Meet Celena Roldán, the new President and CEO of The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois

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Meet Celena Roldán, the new President and CEO of The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois

Koya Leadership Partners congratulates The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois on the hiring of its next CEO, Celena Roldán.

Roldán joins the Red Cross from Erie Neighborhood House where she has held the role of Executive Director since 2010.  Founded in 1870, Erie House’s mission is to promote a more just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action. Roldán brings with her notable and exemplary experience as a leader in the Latino community.  As leader of the Red Cross in our area, Roldán will serve 9.5 million people in 21 counties.

Roldán succeeds Fran Edwardson, who has been CEO since December 2005, and is well known for her significant contributions to the Red Cross and our community on many levels.

To view the official press release, please click here.

We are honored to have partnered with the Board of The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois on this search – and look forward to hearing of the future successes of the Red Cross in our region under Celena Roldán’s leadership!

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