In January of 2019, Kimberly Coley was named Regional Chief Development Officer for the Gold Country Region of the American Red Cross. In this position, she is responsible for strengthening community partnerships, leading staff and volunteer teams, stewarding donors, and increasing the overall financial health of the organization locally. She is a visionary, innovative, and highly collaborative leader who is passionate about building healthy workplace culture and coaching high performing teams.
Kimberly brings 15 years of management experience with her to Gold Country, where she formerly served as Executive Director for the Central California Region of the American Red Cross. As Executive Director, she led a talented team of humanitarians who served the 1.6 million residents of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. She passionately built personalized relationships with donors, volunteers, business leaders, and community members and promoted the Red Cross mission to advance the critical services of disaster relief, health and safety, blood donation, and services to the armed forces.
Prior to the Red Cross, Kimberly served as the Vice President of External Affairs for the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast. She has held many leadership positions throughout the state of California and has worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors.
In her spare time, Kimberly advocates for expanding opportunities to under-served communities and has served as a volunteer, board member and chairwoman of several organizations throughout the years. She has been a recipient of the 2018 Woman of the Year Award from Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Monique Limon, a two-time honoree of the Pacific Coast Business Times, receiving “40 Under 40” in 2018 and “Top 50 Women in Business” in 2017, and a Top 5 Finalist for the 2019 Young Professional of the Year Award, presented by the Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club.