For over 17 years JaLae Thompson has effectively served the American Red Cross in Emergency Services, Donor Recruitment and Volunteer Management. Beginning her career in Logan, Utah JaLae led Red Cross disaster planning, preparedness and response efforts in Cache County until returning to New York City in the summer of 2001.
As a Disaster Support Specialist in the Mid-Atlantic Region, she oversaw Emergency Services programs in Maryland and the metro-DC area, and assisted with Red Cross disaster response to the September 11th terrorist attacks in client casework and external relations management. In 2004, JaLae returned to the west on a Homeland Security project and ultimately accepted a management position for the Lewis and Clark Region where she has effectively led the organization in long-term recovery, volunteer management, blood donor recruitment and Emergency Services programs.
Throughout the course of her career she has served on over 17 national and regional disast er relief operations and currently serves as the Regional Disaster Officer for the Utah Region managing disaster preparedness, response and recovery. She also serves as an American Red Cross Subject Matter Expert in Employee and Volunteer Engagement for the Southwest & Rocky Mountain Division, covering Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.