UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board
Cheryl Bettigole, MD
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Cheryl Bettigole, MD, is a member of the UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board. Dr. Bettigole is the Director of Get Healthy Philly, the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is a board certified family physician and has previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Care Health Network, a federally qualified community/migrant health center in southern New Jersey, and as the Clinical Director of City Health Center #10 in Northeast Philadelphia.
While with the city health centers in Philadelphia, she worked to improve services for patients of limited English proficiency and to implement chronic disease management programs. She is also a Past-President of the National Physicians Alliance, a multi-specialty group of physicians that works to improve health and well-being, and to ensure equitable, affordable, high quality health care for all people. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Jefferson Medical College, completed her residency in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and completed her MA in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she received a Capstone award for her work on interpretation services in a public health clinic setting.
Independence Blue Cross
Janine Brandolo is a member of the UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board. Ms. Brandolo is also the Supervisor of Associate Wellness at Independence Blue Cross, where she is accountable for the oversight of the Associate Wellness team, its programs, and initiatives, as well as the Fitness Center operations and staff.
Ms. Brandolo is passionate about wellness and committed to improving the overall health of Independence associates. As a result, during her time at Independence, she has ensured that each of the organization’s programs emphasizes physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, chronic conditions, and the importance of preventive screenings. Her efforts have had a tremendous impact, helping to educate and motivate the workforce to maintain a healthy lifestyle and create a culture of wellness.
Glenn Bryan, MSW
Penn Office of Government and Community Affairs
Glenn Bryan, MSW, is a member of the UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board. Mr. Bryan is the Assistant Vice President of Community Relations at the University of Pennsylvania where he directs the University’s comprehensive community relations program, representing the University in local engagement initiatives, especially those related to public education, healthcare, and economic development.
Serving Penn’s Office of Government and Community Affairs for nearly 20 years, Bryan has cultivated meaningful relationships with Penn’s neighboring civic networks and community-based organizations. Bryan received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice.
City of Philadelphia Human Resources
Lorna Haley, RN
Allison Karpyn, PhD
University of Delaware
Allison Karpyn, PhD, is a member of the UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board. Dr Karpyn is Associate Director of The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, Associate Professor of Education and Associate Professor of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware. She also holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University and is an Associate Fellow for the Center for Public Health Initiatives at The University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Dr. Karpyn served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Food Trust in Philadelphia for 11 years, where her research focused on understanding healthy food purchasing and consumption behavior, especially among children.
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Natalie Levkovich is a member of the UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board. Ms. Levkovich, Executive Director of the Health Federation of Philadelphia, has held a position of leadership at HFP since 1984. HFP serves as a consortium of community health centers in the greater Philadelphia region, providing care to more than 300,000 vulnerable and underserved individuals annually. As leader of this nonprofit public health organization, Ms Levkovich has played a critical role in convening and connecting organizations in the public and private sectors and mobilizing resources to expand service capacity and increase access to care.
Through exemplary leadership, creativity and deep expertise in program development, advocacy, technical assistance, evaluation and coalition building, Ms. Levkovich has been responsible for a number of initiatives to change practice standards and increase efficiency of delivery systems. HFP initiatives are based on best practices, business strategy, effective organizing and sustained leadership focused on addressing community needs. The work of the HFP, led by Ms. Levkovich, has been carried out through formal and informal collaborations with health providers, government agencies, funders, universities, community-based organizations and consumers.
Bill McKinney, PhD
The Food Trust
Bill McKinney, PhD, is a member of the UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board. Dr. McKinney is the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Food Trust where he works to evaluate the impact of The Food Trust programs on healthy food access and obesity. The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.
Dr. McKinney is also the Executive Director of the Innovative Solutions Collective. ISC is comprised of organizations that are committed to working towards transformative solutions. Inclusion in the ISC indicates a commitment to continue to explore ways to serve as change agents and vanguard organizations. McKinney holds a Master’s degree in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland and a PhD in anthropology from Temple University.
Carol Rogers, PA
Carol Rogers, PA, is a member of the UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board. Ms. Rogers is the Executive Director of Healthy Philadelphia whose mission to make high-quality health care available to all Philadelphians resulted from a ballot initiative that was overwhelmingly approved 3:1 by city voters. Rogers has been a health advocate in Philadelphia for more than 25 years, having worked as a physician assistant and health educator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and leading initiatives that reached a wide range of constituents.
Rogers received her education as a Licensed Practical Nurse through the School District of Philadelphia in 1971 and received her degree as a Physician Assistant from the former Hahnemann University School of Allied Health Professions in 1977. Rogers has been a member of the Philadelphia Women’s Health Collective, Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), the Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization, Women Against Sterilization Abuse, and has served on the boards of The Greater Philadelphia Women’s Medical Fund, Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women, AFSCME Local 2187 Executive Board, and the Maternity Care Coalition.
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