Honoree 2013 – Heidi Shayla Rosofsky

Congrats to Heidi Shayla Rosofsky for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Rosofsky_HeidiName:  Heidi Shayla Rosofsky

Nominating Organization:  American Red Cross Orange County Chapter

Honoree Category:  Human & Community

Why Nominated:  A volunteer through the American Red Cross for over 35 years, Heidi Shayla Rosofsky has fulfilled many roles in Disaster and Emergency Services and Preparedness, then, in turn, has used her experiences to enrich her ability to contribute further to our community.  In 2012, Ms. Rosofsky focused on engaging with and contributing her expert knowledge on disaster/emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, access and functional needs (DAFN) to community partners for planning and public education.  She taught at workshops sponsored by the OC Sheriff’s Emergency Management, OC Health Care Agency, NAMI, the Dayle McIntosh Center and the American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy.  She was on the team that created the 2012 DAFN guide for the 2012 Great ShakeOut website.  She continues to represent the Red Cross on the OCSD EMB Working Group and Public Education committee to incorporate planning for people with DAFN into the County’s Emergency Plan.  Over the past 18 months, she has assisted CalEMA in revising the content of its CSTI IAFN training workshop.  As the Emeritus Function Lead for Preparedness, Heidi not only gives specialized preparedness presentations to the community, she mentors new volunteer presenters, exhorting them to accuracy and excellence.  She is well known for sharing her forthright opinion, to our benefit.  Heidi Shayla Rosofsky is the embodiment of the Spirit of Volunteerism. 

Please write a note of congratulations below!


9 thoughts on “Honoree 2013 – Heidi Shayla Rosofsky

  1. Heidi,

    What an honor to have you with us for over 35 years. You clearly represent the Spirit of Volunteerism within the Red Cross and within our local community! Thank you for service and your spirit.

    • A lot of what I have been able to accomplish in combining my experience as a person with a disability and developing expertise in disaster preparedness and emergency management would not have been possible without the amazing support of the Chapter. Thank you for allowing me to find my niche and run with it. I look forward to many more years of service as it is a personal goal to one day receive a Red Cross 50 year pin.

  2. Heidi – First and formost a vey large thank you for all that you do for the American Red Cross and all of Orange County! Congratulations! It is a honor and pleasure! – Madelyn

  3. Are we proud of you or what!!!! Congratulations! 35 years with the Red Cross! What a blessing you are. Hugs {{{ }}} Kathie

  4. What a stellar year Heidi! Thank you for sharing your many talents with the American Red Cross and Orange County Emergency Management. You are a blessing and an incredible resource. Thank you and Congratulations on this wonderful honor.

  5. Congratualtions Heidi!!! As a dedicated American Red Cross volunteer within the community, I hope you are able to achieve many more goals.

  6. Heidi,

    Congrats on the award. Your work on behalf of the Red Cross in the functional needs and access community very much appreciated. You are very deserving of this recognition.

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