Leadership & Team

Penn State PRO Wellness is an extension of Penn State College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Penn State Children’s Hospital at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. For more than 15 years, the Center has led statewide efforts to improve health and wellness through lifestyle prevention, health care research and educational outreach.

For general inquires, please email prowellness@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Executive Director

Deepa L. Sekhar, MD, MSc

Project Coordinator

Kathleen Allen

Research Project Manager

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

Senior Project Manager

Alicia Hoke, MPH, CHES

Project Coordinator

Marwa Khan

Project Coordinator

Allison Linton

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Jill Manlove

Public Relations Specialist

Amy Ward

Project Coordinator

Angela Zearfaus, RD

Meet the Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is comprised of allied organizations invested in advancing our mission with improving the health and wellness of today’s youth and families.

Matthew S. Adams

Boy Scouts of America, Pennsylvania Dutch Council

Tiffany Bransteitter

Pennsylvania Department of Health

William Calo

Penn State Public Health Sciences

Christine Drexler

WeMatter and Cocoa Packs

Jennifer Edmondson, MS

Division of Food and Nutrition, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Amy Flaherty, MA

Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Bureau of Health Promotion & Risk Reduction, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Diana Fox

Hospital Systems, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Amanda Frankeny

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network

CJ Freeman

School District of Lancaster

David Genova

Montgomery County Health Department

Roy Gothie

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Multi-Modal Division

David Greineder

Office of Health Equity, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Elise Gurgevich

Penn State Extension

Diane Harlow

WellSpan Population Health

Martha Harris

Fizika Group

Toni Henning, BSN, RN CSN, MEd

Lebanon School District

Shelby Iezzi

Pottstown School District

Dr. Sarah Iriana

Penn State Children’s Hospital

Carol LaRegina

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Nicole Lazarz

Capital BlueCross

Monica Lazur

Pinnacle Health

Jody McCullough

Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine

Kathleen McKenzie

Highmark Inc.

Kelsey Miller

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Hospital

Gil Pak

Penn State Children’s Hospital

Ian Paul, MD

Division of Academic General Pediatrics

Jessica Peconi-Cook

Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc (PSAHPERD)

Becca Raley

Partnership for Better Health

Mack Ruffin IV, MD, MPH

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Laura Saccente


David Saunders

Office of Health Equity, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Deb Tregea

Penn State College of Medicine

Ashley Visco

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center