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Red Cross Chapter Names New Board Member

Nick has strong management, communications and community relations skills.

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 21, 2015 — The American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter recently named Nicholas Cicchitelli, of Providence, to its Board of Directors. Cicchitelli joins a Board that includes women and men from communities across the state.

Cicchitelli is Operations Manager at Northeast Ventures of Johnston, R.I., a real estate management and development firm. He is a licensed realtor and a member of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Cicchitelli holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Political Science from The University of Rhode Island.

American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter Executive Director Paula Montgomery said Cicchitelli brings important experience to the Red Cross Board of Directors. “Nick has strong management, communications and community relations skills that will help to strengthen our organization. His local background is important to our organization as well, given our mission to help Rhode Islanders build strong, healthy, resilient communities.”

Montgomery said Cicchitelli joins a board that provides support and guidance to the Red Cross. “We are fortunate to have the help of these extraordinary leaders who lend their expertise and time to build community resilience in Rhode Island.”

About the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter:

The first Red Cross office in Rhode Island opened on Bellevue Avenue in Newport in 1916, where volunteers played a vital role preparing bandages for area hospitals. The chapter serves all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island, as well as Seekonk, Massachusetts. With a small staff, we rely on a corps of dedicated volunteers to achieve our mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. In addition to disaster relief, the Red Cross offers disaster preparedness education; community and workplace health and safety training; and service to the Armed Forces. For more information, visit or visit us on Twitter @RIRedCross.