Volunteer Team

GDPC proudly engages a diverse team of volunteers who bring unique skills and experience to strengthen our work. Our volunteer roles include:

  • Graphic Design: creating infographics, illustrations, photographs, flyers, and other visual elements for the website and GDPC program support.
  • Content Creation: researching and writing stories and sourcing quality content to share on our website and social media.
  • WhatNow Outreach: supporting National Society implementation of the GDPC early action messaging tool.
  • Research Support: providing short-term in-depth analysis based on interviews, focus groups, and desk research to support evidence base and program management.
  • Digital Tool Testing: ensuring quality digital tools by identifying and testing bugs, and validating new features and functionality for apps and other digital tools.
  • Data Analysis & Visualization: unearthing findings based on data from user interactions and other program information to ensure accurate reporting and inform program decision-making.

Meet Our Volunteers

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Arina Zanin

Digital Tool Testing
Arina is a digital tool testing volunteer at GDPC focused on expanding Salesforce utilization. Outside of her Red Cross responsibilities, she has 6 years experience in banking, finance and operations. Arina holds a BS in accounting and economics from Binghamton University.

Joey Zhang

Graphic Design Volunteer
I am a Product Designer, working on Design System for digital products, as my day job. After work, I enjoy volunteering at American Red Cross as a Graphic Designer to help others in the way that I can and at my best. I believe every little help counts to make a big impact for a better world!
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Mira Adam

Content Contributor
Mira is a native bilingual speaker of English and Arabic, and holds an MA in Communications & Political Science and BA English from University of Pennsylvania. She has 16+ years' experience as a content creator: writer, editor, researcher, interpreter & translator. She has expertise in social media, digital content, communications, and journalism. She has been a Researcher & Tour Guide Volunteer at the Archives Department for two years.

Larisa Karlovich

Digital Tool Testing
Life-long information technologist with focus on risk and security. Excited to be part of American Red Cross volunteer team and applying my skills and experience to its mission. Originally from Ukraine. Passionate about travel and exploring other cultures. Love spending time with kids and seeing life through their eyes.

Mark Wong

Graphic Design Volunteer
Mark is Head of Web Development for his company. He also volunteers with Do Space (Omaha), The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Nebraska), The Furniture Project (Omaha), Heartland Hope Mission (Omaha), and recently FAMILY, Inc (Council Bluffs). Mark is passionate about his work and frequently finds himself looking for new opportunities to help others. "Treat others the way you'd like to be treated".

Shruti Shah

Graphic Design Volunteer
Having studied Engineering and Management, I have briefly worked in different verticals like software development, sales and marketing for different industries. Lately I started exploring my artistic side and since then have been making digital illustrations and animated explainer videos. I am very glad I could contribute in these challenging times by designing characters for the Covid-19 Kids Kit.

Neha Jamwal

Data Analysis
I have over 7 years of experience in project management and consulting experience in both the financial and public sectors. Recently started as Data Analyst volunteer for Global Disaster Preparedness Center at American Red Cross. I formulate useful insights by actively analyzing user behavior & engagement for GDPC apps and Prepare Center website.

Rebekah Fleck

Business Continuity Volunteer
Over my adult life I have served in my local church. I donated time in my childrens’ classrooms and with Girl Scouts. While working toward my associate degree, I supported the American Red Cross office staff in Ann Arbor, MI. My work experience is broad which includes more than a decade in healthcare as a respiratory therapist. From there I switched gears and transitioned into IT where I manage projects and function as an analyst in the financial and healthcare industries.

Tassia Stewart

Communications & Engagement Volunteer
Tassia joined GDPC as an Altas Corps Fellow in October 2019, building on 10 years experience in public relations, marketing, and business development. At GDPC she manages our social media and communications, including content management for PrepareCenter. In addition she coordinates the promotion and knowledge sharing of GDPC activities and events.

Aaron Aliu

Preparedness ICTs Volunteer
Aaron supports coordination and dissemination of digital programs of the GDPC, most notably the Universal App Program. Aaron serves as the primary point of contact for national social partners for UAP. Originally from Uganda, he possesses an impressive resume in digital technology design thinking, including experience in developing data infrastructure software solutions and solving large, complex data problems in the process of building and determining digital solutions.

Aisha Tarannun

Website Support & Maintenance Volunteer
I graduated with a degree in marketing and wanted to come back to the volunteer world because I enjoyed it so much when I was involved with the Red Cross Club at my high school. I am currently in the midst of figuring out what type of non-profit work I enjoy so that I can prepare to launch my career in that direction. Some fun facts about me are that I grew up on the East Coast and enjoy all things fall and winter. In my free time, I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family as well as finding new places to eat. Watching movies is also a favorite pastime of mine.
Thomas Goodnoe, SharePoint Design Support Volunteer

Thomas Goodnoe

SharePoint Design Support Volunteer
I am a Cyber Systems Operations specialist who designs, installs, and supports US Air Force networks to ensure they operate properly and remain secure from outside intrusion. My core competencies include server operating systems, database administrator, web technologies, system-related project management, and supervising cyber systems.