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Board of Directors

Debra Youngfelt, BS, MCHES®, President
Executive Director
Northeast PA Area Health Education Center
164 Scranton Carbondale Highway
Archbald, PA 18403
Telephone: (610) 379-2001
Email: dyoungfelt@nepa-ahec.org

Joseph Robare, DrPH, MS, RDN
Associate Professor and MPH Program Director
Department of Public Health and Social Work
Slippery Rock University
110 Dinger Building
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Telephone: (724) 738-2943
Email: joseph.robare@sru.edu

Sharon Adams, RN, BA, Treasurer
Executive Director
Southcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center
2056 Plank Road
P.O. Box 509
Carrolltown, PA 15722
Telephone: (814) 344-2222
Email: sadams@scpa-ahec.org

Jamie Hammond, MS, MPAS, PA-C, Secretary
Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
University of Pittsburgh
243 Murdoch Building
3420 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Telephone: (412) 383-0654
Email: jlh300@pitt.edu

Helen Hawkey, RDH
Executive Director
PA Coalition for Oral Health
P.O. Box 242
Delmont, PA 15626
Email: helen@paoralhealth.org

Lisa Davis, MHA
Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
118 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 863-8214
Email: lad3@psu.edu

Ronald Mezick, Jr., PA-C
Pennsylvania Society of Physicians Assistants
P.O. Box 128
Greensburg, PA 15601
Telephone: (724) 836-6411
Email: rbmezick@aol.com

Diane Spokus, M.Ed., PhD, MCHES®
Teaching Professor of Health Policy and Administration, and
Associate Director of Undergraduate Professional Development
Department of Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
501K Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 865-0716
Email: dms201@psu.edu

Kathy Wonderly, RN, MS.Ed.
Consultant, Performance Improvement
Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania
500 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086
Telephone: (814) 787-8456
Email: wonderlk@hcwp.org

Jayne Klenner, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Department of Public Health and Social Work
Kings College
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Telephone: (570) 208-5900 ext. 5452
Email: jayneklenner@kings.edu

Hope Wormuth, MHL
Fund Development & Community Relations Specialist
VNA Hospice & Home Health of Lackawanna County
301 Delaware Avenue
Olyphant, PA 18447
Telephone: (570) 383-5180
Email: hwormuth@vnahospice.org

Student Board Members

Amanda Adams
Pennsylvania State University | Class of 2023
B.S. Health Policy and Administration
Telephone: (610) 417-4960
Email: ara5489@psu.edu

Taylor Rider, MS, OMS-III, Student Representative
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Email: tr8683@pcom.edu

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