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Lucille Underwood (middle) recently was honored with the Red Cross Humanitarian Leadership award for her work with the Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies in Allegheny County.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Lucille Underwood

Noteworthy: Underwood recently was honored with the Red Cross Humanitarian Leadership award for her work with the Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies in Allegheny County.

Residence: Avalon

Family: Husband Richard, 66; daughters Gretchen Underwood Schaefer, 35, and Danielle Kim, 31; son Richard Jr., 33.

Occupation: Assistant disaster coordinator for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services' Office of Behavioral Health.

Background: Underwood became the county's assistant disaster coordinator in 1997. Since then, she also has worked extensively for the Center for Victims, the Salvation Army and Allegheny County Emergency Services.

Education: Underwood earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971.

Quote: “I am very grateful to have this job. I meet the nicest people because they're people who are trying to help others through difficult situations. I think I am very fortunate to be allowed to do this.”

— Chris Togneri

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