Northeast PA Announces New Executive

Northeast PA Red Cross Announces New Executive
Peter M. Brown, Regional CEO said, "We are excited to add Michele to the Red Cross team. Her knowledge and expertise in sales along with her experience in managerial skills will be a valuable asset to the Pocono and Wayne Pike Chapters."

Northeast, PA, March 17, 2014, — The American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region officially announces Michele J. Baehr as the new Executive Director for the Pocono and Wayne Pike Chapters. Ms. Baehr replaces Jim Rienhardt, who retired at the end of 2013.

Peter M. Brown, Regional CEO said, “We are excited to add Michele to the Red Cross team. Her knowledge and expertise in sales along with her experience and managerial skills will be a valuable asset to the Pocono and Wayne Pike Chapters.”

Prior to accepting her role with the American Red Cross, Baehr was Regional Sales Manager for LensCrafters. She has also held sales managerial and director positions with Ann Taylor Factory Stores, Polo Ralph Lauren and The Limited, Inc. Baehr has been a resident of the Pocono area since 1987. She is actively involved in the community through many local agencies and has been an advocate for national organizations such as: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and LensCrafters OneSight missions. Her memberships include: Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Realtors, President of Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs from 2010-2011 and Capital Campaign Steering Committee for Bushkill Reformed Church.

Northeast PA Region Red Cross chapters and contact information:

Rita Inklovich

Interim Executive Director

Berks, Schuylkill

Office: (610) 375-4383, ext. 121

Michele J. Baehr

Executive Director

Poconos, Wayne Pike

Office: (610)865-4400 ext 229

Terese DeLaPlaine

Executive Director

Bradford-Sullivan,

Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties

Office: (570) 207-0111

Cell: (570) 290-0797

Sherry Nealon-Williams

Executive Director

Lackawanna, Wyoming Valley, Hazleton

Office: (570) 823-7161, ext. 325

Cell: (570) 417-5608

Rita Inklovich

Executive Director

Danville Area, Bloomsburg,

Greater Berwick

Office: (570) 784-1395

Cell: (570) 594-3217

Peter M. Brown

Regional CEO

Greater Lehigh Valley

Office: (610) 865-4400, ext. 236

Cell: (610) 533-0500

About the American Red Cross:

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or your local Red Cross chapters.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.