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Author Archives: CPBJ Staff

Troy Bankert, AIA

Co-owner/CEO/Director of Architecture LSC Design Inc. dba Warehaus AE As lead representative for the firm, Bankert drives strategic communications and leads client relationship management. Although overall firm management is his main focus, he also oversees a team as director of architecture and manages projects as a registered architect. He has been with the organization for over 33 years and has ...

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Dr. Oralia G. Dominic

As a medical policy research analyst and chief medical officer for Camp Hill-based Highmark Inc., Dr. Oralia G. Dominic has spent her career helping people by supporting economic empowerment and community responsibility through research, policy, advocacy and education. A trusted voice and leader within the Central Pennsylvania Latino community, she has been dedicated to reaching underserved communities with evidence-based and ...

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Sarah S. Sweigart

Sarah S. Sweigart, PA-C, has been a physician assistant (PA) in the neonatal intensive care unit at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital for almost eight years. In that time she has become one of the most accomplished PAs within the unit both in patient care and leadership. Armed with a deep understanding of the field of neonatal medicine, she has ...

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UPMC Central PA ICU Lead

Dedicated to being on the cutting edge of research, UPMC Central PA has initiated many programs over the years contributing significantly to its success. Most recently, its Intensive Care Unit Lead Team for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), consisting of Karen Good, clinical nurse specialist, Vanessa Snell, manager diabetes education, Amy Helmuth, vice president of quality, and Renu Joshi, vice president ...

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George Fernandez

In 2014, George Fernandez left behind a successful career at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to launch Latino Connection with no more than a broken laptop, a borrowed credit card from a friend and $250. “I was truly just following a passion, and a need to fill a void in my community,” said Fernandez, who as CEO his core mission ...

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Teri Jakob

Currently serving as manager of special events and partnership giving at UPMC Pinnacle Foundation, Teri Jakob oversees development of special events. As a part-time nurse at Messiah Lifeways, as well, her knowledge and training have been especially helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing numerous hats, she has volunteered for extra shifts at the hospital’s COVID testing sites and worked hundreds ...

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Jody Smith

A career nurse who has devoted her life to working in senior care, Jody Smith currently serves as an LPN and charge nurse at The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg where she goes above and beyond to support the organization’s mission to provide nursing services for the frail and infirm elderly, along with rehabilitation and care for ...

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Carla E. Pielmeier

With a career in audiology spanning more than 20 years, Carla E. Pielmeier has led a life of serving others. Armed with a doctorate degree in audiology, Pielmeier currently serves as the supervisor of audiology services at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. Always willing to do whatever is needed to provide her patients with the best care possible, Pielmeier’s dedication to ...

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Asceline Go

For more than 20 years, Asceline Go, M.D., has served as a primary care physician at Family First Health, a community health center located in York. “Being able to take care of patients and help them navigate their health needs has always been a priority for me,” said Go, who currently serves as president of medical services for the center. ...

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Joye Gingrich

With a career in nursing that spans nearly 30 years, it’s safe to say that Joye Gingrich personifies nursing. As the chief nursing officer at UPMC Carlisle, her passion for the profession is demonstrated every day. In addition to successfully providing overall leadership for the nursing division, she works alongside her nursing team when needed. Combining a traditional and out-of-the-box ...

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Amit M. Sharma

As a board-certified and fellowship-trained specialist in infectious diseases, Amit M. Sharma, M.D., MPH, has played important roles in many infectious disease outbreaks throughout his career, including the Ebola outbreak of 2014 and now COVID-19 of which he was at the forefront designing and implementing infection control policies according to the guidelines laid out by the CDC. During the last ...

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Wellspan Health Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

WellSpan Health Pulmonar y and Sleep Medicine in York treats patients with various lung and sleep disorders, such as COPD, asthma, lung cancer, fibrosis, sleep apnea and insomnia. It also provides inpatient pulmonary consultations and critical care management. Twenty five million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when muscles in the throat relax during sleep causing a disruption ...

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Penn State Health

With a dedicated community health team serving on the frontline of the pandemic since March 2020, Penn State Health has gone above and beyond in its community outreach efforts and making sure everyone has equitable access to care. The team, consisting of Julie Groh (pictured), BSN, RN, a community health nurse, Tara E. Simmons, D.Ed., MSN, RN, also a community ...

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Rayna Dormer

Since joining The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg seven years ago as an LPN and staff educator, Rayna Dormer has become an essential part of the team, not only navigating through the usual day-to-day operations, but through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well. Highly respected for being a world of knowledge when it comes to restorative programming, facility ...

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