The Lehigh Valley Health Network Board of Associates consists of community members with a mutual interest in quality patient care, clinical and community education, medical research and other endeavors that keep our community healthy. As advocates for the health network, board members share information about our key services and programs with their family, friends and neighbors in the community. Members also bring community feedback to the board's general meetings.

Board leadership

Officers' cabinet for a two-year term from August 2017 to August 2019:
President, Jeanne Tilghman
First vice president, Sybil Stershic
Second vice president, Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson
Secretary, Maj. Nathan Kline

Executive committee for 2019:

Kim Capers, Norma Cusick, John Daniel, Charles Keim, Maj. Nathan Kline, Geoffrey Legg, Dr. J. Robert Lovett, Dr. Jeremy Melber, Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson, Halyna Stegura, Sybil Stershic, Jeanne Tilghman

2019 General Meetings

General membership meetings of the Board of Associates are offered in the Lehigh Valley, Greater Hazleton, and Pocono regions. The meetings begin with lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by a health network senior leader update and a speaker on a highlighted medical topic or service, concluding at 1 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Location

Lehigh Valley location meetings take place at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Kasych Family Pavilion, Richard Fleming Educational Conference Center, Medical Imaging of Lehigh Valley Educational Conference Rooms 6, 7 and 8.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 13
  • Wednesday, April 10
  • Thursday, June 13 (Social Mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2

Past Meetings

Hazleton Location

Hazleton meetings take place at Capriotti's Catering in McAdoo.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19
  • Tuesday, April 16
  • Tuesday, June 18
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15

Pocono Location

Pocono meetings take place in the Serenity & Tranquility conference rooms in Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono.

  • Monday, April 22
  • Monday, June 24
  • Monday, September 23
  • Monday, November 18

Past Meetings 

Advocacy

Lehigh Valley Health Network continues to grow and evolve to meet our community's needs. Because board member advocacy gives us a voice in the community, we're counting on member support more than ever. Here are some ways to stay informed:

  • News and updates – Learn about what's happening by visiting our newsroom.
  • Social media – Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest
  • Research – Our research efforts span a variety of clinical areas such as cancer, cardiology and neuroscience. Learn more about our Network Office of Research and Innovation (NORI).

Board members

Barbara Ahlum

Mary T. Alimecco

Nykea Alvarez-Macey

Donna Jean Anderson

Betty Anton

Aurel M. Arndt

Mark Aurand

David D. Babb

Freda C. Babb

Corliss Bachman

Cheryl Baker

Megan E. Balseiro

Luis Bardales Jr.

Fred Barletta

Monica Barletta

Donna Marie Barna

Betty Barnhardt

Richard R. Barrall

Jeffrey Berdahl

Betty Anne Bernstein

Michelle Bisbing

Caroline M.  Boderman

Sally Bolesta

Tarrant Alexander Booker

Priscilla Bowersox

Carol Dunn Bowyer

Wenda Boyer

Geoffrey F. Boyer

Kenny Bretz

Dianne Bridges

Carol A. Brobst

Mike Bruckner

Donna Buhosky

Nadenia Butko

Anne Caggiano

Kim Capers

Jane Cella

Mark A. Cernese

John Chadbourne

Terry Check

Carolyn G. Clarke

Barbara D. Clifford

Kathleen Clinton

Samuel E. Cohen

Marilyn Coles

Matthew J. Connell

Sandra Colon

Denise Corcoran

Donna Cornelius

Annette O. Corona

Brett Coryell

Robert Curry

James Curto

Norma A. Cusick

Richard J. Cusick, MD

Susan Dalandan

John L. Daniel

Gary Danish

Rick Daugherty

Ron DeBlasi

Niurka De LaRosa

Donna Delehanty

Mary Ann Deputy

Fran Derhammer

Lianna DeSantis

Ruth Dex

Walter Dex

Linda Dite

Jane Dougherty

Doris A. Drabic

Gale Drechsler

Steve Drechsler

Jessica Dreistadt

Maria C. Dresen

Lani Drobnock

Jon Dubbs

Anne Stuart Dubbs

Ann Duerst

Marlin Duncan

Nancy R. Eckhart

Pat Egan

George Emery

Deolinda Emery

Laura Eppler

Sandra Erb

Ray Erb Jr.

Maria Esposito

Sue Farley

Lona M. Farr

Dave Fatula

Stuart Fause

Susan Fause

Trudy Fearon

Tina Fellin

Maggie  Fenstermacher

Thomas Fenstermacher

Lisa Finkelstein

Dolly Forte

Linda Reed Friedman

Jane Friedberg

Rossanna Gabriel

Marlene A. Geary

Janice Geider

Anita Ghatak

Arundhati Ghatak

P.K. Ghatak

Mildred Gillingham

William Gillingham

Madison Gogal

Michele Grasso

Khalima Green

Camilla Greene

Mary B. Gunn

Geoff Gutgold

Nathan Guttman

Melissa Hakim

Charles Hannig

James Hansel

Joan  Hansel

George F. Hayden

Linda Heintzelman

Richard Heintzelman

Maryann Herbener

Kent Hickey

Shirley A. Hoffman

Carol Holben Daniel

Adam Hoover

Bill Howells

Miriam Huertas

Phyllis M. Hughes

Asa M. Hughes

Jean Hunsberger

Denise Iervolino

Joseph Iervolino

Loriann Irving

Donald W. Jacobs

Kathryn Jacobs

Murtaza Jaffer

Barry Jais

Diane M. Jandrasits

Teri Johnson

Thomas Jones

Andrew Kahn

Ellen O. Kalinosky

Charles Keim

Jo-Ann Kelly

Charles J. Kelly Sr.

Alice Kender

Bernadine Kernechel

Suzanne S. Khindri

Robert Kiesel

William R. Killgore Sr.

Barbara A. Kitson

Nathan Kline

David Koerner

Penny Kornet

E.J. Stephen Krall

Danielle Kulnis

Courtney Kulp

Denise Langman

Dolores A. Laputka, Esq.

Gary Lawler

Sharon Laverdure

Geoffrey A. Legg

Jason Lenko

Joseph Lentz

Joseph Lettiere

Ron Lewis

Stephanie Lobitz

Mary Jane Long

J. Robert Lovett

Vivian Lukacs

George C. Lytle

Elaine Maddon-Curry

Barbara Malcolm

Mary Malone

William R. Mason

Jeff Mason

Michael Matsko

JoAnn Matsko

Saleem Mawji

Mary Jane McAteer

Jeffrey A. McElhaney Jr.

Colleen McGee

Florence McNelis

Marianne M. McNiel

Michael D. McShane

Ben Medina

Christine Meinhart-Fritz

Jeremy G. Melber

Amy Meleck

Carol Gullo Mest

Margaret Mihal

Marion A. Miller

Clair Miller

Natalie W. Millrod

Sheila Milz

Robert Moisey

Janice Moisey

Jenn Moisey

Marcella Moyer Schick

Sandra Muehlig

Brian Nagle

Jean Nagle

Mindy Nardone

Pete Nardone

Kay Nederostek

Christine L. Nelson

Helen K. Neubauer

Jacqueline A. Nonnemacher

Neil Oberto

Teresa A. O'Malley

Maureen O'Meara

Kathryn Orban

Nancy J. Orr

Jacqueline Owens

Gregory A. Owens

Donna Palermo

Anne Panik

Tameko Patterson

Barbara E. Peters

Rita Petruzzi

J. Scott Pidcock

Pamela Polchin

Lonni Polli

Marydonna  Portonova

Sanela Portonova

Russell Puschak

Sumana Rao

Michelle Reilly

Grace Ritter

Dr. Elizabeth Robison

Cheryl Roman

Robert Roman

Arthur H. Rubin

Audrey M. Rubin

Toni Ruggiero

Susan Rutt

Barbara J. Sander

Jane Schiff

William G. Schimeneck

Theodore C. Schlack

Gale S. Schlechter

Sue Schrader Vandenelzen

Graig Schultz

Richard Scott

Robert Sensky, Esq.

Patricia Seyer

Barbara Showalter

Shraddha Shrivastava

Denise Shrosky

Mary M. Sierzega

Lynald E. Silsbee

Teresa Sinko

Richard Slimmer

Alexander Sloot

Jennifer Sloot

Zakiya Smalls

Annette Smerkanich

Elaine Soltys

William Spear

Marylynne Spear

Latoya Spence

Christine Stamatopoulos

Halyna Stegura

LuAnn Steinhauer

Donna Sterling

Michael Stershic

Sybil F. Stershic

Nancy Stevens

Jill Stevens

Robert Strauss

Victoria A. Strunk

Raymond Suhocki

Jane Suhocki

Carla Thaller

James H. Tieser

Jean A. Tieser

Jeanne M. Tilghman

Jeff Tintle

Courtney Tolino

Karli Truitt

Paul J. Uricchio

Wendy Uricchio

John Van Den Elzen

Carol Varma

Art Villafane

David V. Voellinger

Lona Voellinger

Stephen Walker

Patrick Ward

Michael Waterhouse

Philip B. Wavrek

Michael Weber

Cheryl Winters-Tetreau

Doris A. Wire

Harry F. Wood

Alice M. Wood

Jason Worley

Mary Wozniak

Sandra Wruble

Joseph Yannuzzi

Jo Ann Yannuzzi

Your support

As a not-for-profit health organization, LVHN strives to post a positive operating margin and reinvest those funds to better serve our community. Although the Board of Associates does not collect dues, we welcome personal gifts to LVHN. This support enables us to discover new treatments, educate and retain tomorrow's caregivers, and continue providing exceptional health care close to home. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our community.

Donate now to help ensure your family, friends and neighbors continue to have access to high-quality health care services and programs.