Pocono Mountains

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Welcome to the American Red Cross of the Pocono Mountains

The American Red Cross of the Poconos Mountains serves Monroe, Carbon, Pike and Wayne counties, a population of about 350,000 people.



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Michele J. Baehr, Executive Director, Pocono Mountains

Michele Baehr has been an executive director at the Red Cross since March 2014 and a resident of the Poconos area since 1987. Prior to joining the Red Cross, she spent 25 years in corporate retail sales. Her passion is helping others, and she looks forward to delivering the Red Cross mission, vision and values as a part of the Eastern PA Region. Her chapter will serve Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne counties.

Volunteer Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • Kim Bell (Chairperson) - General Manager TV-13
  • Katie Booth (Vice Chair) - Assistant Director of Development – Centenary College
  • Lorna O’Farrell* (Secretary) - Sherman Theatre Operations Director

Board Members

  • Zack Booth - TV-13
  • Mary deQuevedo - ARC Volunteer
  • Kevin Lavelle
  • Leonard Lavenda - Vice President Communications US- Sanofi Pasteur- Retired
  • Lee McCloud - Registered Nurse-Retired
  • Robert Phillips - President/CEO Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
  • David Richmond - CEO Richmond & Associates, LLC
  • Vincent & Charlie Trapasso - Owners- Desaki Restaurant
  • Robert (Bob) Werts - Program Manager – NE Pennsylvania Regional Counter Terrorism Task Force
  • Elizabeth Wise - COO Pocono Medical Center