The American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter
The American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter serves residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties. With a population of approximately 600,000 people, our chapter provides food and shelter in emergencies, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills, collects lifesaving blood, and so much more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
Your donation powers the Red Cross response to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year nationwide, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. By making a charitable donation to the Red Cross, you are there for millions of people who face emergencies every year and help as they rebuild their lives.
If you’re passionate about helping people and looking for a volunteer opportunity with a visionary humanitarian organization, you can make a difference with the American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania. Adults and teenagers (aged 15-17) are encouraged to apply and engage in meaningful opportunities for education, training and community service.
Take A Class
The Eastern PA Region offers classes at a multitude of sites within the sixteen county area. We are the most trusted training provider of health and safety training (including Nurse Assistant training, First Aid/AED/CPR certification) that meets OSHA guidelines and many other professional and regulatory standards.
Leadership and Board Members
Michele J. Baehr, Executive Director
Michele Baehr has been an executive director at the Red Cross since March 2014 and a resident of the Poconos area since 1987. Prior to joining the Red Cross, she spent 25 years in corporate retail sales. Her passion is helping others, and she takes great pride in delivering the Red Cross mission, vision and values as a part of the Greater PA Region. Her chapter serves Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties.
NEPA Board of Directors FY2020
Kathi Bankes - Director of Catering & Events, Metz Culinary Management
Susan Diana - Director of Operations, Adfinitas Health
Joseph Earyes – Retired fromBanking Industry
Daniel Horn - Director of Sales, McCarthy Tire Services
Rose Marie Panzitta - Retired
Peter Sidari - Retired from Communications Industry
Robert Stanley - Financial Advisor, Community Bank