Deborah Addo, MPHExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Penn State Health
As executive vice president and chief operating officer for Penn State Health, Deborah Addo provides oversight to the hospital presidents and ensures consistency, efficiency and excellence across the health system’s acute care facilities.
Addo has more than 30 years of leadership experience in health care operations and management. Prior to joining Penn State Health, she spent more than seven years as senior vice president of Inova Health System, first as CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, Va., and then, most recently, as CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Va., where she developed a track record of leading hospitals and physician groups through times of transition. Before joining Inova, she was chief operating officer and senior vice president of Meritus Health in Hagerstown, the largest health care provider in Western Maryland.
She has been named multiple times by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “50 Great African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know.” Her areas of expertise include financial management, LEAN, organization reengineering, strategic planning, physician engagement and population health.
Addo earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and a master's degree in public health from Walden University. Reverend Addo is also a licensed minister ordained through the Church of God.Biography
Joel Baker, DOPhysician, Penn State Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Joel Baker is an attending obstetrician/gynecologist with Penn State Health Obstetrics and Gynecology in Reading, Pa. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baker completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his residency and internship in obstetrics/gynecology at the former Mercy Suburban Hospital, now Suburban Community Hospital, in Norristown, Pa.
Prior to joining St. Joseph Medical Center in 2007, he was in private practice with East Norriton Women’s Healthcare P.C., King of Prussia, Pa.
At Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Baker is currently president of the medical staff, chair of the obstetrics and gynecology practice and director of the women’s service line.
He also serves as physician chair of the Ethics Committee and is past physician chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee.
Baker is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Fraternity. He is also an American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists fellow. He’s been recognized twice as Educator of the Year in the Family Medicine Residency Program and received the 2019 Teacher of the Year Award for OB/GYN, Penn State College of Medicine.Biography
Louis Borgatta, MDLead Physician, Penn State Health Medical Group – Berks Cardiology; Past President, Berks Cardiologists Ltd.
Dr. Louis Borgatta is a cardiologist with Penn State Health Medical Group – Berks Cardiology, Wyomissing, Pa.
Board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, Borgatta is a graduate of New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. His postgraduate training included an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Conn. He remained at the health center as chief medical resident and also completed his cardiovascular fellowship there prior to joining Berks Cardiology. Borgatta earned his undergraduate degree at St. John’s University, Jamaica, N.Y.
A founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Borgatta also is an active member of the American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.Biography
Carl BotterbuschChief Technology Officer, CorWave SA
Carl Botterbusch is the chief technology officer for CorWave SA, a Paris-based company that develops innovative heart pumps.
Prior to joining CorWave in 2011, Botterbusch was an independent consultant focused on product development, program management, business development and regulatory services for clients in the medical device field. Previously, he spent more than eight years as a senior research and development executive for Arrow International prior to and following its purchase by Teleflex Medical.
Botterbusch has served as a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Berks County, the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, Goodwill Industries and the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support.
He completed both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.Biography
Peter CarlinoChairman Emeritus, Penn National Gaming Inc.
Peter Carlino is chairman emeritus of Penn National Gaming Inc., a public company trading on the Nasdaq, as well as chair and chief executive officer of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., also a public company found on the Nasdaq.
For 20 years prior to the Penn National IPO, Carlino served as chair and president of Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, the predecessor of Penn National Gaming Inc. His real estate businesses have developed commercial and residential projects in eastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
Carlino and his wife, Marshia, have been instrumental in developing Penn State's Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, with gifts to endow the chair position and three early career professorships. Through Penn National Gaming Inc., Carlino has provided leadership for an annual golf tournament that supports the IBD Center. The Carlinos have also provided significant support to further the professional careers of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center nurses through the Elizabeth Powers Carlino Nursing Excellence Award. The award is named in memory of Carlino's mother, who was a registered nurse. Penn National Gaming Inc. also made a leadership commitment to Penn State Health Children's hospital building campaign.
Carlino is a Penn State graduate.Biography
Michael DuffSenior Vice President of Government Relations and Chief Compliance Officer, Penske Transportation Solutions
Michael Duff is vice chair of Penn State Health St. Joseph’s board of directors.
Duff has served Penske Transportation Solutions, Reading, Pa., as senior vice president of government relations and chief compliance officer since 2015. After joining the company in 1991, he spent nearly 24 years in various positions within the legal department, including 14 years as senior vice president and general counsel, before taking on his current role.
Duff was an associate attorney with Venable LLP, a Washington, D.C., practice, prior to joining Penske.
Active in several professional organizations, Duff serves as chair of the Government Relations Committee of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association. In 2014, he served as president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. He also serves on the boards of directors for several organizations, including Reading Symphony Orchestra, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, John Paul II Center for Special Learning, Alvernia University and United Way of Berks County.
After earning a bachelor's degree in history from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Duff went on to graduate from the University of Baltimore School of Law.Biography
Robert Finlan, MDiv, MA, MEdPastor, Church of St. Richard of Chichester and St. John XXIII parishes
Father Robert Finlan is pastor of Church of St. Richard of Chichester Parish, Barnesville, Pa., and St. John XXIII Parish in Tamaqua, Pa.
Before becoming pastor at St. Richard’s and St. John’s, Finlan was pastor of Holy Guardian Angels Parish, Reading, Pa., and prior to that, Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville, Pa. He has served in Pennsylvania as president of Bethlehem Catholic High School and Holy Name High School, Reading, and was principal of Cardinal Brennan High School, Ashland. He also taught theology at Holy Name High School, Reading, and was assistant pastor at Saint Thomas More Parish in Allentown, Pa.
Finlan is a member of the Mission and Ministry Committee at Penn State Health St. Joseph.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pa.; Master of Divinity from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md.; Master of Arts from Felician University, Rutherford, N.J.; and Master of Education from Regis University, Denver.Biography
Robert FirelyChief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Triose
Robert Firely Jr. is chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for Triose, a health care solutions company based in Wyomissing, Pa.
In this role, Firely leads the company’s finance, human resources, information technology and enterprise quality teams. He also reports all financial data, assesses financial risks and opportunities and handles day-to-day administrative operations.
Firely has nearly 35 years of experience in finance. Previously, he served for 22 years in various leadership positions at Herbein + Company, Reading, Pa.
In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Berks County Industrial Development Authority and as vice chairman of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, Firely was past chairman of the board of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry and past president of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
A graduate of Penn State, he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a certified public accountant.Biography
Joseph J. Frank, MS, MPHRegional Hospital President, East Region, Penn State Health
Joseph Frank serves as regional hospital president for Penn State Health’s East Region, which includes Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center and the new Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, scheduled to open in 2022.
He provides executive-level leadership for the two hospitals in Berks and Lancaster counties, driving operations, growth and coordination across each region. He oversees the continued development of the Lancaster Medical Center, its staffing plans, recruitment of its leadership team and planning for its clinical services. He also develops and maintains strong relationships with local referring physicians in private practice.
Prior to joining Penn State Health’s senior management team in 2018, Frank held a variety of leadership roles in entrepreneurial health care ventures. He was CEO of The Heart Group, a Lancaster cardiology practice acquired by Lancaster General Health, and CEO of Valley Forge Dental, where he developed and operated 90 multispecialty dental practices in nine states.
As senior vice president for Surgical Care Affiliates, Frank oversaw the company’s growth from a single surgery center in Lancaster to 79 facilities in 39 states.
Frank earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he holds a master’s degree from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University.Biography
George Grant Jr., PhD, MSWChancellor, Penn State Berks
George Grant Jr. is the fifth chancellor of Penn State Berks.
Before joining Penn State in 2021, Grant was dean and professor of the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich.
Grant’s career has been focused on working with public and private organizations, child welfare, health care, law enforcement, family and community foundations, and K-12 school systems around economic development, educational attainment, and social justice. His strong commitment to community service led him to chair the Kent County Department of Human Services Overrepresentation of Children of Color in Child Welfare Committee and to participate in cultural competency research and training for county mental health and contract agencies. He has served on the boards of the Adoptive Family Support Network, Christian Counseling Center, Recuperation Center, Bethany Christian Services, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and Greater Grand Rapids Urban League. He was also a commissioner for the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Since moving to Pennsylvania, Grant has continued his community engagement. He currently serves on the boards of Penn State Health St Joseph Medical Center, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, United Way of Berks Country, and as a member of the Berks Alliance.
He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Marygrove College, Detroit; his master’s from Grand Valley State University; and a doctorate in sociology from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.Biography
Heidi Masano, ChairManaging Partner, Masano Bradley LLP, Attorneys at Law
Heidi Masano is chair of Penn State Health St. Joseph’s board of directors.
Masano has been a member of Masano Bradley since 1981. Her practice emphasizes commercial and real estate matters, including acquisitions, banking, corporate formation and operation and creditor rights, and estate and business succession planning.
For 29 years, Masano was assistant Berks County solicitor, assigned to the Berks County Planning Commission and Agricultural Land Preservation Board. In 1998, she became the first woman to serve as the Berks County solicitor.
Masano is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and Berks County Bar Association, where she served as the first woman president in 1998. She has chaired the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission and the PBA Insurance Fund and Trust Fund Board of Trustees, is a member of the PBA House of Delegates and Women in the Profession Committee, is a past president of the Law Foundation of Berks County and chairs the Berks County Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee.
In 2011, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey appointed Masano to the Judicial Nomination Advisory Panel for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to review and recommend nominees for federal judgeships. She is a vice chair of the Foundation for the Reading Public Museum board of directors.
Masano earned a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame.Biography
Steve MassiniChief Executive Officer, Penn State Health
As chief executive officer, Stephen Massini focuses on the growth, development and overall performance of the Penn State Health system, including St. Joseph Medical Center, the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Hampden Medical Center, as well as the continued expansion of Penn State Health Medical Group across the health system’s core counties of Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and Lancaster.
Massini joined Penn State Health in 2015, originally serving as chief financial officer for Hershey Medical Center. In 2016, he was promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of Penn State Health. Massini has been a transformational leader, central to the expansion of the health system’s clinical presence across central Pennsylvania and the development of innovative partnerships, including the collaboration with Highmark Health.
Prior to joining Penn State Health, Massini worked for Geisinger Health System in multiple roles, including chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for Geisinger Clinic. Previous to Geisinger, he held various leadership positions within the Highmark family of companies, including executive vice president and chief financial officer of HVHC, a subsidiary of Highmark focused on providing vision services.
Massini is a Penn State alumnus, having earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with honors. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.Biography
Marc Rovito, MDMedical Director, Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center
Dr. Marc Rovito is a hematology and oncology specialist with Penn State Health St. Joseph, Reading, Pa.
In addition to serving as the medical director for both Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center and its Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, Rovito is the section chief for medical oncology at St. Joseph Medical Center. Board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, he also serves as an assistant professor within the Hematology/Oncology Department at Penn State Cancer Institute, Hershey, Pa.
Rovito is chairman of St. Joseph’s Medical Records Committee, vice chair of its Credentialing Committee, chairman and cancer liaison physician for its Cancer Committee, and a member of the Medical Executive Committee, Professional Affairs Committee, Safety Committee, Institutional Review Board and the Penn State Health Cancer Network Council. He also serves on the Penn State Health Protocol Review Committee.
Rovito’s professional memberships include the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.
After completing his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in physiology at Penn State, Rovito graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. He completed a residency in internal medicine, as well as a hematology and oncology fellowship, at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.Biography