The best way to provide immediate relief to your neighbors facing emergency situations is through a monetary donation.
The humanitarian work that we do at American Red Cross would not be possible without our volunteers. Your time and talent can make a real difference.
Host a charity stream by playing your favorite video games, or be creative and start your own fundraiser.
Sean Inoue joined the American Red Cross Western LA Chapter in July of 2021. With more than a decade of leadership experience with nonprofits, including his most recent role with Red Cross Biomedical Services, the organization is proud to welcome Sean as the new executive director for the Western LA Chapter. He will fill the new role following the retirement of Julie Thomas, who has dedicated nine years of service to the organization.Native to Southern California, Sean found his passion for nonprofit work when he started volunteering with The Laurel Foundation, an organization focusing on providing vital services to families and children infected/affected by HIV/AIDS. Seeing the impact that basic shelter and support services can have on vulnerable communities inspired him to continue his work serving others. He decided to commit his career to the nonprofit he found most inspiring, the Red Cross, and in his commitment, he successfully managed several blood collections territories throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Francie Jones (Board Chair)
Red Cross Volunteer, Logistics Lead
Ed Lin (Vice Chair)
Chief Marketing Officer, TLM Partners
Max McCallister (Secretary)
Head of Growth Marketing, All Athlete, Inc.
Katharine 'Posie' Carpenter RN, MSN, MPH (Immediate Past Chair)
Retired Health Care Executive, Volunteer Services Nursing Network Director, Tiffany Circle Vice-Chair
Medell Briggs, MD, MPH, MSHS
Chief, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA Health. Founder and CEO of Contour Health Solutions
Cecily Byron, RN-BC, DNP, MSN, NEA
Director, MedSurg/Tele Unit, UCLA Health Santa Monica
Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Santa Monica
Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Hart, Batters & Carter
Elizabeth George, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Administrative Director, Emergency Preparedness, Safety Services, UCLA Health
Self Employed – Investor, Advisory and Author
Susan L. Gutierrez
Producer, Film and Television
*Volunteer Partner to Regional Disaster Officer
Sarah Simms Hendrix
Co-founder, Lady & Larder
Owner, 24Hr HomeCare
Jennifer McCaleb Sinha
Senior Director, Instacart
Associate Director, Accenture
Kaplowitz Firm, PC General Counsel
Director of Marketing at Warner Bros. Studios
Marketing and Business Development Manager, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
Cynthia "Cindy" Tran
President and Co-Founder, American Health LLC
Associate Director of Development & Reunion Giving, University of Southern California
See the full list of contact information for the Los Angeles Region.