Heidi is a more than 25-year veteran of the American Red Cross and has served in numerous capacities, beginning in 1992 as a volunteer at the US Naval Station in Rota, Spain. She is currently the CEO of the Utah/Nevada Region overseeing a dedicated team of staff and volunteers serving more than 6 million residents across five chapters in two states.
Heidi works with board members, donors, community leaders, business leaders and elected officials to enhance the Red Cross in the region and bring its mission to the communities. It was that humanitarian mission that drew her to the Red Cross and led her the position as a director for Health, Safety & Disaster for the Red Cross in Florida, and then Disaster and Training Director in Oklahoma. She was promoted to CEO for the Lee County, Florida, Red Cross, and later, regional CEO for Florida’s Gulf Region. After a nationwide search, Heidi was selected as Red Cross of Utah CEO in July 2013 and when the Utah/Nevada Region was created in 2018, she was named Regional CEO.
Her career has also included serving in the Navy and executive director at an Aids Service Organization in Oklahoma. Heidi has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in Business Administration and Management, and a master’s degree from Bowie State University in Public Administration.
Deeply committed to the mission of the American Red Cross and to Utah and Nevada communities, Heidi’s extensive knowledge and experience locally and internationally helps set the caring tone for the staff and volunteers to always be there when there is someone in need.