Betsy Mennell joined the American Red Cross of Northern Utah Southwest Wyoming Board of Directors in 2020 and currently chairs the Board's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Her Red Cross journey began in Austin, TX, in the late 1990s, where she served on Disaster Action Teams and Shelter Operations. Later, she was a Board Member for the Red Cross chapter in Flagstaff, AZ, and volunteered with the disaster team. Betsy is an active blood donor at Weber State University blood drives and volunteers as a Blood Donor Ambassador.
Professionally, Betsy is the Vice President for University Advancement at Weber State University, overseeing Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Development, Government Relations, Marketing and Communications and University Events. In addition to her role at the Red Cross, Betsy is a member of the Garff Foundation's Women Who Succeed. She holds a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree in Human Services from St. Edward’s University in Texas, and a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Political Science from Saint Mary's College in Indiana.