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.

Executive Director

Deepa L. Sekhar, MD, MSc

Project Coordinator

Kathleen Allen, BS

Project Coordinator

Heather Costigan, BS

Research Project Associate

Lauren Green, MPH, CHES

Research Project Manager

Elizabeth Hivner, M.Ed, CHES

Senior Project Manager

Alicia Hoke, MPH, CHES

Project Coordinator

Chelsea Keller, MPH

Project Coordinator

Alissa Molinari, MPH

Project Manager

Andrea Murray, MPH

Research Project Manager

Krista Pattison, MS

Social Media and Events Specialist

Amy Rhine, BS

Project Coordinator

Angela Schlegel, RD

Faculty Affiliates

William Calo, PhD, JD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research

Faculty Affiliates

Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
  • Director of Penn State Project ECHO
  • Co-lead of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Community-Engaged Research Core

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

Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold

Better Together: Lebanon County Founder

Tiffany Bransteitter

Pennsylvania Department of Health

William Calo

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Judy Dillon, MSN, MA, RN

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Christine Drexler

WeMatter!

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

Tim Herd

Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society

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

PSAYDN

David Saunders

Office of Health Equity, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Deb Tregea

Penn State College of Medicine