MEDFORD, Mass., September 3, 2020 – Springfield
non-profit leader, Nia Rennix, was selected to lead the Central and Western Massachusetts American Red Cross chapter.
Nia Rennix was selected as the Central and Western
Massachusetts Chapter executive director by Holly Grant, the Massachusetts Regional Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to have Nia as our new
executive director. Nia’s background, connections and commitment to serving the community make her an excellent choice. Nia will help the Red Cross build and
maintain strong relationships within central and western Massachusetts counties,” said Grant.
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 in underserved communities. Nia has a Bachelor 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.
The Central and Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross services a population of more than one million people in Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Middlesex, and Worcester counties. With chapter offices in Springfield and Worcester, the chapter has strong roots in Central and Western Massachusetts communities and deep relationships with the people who live there.
About the American Red Cross:
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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.