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The best way to provide immediate relief to your neighbors facing emergency situations is through a monetary donation. Our disaster assistance programs rely heavily on the generous financial support of citizens in the Minnesota and Dakotas region. Even if you only have a few dollars to spare, your donation to American Red Cross disaster relief will make a significant difference in the lives of those facing disasters. Make a one-time donation today either online, by phone, or by mail, or set up a recurring monthly donation to make an even bigger difference.
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Mario Bruno is serving as the Interim Regional Executive for the Minnesota and Dakotas Region, on loan from his permanent position as the Regional Executive the Connecticut and Rhode Island Region.
For more than 30 years, Mario has served the Red Cross mission as a volunteer and employee.
Beginning his career responding to local disasters, he also welcomed donors at blood drives, and taught people live saving skills as a Health and Safety instructor. As a Red Cross employee, Mario has served in local, regional and national leadership positions.
Mario has responded to numerous large-scale disasters, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and hurricanes Katrina and Harvey. Bilingual, he deployed to Puerto Rico to help people affected by Hurricane Maria.
Mario holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from Worcester State College in Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.
Originally from Spain, where he was also a Red Cross volunteer, Mario moved to the United States in 1996. Mario and his wife Dr. Greta Boynton have two beautiful daughters, Isabella and Karina. Their family loves boating, their dogs and the outdoors.
Chair – Dr. David Hamlar, HealthPartners & University of Minnesota
Vice Chair – Major General Jo Clyborne, Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, LLC / Minnesota Army National Guard
Secretary – Kristine Fortman, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Immediate Past Chair – Lee Strom, U.S. Bank
David Adriansen, VA Health Care System
Troy Amaris, Community Leader
Tricia Bartylla, Target
Dick Brainerd, Retired, Human Resources Consultant
Keith Browning, PWC
James Burroughs, Children’s Minnesota
Jeff Cairns, Stinson, LLP
Mark Capaldini, Opportunity Into Revenue
Caren Dewar, Regional Council of Mayors
Sara Dietrich, Xcel Energy
Bryan Ethridge, Wells Fargo
Bernadette Finken, Best Buy
Harold Fotsch, Retired, Fotsch Law Firm, P.C.
Amy Fredregill, WSB
Stephen Frempong‐Longdon, Business Impact Group
Michael Goodson, Retired, St. Olaf College
Chelsey Griggs, Consultant
Jan Hallstrom, Leider Consulting, LLC
Thomas B. Heffelfinger, Best & Flanagan, LLP
Brenda Johnson, Charter Bank
Raven Jones, Anderson Corporation
Lani Jordan, Lani Jordan Strategic Communication
Morgan Kinross‐Wright, Land O’Lakes, Inc
Deb Lamere, Merrill Corporation
Cynthia Lesher, Retired, Xcel Energy
Harold Levander, Jr., Retired, Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt
Jireh Mabamba, Fjorge Digital
Ed Merritt, Deluxe Corporation
Thomas Meyer, Retired, Ameriprise National Trust Bank
Lara Mowery, Guy Carpenter
Kate Nau, Retired Cargill Executive
Dick Niemiec, Retired, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Carla L. Paulson, Retired, Bremer Financial
Kenna Poppler, Allianz Life
Joan Purrington, Joan Purrington Physical Therapy
Amaza Reitmeier, Medtronic
Jovan Reyerson, Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Vince Rivard, HealthPartners
Anita Root, Go Next
Constance St. Germain, Capella University
Sophanny Schwartz, Independent Consultant
Vicki Schwartz, Retired, Schwan’s
Scott Sisel, Eide Bailly LLP
Sherah Spark, Us Bank
Peter R. Spokes, Retired, Wells Fargo
Lynn Swon, Retired, Dain Rauscher
Robert Sykes, Retired, Target Corporation
Brad Theisen, Eide Bailly
Barbara Tretheway, Retired, HealthPartners
Krista Twesme, Mortenson
Susan Viking-kueck, Retired, Walker Methodist, Inc.
Harry Wahlquist, Chairman and CEO, Star Bank
Katie Wahlquist, Star Bank
Sally Wahman, Allina Health
Kathy Welte, Healthcare Professional
Maddison Zikmund, City of Fridley