The branch of the American Red Cross serving Clark and Champaign Counites has a new disaster program manager.
Jean Cline is replacing Randy Earl who retired earlier this year, according to a press release from the Red Cross.
Representatives of the Red Cross said the hiring process was delayed as the non-profit responded to a series of tornadoes that swept across parts of Ohio on Memorial Day, killing one person and causing wide-spread property damage across several counties.
As a disaster program manager for the Dayton and Northern Miami Valley chapters of the American Red Cross, which includes Clark and Champiagn Counties, Cline will be responsible for implementing and overseeing disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs. That includes working closely with disaster leadership volunteers as they train and engage with members of the community, the release said.
Cline will also be responsible for teaming up with government agencies and community partners with the Red Cross regarding initiatives focused on local disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
“I look forward to helping those in need and working diligently with the dedicated volunteers and staff. I welcome the opportunity to provide leadership to our team and will be committed to providing exceptional care and services to our clients,” she said in a press release.
Before joining the Red Cross, Cline was a program manager in customer services at Teradata Corp. She holds a Master of Science degree in Education/Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the College of Mount St. Joseph.
In her current role, Cline will work with Red Cross disaster program specialist Rebecca Stonebridge, who serves the Dayton area, and Marc Cantrell, who serves the Northern Miami Valley chapter.