Long Island Red Cross Welcomes New Board Member

March 16, 2012

Joel M. Greenberg, a senior partner at The Greenberg, Dresevic, Iwrey, Kalmowitz & Pendleton Law Group A Division of The Health Law Partners in Lake Success, has been named to the board of directors of the American Red Cross on Long Island.

"I look forward to working on behalf of such an esteemed organization as the American Red Cross and particularly in helping it further its services on the Long Beach barrier island," said Greenberg, who resides in Atlantic Beach."

The American Red Cross responds to well over 100 local emergencies each year on Long Island--mainly home fires--and provides food, shelter and emotional support to those affected. During Hurricane Irene, nearly 5,000 residents evacuated to Red Cross shelters across the island.

Additionally, the Red Cross provides lifesaving training in skills like first aid, CPR and water safety to nearly 150,000 Long Islanders each year; and provides emergency communications and assistance to hundreds of local service members and military families.

"Joel brings a great deal of experience to our board and we look forward to working with him as we continually look not only for ways to help victims of disaster, but to make Long Island a safer place," said John Miller, CEO, Long Island Red Cross.

Greenberg is known for his abilities as a mediator and negotiator, having been credentialed by the American Health Lawyers Association and the Amicus Mediation and Arbitration Group to serve as a mediator in their Alternative Dispute Resolution programs. He frequently speaks regarding health law issues at hospitals, medical societies, colleges, and bar associations.

Greenberg is also dedicated to several not-for-profit organizations, such as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, MJHS and UJA-Federation of New York. He has been a long time member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Medical Group Management Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians' Network of Consultants.

Greenberg served as the Managing Editor of the New York Health Law Update from 1998 through 2003 and was the Chairman of the Hospital and Health Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association from 2000 to 2002.

Greenberg received an undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College and both a Master's degree in Public Administration and a J.D. from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice both in New York and the District of Columbia.

To learn more about the American Red Cross on Long Island, visit www.nyredcross.org or call (516) 747-3500.

To view the original press release from the Red Cross, please visit: http://www.nyredcross.org/?nd=news_room_detail&news_id=492&jid=63321