A Volunteer Board and paid management team of officers and program directors provide leadership for carrying out the work of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region. Josh Lockwood serves as Regional Chief Executive Officer, guiding and directing the entire region, which consists of the American Red Cross in Greater New York (NYC), Long Island and Metro New York chapters.


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Josh Lockwood, CEO, Greater New York Region

Josh Lockwood started with the American Red Cross in May 2012 overseeing Red Cross services in the Greater New York Region: : New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Westchester County, and Greenwich, Conn. With more than 13 million residents and averaging nearly 2,500 local disasters each year, it is the busiest region in the Red Cross.

Lockwood comes from a six year tenure at Habitat NYC. The nonprofit was recognized by the New York Times Non‐Profit Excellence Awards, the US Green Building Council, Avenue Magazine, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, and Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. Lockwood was also named by Crain’s New York as one of its “40 Under 40” rising stars in 2010.

Prior to joining Habitat-NYC, Lockwood was a principal at the management and real estate consulting firm of HR&A Advisors. He has received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s Degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Kelly R. McKinney, Regional Disaster Officer

Kelly R. McKinney, Regional Disaster Officer

Kelly R. McKinney, in his role as Regional Disaster Officer, is helping to strengthen the capacity of the Greater New York Red Cross to prepare and respond to future disasters. Formerly, McKinney was Deputy Commissioner for Preparedness at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM). A professional engineer with notable expertise in hazardous materials remediation and industrial hygiene, he directed emergency planning at OEM and led citywide coordination for disasters in New York City since 2006. McKinney holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas and an MPA from Columbia University.

John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island

John Miller, CEO, Long Island Chapter

John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island, was appointed CEO of the Red Cross Suffolk chapter in January 2011. Subsequently, Miller directed the mergers of the Nassau, Suffolk and Shelter Island organizations into one, stronger, Long Island Chapter. In the process, he upgraded the management and fundraising infrastructure. Miller's diversified executive experience allows him to effectively lead the organization in providing humanitarian services to more than 2.8 million residents and to be its external "face.” In recognition of John’s strong leadership, he was named Outstanding CEO for 2014 by Long Island Business News.

Susan Rounds, Regional Chief Program Officer nyc

Susan Rounds, Chief Operating Officer

Susan Rounds joined the Greater New York Region’s management team in July 2012. As Chief Operating Officer she oversees service delivery of mission programs across the region in addition to operational back office support functions. She brings to this role a solid background in non-profit management and 30 years of experience working in management at both the chapter and national levels of the American Red Cross.

Mary Young, CEO, American Red Cross Metro New York North

Mary Young, CEO, Metro New York North Chapter

Mary Young joined the Red Cross in March 2011 as CEO of the Metro New York North chapter. Young’s outstanding skills in management, operations and development allow her to successfully guide the Metro New York North chapter in all aspects of its programs and services, from disaster relief to fundraising to emergency preparedness for the more than 1.8 million residents of Metro NY North. Prior to the Red Cross, Young served as VP for Institutional Advancement at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. Prior to that, she was Director of Academic Services for the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation. In 2012, Young was the recipient of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce R. Michael Dunne Quality of Life Award.