Mineola, N.Y. – The American Red Cross on Long Island today announced the appointment of Jose Dominguez as its new CEO.
Dominguez, who begins his new position November 15, will oversee Red Cross program management, represent the organization, and manage daily Red Cross activities across the island. Dominguez will work with the Long Island Red Cross Chapter Board of Directors to effectively mobilize support and resources for the Red Cross mission and with volunteers to enhance service delivery.
The American Red Cross on Long Island provides emergency relief after local disasters, deploys team members to emergencies across the country, helps prepare local communities for the unexpected, helps retired and active service members (and their families) navigate the challenges of military life, and supports international Red Cross programs.
“I am thrilled to have someone of Jose’s caliber and experience to step up and lead the American Red Cross on Long Island,” said Mary J. Barneby, Regional CEO, American Red Cross in Greater New York. “Jose is known for his ability to tailor his decisions to the needs of the communities we serve and make swift adaptations to policies and practices as needed to ensure the delivery of our critical mission. His experience building and managing teams--including volunteers—as well as his commitment to the Red Cross will be invaluable asset to our team.”
“Jose impressed the selection committee and our board of directors with his vision for strengthening our capacity to reach vulnerable communities, his knowledge of the Red Cross and his spirit of service. We are certain his passion, drive, and experience will help elevate our work across Long Island,” said Red Cross on Long Island Board co-chairs, Matthew Thompson and Anthony Acampora.
“The mission of the Red Cross inspires me every day and I am thrilled to serve in this new capacity to lead the amazing work of our organization across Nassau and Suffolk counties. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with the amazing Red Cross team on Long Island in this new role and look forward to connecting with our partners and supporters from the north shore to the south shore,” said Jose Dominguez.
Dominguez assumes this role after a 15-year career with the Red Cross. In his most recent position as Regional Volunteer Services Officer for the Greater New York Region, he oversaw the engagement and recruitment of more than 5000 volunteers annually, the backbone of the Red Cross. He previously served as the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Services Officer for the Central and South Texas Region.
During his tenure, Jose has deployed to support more than 54 national disaster relief operations, most recently the response to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and the tragic building collapse in Surfside, Florida. In 2017 after Hurricane Maria, Dominguez was stationed on the Virgin Islands for more than six weeks helping to manage and coordinate hundreds of relief volunteers. During deployments, Jose has shared his expertise in various operational management activities, including Staff Services Management and as the Assistant Director of Workforce Cares.
A native of Texas, Jose received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Southwest Texas State University.