American Red Cross Job Director of Winter Weather Relief Operations
Leading more than twenty disaster response operations, Tami Cowen has made her mark as a Red Cross volunteer. Trained as a nurse, Tami gained experience in the emergency room. Eventually she became chief nursing officer at hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley. When a building collapsed that left 17 dead in Brownsville, Texas in 1988, it was the beginning of Tami’s engagement with the Red Cross. With a lengthy series of leadership positions at the Red Cross, she has excelled in emergency response operations big and small. Her formula for being a long-term Red Crosser is being able to identify the strengths of each team member and enjoying being part of their success.