Welcome Sophie Piconi – Executive Director, American Red Cross of Central and Mid Coast Maine

August 19, 2022

The American Red Cross Northern New England Region is pleased to welcome Sophie Piconi as the executive director for the Central and Mid Coast Maine Chapter located in Topsham.

Sophie Piconi brings 25 years of non-profit experience to her new position with the Red Cross. She has served in leadership roles at Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA, SFX Missions, Children of the Immaculate Heart and the San Diego Blood Bank. Sophie has extensive experience building partnerships, volunteer recruitment, creating teams, fundraising, managing operations, program development and media relations. Sophie lives in Camden with her husband, two children and multiple international exchange students.

“I am honored to join the Red Cross and work side-by-side with the extraordinary volunteers, donors and staff to continue to deliver on the mission to help people in times of crisis,” said Piconi. “I am also very much looking forward to deepening our relationships with all of the communities across Central and Mid Coast Maine.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Sophie to this leadership role,” said Stephanie Couturier, CEO, Red Cross Northern New England Region.

The American Red Cross of Northern New England serves more than 3.2 million people throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. The region covers 40 counties and 49,083 square miles. Our more than 1,600 dedicated volunteers deliver our humanitarian mission with the support of a small group of employees.

As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross provides free emergency assistance shelter, food, clothing and emotional support to people affected by disasters. We empower families and communities to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies every day.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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