Red Cross announces new disaster program manager

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross announces the appointment of Jima R. Braynon to the position of Disaster Program Manager (DPM) in the Emergency Services Department in the Mid-Michigan Chapter.

His appointment will be effective, Jan. 27.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jima Braynon as the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) in the Lansing office He will be responsible for Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson and Hillsdale Counties. Jima comes to us from the Southeast Michigan Region where he served as an Emergency Services Specialist for the past nine years,” said Joan Meinke, Regional Disaster Program Officer. He has extensive experience with Disaster Action Team (DAT) operations and using ARC systems. He has been deployed to national assignments in a lead role in Mass Care. Jima has delivered disaster training to community organizations and municipalities and served as a Health and Safety instructor with ARC. He has a Master’s Degree in Communications from Eastern Michigan University and is a certified EMT. — G.G.

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