Holly Grant serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. She leads a team of staff and more than 3,000 active volunteers who carry out the humanitarian mission of assisting those affected by disaster; supporting active-duty military, their families and veterans through times of crisis; reconnecting families domestically and overseas; and providing a range of food and nutrition services at one of New England’s largest food pantries. Holly brings thirty years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, business operations, policy and development. She can be reached at: Holly.Grant@redcross.org.
Regional Chief Operating Officer
Julie Unwin directs, administers, and coordinates the Massachusetts region’s business and operational activities. She also supervises the regional administrative staff and community service programs. Julie has more than twenty years’ experience in operations and financial management. Julie received her Master’s degree in business from the University of Connecticut. In her free time, Julie enjoys going to the beach, playing golf, riding her Harley and taking care of her dogs. She can be reached at Julie.Unwin@redcross.org.
Executive Director, Southeastern Massachusetts
Barbara leads our Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter that serves a population of more than 1.3 million people in Barnstable, Duke, Nantucket, Plymouth and Bristol counties.
Before joining the Red Cross, Barbara has served in leadership roles at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Big Brothers Big Sisters and most recently the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation. She brings over 15+ years of leadership, fundraising, development and special events experience to the role as Executive Director. An enthusiastic community advocate, Barbara serves on several local committees, attends and supports community and chamber events and serves on the Board of Directors for Philanthropy Partners of Cape Cod and the Islands. A double Eagle graduate of Boston College, Barbara lives on Cape Cod year-round with her husband, their three children and their adorable new puppy, Charlie.
Executive Director, Northeastern Massachusetts
Kyle McWilliam-Lopez leads the Northeast Massachusetts Chapter, serving a population of more than 1.2 million people in Essex and Middlesex counties.
Kyle joined the Red Cross in 2018 as a Community Recovery Specialist in Florida for the Hurricane Irma Long Term Recovery Program. Prior to the Red Cross, Kyle worked in business development helping bring clean solar energy to households and managing a tech ecosystem network and workforce development initiative with a regional economic development non-profit in Monterey, California.
Kyle grew up in Santa Rosa, California and comes from a military family, which helped spur his decision to work for AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps in Bolivia. He has a master’s degree in International Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Kyle is married with two children and is an avid golfer.
Executive Director, Central-Western Massachusetts
Nia Rennix brings more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit industry to her role as Executive Director of the Central-Western Massachusetts chapter of the American Red Cross. Before joining the Red Cross, she served as the Director of the Emergency Pantry and Food Programs at Open Pantry Community Services in Springfield. Nia brings extensive experience building partnerships, creating teams, fundraising, and managing operations. She has worked in the food insecurity space for many years focused on food insecurity and public health as they relate to economic and social development.
Nia has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science from Western New England University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University/Saint Joseph College, and a Master’s degree in Political Science/Health Care Policy from Miami University. She lives in Springfield.
Regional Disaster Program Officer
Tim Pitoniak is the Regional Disaster Program Officer for the Massachusetts Region. Tim has been with the Red Cross since 2005. He began his Red Cross career in New York City working as the Workforce Engagement lead during Hurricane Sandy. Tim has been deployed all over the country, most recently Tim was the Assistant Director of Logistic in Puerto Rico response to 2017 Hurricane Maria and the Deputy Director in the 2018 California Camp Fires. He can be reached at Timothy.Pitoniak@redcross.org.
Regional Director of Services to the Armed Forces & International Services
As the Regional Director of Services to the Armed Forces and International Services for Massachusetts, Christine leads a group of dedicated volunteers and staff to serve the needs of our military, their families and our veterans.
Christine comes to the Red Cross with extensive experience in leading program operations, providing mental health services, conducting research, supporting community outreach and collaborating across agencies. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Human Development, her Master’s in Psychology from Brandeis University, and is finishing a Nonprofit Management & Leadership certificate from Boston University's Questrom School of Business.
Regional Director of External Communications
Starting with babysitting courses at age 12, followed by lifeguarding classes, then CPR trainings and regular blood donations into adulthood, the Red Cross has long been a part of Kelly Isenor’s life.
Since joining the Red Cross as communications manager in 2017, Kelly has led media relations and communications for both the legacy Massachusetts and legacy Connecticut/Rhode Island blood services regions. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Kelly worked as a news producer for CBS Boston and contributed to the station’s prestigious George Foster Peabody award for coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and 2012 DuPont Award for coverage of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Kelly was proud to be selected as a Fellow for RTDNA’s journalist exchange program with RIAS Berlin.
Regional Volunteer Services Officer
As the Regional Volunteer Service Officer, Raven Camara is responsible for recruitment, engagement, development and support of more than 3,000 Red Cross adult and youth volunteers across Massachusetts.
Raven joined the Red Cross in 2014 and has grown steadily to a leadership position in the Volunteer Services realm. Raven played a key role in two national recruitment pilot programs which tested new models of collaboration between Humanitarian Services and Biomedical Services as part of the One Red Cross initiative. Raven led creative problem solving, while fostering open dialogue and inclusivity, to ensure successful collaboration.