Our Leadership

Northeastern Pennsylvania Region

 

Michael Chaplo
Vice President of Recruitment
American Red Cross Blood Services – East Division

Michael Chaplo is the Vice President of Recruitment for the East Division where he works in partnership with Recruitment Process and Planning leadership, key recruitment-related functions and field leaders to drive improvements in how the organization recruits blood and platelet donors.

Prior to this role, Michael served as Vice President of National Sales for Preparedness and Health and Safety Services (PHSS) with the American Red Cross in Washington, DC.  In this capacity, he brought extensive experience in growing revenue to the not for profit industry, making incalculable contributions to the evolution and growth of PHSS.

Michael is a sales and marketing industry leader with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success.  He has contributed immeasurably to the high-tech and telecom industries through his executive tenure with several leading companies, where he developed sales and marketing strategies that resulted in extraordinary revenue growth.

Michael holds an MBA in Management and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelor of Science from Utica College of Syracuse University. He has also completed executive education programs at MIT Sloan, Wharton and Penn State University. 

 

 

Robert Kessler
Chief Executive Officer
Penn-Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania 
Blood Services Regions

An American Red Cross employee for over 21 years, Bob Kessler was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Penn-Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood Services Regions in December 2013.  Prior to becoming CEO, he served as the Penn-Jersey Region’s Director of Donor Recruitment.

Between posts with the Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region, Bob spent ten years with the New York Blood Center and five with The Blood Center of New Jersey serving in various capacities in blood center operations and management.  He currently serves as a member of the New Jersey Blood Bank Task Force.

Bob received his Bachelor of Science from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.  He continued his education at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J. receiving his Master’s degree in Public Administration in Health Care Management and Policy.

 

Patricia Pisciotto, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
American Red Cross Blood Services – Northeast Division

Dr. Patricia Pisciotto joined the American Red Cross - Connecticut Blood Services Region as the medical director on November 1, 2005 and was appointed chief medical officer, Northeast Division in January 2007. Prior to joining the American Red Cross she served as the clinical director of Laboratory Medicine and Blood Bank/Hematology at the University of Connecticut Health Center - John Dempsey Hospital. She held the academic title of professor and interim chair for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dental Medicine and presently maintains the title of professor emeritus.

Dr. Pisciotto received her BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. and her M.D. from Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. She completed her training in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospital, in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has pursued a career in transfusion medicine with special interest in pediatric transfusion therapy. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.