Fires and natural disasters can occur at any time. The more prepared we are, the better the outcome. Do you have a "survival kit" packed and ready if you had to leave quickly? Do you have a meeting place for your family? Rosie Taravella, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross New Jersey Region discusses emergency planning, volunteering, red cross apps, and much-needed blood donations for the American Red Cross.
As regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross New Jersey Region, @RosieTaravella oversees all Red Cross disaster services, volunteer management, service to the Armed Forces, fundraising, and external relations within the state. New Jersey is home to 8.9 million residents and is the most densely populated state in the country.
Taravella joined the Red Cross in 2012 as regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Central New York, overseeing the organization’s operations throughout 16 Central New York counties. In late 2014, the region was expanded to include Western New York, with Taravella providing oversight for 26 counties as chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Western and Central New York. During her tenure, Taravella developed a vision and strategy to increase the teamwork of employees reporting across the region, executed a plan to reduce the number of facilities in the region to better utilize donor dollars, and partnered with emergency management officials to develop community resilience and improve readiness for large-scale disasters.