The National Youth Council is pleased to announce one new advisor and four new members. Join us in welcoming Krista Goldsmith, Dana Frayne, Catherine Reilly, Joshua Lovett, and Navjot Hansra.
Krista Goldsmith– Senior Account Manager with Blood Services in the Greater Buffalo Region (Buffalo, NY)
Krista has been involved in this capacity for over 12 years now. She has helped student leaders achieve their Red Cross dreams by going above and beyond the duties of her job. She has an internship program with college and high school students working in blood and she really enjoys working with youth. With her background in Blood Services, we feel that she would be a great counterpart to Logan and would be a tremendous asset to us on the Council to help us reach our goals of expanding “up and out” into the field.
Dana Frayne– recent graduate of Land O’ Lakes High School in Trinity, FL and incoming freshman at Barnard College of Columbia this Fall. She works with the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Red Cross.
Dana has been highly involved with her local Red Cross Chapter for the past three years. She began volunteering after a hurricane ripped through her town, and since then she has worked mainly in disaster as well as SAF. She also started a Red Cross Club at her school and is genuinely passionate about the Red Cross mission. Additionally, Dana has participated (both individually and through her club) in National Youth Council initiatives. Given her impressive track record, we think that she would make a wonderful addition to the Council.
Catherine Reilly– incoming junior at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI (originally from Manville, NJ). Currently working with the Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter of the Red Cross, original affiliation with the Greater Somerset County Chapter in NJ.
Cat is an extremely organized and motivated student who has been heavily involved with the Red Cross since high school. She worked with other youth in her Chapter, serving various leadership roles. When she came to college, she became the National Collegiate Officer for the Crossroads Division and has one of the most successful Connect Calls in the country. Cat’s passion for the Red Cross and her national experience will be a great asset to the Council as we work to expand our reach.
Joshua Lovett– recent graduate of Tanner High School in ,AL and incoming freshman at Duke University this Fall. Original Chapter: North Alabama Territory in Huntsville, AL.
Josh has been heavily involved with his local Red Cross since a series of tornadoes ravaged his hometown. Coming from a rural area, he has gone above and beyond what is offered to him in the way of Red Cross involvement, starting a Red Cross Club at his school, and becoming a fully trained disaster volunteer. We are excited to bring Josh aboard as we feel that his rural perspectives can help us grow youth programming in that regard.
Navjot Hansra– finished her junior year and will be starting her senior year at American Canyon High School in American Canyon, CA.
Navi is a very dedicated Red Crosser. While still in high school, she has done a lot of great work in starting her own Club, and really pushing for the students in her Club to be heavily involved in her community. Navi is extremely motivated and has a genuine desire to help the Council reach its goals. As an extremely mature and articulate high school student, Navi will be able to provide that high school perspective that we always want at the table.