Red Cross Announces New Board Chairman
The American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region is proud to announce its 2010-2011
Space Coast Chapter Board Chairman, Edwin Loftin.
Loftin, Vice President of Nursing at Parrish Medical Center, brings his
passion for serving the community and his commitment to excellence to
his new leadership role. Loftin first joined the Space Coast Chapter in
2007 and has been an active member of the Board of Directors. He previously
served as the Board Treasurer.
“My goals for the Space Coast Chapter are to grow our relationship
with the community one person, one volunteer and one donor at a time.
We must be an integral thread in the fabric of the community. We must
be one of the first agencies on the minds of our community not only when
there is a large disaster, but at every household when there is a need,”
Mr. Loftin is considered a progressive senior healthcare executive who
cultivates a culture of care and patient-centered excellence. Loftin says
he was drawn to the Red Cross because its mission is tied to the recovery
and healing of the community, similar to his focus at Parrish Medical Center.
Loftin will serve a one year term. Also approved by a unanimous vote is
First -Vice Chair Steve Geis, Director of Operations at Kennedy Space
Center. Past Board Chair Lysee Kierstein, President of All Promotions,
continues to serve as an active member.
“Mr. Loftin is a distinguished member of the Brevard community who
leads through example and we are thankful for his vision and dedication,”
said Mid-Florida Region C.E.O. Joel W. Hass. “He understands the
Red Cross mission of providing relief to victims of disaster and helping
people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies,” he added.
# # # About the American Red CrossThe American Red Cross, a humanitarian
organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter
and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement,
provides relief to the victims of disasters and helps people prevent,
prepare for and respond to emergencies. The American Red Cross Mid-Florida
Region serves Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Lake, Marion,
Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. Every day,
the region's employees and volunteers provide disaster assistance
to local families, serve as a vital communication links between member
of the armed forces and their local families and offer lifesaving training
on skills such as First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillation.
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary
donations of time and money from the American people. Your help is needed
to ensure that the American Red Cross can be there wherever and whenever
disaster strikes. To make a financial donation, please contact your local
Red Cross Chapter through www.midfloridaredcross.org or call 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-257-7575 para Español). Laureen MartinezChief Public
Relations OfficerAmerican Red Cross Mid-Florida Regionlaureenm@midfloridaredcross.org(O)
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