DALLAS (Tuesday, July 19, 2022) — The American Red Cross North Texas Region announces the executive committee for the board of directors for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro East Chapter. They will steer the board of directors, which oversees Red Cross programs and services for over five million people in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Grayson, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties.
Matt Anderson will serve as board chair and Yuriy Vasylenko will be vice chair. Vasylenko will also chair the Mission Committee. Joining Anderson and Vasylenko on the executive committee are Norm Bafunno, Grayson Gill and Shamoun Siddiqui. Bafunno will chair the Philanthropy Committee, Gill will chair the Biomed Committee and Siddiqui will chair the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
“We are pleased to announce the new executive committee chairs for our board of directors,” said Keith Rhodes, CEO, American Red Cross North Texas Region. “Each of them will lend their unique skills and knowledge to these positions. They will help steer and expand the scope of the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross throughout the chapter.”
Anderson is a partner with Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP and has more than 27 years of experience as an intellectual property attorney. He has sat on the board of directors for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro East Chapter since 2017. Vasylenko is an investor and entrepreneur and is currently a partner with Seedfunders and a managing partner with Elite Solutions Group. He previously served Red Cross Minnesota Region Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020. He joined the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro East board in 2020.
Bafunno is the senior vice president of unit manufacturing and engineering for Toyota Motor North America and has more than 40 years of experience in automotive manufacturing. He has served on the board of directors since 2020. Gill has sat on the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro East Board of Directors since 2018. He is the president of Grayson Gill, Inc. and has worked in real estate for decades. Siddiqui is the chief information security officer and vice president of enterprise architecture for The Nieman Marcus Group. He joined the board in 2020.
“I’m inheriting a great leadership team who will continue to build on our past success,” said Anderson. “Together, we will foster new partnerships and ensure that the Red Cross remains visible and a stalwart community resource during times of need.”