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 and CEO, Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.
Peter Carlino is the chairman and CEO of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., Wyomissing, Pa., a real estate investment trust company that spun out of Penn National Gaming in 2013. As the founder of Penn National Gaming, Carlino served as its chairman and CEO for 19 years and is now chairman emeritus.
Carlino has served as a member of the board of directors for Penn State Health and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He currently serves on the Penn State Health St. Joseph board of directors executive compensation committee.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in general arts and sciences from Penn State.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 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
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
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
Sister Clare Christi Schiefer, OSFPresident, Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association
Sister Clare Christi Schiefer, OSF, is the president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA).
Since 1982, Schiefer has led the statewide organization whose membership is comprised of Catholic hospitals, long-term care facilities, multi-facility health systems and other related health care entities, sponsoring religious congregations and dioceses. Prior to leading PCHA, she was director of nursing for St. Joseph Hospital in Baltimore, topping off 22 years of serving in direct patient care.
Schiefer, who is a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, first joined Penn State Health St. Joseph’s board of directors in 1998 and has since served as chairperson of the mission, ministry and advocacy committee, as well as in a variety of other committee assignments.
A graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, Allentown, Pa., Schiefer earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in nursing from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.Biography
Bruce SmithSenior Relationship Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region, Fulton Bank
Bruce Smith serves Fulton Bank, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region, in Wyomissing, Pa., as a senior relationship manager. Previously, Smith was central region president for National Penn Bancshares Inc., where he was responsible for commercial and retail banking business development and customer relations, as well as cash management sales, government banking and international banking.
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in government and a Master of Business Administration in finance at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
In addition to Penn State Health St. Joseph’s board of directors, he serves as a board member for the Greater Berks Development Fund, Berks Business Education Coalition and The Highlands at Wyomissing.Biography