Northeast, PA, January 7, 2014, — The American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region officially announces Terese M. DeLaPlaine as the new Executive Director for the Bradford-Sullivan Chapter and the Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties Chapter. Ms. DeLaPlaine replaces interim Executive Director Sherry Nealon-Williams, who is the current Executive Director of the Wyoming Valley, Hazleton and Lackawanna Chapters.
Peter M. Brown, Executive CEO said, “We are excited to add Terese DeLaPlaine to the Red Cross team for this area. She brings a strong background as a non-profit executive and years of local knowledge as a native of Susquehanna County to the Red Cross, which will enhance our ability to deliver the Red Cross mission in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties."
A native of Susquehanna County, DeLaPlaine holds a Juris Doctorate with Certification in Family Law from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton. Prior to joining the Red Cross, DeLaPlaine held positions as Chief Executive Officer of NEPA Community HealthCare, Assistant to Executive Director with B-K Health Center, Inc. and Executive Director of Susquehanna County Cares. She has volunteered with Susquehanna County Youth Soccer, the American Red Cross, Tri-Boro Little League and as a board member with the United Way of Susquehanna County. DeLaPlaine is also Co-Owner of The Endless Attic, located in Hallstead.
Northeast PA Region Red Cross chapters and contact information:
Office: (610) 375-4383, ext. 121
Cell: (570) 789-3659
Interim Executive Director
Poconos, Wayne Pike
Office: (610)865-4400 ext 229
Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties
Office: (570) 207-0111
Cell: (570) 290-0797
Lackawanna, Wyoming Valley, Hazleton
Office: (570) 823-7161, ext. 325
Cell: (570) 417-5608
Danville Area, Bloomsburg, Greater Berwick
Office: (570) 784-1395
Cell: (570) 594-3217
Peter M. Brown
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.