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1040 Liggett Ave.
Reading, PA, 19611
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
430 N. 2nd St.
Reading, PA, 19601
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
838 Penn St.
Reading, PA, 19602
Mon-Thurs: 8 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
1110 Rockland Street
Reading, PA, 19604
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Dr. Elena Ackah joined BCHC in April, 2013. Prior to coming to Reading she was a family physician with Northampton Medical Associates, part of the primary care network of the Sacred Heart Health System in Allentown. She received her medical degree from the St. Petersburg State Medical Academy/Novogrod State University, Russia. She completed her residency in family medicine at the Temple University Hospital-affiliated Sacred Heart Health System.
Dr. Bravidis grew up in Zimbabwe and Greece. He graduated from the University of Athens School of Medicine with honors, did his Internal Medicine residency at Reading Hospital and Cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He has practiced in the Reading area for 15 years. He has studied historical linguistics and is a classical baritone vocalist. Dr. Bravidis sees patient at BCHC at Oakbrook.
BCHC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mary Kelleher has dedicated her professional life to community health. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. After simultaneously completing her MD and Masters of Public Health from Columbia University, she completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Maryland. From there, she joined the Southeast Baltimore Community Health Center. In 2004, she joined the physician staff of the Reading Health Dispensary. Dr. Kelleher was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Berks Community Health Center when the health center opened in June, 2012.
Dr. Mady joined Berks Community Health Center early in 2016. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her Family Medicine residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Prior to joining BCHC, she was a family physician with the Geisinger Health System. Dr. Mady sees patients at BCHC at Oakbrook.
Dr. Michael Patti joined BCHC in October, 2016. With more than 30 years of experience as a family doctor, he provides primary care to patients at the Second Street health center. A graduate of Villanova University, Dr. Patti received his MD from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He completed his residency in family medicine at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and served as a Navy physician for two decades at locations across the U.S. and the globe, and subsequently worked in private practice. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Pritchette joined BCHC in 2018. A board-certified family practitioner, she completed her medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after graduating with honors from Morgan State University, Baltimore. Prior to coming to BCHC, Dr. Pritchette provided primary health care at a Philadelphia community health center, and in office and urgent care settings. Dr. Pritchette’s interests include music, travel and providing care in urban missions.
Judith Awurumibe, NP, joined the health center in December, 2014. Born in Nigeria, Judith earned her RN at the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alvernia University. She went on to become a Family Nurse Practitioner at Millersville University. Mrs. Awurumibe keeps busy as the mother of six children. She is also active in the community, serving as president of the Nigerian Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, and the social coordinator for the Nigeria Association of Reading and Berks County. She also heads a charity benefitting children’s education that was established in memory of her father.
Janet Cipoletta joined Berks Community Health Center in 2017 and brings her years of experience as a nurse in many settings to her role as a CRNP primary care provider. She earned her BS in Nursing from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; her Master of Science in Nursing from the Simmons College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston; and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA. She holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She sees patients at BCHC at 838 Penn Street.
A board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Delgado joined BCHC in 2018. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing and his Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Drexel University, Philadelphia. He has experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner in a variety of settings, including outpatient geriatric, adult and pediatric medicine, emergency medicine and inpatient medical and psychiatric. He is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau – the International Honor Society for Nursing.
A board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Mr. Durivage is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He received his nursing degree from Harcum College, and his Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Widener University. Before joining BCHC in 2018, he was a nurse and clinical coordinator at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery and HCR Manorcare. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and of the Civil Air Patrol.
Ms. Kibue is a nurse practitioner who specializes in family medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and then earned her Master of Science in Nursing Family Practice at Widener University School of Nursing. She holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to joining BCHC, she was a Family Nurse Practitioner at Caremark Minute Clinic. She previously worked as an RN at Riddle Memorial, Chester County and Phoenixville Hospitals.
Oumar Sano, CRNP, a board-certified nurse practitioner, joined BCHC part-time in October 2014. Mr. Sano earned his Associates Degree in Nursing from Reading Area Community College and then continued his education at Kutztown University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. He completed his formal studies and became a Family Nurse Practitioner at Millersville University. He has worked at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center and Paoli Medical Center. His experience includes working with individuals in the community with mental health challenges, as well as hospitalized patients with cardiac and general medical and surgical needs. In addition to his work at BCHC, Mr. Sano also sees patients at a federally qualified health center in Philadelphia.
Jeannie Stephen, CRNP, received her BSN at Immaculata University in 2004, and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011 from Millersville University. She also has more than 20 years of nursing experience in healthcare settings including cardiac units, intensive care, gastroenterology clinics, post acute care and pediatrics. Prior to joining BCHC in 2015, Ms. Stephen worked as a nurse practitioner in the Reading Hospital Emergency Department. During her nursing career, she worked at Brandywine Hospital , Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital and Reading Hospital in various clinical settings. She enjoys volunteer work at the Children’s Home of Reading, and enjoys traveling with her two grown children.
Dr. Johnstone established Dental Services at BCHC in 2017. She brings more than two decades of experience in community dental health to BCHC, and is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care for all members of the community with an emphasis on prevention. A graduate of Tulane University, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include hiking and bike riding.
Dr. Amaro Reyes Garza is BCHC’s Consulting Psychiatrist for the health center’s Integrated Behavioral Health services. A native of Monterrey, Mexico, he received his MD from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey. He completed his residency in Psychiatry and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Metropolitan Hospital of the New York Medical College, and his fellowship in Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry at Montefiore Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He has served as psychiatrist or medical director for a number of local care providers. Currently he is affiliated, in addition to BCHC, with Optimum Care Counseling & Wellness Center, Berks Counseling Center, New Directions Treatment Services and The Light House.
Helen Wooten, LCSW, is Director of Behavioral Health Services at BCHC. She established and directed Berks Community Health Center’s Outreach Department from June, 2012, through September, 2014. Fluent in Spanish, she has worked within the field of mental health as a licensed behavioral specialist, licensed social worker, and licensed clinical social worker for the past 20 years, serving diverse populations including adolescents and adults in need of mental health and drug and alcohol services. A graduate of East Stroudsburg University, she received her master’s degree is social work from Marywood University.A long-time provider of human services in Berks County, Ms. Wooten was a social worker with the Reading Health System, and clinical supervisor of a local mental health outpatient site in Reading. She has been certified as a trauma therapist by Drexel University. A long time resident of Berks County, Ms. Wooten has a deep commitment to the community and increasing access to services.
Dr. Noahleen Betts is a Podiatrist who joined Berks Community Health Center in 2015. She provides podiatric care for BCHC patients who are referred by their BCHC primary care provider. She is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Her residency training at Roxborough Memorial Hospital included forefoot surgery, rearfoot reconstructive surgery and comprehensive wound care. She is currently on the Medical Staffs at Reading Health System and St. Joseph;s Hospital and Medical Center. She has been in private practice since 2008. She is interested in Sports Medicine and participates in The Reading Hospital Road 10K Run annually. She is very much involved in community service and is founder of the Miss Teen Reading, PA Organization in 2012. This non-profit organization aims to increase the graduation rate of female students in the Reading School District and their matriculation rate in post secondary institutions.
Optometrist Dr. Elizabeth Diener provides eye care for BCHC patients. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she received her doctorate in optometry at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. Dr. Diener is TPA and Glaucoma certified, and also provides services at retail eye care chain locations in the area.
Dori Goulden, a Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist, joined the staff of BCHC in the Fall of 2015. She has established the health center’s nutrition support and education program, which adds significantly to BCHC’s ability to provide multi-disciplinary care for our patients. Ms. Goulden offers individual counseling for patients working to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, as well as for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in social work, Ms. Goulden earned her master’s in nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Her experience includes providing clinical dietitian services and management in outpatient, inpatient and long-term health care settings in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Chiropractor Dr. Joe Sekulski joined BCHC on a part-time basis in 2016. He provides care two days at week at the Penn Street Health Center. He also has his own chiropractic practice with offices in Reading and Boyertown. A graduate of Kutztown University, Dr. Sekulski earned his doctor of chiropractic degree at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Chiropractic Associations, and the Berks County Chiropractic Society.