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Board of Directors
Heather King, President
Heather King is the Director of Healthcare Operations for PAMED and is dedicated to the improvement of and access to healthcare for all Pennsylvanians, especially those who live in resource-poor areas. In her role at PAMED, Heather is charged with helping physicians streamline their practices, troubleshoot their concerns and stay compliant with laws and regulations. She currently sits on the Medical Assistance Advisory Council as well as the PAeHI as the newly elected treasurer.
Before joining the staff at PAMED, Heather spent 15 years in multiple roles at Penn State Health, the last 8 of which were spent as a practice administrator for multiple ambulatory primary and specialty care sites in the Harrisburg area.
She also served as a patient advocate/representative for Penn State Health.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Arizona State University and an MHA from Penn State University. Heather holds memberships in ACHE, PAHCOM, MGMA, AAMSE and of course, the PSU Alumni Association.
Geoffrey Biringer, Vice President
Pitman High School, Pitman N.J.; Dickinson College, B.A. History and Political Science; Penn State Dickinson School of Law (1966-1970, L.L.M.); Central PA Legal Services, 1970-1999 (Harrisburrg and Carlisle); Juvenile Court Judge (Carlisle); Assistant to Judge Turgeon (Harrisburg) ; work for 2 Harrisburg attorneys; PA Human Relations Commission (2015-2021); retired; Volunteer- Catholic Charities (ESL Program), Center for Independent Living Central PA (current)
Lynn Dorundo, Treasurer
Lynn graduated from West Perry SH in 1994 and earned an Associates degree in Accounting from HACC while working full time. In 2003 she was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. She had it removed and continued working at Capital Blue Cross in the Tax Department. In 2010 she had a reoccurrence and the removal of that tumor left her paralyzed. Lynn worked with a non profit Spinal Cord Tumor Association (SCTA) for several years before she began volunteering at the CILCP.
In her free time Lynn enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family (especially my nephews). She recently got her license to drive with hand controls and is excited to have the added independence of driving.
My name is Cynthia Gibbs-Pratt. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am the 2nd youngest and babygirl out of my mother’s 6 children. Funny thing is, I was born a 3 pound 2 ounce premie and to this day, I am still the smallest out of my siblings yet, the most feistiest of all. Unfortunately, I have buried my four oldest siblings and both parents. Yet, I have a heart of gold and love to help anyone in need. I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration or MD in 2011. After being injured in 3 car accidents in a 6 month period, I could no longer work a full time job due to the spinal damage and surgeries I endured. I moved to Central Pennsylvania on August 4, 20018, where I now reside with my younger brother and oldest nephew.
Work/Volunteer History: I worked for the City of New York for over 18 years as an Information Technology (IT) Specialist at the Department of Education and as an Eligibility Specialist III with the Human Resource Administration processing Food Stamp (SNAP) cases for families and individual households. Since moving to Central Pennsylvania I have been directly involved in many Organizations, Teams and Groups, volunteering my time/services focusing on making change in and around my community, Advocating for Disability Rights and Accessibility. I am currently an External Outreach Committee Member for the Board of Directors at the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILCP); Facilitator of the Access Not Denied Advocacy Group for the CILCP; Disaster Recover Caseworker with the American Red Cross; Member of the American Council of the Blind (ACB); Member of the Vision Loss & Peer Engagement Teams for the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind (PCB); Stakeholder/Client for the Participant Advisory Committee (CAC) with UPMC; Stakeholder/Advocate for the Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority for People with Disabilities Advisory Committee (SRTA/PWDAC); a Stakeholder/Client for the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR) and a Demetia Friend Champion in and around my community.
Hobbies: In my spare time, I love to spend time with my 10 year old goddaughter (whom I helped raise since she was 3 years old), my nieces, nephews, family and friends. My passion for computers has been over 30 years; however, my passion and love for people is just as great. Reading, writing, advocating and giving back to society and my community has always been a childhood “love”. I love meeting new people, taking walks, exercising, encouraging people and volunteering wherever/whenever I can. Through it all, I love, love to make people laugh and smile!