Board Highlight: Barbara Mathews

Barbara Mathews  What is your current professional role?  I retired in 2019 from Southern California Edison, where I served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Currently, in addition to the Red Cross LA Region Board, I serve on the board of Public Counsel, the largest pro bono law firm in the country.   What was your first job?  I first worked in agriculture. My mom hired my...

Board Highlight: Jeff Sakaguchi

Jeff Sakaguchi  What is your current professional role?  I am the lead independent director for True Blue, Inc., a publicly-traded industrial staffing and recruitment process outsourcing company.  I’m also on the boards of Eccentex, Inc. and ThinkIQ, Inc., both of which are venture-backed software companies.   What was your first job?  My first job was picking strawberries for 50 cents a flat. I then had a paper route for a few...

Board Highlight: Angela Evans

Angela Evans  What is your current professional role?  I am the President/CEO, of the Crenshaw Christian Center  What was your first job?  My first job was at Robert’s Studio. They took High School Graduation photos for schools all over Southern California.  Where did you grow up?  In the Los Angeles area, Watts (South LA), West side during latter part of elementary school through college.    What is a fun fact about you or secret...

Spare 10 Minutes and Save a Life

By Anvitha Marlapati, Los Angeles YAYA: 2021 Red Cross Summer Intern Have you ever walked into something and were like, “Woah”? I’m talking about the feeling of surprise and startle all knotted together like a lump of clay rooted at the bottom of your stomach, while your eyes widen up like one of the bugs from “A Bug’s Life” movie. Wouldn’t you say this is a noteworthy experience? I had that exact “woah” moment when I walked...

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