Tiera Patterson is the Service to the Armed Forces and International Services Director for the American Red Cross of Georgia. She joined the team in October 2023. In this role, Patterson oversees Red Cross support to members of the military, veterans and their families in Georgia as they prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service.
Patterson developed a passion for supporting service members while spending several years with the nonprofit United Services Organizations Inc. (USO) in Okinawa, Japan, and Yokosuka, Japan. From there, she served with the U.S. Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program in San Diego, on board the USS Boxer as their Afloat Recreation Specialist, aka ‘Fun Boss.’ She was also stationed at the U.S. Navy base in Sasebo, Japan, where she completed two deployments on the USS America.
Returning stateside in 2022, Patterson continued to serve the families of service members, veterans, and volunteers with the nonprofit Operation Homefront.
Patterson is a new addition to the Red Cross of Georgia’s Pride, Women’s and Umoja resource groups.
Patterson studied theatre production and performance in high school, at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts in Chicago and went on to hone her craft at the University of Illinois Chicago.