Paula Carmichael

Chester County Coordinator


Paula is a Philadelphia native who currently resides in Chester County. A veteran crew member at Vanguard, she is an IT Project Manager with several teams that focus on delivering high quality software to various business clients.

After many years supporting the American Red Cross as an Apheresis and blood donor, she decided to explore more volunteer opportunities in the ARC by joining the Disaster Action Team (DAT) in Chester County. When families are displaced by local disasters, such as fire or flooding, the DAT is called to the scene to assist in providing immediate support by supplying means for food and lodging.

In 2011, the Chester County DAT was among the first teams to approached to help develop Red Paw in the counties surrounding Philadelphia. Paula was immediately on board. Through her Red Paw experiences, Paula has also became a member of the Chester County Animal Response Team (CCART) and formed a partnership with the CCART coordinator. Paula is glad to be a part of the team and looks forward to a bright future ahead!