WASHINGTON, DC, BALTIMORE, MD, WLIMINGTON, DE — The Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region is proud to announce the appointment of Antoine Holman as its new Chief Development Officer and Lenora Henry as its new Executive Director of the Red Cross of Central Maryland Chapter. In his new position, Holman will lead a team of nearly one dozen fundraising professionals, dedicated to engaging generous individuals, corporations, and foundations in the Red Cross mission. In her new role, Henry will lead the Central Maryland Chapter team, based in Baltimore, to ensure community engagement and Red Cross service delivery in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll counties.
The National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region — comprised of the District of Columbia Chapter, the Northern Virginia Chapter, the Montgomery, Howard & Frederick Counties Chapter, the Central Maryland Chapter, the Southern Maryland Chapter, and the Delmarva Chapter — is powered by volunteers, training nearly 4,000 new team members in 2022 alone.
“Antoine and Lenora are celebrated additions to the Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region leadership team,” said Dale Kunce, CEO for the Red Cross region. “Right now, we are in a climate crisis and severe weather is becoming a worsening trend, causing Red Cross teams to respond to nearly twice as many large-scale disasters as a decade ago. We need strong leadership locally, and I’m confident Antoine and Lenora will provide that strength—along with intense passion for serving communities that need help the most.”
A graduate of Morgan State University, Antoine Holman comes to the Red Cross from the NAACP, where he served as the Vice President of Corporate Relations for the organization. Previously, he has occupied key positions in Fortune 100 companies including Sprint, RCN, Qwest (now CenturyLink), and MCI (now Verizon). In each of his professional roles, Holman has proved instrumental in propelling growth and building and nurturing strategic partnerships.
Lenora Henry is no stranger to the Red Cross or Baltimore, starting her professional fundraising career with the organization in her hometown. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and has previously worked for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the House of Ruth Maryland, United Way of Central Maryland, Catholic Charities, and Howard County General Hospital Foundation. Henry earned a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Baltimore and received her undergraduate degree from Sojourner-Douglass College. She currently serves on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Shepherd's Clinic and her alma mater, Mercy High School.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.