Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Profile of Daniela Desiderio Redpath, Vice President, Teach Anti-Bullying

Philadelphia, PA – February 19, 2013 -- Daniela Desiderio Redpath joined Teach Anti-Bullying as the organization’s Vice President in November 2011, and brings her considerable marketing, public relations and event management skills to her role.  In addition, Daniela brings her experience as a single mother of two children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum and has suffered from bullying in his school.

Teach Anti-Bullying is a Philadelphia-based national non-profit organization dedicated to working with educators and parents on the bullying crisis in our communities.  The organization was founded by a group of concerned educators, parents and friends, like Daniela, who know first-hand the challenges of bullying, especially bullying of children with special needs.

“Daniela brings a unique, personal perspective to Teach Anti-Bullying, based on her own experiences as a parent raising two children and her experiences dealing with bullying in their lives,” said Claudio V. Cerullo, Ph.D., founder and President of Teach Anti-Bullying.  “We value her insight and her passion, as well as her professional experience in marketing and event management.  Daniela’s guidance and efforts have proven invaluable in growing Teach Anti-Bullying over the past year.”

As Vice President of Teach Anti-Bullying, Daniela works closely with schools and community groups to schedule seminars and teaching sessions, as well as special events, throughout the region and nationwide.  She coordinates Teach Anti-Bullying representatives appearances at numerous events, and works with partners and vendors to ensure that together, they can serve children and families who have been, or are being affected by, bullying, Teach Anti-Bullying works to raise awareness and support, while encouraging the collaboration of all stakeholders – children, educators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, and local, state and federal legislators – in the pro-active intervention against bullying as well as the prevention of bullying. 

She actively coordinates all of Teach Anti-Bullying’s services, including school assemblies, workshops, conferences and speaking engagements; advocacy; program development and implementation; policy development and implementation; victimization support services; bullying in the workplace programs; online support for children and families; and providing expert witnesses for anti-bullying court cases.
Daniela has coordinated, in the organization’s first year of existence, over two dozen presentations to over 1,000 parents, over 1,000 educators and professionals, and over 2,000 students in events in the Greater Philadelphia Region.  Teach Anti-Bullying also presented last March at the State of Louisiana’s Call for Action Anti-Bullying Conference in Baton Rouge.

Her extensive experience in event planning, marketing and public relations was gained over two decades in the hotel and food service industries in suburban Philadelphia.  Prior to joining Teach Anti-Bullying, Daniela was the Director of Event Planning for DiFabio’s 9th Street Catering Company, in Media, PA, for over six years.  Previously, she was the catering sales manager for Carlino’s in Ardmore, PA from 2003 to 2005.  Earlier, she was the Director of Front Office Operations for the Marriott Hotel (Wayne, PA) from 1999 to 2001, and was the Assistant Director of Front Office Operations for the Hilton Hotel (King of Prussia, PA) from 1992 to 1999.  In both roles, she was the property trainer for all employees, reinforcing the brand message with new hires and existing employees.  She has also worked as a “TIPS” Certified Trainer, teaching employees in the restaurant industry how to serve alcohol to patrons and prevent alcohol-related problems on-site. 

Daniela was the PTO co-president for Chesnutwold Elementary School, in the Haverford School District, from 2010 to 2012.  She is active with Autism Speaks, and not only helped plan the 2011 Autism Speaks Walk, she also raised over $3,000 on her own for the organization.  Daniela also served as a swimming instructor for the Main Line YMCA, teaching classes for mothers with young children, CPR and First Aid.   She continues to help a number of groups supporting mothers with children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Additional information about Teach Anti-Bullying is available at http://www.TeachAntiBullying.com.

Media Contact:  Jim DeLorenzo, 215-266-5943, jim@jhdenterprises.com