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Board of Directors & Volunteer Medical Practitioners/Professionals

In 2023, Hope Within was able to provide 2308 medical, counseling and 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, Secretary
Director of Guest Care
Hershey Free Church


Scott Conley, M.D
Family Medicine/Norlanco
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

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


  • Dwight Ashby, DMD, Kearns & Ashby, Pediatric Dentistry
  • Janet Ashby, C.R.N.P WellSpan York OB-GYN 
  • Betsy Avinash, C.R.N.P., N.P.C. Penn State Health Medical Specialties – Urology
  • Valerie Belmont, C.R.N.P. OnSite Dermatology
  • 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
  • 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
  • David Keller, M.D. Lebanon Valley Family Medicine
  • Gerry McCracken, D.M.D
  • Geneva Neupauer, C.R.N.P.
  • Francine Redman, C.R.N.P. (Recently Retired) 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
  • Gale Metz Thomason, C.R.N.P.
  • Daniel Smith, D.M.D. Wood & Myers Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Andrea Wolf, C.R.N.P. Family Medicine UPMC Lancaster
  • James C. Wolf, M.D. Family Medicine UPMC Lancaster
  • Jack Wright, M.D. (Recently retired) Family Practice/Hospice/Palliative Care


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


  • Barbara Albert + Ruby
  • Glen Bootay
  • Don Bush
  • Joshua Bush
  • Susan Deaven
  • Tammy Humbert
  • Jan Rowand
  • Claudia Stephens
  • Laura Parkins
  • Wendy Yiengst

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