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SM Red Cross Names New Board Members: also adds two new employees

The Santa Monica chapter of the American Red Cross added five new members to its Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Thursday, June 23.

The new directors include Julie Pomfret, a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley in downtown Santa Monica, who recently moved to Santa Monica from Boston, Eric Faber, a Santa Monica resident and the founder and CEO of the Faber Group/Packaging Resources, and Luis Ramirez, an assistant principal with the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District, and the 1995 SMMUSD “Teacher of the Year” at John Adams Middle School. The three will serve for six years.

In addition, two Crossroads High School students were approved as full voting members of the Board of Directors. Students are elected annually and serve a one-year term.

Andrea Paglian, a Crossroads junior who lives in Pacific Palisades with her family, is a National Freedom Award winner. She is active in a wide range of activities at her school and has demonstrated exceptional leadership ability.

Sidney Kump, a Santa Monica resident, is photo editor of the Crossroads school yearbook and has received academic recognition from the California Interscholastic Federation.

Ann Greenspun was elected Chair of the Board. A longtime Santa Monica resident, she has been active in the Chamber of Commerce, community groups and charities.

Two new employees were introduced at the annual meeting.

Jan Rice has been appointed director of Resource Development. She has a long and varied history in fundraising and financial support for nonprofit organizations, is the founder of the National Health Foundation, and was the recipient of the Private Sector Initiative award in 1985. A Santa Monica resident, she is on the Board of Directors for the Santa Monica Symphony.

Anna Kiedrowski is the chapter’s new Development Associate. A life-long Santa Monica resident, she has been associated with the Santa Monica chapter since she was a student. She has done volunteer work for St. Monica Catholic Church, Turning Point and the YMCA.

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is a publicly supported, nonprofit corporation that provides health and safety education, youth services, CPR and first aid training and local disaster awareness and disaster relief efforts.It is located at 1450 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 394-3773 or online at www.redcrossofsantamonica.org.

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