The Red Cross has announced the appointment of Jeff Banks as the Wayne Pike Disaster Program Specialist. Banks began his position as Disaster Program Specialist for Wayne, Pike and Lackawanna Counties March 31.

With a background of management and volunteerism, since 2008 Banks has been a volunteer with the disaster action team (DAT), the DAT captain and a disaster partner. The Red Cross has said Banks' valuable experience will ensure a smooth transition and further the success of the Red Cross mission.

Banks can be reached at the Wayne Pike Chapter in the Hawley Chapter in the Hawley Silk Mill at (570) 253-2310.