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SAN JOSE, CA (July 01, 2020) — The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Silicon Valley is beginning the new fiscal year today with an approved slate of officers and three new members who were voted on in recent months.
The following officers, continuing in their positions from last year, will lead the Silicon Valley Chapter board during the 2020-21 year:
- Terry Unter, Chair; Former Hi-Tech Executive
- Thu-Thuy Truong, Vice-Chair; Co-Founder, VP of Marketing, TTi, Inc.
- Joe Siecinski, Secretary; Owner, ActionCOACH of Santa Clara
The newly elected board members, added in recent months, are:
- Juan Benitez, Tech Executive, Board Member, and Advisor
- Nitya Devisetti, Cupertino High School
- Amy Stanley, Student, Milpitas High School
“As we begin the new fiscal year, we are excited by the potential of our new members and by the experience of our officers," says Ken Toren, CEO of the American Red Cross of Silicon Valley. “The support of each and every board member is critical to the work our Chapter does for the residents of Santa Clara County.”
During the past fiscal year, that work was very impactful, Toren says. “Our volunteers responded to some 125 local disasters, many of them home fires, in support of more than 750 local residents; they installed more than 1,000 smoke alarms, making the residents in almost 500 local homes safer; and they educated more than 700 school children in emergency preparedness,” Toren says. "And those are just a few of the many ways our chapter made a difference in our local communities during the past year."
About the American Red Cross of the Silicon Valley: 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. The American Red Cross of the Silicon Valley serves the residents of Santa Clara County. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at redcross.org/siliconvalley or call us at 877-727-6771. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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