Jim Hamilton joined the American Red Cross in 2001 as the CEO of the Seattle/King County Chapter, coming from prior careers in healthcare and the fire service. In 2004, Jim became the Service Area Executive for the northwestern U.S., and, subsequently the Divisional Vice President for 12 states in the western U.S., plus Guam and the Northern Marianas.
Jim led the disaster relief efforts in Louisiana for Hurricane Katrina and worked with local and federal agencies to find long term housing for the victims. “This was one of the most challenging and simultaneously rewarding situations of my career (within and prior to joining the Red Cross). It was truly an honor serving with such a great group of staff and volunteers.”
Vice President and Advocacy & Education Chair
John E. Hendrickson
Regions and Groups Chair
Program and Services Chair
Scarlet began her 23-year Red Cross career in October, 1987 as an HR Associate working for both the Chapter and Blood Region in Fort Wayne, IN with a concentration in recruitment. In April 1997, she was promoted to HR Manager, and in 2001, promoted to Director of HR & Organizational Development with the Education function added in 2003. Scarlet transferred to the Tennessee Valley Blood Region as the Director of HR in 2005 where she facilitated two-way communication between management and line staff. In 2007, she returned to Fort Wayne Blood Services Region as the HR Manager to administer policies and maintain open staff relations. Scarlet retired in May 2010.