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Media Relations Staff

National Media

Wendy K. Wilson
Vice President
Corporate Communications
Geisinger Health System

Areas of Expertise

  • Health information technology (RHIOs, patient portals, electronic health records)
  • Healthcare business (value of integrated health systems, pay for performance)
  • Quality (CMS pilot, IHI 100,000 Lives, safety initiatives, guarantees)
  • Managed care/health insurance
  • Post-traumatic stress (9/11, Vietnam, Iraq)
  • Rural healthcare issues (access, communication, big-city services in rural areas)
  • Recruitment of healthcare professionals
  • Translational research
  • Healthcare ventures
  • Obesity (pediatric and adult)
  • Autism
  • Disease management

Geisinger Health System also offers media spokesperson and expertise on a wide spectrum of medical specialties and sub-specialties. Please call with inquiries on health topics ranging from primary care to transplant surgery.

Local/Regional media

Michael Ferlazzo
Public Relations Specialist
North-Central Pennsylvania
Office: 570-214-7410
Cell: 515-450-2908
Fax: 570-214-1584

North-central Pennsylvania, including Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger services in these counties:

  • Berks
  • Columbia
  • Dauphin
  • Juniata
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Lycoming
  • Montour
  • Northumberland
  • Snyder
  • Union

Kim Aboud
Public Relations & Marketing
Greater State College Area
Office: 814-949-0512
Cell: 814-935-5393
Fax: 814-942-1530

Susan Baranik
Public Relations & Marketing Specialist
Greater State College Area
Office: 814-949-0513
Cell: 814-414-6456
Fax: 814-942-1530

Central Pennsylvania, including these counties:

  • Blair
  • Cambria
  • Cameron
  • Centre
  • Clearfield
  • Clinton
  • Huntingdon
  • Jefferson
  • Mifflin
  • Schuylkill
  • Tioga

Matthew Van Stone
Public Relations Coordinator
Northeastern Pennsylvania
Office: 570-808-3652
Cell 570-592-8361
Pager: 570-830-0190
Fax: 570-808-3245

Northeastern Pennsylvania including Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Geisinger-Community Medical Center and these counties:

  • Bradford
  • Carbon
  • Lackawanna
  • Luzerne
  • Monroe
  • Pike
  • Sullivan
  • Susquehanna
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming

Wendy K. Wilson
Vice President
Corporate Communications
Geisinger Health System

Kathy Scullin
Chief Communications Officer
Corporate Communications
Geisinger Health System

Geisinger Health Plan

Lisa Hartman
Associate Vice President
Marketing and Public Relations, Geisinger Health Plan
Office: 570-271-8135
Fax: 570-271-7218

Geisinger Health Plan and health insurance throughout Pennsylvania