Mount Nittany Health is led by a board of directors with representation from Mount Nittany Physician Group, Mount Nittany Medical Center, The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center, physicians and community leaders.

Board of Directors, Mount Nittany Health

Board Officers

James B. Thomas, PhD, Chair
Patricia L. Best, DEd, Vice Chair
Pete Roy, MD, Secretary
Charles L. Witmer, Treasurer

Board Members

Richard D. Allat, MD
Martin Bradley
Steven E. Brown, FACHE
Thomas F. Brown
Thomas J. Harris
Kristie Kaufman, MD
Eugene Kephart, DEd
Paula Milone-Nuzzo, RN, PhD, FHHC, FAAN
R. Kevin Murray
Karen P. Shute
Nancy L. Silvis
Theodore Ziff, MD

Board of Trustees, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Board Officers

Paula Milone-Nuzzo, RN, PhD, FHHC, FAAN, Chair
Steve E. Brown, FACHE, Secretary/Treasurer


Board Members

Dustin Case, DO
Eugene M. Kephart, DEd
Kenneth W. Pasch
Nancy L. Silvis
Barry R. Stein, DMD

Board of Directors, The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center

Board Officers

Jonathan Dranov, MD, Chair
John Dutton, PhD, Vice Chair
Kristie Kaufman, MD, Secretary
R. Riggs Griffith, Treasurer


Board Members

Edward R. Book
Kasandra A. Botti, DO, FACEP
Steve Brown, FACHE, President and CEO
Mimi Barash Coppersmith
Richard H. Dixon, MD
Stanley O. Ikenberry, PhD
Kay Kustanbauter
Eileen W. Leibowitz
Barbara R. Palmer
Philip H. Sieg

Emeritus Member

Donald W. Hamer

Board of Directors, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Board Officers

Craig Collison, MD, Chair
Paul Guillard, MD, Vice Chair
Emily Peterson, MD, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

Steven E. Brown, FACHE
Thomas J. Harris
R. Kevin Murray

Board of Directors, Children's Advocacy Center of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health

Board Officers

Jack Infield, Chair
Steven E. Brown, FACHE, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

Patricia Best, DEd
Charlene Friedman
Kim Neely, MS
Tom Poole

Mount Nittany Health Executive Leadership

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Steven E. Brown, FACHE
President and CEO

Tom Charles

Tom Charles, MHA, MBA
Executive Vice President,
System Development and Chief Strategy Officer

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Wayne Thompson, MS
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Anthony Cardell, MD
Executive Director and
Chief Medical Officer,
Mount Nittany Physician Group

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Jeffrey A. Ratner, MD
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs

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Janet Schachtner, RN, MSN
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services

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Randy Tewksbury, MBA
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

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Lou Brungard, MBA
Vice President, Facilities and Plant Services

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Gerald Dittmann, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources

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Maureen Karstetter

Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Community Outreach


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Linda Kuhlman, RN, MSN
Vice President, Professional and Clinical Services

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Gail A. Miller, RN, MS, CPHQ
Vice President for Quality

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Jim Prowant, MS, CMPE
Chief Operating Officer,
Mount Nittany Physician Group



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Patty Watson, RN, MSN
Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer

Medical Staff, Mount Nittany Medical Center


Wayne J. Sebastianelli, MD, Chief of Medical Staff
Richard D. Allatt, MD, Assistant Chief of Medical Staff
Anthony Cardell, MD, Secretary
Paul Suhey, DO, Treasurer

Members at Large

Gregory Bailey, DO
Eric Feese, MD
Irphan Gaslightwala, MD

Department Chairs, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Upendra Thaker, MD
Anesthesia Department

Theodore Ziff, MD
Emergency Department

Thomas Covaleski, MD
Medicine Department

Franklin Berkey, DO
Family Medicine Department

Theodore Hovick, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

Paul Murray, MD
Pathology Department

David Coggins, MD
Pediatrics Department

Timothy Derstine, MD
Behavioral Health Services

Patrick Jeanmenne, MD
Radiology Department

James S. Martin, MD
Surgery Department