Rosie Taravella, American Red Cross, Western and Central New York Regional CEO, is proud to announce the appointment of Jeremy James Bagley as Executive Director of the Greater Rochester Chapter. Bagley most recently served as Coordinator of Veteran Student Services/Director of Office of Veterans’ Affairs at Nazareth College.
“I am excited to be able to add someone with Jeremy’s experience and enthusiasm to our team,” Taravella said. “His military service and knowledge of the Greater Rochester area will be huge assets to the Red Cross. I look forward to working with Jeremy and our incredible staff and volunteers as we continue to provide vital services to this wonderful community.”
“As a veteran, I have seen firsthand the amazing work the Red Cross does to support our military, both in the field and here at home,” Bagley said. “I’m honored to serve as Executive Director in the same community where Clara Barton founded the first American Red Cross Chapters in 1881. I look forward to supporting not only the Services to the Armed Forces, but all of the important work our staff and volunteers do in the Greater Rochester community each and every day.”
Bagley is a United States Army Veteran who saw combat in Iraq, as well as other international deployments. After he was honorably discharged in 2004, Bagley served as Director of Information Technology and New Media at the Veterans Outreach Center prior to joining Nazareth College in 2011. Bagley has an A.A.S in Business Administration from Finger Lakes Community College, a B.S. in Management/Marketing from Saint John Fisher College, and earned a Master of Arts from the State University of New York, Empire State College in 2014. Bagley currently lives in Webster.
As Executive Director of the Greater Rochester Chapter, Bagley will oversee Red Cross services in Livingston, Monroe and Ontario Counties. In the twelve-month period between July 2013-June 2014, those services included: providing direct assistance to 333 families following 214 fires and other disasters; teaching 14,210 people life-saving Health & Safety skills such as CPR and First Aid; opening 258 cases to help members of our military and their families; and helping collect 46,777 blood donations.
The American Red Cross has launched an initiative to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over the next five years. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. As part of the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke detectors in homes that need them. To schedule an installation, please contact Jose Latalladi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-241-4358.