Board of Directors & Volunteer Medical Practitioners/Professionals

In 2022, Hope Within was able to provide 1700 medical visits, 426 counseling visits and 288 dental visits to our uninsured, underserved neighbors.  Each one of these numbers represents a life that was impacted for the better due to the fact each person mentioned here is aligned with the mission of Hope Within and views their service as a tangible demonstration of the love of Jesus Christ.  We acknowledge that the gift of time is priceless and more precious than gold, as once it is spent, it can never be regained.


Michael J. Murray, M.B.A.
Director of Finance
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra

Ralph D’Antonio, B.S., R.Ph.
Retired Director of Pharmacy
Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital


Aimee Bergner
Director of Guest Care
Hershey Free Church

Bradley Davidson, M.D.
Chief, Pain Management, US Department of Veteran’s Affairs; Contracted Medical Director, Capital Blue Cross

Wegayhu Ketema, R.N.
Travel nurse
Founder of Siloam Ethiopia Ministries
(Free clinic in Ethiopia)

Duane L. Miller
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Michael O’Connor
Retired Pastor
Former Financial Manager US Merchant Marine Academy

Staff Representative to Board (not a Board member):

  • Anne Marie McAlester, Executive Director – Hope Within Ministries


  • Betsy Avinash, C.R.N.P., N.P.C. Penn State Health Medical Specialties – Urology
  • Erika Belmont, C.R.N.P. Penn State Health Medical Group –
  • Camp Hill Family Medicine and Pediatric Specialties
  • Valerie Belmont, C.R.N.P. OnSite Dermatology
  • Andrea Bunker, PA-C Carlisle Digestive Disease Associates
  • Scott Conley, M.D. Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Norlanco
  • Bradley Davidson, M.D., FACP Internal Medicine, Capital Blue Cross
  • Larry Espenshade, D.O. Retired UPMC Pinnacle Health
  • Melissa Farr, Dental Assistant
  • Todd Felix, M.D. Penn State Health, Associate Vice Chair Quality, Associate Medical Director,
  • Nyes Road Family Practice, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine
  • Cheryl Grier, R.D.H., P.H.D.H.P. Your Visiting Hygienist, LLC
  • Jane Hair, R.D.H., O.H.D.H.P. Selcher Dental
  • Virginia Hall, MD, F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.P., F.C.P.P. (Retired Penn State, Hershey
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center & School of Medicine
  • Cynthia Helm, Ph.D., M.Ed., PA-C Lecturer, Physician Asst. Program, Elizabethtown College
  • Matthew Helm, M.D., Asst. Professor of Dermatology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Eric Hussar, M.D., Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Susquehanna
  • Thaddeus Joyce, PA-C Penn Medicine, Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Manheim
  • David Keller, M.D. Lebanon Valley Family Medicine
  • Geneva Neupauer, C.R.N.P.
  • Francine Redman, C.R.N.P. Penn State Health Lime Spring Outpatient Center
  • Jeffrey Rittenhouse, M.D. Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Norlanco
  • Dionna Rookey, M.S., M.S.P.A.S., PA-C, Director, Physician Assistant Program,
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Katrina Sciarrone, PA-C Tan & Garcia Pediatrics, PC
  • Gale Metz Thomason, C.R.N.P.
  • Daniel Smith, D.M.D. Wood & Myers Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Melinda Whire, EFDA Digital Success Partner Henry Schein Dental
  • Andrea Wolf, C.R.N.P. Family Medicine UPMC Lancaster
  • James C. Wolf, M.D. Family Medicine UPMC Lancaster
  • Jack Wright, M.D. Family Practice/Hospice/Palliative Care


  • Diane Beck, B.S.N.
  • Nicole Ceneviva, B.S.N.
  • Wegayhu Ketema, B.S.N.
  • Carolyn Nelson
  • Lisa Robbins, B.S.N.
  • Karen Speelhoffer, B.S.N.
  • Suzanne Szczepanski, B.S.N.


  • Barbara Albert
  • Glen Bootay
  • Don Bush
  • Joshua Bush
  • Susan Deaven
  • Jan Rowand
  • Claudia Stephens
  • Laura Parkins
  • Joy Suter

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