Ann Greenspun, Board Member 2011-2014
Southern California Region
Ann has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Red Cross for many years. With both a strong nursing and business background, she has served on the Santa Monica Chapter Board and was past Board Chair. She was selected to the American Red Cross National Nursing Committee in 2011. She is currently the Board Chair for the American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region.
Ms. Greenspun earned her RN degree at Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, Connecticut. She attended Loyola Marymount College in Los Angeles. She worked at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and assisted in cardiac research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She also was an emergency room nurse in Los Angeles. In 1984, she headed a group of nurses working in the Olympic Games of Los Angeles.
She has had diverse nursing experience assisting with marathons, triathlons and working for movie studios. She has been involved in Santa Monica government as a City Commissioner and has been an active supporter of the business community as Chair of the Westside Economic Collaborative, President of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and Vice-Chair of the Santa Monica Rotary.
Her involvement with the Red Cross began in 1993 as a member of the Disaster Action Team responding to the Malibu fire and later with the Northridge Earthquake. She remained active eventually chairing the Santa Monica board during Hurricane Katrina. But it was the near death of her younger sister almost 3 years ago that moved her to become more active. Suddenly stricken with liver failure, her sister’s life was saved by Red Cross blood transfusions until a liver transplant became available.
Ann is married to Dr. Richard Greenspun, an internist in Santa Monica and has three daughters and two grandsons. She divides her time between Santa Monica and Palm Desert, California.