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

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
Thomas F. Brown
Thomas J. Harris
Kristie Kaufman, MD
Eugene Kephart, DEd
R. Kevin Murray
Kathleen Rhine
Wayne Sebastianelli, MD
Nancy L. Silvis
H. Ford Stryker
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
Eugene M. Kephart, DEd
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
Kasandra A. Botti, DO, FACEP, Secretary
R. Riggs Griffith, Treasurer


Board Members

John Carder, DDS
Mimi Barash Coppersmith
Richard H. Dixon, MD
Michael Hawbaker
William P. Hayes
Stanley O. Ikenberry, PhD
Kay Kustanbauter
Kathleen Rhine
Philip H. Sieg
Paul Tomczuk

Emeritus Members

Edward (Ned) R. Book
Eileen W. Leibowitz
Barbara R. Palmer

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
Thomas J. Harris
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
Tom King
Kim Neely, MS
Tom Poole
Rachel Schwab, MD
Gina Woskob

Mount Nittany Health Executive Leadership

Tom Charles

Kathleen Rhine
President and CEO

Tom Charles

Tiffany Cabibbo, 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

Doug Carroll
Doug Carroll

Interim Chief Information Officer

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

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



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Roger C. Yost
Vice President, Finance


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
Paul Suhey, DO, Treasurer

Members at Large

Mark Armstrong, MD
Gregory Bailey, DO
Eric Feese, MD

Department Chairs, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Upendra Thaker, MD, FIPP
Anesthesia Department

Theodore Ziff, MD
Emergency Department

Thomas Covaleski, MD
Medicine Department

Franklin Berkey, DO
Family Medicine Department

Theodore Hovick, Jr., MD, FACOG
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

Paul Murray, MD
Pathology Department

Allyson Huggins, MD
Pediatrics Department

Timothy Derstine, MD
Behavioral Health Services

Patrick Jeanmenne, MD
Radiology Department

Paul Sherbondy, MD
Surgery Department