Greater Orlando Chapter Welcomes New Executive Director
Lori Pampilo Harris
January 14, 2019
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – January 14, 2019 – The Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Red Cross and Board Chair Julia Frey are pleased to introduce Lori Pampilo Harris as the new Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Chapter.
Pampilo Harris comes to the Red Cross with nearly two decades of leadership with social service organizations and the public sector. Most recently, she served as a Senior Advisor to the Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the City of Orlando. In that role, she implemented the Mayor’s Housing First initiative to address housing for vulnerable populations, where she became known as the “homelessness czar.” She also led the City’s initiative to create a long-term system of support for those directly impacted by the Pulse nightclub tragedy. Prior to that, Lori spent nearly 14 years with Habitat for Humanity International in various capacities including four years in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Frey, who was a member of the Chapter’s selection committee for position, noted, “We are fortunate to have someone of Lori’s caliber and experience to lead the Greater Orlando Chapter. Lori has the right attributes and communication skills along with the leadership abilities needed to fulfill the mission of the Red Cross in the Orlando area.”
The Greater Orlando Chapter of the American Red Cross serves Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. The Chapter is one of five that comprise the Central Florida Region of the American Red Cross. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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