INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has named Olivia Lusher as executive director for the Northeast Indiana Chapter, effective Aug. 31.

Lusher is a longtime native of northeast Indiana and has spent her entire career in the non-profit sector.

Previously, Olivia worked in higher education as the executive director of K-12 partnerships and dual enrollment at Trine University.

As executive director, she focused on building long-term relationships with the university’s K-12 partners and expanding dual enrollment partnerships, while being a conduit to corporate and industry partners through her outreach efforts.

She also served in the Alumni and Development Office as the director of strategic partnerships, where she researched, developed, and administered grant opportunities as well as cultivated and maintained donor relations through corporate, industry, and personal stakeholdership.

“In every capacity of her career, Olivia recognized and valued the role education, industry, and government play in the well-being of a community,” said Chad Priest, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross-Indiana Region.

“We’re fortunate to have her join us as an ambassador for our region — mobilizing resources, building relationships, and serving as a voice for those in need.”

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross serves 104 counties statewide through its six chapter areas: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Greater Indianapolis (regional headquarters). For more information on the Indiana Region: Follow the Indiana Region on Twitter at: @INRedCross, on Instagram at: @indianaredcross or

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