The American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region (ARCNENY) recently announced the appointment of Julie Parlato (of Buffalo, NY), as Regional Preparedness Associate. Parlato graduated from the University at Albany in January, 2013 and has held positions with ARCNENY as a New York State AmeriCorps member in the fall of 2012, and was a Leadership Development Intern for the Preparedness Department in the spring of 2012.
“Julie was a tremendous asset to the preparedness team previously, as both an intern and AmeriCorps member, said Skip Zimmerman, Director of Volunteer and Community Services for the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region. “She brings a deep commitment to preparedness programming, along with her high level of experience, creativity and enthusiasm, and we are thrilled to have her join us as a full time Red Cross employee.”
Parlato will oversee the American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness curricula in the community, including Scrubby Bear (pandemic flu preparedness/hand washing for preschoolers), Masters of Disaster (disaster preparedness for school-age children), Be Red Cross Ready (disaster preparedness for adult and community groups), Be Red Cross Ready – University (disaster preparedness specifically for college/university students), and Citizen CPR (compression-only, non-certification CPR skills for the general public).
In addition, she will manage up to five full-time AmeriCorps state members and approximately 90 volunteers across four chapters and 17 counties. On average, the American Red Cross Preparedness Team delivers preparedness curricula to a minimum of 10,000 participants annually.
About the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region:
The American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region (ARCNENY) comprises four Chapters serving a population of nearly 1.9 million people in a 14,900 square mile service area. The region reaches from the Mid-Hudson Valley to the Canadian border, with chapters located in Poughkeepsie, Albany, Glens Falls and Morrisonville.