan
  • Robert McGovern, Director Emeritus