Douglas Beck, Stategic Planning Chair has more than 15 years of global business experience, including overseas assignments in China, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore and military assignments as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy. He is currently a senior vice president at Charles Schwab & Company.

Mark Bryggman, Contra Costa County Chair joined EDS in 1995. His career there has focused on the financial services industry and includes international executive and consulting positions, as well as business development and client relationship management positions.

Scot Ferrell, Audit Chair is the Managing Director of Marsh Risk &
Insurance Services. He has 19 years of experience in areas such as risk management and disaster recovery. Previous experience includes careers with Ernst & Young and The Gap, Inc.

Ramzi A. Haidamus is the Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Dolby Licensing Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Lixin Huang is the Chair of Volunteer Resources and Diversity Leadership. She is the President of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and also serves as the Vice Chair of the Herbal Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Society.

Tina Huang has been a youth volunteer with the American Red Cross Bay Area for two years. Last year, she acted as the youth representative on the San Francisco Leadership Council and participated in the 2008 Red Cross National Youth Institute. Huang attends Lowell High School and is a member of the school’s Red Cross Club.

Michael Jang began his volunteer service at the American Red Cross as a youth volunteer in 1959. Jang is chief executive officer of Scientific Analysis Corporation, a non-profit social science research institute.

Hope Jarvis Board Secretary, is Senior Vice President and Strategic Planning and Operations Manager for Chubb & Son's Claim Department. Chubb and Son provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals worldwide.

Kelly Bryson Murphy first got involved with the American Red Cross as a call center manager in the wake of the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in 2004. Since then, she has taken leadership roles with the organization’s Paint the Town Red Gala, currently acting as co-chair of the event. Murphy is a partner at B&B Structured Finance.

Melanie Nallicheri is the board's Chair of Strategic Planning. She is a Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton in San Francisco, working in healthcare both nationally and abroad. Previously, Melanie was the interim CEO of a mid-sized

Hiro Ogawa is 50% owner and founder of consolidated subsidiary Container Applications International, Inc., and serves as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he worked with Itel Containers for 12 years as VP of Marketing for Japan and Korea.

Monica O’Reilly is a principal in Deloitte & Touche’s enterprise risk services practice. She has more than 17 years of internal audit and IT consulting experience with deep financial services industry knowledge. In her work, she manages large international clients and oversees a team of consultants to conduct operational and technology audits. She is now serving as the Governance Chair.

Gregory Portillo, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Management in the School of Business, Holy Names University, in Oakland, where he teaches business-government relations, and workplace ethics. He also serves on the External Relations and Community Preparedness Committees.

Sylvia Reynolds is the Chief Marketing Officer of Wells Fargo & Company. She has previously held senior management positions with Bank of America, Ceridian, and Citibank. She is an active community leader in organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Anjuli Sastry is a student at Alameda High School and the president of the high school’s Red Cross Club. She is also an active member of the City of Alameda YES (Youth Engaged in Service) Team. Currently she interns at the local paper and writes for a teen magazine in her town. She aspires to be a journalist in the future.

Elizabeth Shih is the board's Treasurer and Finance and Human Resources Chair, and serves as the Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer of Catholic Healthcare West. She previously served as the Executive Vice President of the Eastern Division of Sutter Health in Sacramento.

Janice Hansen Zakin, M.D. is an
currently working for the San
Francisco Free Clinic as well as for
NASA. She also serves on the
Board of The California College of
the Arts, the San Francisco Ballet, and
Engender Health.

Paul V. Woolway, Paul Woolway, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer joined the Bank of the West in 1998.  He is a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee.

Susan Atherton is Board Chair. Susan is known for her success in the world of enterprise software, and for her dedication to her philanthropic causes. She has led several highly successful sales and marketing operations for companies such as Oracle, DataMind, and DoubleClick. Her professional affiliations currently include Chief Public Support Officer for CNW Entertainment. She is the Vice Chair/Chair Elect.

Tarang Amin serves as vice president of global health & wellness for Clorox Company. Prior to joining Clorox in 2003, Amin worked for 12 years at Proctor & Gamble. He is a member of the board of directors of the Piedmont Council Boy Scouts in Piedmont, Calif

Mary Bates is an experienced parks & recreation and aquatics administrator, currently serving as superintendent of parks and facilities, recreation and community services for the city of South San Francisco and Chair of San Mateo County Red Cross chapter. She is involved in several community organizations, including the Hillbarn Theatre and the Rotary Club.

Jeffrey Butler serves as Financial Development Chair and the Chairman of the Board and for Junior Achievement of the Bay Area. He is a former Senior Vice President with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Currently, he is Managing Director San Francisco of Xynteo Ltd. (London based company).

Wayne Deboe was an Import/Export Specialist for Lucent Technologies for 34 years. For the past eight years has been the Director of Operations for the Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Alameda County. He is also the Alameda County Chair.

John Cullison is Senior Vice President of US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Managment Bank of America Investment Services, Inc. He currently serves as American Red Cross International Services Chair.

John Edwards, San Francisco County Chair is a preferred banking manager with First Republic Bank. During the past 18 years, he has held positions with several banks, including Comerica Bank, First Bank and Providian Financial. He has served in volunteer leadership positions with the American Red Cross Bay Area since 2002.

Joanne M. Hayes-White is the Chief of the San Francisco Fire Department. She also serves as the Chair for the 2006 March of Dimes WalkAmerica event. Joanne was selected in 2004 and 2005 as one of the San Francisco Business Times' Most Influential Women of the Year.

Keith White is our Strategic Presence Chair and senior vice president of loss prevention for Gap Inc. He is actively involved in numerous professional and community organizations, including the International Organization of Black Security Executives and the National Retail Federation LP Advisory Council.

H. Thomas Hicks is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of URS Corporation. He is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in corporate finance. Formerly, he was the Managing Director of the Los Angeles Office of Merrill Lynch Investment Banking.

Barry Hutton is the Chair of the Service Delivery Committee. Previously he served on the Board of the Black Adoption Placement & Research Center in Oakland. Professionally, Mr. Hutton is the Senior Director, Investor Relations at UTStarcom – a global telecommunications company. His career has focused on investment banking and the financial markets.

Larry Kamer is a well-respected communications executive with more than 25 years experience in public affairs and political advocacy. He currently acts as a regional director for Fleishman-Hillard Inc., an international public relations firm. Previous experience includes founding Kamer/Singer Associates and serving as campaign manager for two U.S. Senate races.

Ronald J. Vidal is the Chair of Marin County and he is a senior telecommunications industry executive who founded the Anthracite Group, a technology firm specializing in new ventures, capital markets, financial communications and public policy. His previous experience includes executive positions with Level 3 Communications, WorldCom, and MFS Communications. He also serves as the President of the Mill Valley Association of Volunteer Firefighters.

Eleanor Najjar is the Board's Chair of External Relations. She is a civic leader in the Bay Area community, serving a multitude of organizations such as the Junior League of San Francisco and San Francisco C.A.R.D. (Community Agencies Responding to Disasters).

Candice Pierce acted as district governor for Rotary International last year and has twice been named Rotarian of the Year. She is Solano County Chair and is a process design, training and marketing consultant in Vacaville.

Byron H. Pollitt, Jr. is currently serving as the Vice Chairman, he is the Chief Financial Officer of Visa, Inc. Formerly, Byron served as the EVP and CFO for Gap, Inc. and for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Stephen A. Zellerbach began volunteering with the Golden Gate Chapter in 1944. His mother got him involved in the Red Cross as a child when she was transcribing documents into Braille. He is currently owner of McCutchan Publishing

Harold Brooks, Chief Executive Officer
Harold oversees the strategic development of one of the leading American Red Cross chapters in the country (serving over 4.5 million), and manages the daily operations of over 3,000 volunteers and 100 employees.

F. Neil Homer, Chief Financial Officer
Neil oversees ARCBA's Finance and Information Technology departments, as well as its Distribution Center. He maintains accurate financial reporting, and ensures quality technological service.

Rita Chick, Chief Human Resources Officer
Rita assumes responsibility for employees and volunteers, and has been employed by the American Red Cross since 1989. She has served on numerous task forces at the American Red Cross National Headquarters.

Jean Nickaloff, Chief Program Officer
Jean administers the chapter's programs and services, and has over 30 years of experience in emergency management. She has directed disaster relief operations locally and around the country.

Dina Waters, Executive Assistant to the CEO
Dina has worked within chapter management since 1990, developing and administering office management systems and chapter policies. She also serves as the liaison to the Board of Directors.

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