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Congratulations to JCPH’s 2015 Health Education Heroes!


Pamela Harrod Smith, MS

Pamela Harrod Smith, MS is a health educator for Jefferson’s Center for Urban Health.  As part of the Million Hearts Campaign, Ms. Smith has been conducting blood pressure screenings at community sites across the Delaware Valley.  She also provides health education about chronic disease management, nutrition and asthma and has created innovative teaching strategies for individuals with low health literacy.

Terri Clark, MPH

Terri Clark, MPH is the Prevention Coordinator for ActionAIDS, where she promotes LGBTQ health, facilitates access to health care services for those in need, and supports the aging population with HIV in Philadelphia.  She also fosters collaborations with other organizations in Philadelphia, including the Mazzoni Center, Public Health Management Corporation, and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

Sue Daugherty, RN, LDN

Sue Daugherty, RN, LDN is the Chief Executive Officer for MANNA in Philadelphia.   Over the past 15 years, she has counseled clients about the benefits of good nutrition, expanded nutrition services to clients with life-threatening illnesses, and fostered relationships in Africa that have launched nutrition programs abroad for orphans and vulnerable children.  As the CEO of MANNA, Sue has been instrumental in providing over 800,000 medically-appropriate meals each year to residents in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Alison Petok, MSW, LSW, MPH

Alison Petok, MSW, LSW, MPH is an oncology social worker at Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC).  Ms. Petok provides health education to patients across the life span, from young adults to seniors, works in the multidisciplinary palliative care clinic, and supports clinicians in the cancer center.  Ms. Petok has spearheaded a fertility preservation program and is instrumental in launching a distress screening initiative at the SKCC.  

Amber Thompson, MS, MBA, CHE

Amber Thompson, MS, MBA, CHE is the Vice President of Client Services and Solutions at Vree Health where she manages a team of allied health professionals who provide chronic disease care management to high risk patients.  She blends population health management techniques with innovative technology to design programs that successfully deliver behavioral coaching, social services, and clinical care.  

JCPH Recognition Luncheon

Health Education Heroes at JCPH Recognition Luncheon November 24, 2015