Fort Gibson resident Alice Townsend has been named the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Region of Oklahoma and the Executive Director for the Northeast Oklahoma Chapter.
Townsend most recently served as Regional President of Sales at Encompass Health, Home Health division where she had oversight of sales operations in the Western U.S. and collaboratively worked with operations to ensure financial success of over forty locations.
Prior to Encompass Health, Townsend held the role of Senior Blood Program Consultant for the Oklahoma Blood Institute where she led blood collection efforts in five Oklahoma counties. During her time with OBI, she won the Charles’ Drew Award for increasing minority donations within the Cherokee Nation and was appointed to the National Committee for Blood Consultant Professionals.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve alongside such dedicated volunteers, generous donors and a mission focused staff,” Townsend said. “ I previously have served as a Board member for the Red Cross in Muskogee, so I know about the great work the organization accomplishes. I look forward to continuing to learn more about the Red Cross programs, from our work with military members to helping those affected by disasters, in the coming weeks as I meet with our local chapters across Oklahoma. My family and I are very excited about what the future holds as part of the American Red Cross family”.