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 2019 to August 2021:
President: Sybil Stershic
First Vice President: Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson
Second Vice President: Kim Capers
Secretary: Charles Keim

Executive committee for 2020:

Kim Capers, Norma Cusick, John Daniel, Stuart Fause, Asa Hughes, Charles Keim, Geoffrey Legg, Dr. Jeremy Melber, Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson, Jacqueline Nonnemacher, Halyna Stegura, Sybil Stershic, Jeanne Tilghman, Mary Wozniak

2020 General Meetings

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, health care organizations all over the world are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of their patients and employees. Lehigh Valley Health Network is no different and continues to make safety its highest priority. We continue to evaluate the rest of our 2020 schedule, including virtual options for programming, and will keep you informed on the status of future meetings.

General membership meetings of the Board of Associates are offered in the Lehigh Valley, Greater Hazleton, Schuylkill/Pottsville and Pocono/East Stroudsburg 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. 5
  • Wednesday, April 8 - CANCELLED
  • Thursday, June 11 (Social Mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m.) - CANCELLED
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14

Past Meetings

Hazleton Location

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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • Tuesday, April 21 - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, June 16 - Rescheduled, Going Virtual – Stay tuned for updates
  • Tuesday, Aug. 18
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20

Pocono Location

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

  • Monday, Feb. 24
  • Monday, April 20 - CANCELLED
  • Monday, June 15 - CANCELLED
  • Monday, Aug. 17
  • Monday, Oct. 19

Schuylkill Location

  • Thursday, Feb. 20
  • Thursday, April 16 - CANCELLED
  • Thursday, June 18 - CANCELLED
  • Thursday, Aug. 20
  • Thursday, Oct. 15

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 FacebookTwitterYouTube, 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

LEHIGH VALLEY

Barbara Ahlum

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.

Betty Barnhardt

Richard R. Barrall

Jeffrey Berdahl

Caroline M.  Boderman

Tarrant Alexander Booker

Priscilla Bowersox

Wenda Boyer

Geoffrey F. Boyer

Kenny Bretz

Dianne Bridges

Carol A. Brobst

Mike Bruckner

Charlotte Buckenmeyer

Donna Buhosky

Kim Capers

Jane Cella

Mark A. Cernese

John Chadbourne

Terry Check

Carolyn G. Clarke

Barbara D. Clifford

Kathleen Clinton

Samuel E. Cohen

Sandra Colon

Donna Cornelius

Annette O. Corona

Norma A. Cusick

Richard J. Cusick, MD

Susan Dalandan

John L. Daniel

Carol Holben Daniel

Rick Daugherty

Mary Ann Deputy

Fran Derhammer

Ruth Dex

Walter Dex

Linda Dite

Doris A. Drabic

Gale Drechsler

Steve Drechsler

Jessica Dreistadt

Maria C. Dresen

Jon Dubbs

Anne Stuart Dubbs

Ann Duerst

Nancy R. Eckhart

Pat Egan

George Emery

Deolinda Emery

Laura Eppler

Jonathan Epstein

Sandra Erb

Ray Erb Jr.

Maria Esposito

Lona M. Farr

Stuart Fause

Susan Fause

Trudy Fearon

Maggie Fenstermacher

Thomas Fenstermacher

Jane Friedberg

Linda Reed Friedman

Marlene A. Geary

Janice Geider

Anita Ghatak

Arundhati Ghatak

P.K. Ghatak

Mildred Gillingham

William Gillingham

Madison Gogal

Camilla Greene

Geoff Gutgold

Nathan Guttman

Melissa Hakim

James Hansel

Joan Hansel

Linda Heintzelman

Richard Heintzelman

Kent Hickey

Shirley A. Hoffman

Miriam Huertas

Asa M. Hughes

Peggy Hughes

Phyllis M. Hughes

Jean Hunsberger

Denise Iervolino

Joseph Iervolino

Loriann Irving

Donald W. Jacobs

Kathryn Jacobs

Murtaza Jaffer

Diane M. Jandrasits

Teri Johnson

Andrew Kahn

Ellen O. Kalinosky

Charles Keim

Charles J. Kelly Sr.

Jo-Ann Kelly

Bernadine Kernechel

Suzanne S. Khindri

Robert Kiesel

William R. Killgore Sr.

Barbara A. Kitson

David Koerner

Penny Kornet

E.J. Krall

Danielle Kulnis

Courtney Kulp

Dolores A. Laputka, Esq.

Gary Lawler

Sharon Laverdure

Geoffrey A. Legg

Joseph Lentz

Ron Lewis

Stephanie Lobitz

Mary Jane Long

Robert Lovett

George C. Lytle

Barbara Malcolm

William R. Mason

Michael Matsko

JoAnn Matsko

Saleem Mawji

Mary Jane McAteer

Jeffrey A. McElhaney Jr.

Colleen McGee

Marianne M. McNiel

Jeremy G. Melber

Amy Meleck

Carol Gullo Mest

Marion A. Miller

Clair Miller

Natalie W. Millrod

Sheila Milz

Donna Mohr

Marcella Moyer Schick

Sandra Muehlig

Brian Nagle

Jean Nagle

Kay Nederostek

Christine L. Nelson

Helen K. Neubauer

Jacqueline A. Nonnemacher

Teresa A. O'Malley

Maureen O'Meara

Kathryn Orban

Nancy J. Orr

Jacqueline Owens

Gregory A. Owens

Anne Panik

Tameko Patterson

Barbara E. Peters

Marianne Phillips

Scott Pidcock

Sumana Rao

Grace Ritter

Arthur H. Rubin

Audrey M. Rubin

Susan Rutt

Barbara J. Sander

Jane Schiff

William G. Schimeneck

Theodore C. Schlack

Gale S. Schlechter

Sue Schrader Vandenelzen

Graig Schultz

Patricia Seyer

Barbara Showalter

Shraddha Shrivastava

Mary M. Sierzega

Lynald E. Silsbee

Teresa Sinko

Richard Slimmer

Zakiya Smalls

Elaine Soltys

Latoya Spence

Mary Ann Stangl

Halyna Stegura

LuAnn Steinhauer

Michael Stershic

Sybil F. Stershic

Nancy Stevens

Robert Strauss

Raymond Suhocki

Jane Suhocki

James H. Tieser

Jean A. Tieser

Jeanne M. Tilghman

Jeff Tintle

Paul J. Uricchio

Wendy Uricchio

John Van Den Elzen

Carol Varma

Art Villafane

David V. Voellinger

Stephen Walker

Patrick Ward

Michael Waterhouse

Philip B. Wavrek

Michael Weber

Ann Marie Wehman

Cheryl Winters-Tetreau

Doris A. Wire

Harry F. Wood

Alice M. Wood

Jason Worley

Mary Wozniak

Sandra Wruble

HAZLETON

Mary T. Alimecco

Fred Barletta

Monica Barletta

Donna Marie Barna

Betty Anne Bernstein

Sally Bolesta

Anne Caggiano

Denise Corcoran

Robert Curry

Elaine Maddon-Curry

James Curto

Gary Danish

Niurka De LaRosa

Donna Delehanty

Jane Dougherty

Lani Drobnock

Marlin Duncan

Leann Fallabel

Sue Farley

Dave Fatula

Tina Fellin

Lisa Finkelstein

Dolores Forte

Rossanna Gabriel

Jennifer Goyne

George F. Hayden

Maryann Herbener

Adam Hoover

Barry Jais

Alice Kender

Denise Langman

Gary Lawler

Jason Lenko

Joseph Lettiere

Stephanie Lobitz

Vivian Lukacs

Mary Malone

Jeff Mason

Florence McNelis

Margaret Mihal

Robert Moisey

Janice Moisey

Jenn Moisey

Remo Molino

Sylvia Molino

Roberta Moore

Mindy Nardone

Pete Nardone

Neil Oberto

Mark Ondishin

Donna Palermo

Rita Petruzzi

Pamela Polchin

Lonni Polli

Marydonna  Portonova

Sanela Saracina

Christen Reese

Michelle Reilly

Cheryl Roman

Robert Roman

Toni Ruggiero

Robert Sensky, Esq.

Denise Shrosky

Alexander Sloot

Jennifer Sloot

Annette Smerkanich

William Spear

Marylynne Spear

Christine Stamatopoulos

Nancy Stasko

Donna Sterling

Carla Thaller

Patrick Ward

Joseph Yannuzzi

Jo Ann Yannuzzi

POCONO

Michelle Baehr

Vincent Bianchi

Michelle Bisbing

Carol Bowyer

Marilyn Coles

Matthew J. Connell

Brett Coryell

Pilar Cueva

Cosmas Curry

Ron DeBlasi

Lianna DeSantis

Khalima Green

Mary B. Gunn

Charles Hannig

Rose Hewitt

Bill Howells

Thomas Jones

Sharon Laverdure

Enid Logan

Christine Meinhart-Fritz

Tameko Patterson

Dr. Elizabeth Robison

Karli Sanders

Richard Scott

Jen Stauch

Victoria A. Strunk

Courtney Tolino

Michael Tukeva

SCHUYLKILL

Renee Buchanan

Robert Carl

Jeffrey Jones

Kay Jones

Rev. David Loeper

William Magdeburg

Angela Pasco

John Powers

Barbara Vicic

Regina Rinaldo Wozniski

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.