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Kim Goulette Takes Helm at Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter

SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross of Massachusetts announced the selection of Kim Goulette as the new executive director of the Pioneer Valley Chapter. With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration, she replaces Rick Lee, who retired on Aug. 6 after 30 years of service to the Red Cross. Goulette began her new role on Aug. 4.

“I am thrilled to welcome Kim to the American Red Cross of Massachusetts,” said Ralph Boyd, Red Cross of Massachusetts CEO. “Kim is a successful administrator with a strong skill set in growth management, and I am confident that her steady leadership and excitement for the work of the Red Cross will effect a seamless transition and guarantee the continued success of the Pioneer Valley Chapter in delivering essential services to the community.”

Added Sarah Corrigan, Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter board chair, “as we open this new chapter in the life of the organization, we are certain that Kim is the right person to lead us forward. Kim has a proven ability to create clarity, drive growth, and deliver results, and her passion for helping others will ensure that the Pioneer Valley Chapter continues to save and impact lives here in our local community.”

In her new position, Goulette will provide leadership to the local volunteers and paid employees who serve the residents of the Pioneer Valley with life-saving programs and services. “I am honored to be selected for this key role with an amazing organization,” she said. “I look forward to working with the dedicated volunteers, employees, board members, community partners, and donors to strengthen our communities and help people in need.”

Goulette most recently served as executive director of Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry Inc. in Chicopee, where she managed day-to-day operations and worked with board members and committees to raise funds to support the work of the organization. Previously, she served as director of Employment and Community Based Day Services at Aditus in East Longmeadow, as well as regional director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts.

Goulette earned her bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire and serves as a Chicopee Rotarian, a member of the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, and a board member and services committee chair at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

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