American Red Cross
Central Coast Chapter
Eighth Ave. at Dolores St.
Carmel, CA 93921
Media Contact: Kathryn Hecht
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Carmel, Calif. — The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Central Coast Chapter held its annual meeting in June, installed new officers and elected four new members to the board.
The new board members bring diverse experiences to this leadership body, including decades of experience in education, communications, design, real estate, government and environmental sustainability. The new members began their terms effectively July 1. The newly elected board members are:
- Allie Kambic, Owner, ARK Interiors
- Dr. Hortencia Jiménez, Sociology Instructor (Tenured) - Hartnell College
- Christina Morales, Field Marketing Manager, Realogy Brokerage Group - Coldwell Banker
- Jillian Ritter, Analyst, Third District, County of Santa Cruz- Board of Supervisors
- Brooke Wright, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program
- Ann Bennett Young, Mindshare Coaching
The Central Coast Board officers elected for the 2021-2022 year are:
- Dane Lobb, Chair, PG&E
- Anita Clerisse, Granite Construction, Inc.
- Rayvon Williams, Secretary, Watsonville Municipal Airport
“As we dive into the next fiscal year, we look forward to the potential of our new members combined with the expertise of our officers," says Michele Averill, CEO, American Red Cross of the Central Coast. “Their combined diverse experiences are critical to the work our Chapter does for the 770,000 people across the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz."
“During the past year alone, our volunteers responded to 63 local disasters — many of them home fires — collected 5,323 units of lifesaving blood and trained 4,926 residents in first aid and water safety,” Averill says. "And those are just a few of the many ways our chapter made a difference in our local communities."
About American Red Cross of the Central Coast:
With offices in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties, 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, visit our web site at redcross.org/centralcoast or call us at 831-624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.