Kristin Marlow-Kellemen

Kristin Marlow-Kellemen

MERRILLVILLE — The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has appointed Kristin Marlow-Kellemen as the organization's executive director for the Northwest Chapter. 

Marlow-Kellemen, a Purdue University Calumet alumna, will assume responsibility on Monday, according to a news release from the American Red Cross. 

She will oversee six counties and lead several key areas within the Northwest Central chapter, including community presence, the oversight of local United Way agencies, donor and volunteer development, fundraising, relationship management and the management of local board of directors, the release stated. 

Marlow-Kellemen spent more than eight years working with affordable housing initiatives with Habitat for Humanity, the release said. 

She also has experience working with Greater Hammond Community Services Agency and the Lake Area United Way. There, she established the United for Families Network, a coalition of social service agencies, government entities and faith-based organizations that delivered services to low-income families for Lake County.

Marlow-Kellemen said in the release she is "extremely excited" to be joining the state's team, combining her passion for service work and business management skills to help drive the Red Cross' initiatives in the Region. 

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Lauren covers breaking news, crime and courts for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet covering government, public policy, and the region’s heroin epidemic. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.