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Kevin Sunderman
Kevin Sunderman
My title reads “Communications Specialist,” for the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families. What’s behind the title? For one thing, I’ve alway...
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Adam Burau
Adam Burau
With more than 20 years of professional writing experience, Adam Burau work...
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Alex Yorio
Alex Yorio
I am a Mercyhurst College graduate with a major in Communication, a minor i...
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Alexis Kropp-Kwon
Alexis Kropp-Kwon
I’m originally from Dallas (not Texas) PA, and relocated home in 2011 aft...
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Ali Mygrants
Ali Mygrants
New to the Pittsburgh area, Ali has joined Highmark, Inc. as a Wellness Coa...
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Alison Conte
Alison Conte
Alison Conte, word enthusiast, has been a professional writer for many, man...
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Amanda Changuris
Amanda Changuris
I started the professional branch of my storytelling career as a TV and rad...
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Amy Macklin
Amy Macklin
In addition to authoring “Growing Up Gluten Free: A Lifestyle Guide for R...
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Andrea Gibson
Andrea Gibson
Even when I was a suburban teenager, I’ve always felt most at home around...
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Andy Nichols
Andy Nichols
I’m one of the babies of the bunch and a relative newbie to the team, as ...
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Angela Naderi-Blezard
Angela Naderi-Blezard
When I started at Highmark in 2008, I had the exciting opportunity to be pa...
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Anthony Wilbur
Anthony Wilbur
I got my master’s degree in wellness and human performance from the Unive...
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April Ginsburg
April Ginsburg
A Registered Dietitian by trade, I have been with Highmark for almost 7 yea...
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Ariel Raj
Ariel Raj
I’ve loved writing since a young age, and have written about anything I c...
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Atiya Abdelmalik
Atiya Abdelmalik
Although I’ve changed roles over the past 9 ½ years at Highmark, what ha...
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Bailey Tisdale
Bailey Tisdale
Just a southern belle from the great state of Louisiana, who fell in love w...
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Becca Watts
Becca Watts
Born and raised in New Hampshire, I moved to Delaware to attend the Univers...
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Becky Duncan
Becky Duncan
When I was in high school, I developed a passion for healthy foods. The gr...
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Ben Korman
Ben Korman
My writing career began at age 5 with a hand-drawn nonfiction book called "...
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Bob Lee
Bob Lee
I am from Dayton, Ohio. I joined the Marine Corps at 17. My wish was to hav...
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Brent Bergamasco
Brent Bergamasco
I work in Marketing on the Consumer Experience team as the Customer Engagem...
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Bridget Mahoney
Bridget Mahoney
I am a Benefit Quality Coordinator at Highmark Inc., and have been with the...
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Brittany Gray
Brittany Gray
I am a busy, hard-working single mom with two daughters — who can never s...
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Brooke Reitz
Brooke Reitz
My career began in advertising and public relations, but after joining the ...
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Bryce Walat
Bryce Walat
When it comes to writing, I’m what you might call a mix of "high tech" an...
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Cecily Zhu
Cecily Zhu
Born and raised in New York City’s ever-changing environment, I quickly n...
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Corey Florindi
Corey Florindi
I was born and raised on the banks of the mighty Lehigh River in Bethlehem,...
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Daelene Long
Daelene Long
As Senior Director of Clinical Operations, I oversee the Population Health ...
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David Holmberg
David Holmberg
I was appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Highmark Hea...
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David Misner
David Misner
A traveler’s heart and a curiosity to discover the unknown led me to move...
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Deepthi Harkar
Deepthi Harkar
I'm a busy working mom who juggles many responsibilities and challenges. I'...
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Don Bertschman
Don Bertschman
I spent the first 25 years of my career writing on more topics, for more cl...
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Dr. Judith Black
Dr. Judith Black
I’ve been the Medical Director for Senior Markets at Highmark since 1998,...
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Dr. Mark Wendling
Dr. Mark Wendling
I have been a practicing family physician in the Lehigh Valley for nearly 2...
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Dr. Marylou Buyse
Dr. Marylou Buyse
As senior medical director of senior markets for Highmark Inc., I play a vi...
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Dr. P. V. Nickell
Dr. P. V. Nickell
I serve as Allegheny Health Network's System Chair for the Department of Ps...
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Dr. Rhonda Johnson
Dr. Rhonda Johnson
Rhonda Moore Johnson is the medical director of Health Equity & Quality...
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Dr. Victor Prisk
Dr. Victor Prisk
I'm a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in dance medicine and...
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Erica Pirrung
Erica Pirrung
I’ve been working at Highmark for eight years as a digital communications...
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Esmeralda Hetrick
Esmeralda Hetrick
Esmeralda Ybarra Hetrick is a Health Equity Consultant within Highmark Inc....
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Genevieve Olson
Genevieve Olson
I am a member of Quartet’s marketing and communications team. In that rol...
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Gina Dansak
Gina Dansak
In the role of Customer-First Ambassador here at Highmark, I am fortunate t...
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Gregory Byrnes
Gregory Byrnes
I’ve been running my whole life and, as I got older, I knew I wanted to s...
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Health & Wellness compiled by Dave Rossana
I have been with Highmark’s Health Promotion/Wellness Team for nearly fi...
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JaColby Kent
JaColby Kent
I worked for Capital Area Head Start as an accountant from 2008 through 201...
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Jaime Mary
Jaime Mary
I have been with Highmark for 15 years in a variety of roles, most recently...
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Jane Brooks
Jane Brooks
Born in New Jersey and raised in the Pocono Mountains, I now call the Lehig...
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Jasmine Davis
Jasmine Davis
For me, the average day looks like this: Wake up, read industry articles, b...
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Jean Rush
Jean Rush
As executive vice president of government markets for Highmark Inc., I’m ...
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Jennifer Antkowiak
Jennifer Antkowiak
I have a 20-year career as an award-winning TV News Anchor and host, most o...
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Jenny Sabol
Jenny Sabol
I joined Highmark Inc. in 2016 as a Project Manager in Clinical Services, c...
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Jeremy Nicklow
Jeremy Nicklow
I have been a Highmark Health Wellness Coach since April of 2016. Before co...
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Jess Bomgardner
Jess Bomgardner
Hello! I’m a communications analyst at United Concordia Dental, a subsidi...
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Jessica Orris
Jessica Orris
I am the over-educated "mom" of two dogs, with a bachelor’s in Hospitalit...
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Jillian Darnell
Jillian Darnell
I joined Highmark this past fall as a Wellness Coach for the Health Promoti...
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Joan Kaylor
Joan Kaylor
I’ve been in private practice since 1994 and an LPC (licensed professiona...
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Joanie Barr
Joanie Barr
Over the past 15 years, I’ve taught fitness classes and coordinated welln...
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Jodie Ruediger
Jodie Ruediger
My passion for community began when my husband was serving in the military....
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Joe Deemer
Joe Deemer
I’ve been involved in publishing for more than 15 years (longer if being ...
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Joe Kolano
Joe Kolano
I am a graduate of Gannon University and the University of Pittsburgh and c...
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Jonathan Edmonds
Jonathan Edmonds
I'm a native Pittsburgher, growing up in the eastern suburbs. I played soc...
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Kara Malitsky
Kara Malitsky
As Director of Pharmacy at Highmark, I oversee the Pharmacy department for ...
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Karen Adams
Karen Adams
I started my career at Highmark in 2007 as a contractor. I was amazed by al...
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Kathy Parry
Kathy Parry
I’m passionate about food. Real food. I help others understand what real,...
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Kelly DeAngelis
Kelly DeAngelis
My career as a writer started in an 8 a.m. microbiology class at the Univer...
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Keren Gifford
Keren Gifford
My lifelong passion (and personal struggle) centers around what motivates p...
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Khristan Shafer
Khristan Shafer
When I was trying to figure out what to be when I grew up, a college profes...
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Krista Lardieri
Krista Lardieri
I currently work on the Diversity & Inclusion team at Highmark Health. As a...
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Kristin Antosz
Kristin Antosz
Stories have been my life since I dominated the local library’s Book It c...
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Kristin Beaver
Kristin Beaver
I’ve been part of Highmark Health’s internal communications team since ...
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Kristy Keller
Kristy Keller
Writing is my beloved child as an undergraduate student majoring in Communi...
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Kurt Spear
Kurt Spear
Kurt Spear is the Vice President of Financial Investigations and Provider R...
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Laura Crooks
Laura Crooks
As the Mind-Body Practitioner for Allegheny General Hospital, Laura Crooks ...
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Lauren Chanadet
Lauren Chanadet
I've been working at Highmark as a fitness pro since 2006. I began at our ...
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Lauren Skundrich
Lauren Skundrich
A graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a passion for fitness, I...
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Leah Ahlin
Leah Ahlin
I’ve been at Highmark for seven years and currently work as the clinical ...
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Leesa Sheppard
Leesa Sheppard
I've been employed by Highmark Delaware for over 31 years, having held vari...
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Leigh Curtin
Leigh Curtin
Leigh Curtin-Wilding has a Master’s in Health Communications and is a tea...
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Leigh Wisotzkey
Leigh Wisotzkey
I became a writer in the 7th grade, when I realized I could tell a story on...
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Lily Kendall
Lily Kendall
I’m a woman, a wife, and a mom – occasionally spastic, usually silly, s...
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Lindsey Barton
Lindsey Barton
With a background in childhood, infant, and perinatal nutrition, as well as...
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Matt Stehl
Matt Stehl
I am a native Delawarean who loves the Blue Hens and everything about livin...
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Megan Emmons
Megan Emmons
I've been working at Highmark for over 10 years (yet I'm still only 22) in ...
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Megan Karpinski
Megan Karpinski
As a Philadelphia transplant and relative newcomer to the insurance industr...
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Meggan Hostuttler
Meggan Hostuttler
The last 23 months have been spent educating myself on healthy living, focu...
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Michelle Riches
Michelle Riches
Likes: Pittsburgh, improv comedy, pet rats, blog writing, overly complex ve...
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Oralia Dominic
Oralia Dominic
As an Health Equity and Quality Services (HEQS) Consultant at Highmark Inc....
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Pam Gurtis
Pam Gurtis
I graduated from George Washington University with a Master’s degree in E...
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Paul Stefko
Paul Stefko
I’m your typical 30-something making his way in the world with his wits a...
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Phil Tanner
Phil Tanner
I have been blessed with a tremendous passion for working with those journe...
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Phyllis Barber
Phyllis Barber
I’m a native Pittsburgher who came home in 2000 after living in Dublin, I...
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Renee Guerin
Renee Guerin
I’m a certified Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise an...
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Ryan McGregor
Ryan McGregor
Since May of 2014, I have had the distinct honor of being a part of the Hig...
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Sam Nolan
Sam Nolan
As a recent college grad, I’m the baby of the bunch, but I’ve quickly d...
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Sara Oliver-Carter
Sara Oliver-Carter
During my past 16 years with Highmark, I have had many opportunities to gro...
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Shannon Hunter
Shannon Hunter
I’m a project manager at Highmark by day, and a graduate student working ...
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Sharon Tomasic
Sharon Tomasic
I’m a born-and-bred Pittsburgher who loves to travel, is obsessed with ga...
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Stacy Byers
Stacy Byers
I am a Highmark employee of over 13 years, working in Marketing, Digital Ex...
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Stephen Jerzyk
Stephen Jerzyk
With two degrees and a handful of certifications in the field, it’s safe ...
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Steve Bortner
Steve Bortner
As a longtime health care communicator, I enjoy writing, editing and planni...
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Susan Boerchers
Susan Boerchers
I am the community relations manager for ProJeCt of Easton. As a communicat...
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Sydnee Bagovich
Sydnee Bagovich
You'll see me every morning climbing the stairs to the 12th floor, and bolt...
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Tammy Lee
Tammy Lee
I was born and raised in Philadelphia but spent the past few years of my li...
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Terese Vorsheck
Terese Vorsheck
As Director of the Highmark Caring Place, I have the opportunity to blend m...
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Tony Sciulli
Tony Sciulli
I have worked at Highmark for 15 years and almost exclusively in positions ...
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Tracy O'Brien
Tracy O'Brien
I am proud to be in the Highmark family on a different avenue in nursing. M...
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Trish Imbrogno
Trish Imbrogno
Born and bred in the wilds of northwestern Pennsylvania’s McKean County ...
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Whitney Hayes
Whitney Hayes
I hail originally from the mountains of Virginia and recently earned my MFA...
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Zonya Foco
Zonya Foco
Nobody motivates an audience more about the benefits of smart nutrition, ev...
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