Carla Maton named NWGA Red Cross executive director

March 13, 2022–6:18 p.m.


Last month, the American Red Cross of Georgia promoted Carla Maton to the role of Executive Director for Northwest Georgia and efforts are already underway to add board “leaders who are passionate about making their communities stronger” in the 15-county territory Maton calls home (Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield, and Union counties).

“My ultimate goal is to ensure our communities can feel our presence and know that the American Red Cross is a trusted resource families can rely on in emergencies,” said Maton.

More than 767,000 people stand to benefit from Red Cross programs and services under her leadership in Northwest Georgia, including lifesaving blood; disaster preparedness, response, and recovery support; training in lifesaving skills; and emergency services for military and international families.

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17th, Top o’ Mind says Maton, is the chance to share her appreciation” for all the amazing work our volunteers do every day in Northwest Georgia.” She and the board extend an invitation to Red Cross volunteers and the public to drop by the chapter’s Rome office at 112 John Maddox Dr. from 4:00-6:00 PM to say hello on their way to other festivities. Both indoor and outdoor activity is planned.

Maton joined Georgia’s Red Cross in January 2016 as the Disaster Program Manager for Northwest Georgia and was promoted to a statewide role as Disaster Recovery Manager in 2019. In these positions, she worked with local and state partners to develop support for disaster clients with recovery needs. She also had the unique privilege to deploy to over 45 large-scale disasters nationwide to help connect communities to Red Cross services. As the External Relations Director on these operations, she worked closely with fundraising, public affairs, government, and community partnership liaisons.

Maton is a graduate of Dalton State College with a Batchelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. She and her family of six reside in Whitfield County.

For more information about the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia, visit

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