Linda C. Mathes is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region.
Ms. Mathes is Chair of the Regional ESF-6 Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services Committee for the Greater Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments. She is a member of the Board of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Emergency Preparedness Council of MWCOG, International Women’s Forum, Age-Friendly DC Task Force and Tiffany Circle.
Ms. Mathes began her career with Red Cross in 1973 at Dallas County Chapter/Northeast Texas Division. She served in several leadership positions at national headquarters of American Red Cross in Washington, DC from 1978-1986; Executive Director of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Red Cross Chapter in Pennsylvania from 1986-1991; and was selected CEO of American Red Cross of the National Capital Area in 1991.
Linda and Jim discuss the mission of the red cross, the changing needs, and the many opportunities to get involved.