NEW YORK, July 28, 2020 – The American Red Cross today announced the appointment of Mary J. Barneby as Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Greater New York Region. The Greater New York Region includes New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counites, and Greenwich, Conn. Ms. Barneby succeeds Josh Lockwood, who served as regional CEO from 2012 – 2019 and is now Vice President for the Red Cross Northeast Division. Ms. Barneby will assume her new role on September 14, 2020.
“For nearly 140 years, the American Red Cross has been part of the fabric of our communities, serving as a beacon of hope to individuals and families confronted with loss and trauma. To join an organization with such a noble history delivering comfort, compassion and hope is truly an honor. Together with selfless volunteers, dedicated employees and civic-minded partners, I look forward extending the reach of critical Red Cross services during this important and challenging time for our nation,” said Mary J. Barneby.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and our 4000 volunteers, we welcome Mary to the American Red Cross Greater New York Region. There’s no doubt that her leadership, experience and community spirit will help strengthen the capacity of this indispensable organization to address the growing and emerging challenges of our time. Mary is the embodiment of our Red Cross motto, “hearts open, sleeves up, all in,” said John Osborn, Chair of the Red Cross Greater New York Region Board and CEO at OMD USA.
As Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross in Greater New York, Ms. Barneby will oversee Red Cross service delivery to support the 12 million people who live in the region. In the 12-month period between July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020, those services included:
- providing immediate emergency assistance including temporary housing, food and clothing, comfort and support to families after 2253 home fires and other disasters;
- making 11,579 households safer through the installation of 35,188 free smoke alarms as part of the Home Fire Campaign;
- teaching 55,025 people life-saving Health & Safety skills such as CPR and First Aid;
- providing 6204 case services to support members of the military, veterans, and their families; and
- helping collect 7096 lifesaving blood donations from volunteer donors.
About Mary J. Barneby
Ms. Barneby is currently the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. During her tenure at Girl Scouts, she successfully led a major transformation of volunteer support systems with a focus on streamlining volunteer onboarding and introducing service improvements.
Prior to joining the Girl Scouts in 2012, Ms. Barneby held various executive positions in the financial services industry, including at UBS and Merrill Lynch.
A life-long volunteer, Ms. Barneby has worked with multiple non-profit agencies as well, including posts on the Board of Directors at the International Women's Forum, at Interval House in Hartford, DOMUS, at the YMCA in Stamford, and on the Board of Governors at the University of New Haven.
Ms. Barneby received her undergraduate degree from NYU and earned her MBA in finance from Fordham University.
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 @RedCrossNY.