Tessie Amaranto, of Apollo, is the Executive Director of the American Red Cross Chestnut Ridge Chapter, which is based in Greensburg and covers Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland Counties. A native of Kiski Township, Dunmire-Amaranto has been a member of the Red Cross since 2003, where she has held various positions including Health and Safety Director, Major Gifts Officer, and Business Operations Specialist.
Amaranto will split her time between Red Cross offices in Greensburg, Indiana, and Uniontown. She is eager to work with community leaders in order to strengthen existing relationships as she works to build new ones.
Amaranto holds a degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University. Prior to the Red Cross, she was the director and owner of TLA Childcare Inc. in North Apollo.