MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 30, 2022 - The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Sarah Grai has been named the Executive Director with the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross in Memphis. The Mid-South Chapter serves Dyer, Fayette, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Shelby, and Tipton counties in Tennessee as well as Crittenden County in Arkansas and Desoto and Tunica counties in Mississippi.
Grai previously served as the director of One Family Memphis from 2020 until taking the position at Red Cross. She also brings a strong fundraising background from her career as a district executive director with the YMCA of Greater Houston.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sarah to the American Red Cross leadership in Memphis and we know she will bring a great deal of experience of service and development to the chapter there,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional Executive Director for the American Red Cross of Tennessee. “Her experience with fundraising, marketing, and working with community partners will be a huge boost for this position.”
Prior to coming to the Red Cross, Sarah also worked at various YMCA organizations as executive director and program director. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Louisiana State University and is currently working to obtain her PhD in Organizational Leadership from Southeastern University.
“Sarah’s educational experience is such a benefit to help the 10 counties she will serve as chapter director,” Sullivan said. “I am positive that she will bring great organizational skills, collaboration, and energy to help the Mid-South chapter.”
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