We are so excited to announce that Cristen Hodgers has been appointed to serve a 2 year term on the American Red Cross National Young Professionals Council. This advisory board, comprised of 12 young professionals from across the nation, provides strategic advice to the Office of the National Chair of Volunteers and seeks to leverage the work experience and broad skill sets of young professionals to further the mission of the American Red Cross.
Cristen is a member and vital asset of our Southern Nevada chapter and we could not be more proud of her for this recent appointment. She has served the chapter as Disaster and Emergency Services Volunteer Lead and Interim Regional Disaster Program Officer. Currently, she is the volunteer counterpart to the Service to the Armed Forces Director, chair of the Red Cross Young Professionals’ Alliance Board, a disaster training instructor and a disaster responder in Mass Care Operations. Outside of the Red Cross, Cristen works at Pebble Black North America as Director of Strategic Development.
Cristen is passionate about finding ways to mitigate disasters while taking the best possible care of people, their personal assets and their surrounding environment. She has presented her research on effective interdisciplinary disaster education strategies at the 18th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine and was honored to be selected as a delegate for the United Nations 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. She is a member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine and the International Association of Emergency Managers. When she is not volunteering or working you can often find her outside exploring the Nevada desert.
Thank you Cristen for all that you do in service to the Red Cross.