ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - The American Red Cross of Georgia has chosen a new CEO, responsible for leading mission delivery to more than 10 million people across Georgia’s 159 counties.
Jennifer Pipa began with the American Red Cross 15 years ago as a disaster team volunteer in North Carolina. She also recently served as CEO of Central Florida’s Red Cross, headquartered in Tampa.
Before Pipa began her new role on Jan. 2, Terri Badour served in a dual role as both the CEO of Georgia and executive director for the 12 counties served by Metro Atlanta’s Red Cross. The roles now are split between Badour and Pipa.
Badour will focus on meeting the significant leadership demands of the metro Atlanta area while Pipa will focus on the big picture needs of Georgia.
On Monday, Pipa began her first full week on the job at Georgia Region Headquarters in Atlanta by donating blood.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Georgia Red Cross team,” said Pipa. “The employees and volunteers in Georgia are known for their extraordinary dedication and I’m proud to support them as they continue to deliver vital services to neighbors here and across the country.”
Last year, Georgia’s Red Cross provided disaster assistance for 15,596 families, taught First Aid/CPR/AED and preparedness classes to 53,348 people, provided emergency casework services for 24,514 members of the military, installed 13,390 free smoke alarms in homes that needed them and collected 201,437 units of life-saving blood.