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Advisory Council

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides input related to current healthcare issues and trends, which inform the Assistant Dean of Nursing, Program Coordinators, and nursing faculty to consider the needs of the program-identified community of interest.

  • Aimee Hagerty, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BE-
    Aimee Hagerty, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BE VP & Chief Nursing Officer
    Penn State Hershey - Hampden Medical Center

    I am the Chief Nursing Officer for the new Penn State Health hospital under construction in Enola. The Hampden Medical Center is slated to open late 2021. I have been in healthcare for 27 years.

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  • Amanda Ebbert, MSN, RN, CNE Nursing Professional Development Leader
    Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    I work as the Nursing Education Professional Development (NEPD) liaison between the schools of nursing and PSHMC for clinical placement. I also help to council PSHMC staff who are looking to go back to school.

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  • Christine Braunegg, MSN, RN-BC-
    Christine Braunegg, MSN, RN-BC Nursing Professional Development Team Leader
    Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

    Chris is the team leader of the Nursing Professional Development Team at
    Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital.  The team facilitates nurses’ professional growth by assisting students, orienting newly hired staff, and educating/mentoring current staff. 

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  • Dawn Becker, DNP, RN, CEN, ACNS-BS-
    Dawn Becker, DNP, RN, CEN, ACNS-BS Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Wellspan Health York Hospital

    Dawn is the liaison with the schools of nursing and places students from the region, both PA and MD, into clinical sites with WellSpan Health York Hospital and all of its entities as well as WellSpan Health Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital.

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  • Debbie Klinger, RN-
    Debbie Klinger, RN Director
    Homeland Hospice

    Debbie is responsible for the day to day operations, resulting in the multidisciplinary care of approximately 220 patients and families.  As a non-profit organization, Homeland Hospice strives to provide the best quality of care at end of life, promoting autonomy, compassion, dignity and respect at this most challenging time of life.

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  • Debra Schreiber, BSN, RN Bethesda Mission Medical Clinic

    My role in the men’s Bethesda Mission medical clinic includes case management, caring for acute health needs, and intake health assessment of our clients.

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  • Gloria Santos, MS, RN-
    Gloria Santos, MS, RN Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
    Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

    Gloria is responsible and accountable for patient care, organization-wide.  She works closely with her colleagues and leaders to secure quality patient care and service excellence.

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  • Janet Passley-Clarke, DNP, MSN, CRNP, PMH-BC-
    Janet Passley-Clarke, DNP, MSN, CRNP, PMH-BC Advance Practice Manager
    Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

    Janet manages the advanced practice providers within the psychiatry department.  She is also a provider in the adult outpatient psychiatric clinic at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg.  

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  • Judy Norris Himes, MSN, RN, NEA-BC-
    Judy Norris Himes, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
    Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    Judy oversees the practice of approximately 2,750 registered nurses at all levels of practice.  She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Penn State Health, planning the development and expansion of a community health network.

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  • Kay Huber, D.Ed., MSN, MPH, RN-
    Kay Huber, D.Ed., MSN, MPH, RN Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope

    Kay Huber is a provider at the Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope in Harrisburg for the uninsured and underinsured.  She provides primary care to persons age 18 and over in this faith based clinic.  She has volunteered at the clinic for over four years.

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  • Lynn Motz, DNP, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC-
    Lynn Motz, DNP, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC Associate Director of Advanced Practice
    Penn State Hershey, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    In my current position with the Office of Advanced Practice, I am the director of our Advanced Practice Onboarding, Transition to Practice, and Mentor Programs.

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  • Mary Lou Mortimer, DNP, MSN, RN-
    Mary Lou Mortimer, DNP, MSN, RN System Director of Nursing Education, Practice and Research, UPMC Pinnacle

    Mary Lou is responsible for the oversight of nursing education, practice, and research at the UPMC Pinnacle hospital sites.

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  • Monica Filburn, MSN, RN, PNP-
    Monica Filburn, MSN, RN, PNP Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Nursing, Harrisburg Area Community College

    Monica is the administrator for four campuses for the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing Programs.

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  • Reverend Drew Stockstill-
    Reverend Drew Stockstill Pastor/Director of Health Ministries
    Christ Lutheran Church

    Reverend Stockstill is the Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Harrisburg and serves as the director of the congregation’s Health Ministries.  The Health Ministries of Christ Lutheran Church are four free clinics including a daily nurse-run walk-in clinic, urgent care clinic, prenatal clinic, and dental clinic.

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  • Robyn Waters, BSN, RN-
    Robyn Waters, BSN, RN Nursing Staff Educator
    Messiah Lifeways

    Robyn is responsible for coordination and development of staff education and assists with audits as directed by the Nursing Home Administrator.

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  • Sandy Winston, MHA, MSN, RN-
    Sandy Winston, MHA, MSN, RN Interim Chief Nursing Officer, UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic
    Vice President, Surgical Services, UPMC Pinnacle

    My role is to oversee nursing practice and provide on-site leadership at UMPC Community Osteopathic focusing on safe, quality patient care. I also have system oversight responsibilities for Surgical Services as well as the Surgery Optimization Clinic. My experience spans 38 years of acute health care in a variety of roles.

  • Stacy Lutter, D.Ed., RN-
    Stacy Lutter, D.Ed., RN Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Nursing
    York College of Pennsylvania

    Stacy has been at York College since fall 2005.  Her role as department chair is to provide leadership on departmental initiatives, such as new programs and curricular changes.

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  • Susan Comp, MBA, MHA, BSN, CNOR-
    Susan Comp, MBA, MHA, BSN, CNOR Sr. Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
    UPMC Pinnacle

    Susan’s role is to oversee nursing practice across all UPMC Pinnacle facilities.  She focuses on overall quality of care, patient safety, patient and family experience, nursing practice and standards of care, leadership development, succession planning, and fiscal responsibility for nursing and surgical services across the system. 

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