Martin Makowski has spent four and a half years with the American Red Cross and currently serves as Outreach Coordinator responsible for programming in 13 counties in Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. Martin also coordinates the AmeriCorps Safe Families program, promotes community outreach in underserved and under - resourced communities, and manages the Disaster Preparedness Summit. He is an experienced instructor in CPR/AED, First Aid, Preparedness Education, Kid Safety Programs and Mass Care/Shelter Operations. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Martin graduated from James Madison University and was Assistant Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. He completed two AmeriCorps terms working with New England Campus Compact and the National Preparedness and Response Corps. A native of the Chicagoland area, Martin continues to serve as a tutor for a clinical tutoring center, Chicago Cares volunteer leader and a writing coach for high school seniors.