The American Red Cross of the Northern California Coastal Region is comprised of five chapters that serve more than 10 million people throughout 15 counties. The North Bay Chapter serves Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties; the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties; the Silicon Valley Chapter serves Santa Clara County; the Heart of the Valley Chapter serves Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties; and the Central Coast Chapter serves Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.
Our region provides help and hope to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Additionally, we collect and distribute lifesaving blood, provide support for active military, veterans and their families, and teach CPR/AED, first aid, aquatics and other vital skills throughout our region.
Our work is made possible through the strength of our volunteers, the generosity of our donors, and the support of our partnerships with government agencies, community organizations and businesses. It’s these very individuals and organizations who are the face of the Red Cross in our communities, enabling us to fulfill our mission 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The Northern California Coastal Region welcomed new Regional Chief Executive Officer Hanna Malak in July 2022. Most recently, he served as the Regional Donor Services Executive for the Western New York Blood Services Region and brings more than a decade of leadership and Red Cross experience to his new role.
Hanna began his Red Cross journey in 2009 as a participant in the Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program. He spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. at the National Headquarters, learning to plan blood drives and recruit donors on his college campus. During this time, he also started a Red Cross club at his alma mater, Menlo College in California, joined the National Youth Council, and served on the Board of Directors in the Northern California Blood Services Region for two years. Hanna’s name even appeared on Greg Biffle’s #16 Red Cross NASCAR representing the Northern California Blood Region in 2012 in recognition of his outstanding volunteer work with the Red Cross.
He then transitioned from Red Cross volunteer to employee in 2012 as a Senior Account Manager with the Blood Services Donor Recruitment team; from there he served as an Advisor to the National Youth Council and was selected for the competitive Red Cross Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) program.
In January 2017, he joined the regional development team in San Francisco, working with corporate donors in the Bay Area. Later that year, he relocated to Portland, Oregon to serve as the Regional Volunteer Services Officer (RVSO) in the Cascades Region; he led a team of paid staff, volunteers, AmeriCorps and interns serving the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Most recently, Hanna served as the Regional Donor Services Executive for the Western New York Blood Services Region, where he oversaw the development and execution of the region’s operational plan for expansion of efficient blood collections, continuous improvements in quality and safety, and increasing blood donor and sponsor satisfaction.
Hanna is a Red Cross Advanced Public Affairs Team (APAT) member and has deployed to multiple disaster response operations, including California wildfires. He is a committed blood donor with more than 100 donations to date, and volunteers as a mentor for the Latino Resource Group.
Hanna serves on the Boards of Directors for Okizu, a Northern California non-profit organization that supports families affected by childhood cancer, and the Medically Fragile Children’s Foundation in San Jose, CA. A San Mateo native, Hanna received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Menlo College and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur.
Regional Disaster Officer
Regional Chief Operations Officer
Regional Chief Development Officer
Regional Donor Services Executive
Regional Communications Director
Regional Volunteer and Youth Services Officer
Regional Director, Service to the Armed Forces & International Services
Fiscal Year 2022
Fiscal Year 2021
Fiscal Year 2019