York woman named executive of Red Cross' Upper Palmetto chapter executive

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comOctober 25, 2013 

SOUTHMAYD, RACHEL

The Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross has named a longtime volunteer and employee as the new chapter executive.

Stephanie White, a York resident and Winthrop University graduate, will begin in the position on Monday.

In a statement, Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer of the Palmetto SC Region Louise Welch Williams, said White understands the mission of the Red Cross.

“We appreciate Stephanie’s service to the Red Cross, and she was a natural fit for this vital leadership role,” Williams said.

While at Winthrop, White served as an intern for the Red Cross. In January 1994, she began a full-time position as emergency services director.

“I believe in the mission of the American Red Cross,” White said. “I believe people trust us in their time of need.”

Carey Smith, interim executive director of the Upper Palmetto chapter, called White a “strong asset to the Palmetto SC Region management team.”

White said she wants to forge new relationships and enhance existing partnerships, increase the number of volunteers, increase the chapter’s presence in the community and maintain a strong service capacity to help local communities.

“With my background and experience and the passion that I have, we will continue to grow and provide that unity and commitment to the community,” White said.

The Upper Palmetto Chapter serves York, Chester and Lancaster counties. Last year, the chapter helped 546 people affected by disaster, trained more than 3,000 people in CPR, First Aid and other lifesaving skills and collected more than 6,000 units of blood, among other successes.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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