About Us


The Central Pennsylvania Alliance for Response is an affiliation of organizations and individuals interested in emergency preparedness and protecting cultural institutions and collections in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, and Union Counties.


Steering Committee:

Robbin Degeratu, Administrative Director, Centre County Library & Historical Museum

Lisa Erickson, Executive Director, Huntingdon County Library

Elizabeth K. Gordon, Registrar, Juniata College Museum of Art

L. Suzanne Kellerman, Head of Preservation, Conservation and Digitization, Penn State University Libraries



Membership is open to any individual or institution who is interested in disaster preparedness, emergency management, and cultural heritage protection. Our organization is volunteer-based and has no dues or fees. We strongly encourage attendance at meetings, but also understand that work schedules cannot always accommodate our meeting times.


Organizations Include:

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Altoona Area Public Library

American Philatelic Society

Bedford County Historical Society

Center for the Study of Jewish Life in Central PA

Centre County Historical Society

Centre County Library & Historical Museum

Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University

Huntingdon County Library

Juniata College Museum of Art

L. A. Beeghly Library, Juniata College

Pennsylvania Military Museum

Penn State University Libraries

Saint Francis University Library

Saxton Community Library

Schlow Centre Region Library