Dr. Linda Braddy joined the American Red Cross North Texas Region as its CEO in February of 2023. Linda served as the president of Dallas College Brookhaven Campus from 2019 to 2023, where she was responsible for leading initiatives which contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County. Among her responsibilities, Linda served as interim provost while helping Dallas College restructure to meet the needs of students and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining Dallas College, Linda served in leadership roles at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus near Fort Worth. First, as dean of the division of mathematics and natural sciences, and later as vice president for academic affairs. Previously she served as deputy executive director of the Mathematical Association of America in Washington, D.C.
Linda is a committed volunteer and servant leader, serving as a court-appointed special advocate for Dallas CASA, the chair of the board of directors for Mathematics Learning by Inquiry Inc., the liaison to the board of directors for Metrocrest Services and the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce.
Brian Moeschler is the Regional Donor Services Executive of the American Red Cross North Texas Region.
Prior to starting his current position in September 2017, Moeschler served the organization in many capacities, supporting Humanitarian Services, Service to the Armed Forces, International Services and Disaster Services.
He has also led business operations in support of real estate planning and project and corporate initiative design, implementation and analysis.
Moeschler earned a bachelor degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master of science in emergency management from Millersville University (Pennsylvania).
Moeschler will use his wealth of knowledge and decade of Red Cross experience to bring leadership and passion to the North Texas Region.
Wes Seaton joined the North Texas Region of the American Red Cross as Regional Chief Operating Officer in February 2020. In his role, Wes provides operational leadership and logistical support to ensure that vital resources are available for staff and volunteers at all critical junctures. His work enables the mission of the Red Cross to be carried out across the Region’s 121 counties both efficiently and effectively, and allows Red Cross staff and volunteers to focus on the work at hand, not worrying about the details of supply chains and deliveries.
Wes was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas, and is no stranger to public service — both in his private life and in his work. He has spent the last 20 years working in non-profit organizations, including the YMCA and Uplift Education. He is a strong operational leader, with knowledge and experience in change management, project management, construction, logistics, and human capital development.
Wes received his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University and his Master’s Degree from Walden University. He currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth multiplex.
Ariane Einecker is the Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross North Texas Region. She assumed this role in August of 2014, having previously served as the Director of Major Gifts and Deputy Chief Development Officer. She joined the Red Cross team in November of 2012.
In her tenure with the Red Cross, Einecker is particularly proud of the work that she and her team have done to fuel the Red Cross mission within the region, as well as nationally, raising more than 130 million dollars to fund critical needs. She has served in key leadership roles through multiple disaster relief operations, including as the fundraising chief for the regional response to Hurricane Harvey. She is an active member of the Center for Nonprofit Management and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is an alumnus of Leadership North Texas. Einecker is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and makes her home in Flower Mound, Texas with her beloved English Mastiff, Eddie.
Katrina Farmer was introduced to the American Red Cross more than 30 years ago when she took a Red Cross lifeguard certification class. Since that prescient beginning, she has dedicated her life to the service of others through work with nonprofit humanitarian organizations.
Farmer was promoted to her current role in June 2018 after serving as executive director for the Red Cross Texas Big Country chapter, one of seven chapters in the North Texas Region, for eight years. Before joining the Red Cross in 2009, Farmer spent 13 years with Girl Scouts of the USA, working her way to become the chief operating officer.
Farmer provides leadership to the North Texas disaster workforce and supports the response to disasters of any magnitude. She also works closely with government agencies and community partners to ensure a Red Cross disaster response effort that is coordinated with those of local, regional and state entities.
Farmer graduated with her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Missouri Southern State University. She resides in Archer County, Texas, with her husband.
Katrina Gonzalez has spent the last 20 years dedicating herself to support those who serve across the United States and around the world. Mrs. Gonzalez has over 7 years of American Red Cross experience in program management, with expertise in implementing effective tactical operations. Katrina and her team serve to assist military service members, veterans, and their families by developing and strengthening relationships with military leadership, community organizations, support groups and businesses to bridge service gaps to provide a one-stop shop resource center for clients. These services range from creating emergency cases for service members and their families, providing following up services after an emergency, locating critical community assistance to meet the needs of our clients, or providing resiliency resources to units, service members and/or their families.
As the military spouse of an active-duty Sailor for 21 years, Katrina brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience that has embedded a deep compassion to serve those who serve. Katrina has worked closely with military leadership to provide more resilient and mission ready troops. She supported Navy Region Southwest with direct focus on pre-deployment resiliency, during deployment sailor and family support and post-deployment return coordination and resiliency.
Mrs. Gonzalez has traveled the country providing training and program support from San Diego to New York. Most recently, she deployed to Kuwait for 7 months as a Site Directorate to support Camp Buehring and Ali Al Salem Air Base. Katrina participated and assisted with the policies for the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection and Emergency Management planning at ASG Kuwait. She also worked closely and provided support to all unit commanders with escalation protocols for mental health and support.
In October 2020, Katrina left the mobility role and accepted the position as the Service to the Armed Forces Director for the North Texas Region.
Brian Murnahan is the Regional Communications Director for the American Red Cross North Texas Region. He joined the Red Cross team in February 2022, having spent the past ten years as President of his own public relations firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Murnahan has a team of three professional communicators and a crew of great volunteer writers, social media enthusiasts, photographers and videographers to help share the great work done by the Red Cross.
Murnahan has spent 25 years in public relations working for both public and private sector organizations guiding them during good times and bad as they worked with their staff, clients, the public, local officials and regulatory agencies. He is a longtime member of the Greater Fort Worth Public Relations Society of America Board of Directors in numerous roles; the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the executive committee and was on the initial board of advisors for IDEA Works, a Fort Worth entrepreneurial incubator among others.
Murnahan has lived in Texas since 2004 and currently lives in Fort Worth. He is a proud father of two adult children and has great companions Rory an oversized cat and a small, but energetic dog Whiz.
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