Tessie Amaranto, Executive Director
Tessie Amaranto is the executive director of the American Red Cross Chestnut Ridge and Allegheny Mountains Chapter, which serves Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties.
Amaranto, a native of Kiski Township, has been with the American Red Cross since 2003. She has held various positions including health and safety director, major gifts officer and business operations specialist.
Amaranto holds a degree in elementary education from Clarion University. Prior to the Red Cross, she was the owner/director of TLA Childcare Inc. in North Apollo.