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

Board of Directors, Mount Nittany Health

Board Officers

Martin Bradley, Chair
H. Ford Stryker, Vice Chair
Pete Roy, MD, Secretary
Thomas F. Brown, Treasurer

Board Members

Richard D. Allat, MD
Edward E. Babcock, Jr.
Patricia L. Best, DEd
William D. Joseph
Kristie Kaufman, MD
R. Kevin Murray
Eve Powars-Bahr 
Kathleen Rhine
Wayne Sebastianelli, MD
Thomas J. Taricani 
James B. Thomas
Charles L. Witmer
Theodore Ziff, MD

Board of Trustees, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Board Officers

Kristie Kaufman, MD, Chair
Kathleen Rhine, Secretary/Treasurer


Board Members

Dustin Case, DO
Kenneth W. Pasch
Jeffrey Pro, MD
Nancy L. Silvis
Barry R. Stein, DMD

Board of Directors, Mount Nittany Health Foundation

Board Officers

Jonathan Dranov, MD, Chair
John Dutton, PhD, Vice Chair
William P. Hayes, Treasurer
Kasandra A. Botti, DO, FACEP, Secretary


Board Members

John Carder, DDS
Michael Hawbaker
Kay Kustanbauter
Kathleen Rhine
Philip H. Sieg
Paul Tomczuk
Theodore Ziff, MD

Emeritus Members

Edward (Ned) R. Book
Mimi Barash Coppersmith
Richard H. Dixon, MD
Eileen W. Leibowitz

Board of Directors, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Board Officers

Emily Peterson, MD, Chair
Paul Guillard, MD, Vice Chair
Christopher Yingling, MD, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

Kathleen Rhine
Bill Joseph
R. Kevin Murray


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

Board Officers

Jack Infield, Chair
Kathleen Rhine, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

Patricia Best, DEd
Charlene Friedman
Judy Graham
Tom King
Kim Neely, MS
Rachel Schwab, MD
Gina Woskob

Mount Nittany Health Executive Leadership

Tom Charles

Kathleen Rhine
President and CEO

Tom Charles

Tiffany Cabibbo, DSc, MSN, RN, CENP
Executive Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Tom Charles

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

Tom Charles

Nirmal Joshi, MD, FACP
System Chief Medical Officer

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Bryan Roach
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Upendra Thaker, MD, FIPP
Associate Chief Medical Officer

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



Christopher Hester, MD

Christopher Hester, MD
Clinical chief officer, primary care services, Mount Nittany Physician Group

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Simon Corby
Executive Director, Mount Nittany Health Foundation

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Amy Trithart
Chief Human Resources Officer

Medical Staff, Mount Nittany Medical Center


Wayne J. Sebastianelli, MD, Chief of Medical Staff
James Martin, MD, Assistant Chief of Medical Staff
Anthony Cardell, MD, Secretary
Bridget Flickinger, MD, Treasurer

Members at Large

Mark Armstrong, MD
Eric Feese, MD
Jeanne Lumadue, MD, PhD, MBA

Department Chairs, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Upendra Thaker, MD, FIPP
Anesthesia Department

Brian Newcomb, MD
Emergency Department

Richard Allatt, MD
Medicine Department

Franklin Berkey, DO
Family Medicine Department

Samuel Owusu, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

Paul Murray, MD
Pathology Department

Nathaniel Townsand, MD
Pediatrics Department

Candace Good, MD
Behavioral Health Services

Jacob Alexander, MD
Radiology Department

Paul Sherbondy, MD
Surgery Department