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Leadership & Staff

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Leadership

Mary Kargbo
Mary Kargbo
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mary joined the Berks Community Health Center (BCHC) on October 1st 2012. She has forty-seven years’ experience in health care, most of which is in hospital care as a senior executive. Mary has an extensive experience working with underserved and uninsured populations. As a Chief Operating Officer at Medina Memorial Health Care System, she worked with the local rural health center to provide care to the uninsured. This included partnering with them for community events and education through the hospital’s outreach program. Following eighteen years tenure she moved to Sheehan Memorial Hospital as President/CEO. An inner-city hospital, Sheehan Memorial served mostly the uninsured and underinsured of the city of Buffalo. There she collaborated with many organizations, third party payers and agencies to provide outreach services and education to the population.

Mary has served on a number of not-for-profit boards over the past twenty years. She has been recognized and awarded as a community leader several times. During her 7- year tenure at BCHC, she has increased the services, and she has expanded the services to a total of four sites within the City of Reading offering multidiscipline services. She has also led BCHC to become a Joint Commission Accredited Health Center for Ambulatory care and certified BCHC as a Primary Care Medical Home.  Mary is fluent in English, Nyanja and Yao.

Karen Wang, MD
Karen Wang, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Karen Wang is the chief medical officer at BCHC.  Joining BCHC in 2019, Wang previously served as the Director of Pediatric Services.  A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Wang received her MD from the Boston University School of Medicine, where she was honored with the Stephen R. Preblud Memorial Award for top pediatric academic performance in her graduating class. She did her Pediatric internship and residency at the Tufts University-New England Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children. After working in private practice and as a school physician, she was most recently a Pediatrician at the Children’s Health Center of Reading Hospital.  Dr. Wang serves as Co-Chair and Advocacy Committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter. She has co-authored several articles including “Implementing Centering Parenting Model with an Urban Pediatric Population to Measure and Improve Clinical Outcomes and Parent Satisfaction” in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.  Dr. Wang’s commitment to the community is evident in her volunteer efforts as a Board Member of the United Way of Berks County; Board member of VoiceUp Berks and past United Way of Berks County Ready Set Read Board member.

Malini Moni, DDS
Malini Moni, DDS
Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Malini Moni joined BCHC as Chief Dental Officer in 2018. Dr. Moni brings extensive clinical and research experience in dentistry and public health to her role at BCHC. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dental surgery at the Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, and also achieved her master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, in which she examined barriers to health-seeking behavior for oral health problems. Dr. Moni subsequently worked in private dental practice in her native India. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and an interdisciplinary post-doctoral fellowship in Dentistry and Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She earned her DDS from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Moni specializes in interdisciplinary dentistry focusing on systemic diseases and oral health. Her focus is on alleviating oral health diseases with patients with diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.  Dr Moni has been instrumental in identifying and formulating strategies towards planning and execution of a comprehensive program of preventive dentistry. She plays an active role in medical-dental integration here at BCHC. Dr. Moni speaks English, Hindi , and Tamil fluently.

Lindsey Miller
Lindsey Miller
Chief Operating Officer

Lindsey Miller is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2021. Upon her hiring in 2015 as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Lindsey showed a tremendous commitment to our mission and the patient population.  She grew quickly in the organization from Project Manager to Compliance Director to COO.  Lindsey’s capstone project during the completion of her master’s degree in leadership from Alvernia University led us to a successful Joint Commission accreditation. Her extensive knowledge of policies as well as HRSA and Joint Commission requirements and guidelines provides her a solid foundation to lead the operations at BCHC.

 

Deborah Hartranft
Deborah Hartranft
Chief Community Relations Officer

Deborah  Hartranft came to BCHC with an extensive background in Marketing and Development having served as Vice President of Marketing and Development at The Children’s Home of Reading and Vice President of Marketing at Reading Truck Body.  Hired in 2016 as the Director of Development, Deborah grew into the role of Director of Development and Communications, which led her to her current role.  She has implemented successful strategies to engage with stakeholders including patients, community members, board members, donors, government officials, and staff.  She leads the Social Determinants of Health program as well as the new Community Health Worker program. In addition, Deborah writes, helps implement and manages the grants, including Federal and State grants.

Isaiah Adio
Isaiah Adio
Chief Information Officer

Isaiah Adio is the CIO of Berks Community Health Center. His role involves overseeing the implementation of the IT strategy, hardware, applications, data quality, network infrastructure, and IT security. His responsibility is to ensure that all these aspects are functioning effectively and efficiently, enabling BCHC employees and leadership to carry out their duties smoothly.

Isaiah Adio brings over 25 years of experience managing Information Technology operations and strategic initiatives into this role. Before assuming this position, he held leadership positions as Chief of IT Procurement at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services, Director of Information Technology at the Children’s Home of Reading, Assistant Vice President/Software Developer/Business Analyst at Santander Bank, Network and Security Administrator at Miller-Keystone Blood Center, ERP Project Manager at Ovation Pharmaceutical, and Budget Analyst & Systems Administrator for the United States Department of Commerce (Foreign Service).

Isaiah will complete a Doctor of Business Administration from California Southern University this year. His academic background also includes a master’s degree in information systems from Minot State University in North Dakota, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science with several professional IT certifications. A resident of Pennsylvania since 2004, Isaiah and his wife, Olayemi, have three children in college. His commitment to the community is evident in his volunteer efforts as a Chair of the Board of Directors of Open Door International Inc. and Parish Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, both located in Reading.

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