Beth Boyd has been the Regional Disaster Officer since April 2014. She oversees Disaster Cycle Services programs, including Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Arizona, New Mexico and three Texas counties. She leads staff and volunteer disaster responses including house fires, floods, and wildfires. She also oversees the regional home fire campaign which includes smoke alarm installations, fire safety training, and disaster preparedness training for children.
Beth has been with the Red Cross since joining as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2001 when she served as a caseworker for families affected by the events of September 11th. During the past 14 years she has served the Red Cross in various roles at the local, state and national levels, most recently as the Manager, ESF-6 at American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Beth has championed multiagency planning efforts such as the Florida Disaster Case Management Plan and the implementation of the National Mass Care Strategy.
Beth is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Emergency Administration & Disaster Planning. In her free time, Beth enjoys rooting for the Texas Rangers, road tripping around America and spending time with family, friends and her dog, Pudge.