Join us for our annual Festival of Trees. This fundraising event, featuring beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and baskets, benefits the work of the American Red Cross in our community.
Lara Kiefer joined the Red Cross of Northeast Ohio as Executive Director for the Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter on March 22, 2016.
Lara is engaged in activities such as being a member of Kiwanis and the Chamber and is a graduate of Leadership Wooster. She is an experienced leader of a volunteer-driven workforce and donates her own time to the United Way of Wayne County. Additionally, she has served as a board member for both Harbor House Woman’s Shelter and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lara is a graduate of Malone University with a degree in Organizational Management.
Her husband, Joe Kiefer, is a firefighter for the city of Wooster and Captain of the Loudonville Volunteer Fire Department.
Regional Director Service to the Armed Forces & International Services Programs
Regional Communications Officer
For all inquiries about our classes, please call 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2677)
For all inquiries about our blood donation services, please call 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2677)
Board of Directors
A board of directors, representing a diverse range of business and community leaders, governs the Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter of the Red Cross.
Northern and Southern Board
Mary Anne Jeffrey- Chair, Realty Executives Strayer Group Stacey Varuolo- Vice Chair, PolyOne Corporation David Brink, Payne, Nickles & Co. Jennifer Bocci, Mercy Health Physicians Sally Carter Alison Cochrane, Nordson Corp Jill Elek Cali Griggs Robert Griggs, Kasper Auto Jeremy Jones, Pepperidge Farm Ronald Mitchell, Flavorseal, LLC Nancy Moyers
Kim Hall- Chair, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Ltd. Luke Beekman- Vice Chair, Lind Media Company Robert Brown Kathy Buzzard, Buzzard Shoes Brian Hinkle, First Knox National Bank Tracy Geibel Leturgey, Richland Source Jody McElroy, McElroy Packaging Ron Nagy, Nagy's Collision Center Sean Ulik, Consumers Bank Chad Yoder, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Ltd.