Red Cross Los Angeles Welcomes Cheryl Moersen as New Board Chair
Cheryl Moersen is elected chair as of July 1, 2023. Photo by Mimi Teller/American Red Cross
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 13, 2023) - The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region announced Cheryl Moersen was selected as the new chair of the Board of Directors at the start of its fiscal year on July 1. Moersen will serve in this position for two years, through June 30, 2025.
“In my new role as chair, I am determined to strengthen our community resilience in Los Angeles as we navigate more frequent and intense disasters,” Moersen said. “I am committed to our board embracing an all-inclusive approach to our role in achieving Red Cross LA’s community goals and supporting our colleagues on the frontlines of disaster responses, and families across the nation struggling to cope with this humanitarian crisis of our changing climate.”
Moersen, who joined the Los Angeles Region board of directors in 2011, and currently also serves on the Board Governance and Nominating Committee will be working side-by-side with the region’s CEO Joanne Nowlin. In addition to the Red Cross board of directors, Moersen also served as the vice chair of the Operations Committee, an ad-hoc committee that served to guide the region's operational priorities.
Moersen recently retired from a long leadership career as Principal at Ernst & Young, where she served as the U.S. West Region Technology Risk Leader and the U.S. West Region Consulting Quality and Risk Management Leader. Moersen brings over 30 years of experience providing information technology and financial audit, risk and internal controls consulting services to hundreds of Fortune1000 and private companies. Moersen’s years of experience includes extensive Board and Audit Committee relationships, helped companies improve business performance, manage risk, and navigate complex regulatory and internal control requirements. She achieved double-digit YOY growth in revenue and talent and developed high performing teams as a recognized coach, mentor and talent leader. She was the Professional Women’s Network Leader and a member of the Region Gender Equity Strategy team.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/la or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA or @CruzRojaLA.