Leadership

Peter Brown, CEO

Peter Brown, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Pennsylvania

Peter joined the Northeast PA Region as our Regional Chief Executive Officer on April 15, 2013. Brown brings 29 years of experience in banking and financial services and most recently held the role of Vice President of Marketing & Sales for First Savings Bank of Perkasie. He began his involvement with the Red Cross as a Leadership Volunteer and Treasurer. Since 2000, he has served as a board member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter and most recently chaired the Marketing and Communications Committee. Brown received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mansfield University and resides in Zionsville with his wife, Laura Goldy, and their three children.


Janet Curtis, executive director, Berks County and Schuylkill County chapters

Janet was named executive director of the American Red Cross of Berks County and the American Red Cross of Schuylkill County in May, 2012 following the area’s reorganization of 13 chapters to the Northeast Pennsylvania Region.

Prior to her current role, she was executive director of the Schuylkill and Eastern Northumberland Counties Chapter since 2005. In that time she has managed two Level IV disasters which affected her home chapter, piloted two Red Cross clubs and continues to teach CPR and First Aid classes.

Janet holds a dual degree in Business Administration: Accounting and Biology from Elizabethtown College. She is a certified public accountant (CPA), an emergency medical technician (EMT) and a CPR/First Aid instructor trainer.

She began volunteering with the Red Cross when she was 9 years old.

Janet serves as president of Schuylkill County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), PTO at Blue Mountain Middle School and treasurer for the Eagle Foundation. She is a Sunday School teacher, has served on her church Vestry, the Blue Mountain Superintendent’s Advisory Council and is a current member of the St. Clair Women’s Club, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and National Society of Tax Professionals. She is married with two children.


Board of Directors

  • Rob Campitelli, In-Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment
  • Pete Connors, Connors Investors Services Inc.
  • Vicki O. Ebner
  • Severin Fayerman
  • Katie Fertig
  • Karin Mallett, WFMZ Channel 69 News
  • John J. Miravich, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Chris Neidert, Exeter Township Police Department
  • J. Michael Pressimone, Alvernia University
  • Randall Raifsnider, Herbein + Company
  • Roxanne S. Selwyn, Blue Water Management, LLC
  • Brad R. Small, CoActive Wealth Strategists, LLC