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Long Island Red Cross Welcomes Two New Board Co-Chairs

Long Island Red Cross Welcomes Two New Board Co-Chairs
"To be more involved with the Long Island Red Cross as co-chair is not only an honor but a privilege."

The American Red Cross recently welcomed two new co-chairs to lead its board of directors on Long Island—Palmira Cataliotti, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Winthrop University Hospital and William Macchione, State Training Director, Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee.

The Long Island Red Cross board is comprised of 38 business and community leaders who volunteer their time to help oversee the organization’s mission on Long Island. The Long Island Red Cross responds to approximately 200 disasters a year and serves more than 2.8 million residents in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

“I am thrilled to see Palmira and Bill oversee our board of directors on Long Island,” said John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island. “I know that their experience, enthusiasm, and community spirit will allow the organization to continue to grow to meet the needs of the people of Long Island.”

“The Red Cross has and always has had one primary goal: to alleviate human suffering,” said Cataliotti. “I am truly honored to take on a more direct role in supporting this noble cause.”

“To be more involved with the Long Island Red Cross as co-chair is not only an honor but a privilege,” said Macchione. “On Long Island, the true face of the Red Cross is all of its volunteers who, at a moment’s notice, jump into action to help our neighbors in their time of need.”

Cataliotti and Macchione replaced outgoing board chairs Michael J. Ryan, Vice President, The Peelle Co., Christopher J. Kutner, Partner, Rivkin Radler who proudly led the Long Island Red Cross during their 4-year tenures as co-chairs.

Palmira M. Cataliotti, CPA

Palmira M. Cataliotti serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Winthrop University Hospital. Cataliotti is responsible for all aspects of finance at Winthrop and affiliated entities, where she develops and implements the annual operating, capital and cash budgets. Cataliotti also participates in Board of Directors meetings and oversees the reporting of regulatory information to federal and state agencies.

Since joining Winthrop University Hospital in 1997, Cataliotti has served as Controller, Assistant Controller and Director of Finance. She is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the NY State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Cataliotti also serves as a member of the Hospital Association of New York State Statewide Committee on Health Finance. Prior to becoming a certified Public Accountant in 1993, Cataliotti earned her Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University.

Cataliotti resides in Roslyn Heights, NY with her husband and two daughters.

William C. Macchione

William C. Macchione is the Carpenters State Training Director with a jurisdiction that covers 57 counties in NY State for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. Macchione overseas the training of approximately 900 NY State registered apprentice carpenters and the certification classes for 7,000 members. Macchione creates the statewide training budget and reports to the Board of Trustees on curriculum issues, building operations, ERISA and DOL Compliance. He is also the Vice President of the Trainings Fund Real Estate Corporation where he oversees three buildings owned by the fund as well as five leased locations.

Macchione is a governor appointee on the State Apprenticeship Council, President of the Eastern Seaboard Apprenticeship Conference and member of the Suffolk County Home Improvement License Board. He is also a veteran who served in the U.S Army Vietnam as a decorated Combat Light Weapons Infantry Sargent in 1969.

Macchione resides in Kings Park, NY with his wife.