Community Team

Welcome to Health Union's Community Team. Our Community Team is made up of a diverse group of employees of Health Union who bring you engaging, accurate information about living with irritable bowel syndrome. The Community Team partners with the Editorial Team to provide clinical content that helps people live better with their condition. Meet your IrritableBowelSyndrome.net team below.

The IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

Patty Day

Patty received her BS in English from SUNY Oneonta and her master’s degree in city and regional planning from Temple University. Before joining Health Union, she worked with local, regional, and national organizations to ensure that the Greater Philadelphia region benefits from an educated and skilled workforce while also contributing to bolstering the region’s competitiveness and economic growth. She served as an adjunct professor for three years at Temple University and designed the undergraduate course Healthy Community Design and Development, which focused on the social disparities of health and opportunities to create healthier communities.

Kathy Troy Smyser

Kathy lives in Pennsylvania with her graduate student daughter and 2 big dogs. Kathy came to Health Union following a position as director of marketing and external relations at Rosemont College. She loves words and language, whether through reading, writing, or helping others find their voices. She enjoys traveling with and visiting her 3 adult children, which has taken her to 10 countries on 4 continents.

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Community Team

Kate Abernethy
Joanna Bodner
Michael Boren
Minel Cannucciari
Anthony Carrone
Julie Croner
Rachel DiStefano
Allison Echols
Kelsey Ford
Gabby Formica
Bridget Gawinowicz
Courtney Getty
Jacqueline Gottlob
Liz Green
Reggie Hall
Crystal Harper
Matt Harrison
Sara Hayes
Colleen Heavens
Kayleigh Hill
Kailah Holmes
Audrey Innerst
Ilana Jacqueline
Pam Jajko
Amanda Jones
Laura Kompanik
Kyler Koons
Danielle Kraft
Jess Lipkin
Kelly McNamara
Sanjana Mehrotra
Kelly Miller
Pamela Munnelly
Megan Norton
Torie Pappas
Corene Pettit
Amna Rizvi
Carolyn Rotella
Misty Roussa
Lauren Ruffalo
Sam Sarube
Abby Schmidt
Kathy Smyser
Samuel Taylor
Margot Tishberg
Alexa Vecchione
Sarah Wallin
Kristine Zerkowski
Brian Zimorowicz

Community Experience Coordinators

Melissa Arnold
Chelley Avicolli
Jill Brodie
Kimberly Broughal
Julie Byers
Richard Faust
Donna Flood-Amaya
Lori Duffy Foster
Jessica Hall
Doreen Hribar
Beth Huffman
Latoya Juniel
Christine Laaksonen
Cody Leach
Jake Maxwell
Katherine Moakes
Lauren Mullin
Debra Philip
Erin Rush
Erin Tirney

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