The American Red Cross of Illinois is pleased to announce four new members have joined the Central Illinois chapter’s Bloomington area Board of Directors. The chapter welcomes Deb Smith as Chair of the Board, along with Matthew Coleman, Beverly Tomita and Valerie Alekseevna Abushavich as board members.
Deb Smith’s experience with the Red Cross began in the 1990s, and she has served on the Central Illinois chapter board for numerous years. She has served as a divisional nurse leader, speaking with nursing students in Peoria and Bloomington about becoming involved with the Red Cross.
Matthew Coleman is director of media, sponsorships and digital Marketing for State Farm and his partnerships with various professional sports leagues resulted in the company earning a top honor for sports sponsorships by Sports Business Journal.
Beverly Tomita and Valerie Alekseevna Abushavich will be serving on the board as student representatives from the University of Illinois.
The Bloomington area volunteer board includes approximately 20 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. 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, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.