American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois
Celena Roldán joined the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois as CEO in March 2016. In April 2020, she became CEO of the new Illinois region of the Red Cross. This is the second-largest region of the Red Cross, which in Illinois responds to approximately 2,000 disasters annually, most of which are house fires. The Illinois region has an annual budget of $19 million, covers 88 counties, has more than 3,500 volunteers.
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Roldán served as executive director of Erie Neighborhood House, which was founded in 1870 to strengthen low?income, primarily Latino families.