trauma room

Dr. Gaines serves as the Associate Surgeon-in-Chief at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHIP), a level 1 pediatric trauma center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In addition, Dr. Gaines is appointed as Professor for the University of Pittsburgh, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, as well as Professor of Surgery for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, …

Board Vice Chair Charles F. Barbera, MD, MBA, FACEP is the Vice President, Pre-Hospital and Unscheduled Care, for Tower Health.  The Emergency Department evaluates over 135,000 patients annually, is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Certified Chest Pain Center. The Department of Emergency Medicine has over 450 employees, including 52 …

David W. Scaff represents the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) on the PTSF Board of Directors.  His interests are in trauma center development and rural trauma care, having been a Vice Chief of Surgery, Med Executive Officer and founding Trauma Program Director at Pennsylvania’s oldest Level III trauma center. He also serves as the Vice President …

Deborah Chappel currently serves on the PTSF Board as a representative of the Pennsylvania Trauma Nurse Advisory Council (PATNAC). Ms. Chappel is the Trauma Program Director at Allegheny General Hospital.

Doug Kupas serves as the Commonwealth EMS Director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PaDOH).  Dr. Kupas also serves as the Associate Chief Academic Officer for Medical Student and Resident Affairs for Geisinger Health System; Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs, Temple University School of Medicine at the …

Douglas G. Hock, MBA currently serves on the PTSF Board as a representative of the Hospital & Healthsystem Asscoiatian of Pennsylvania (HAP).   Mr. Hock is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Previously he served as president and COO of Children’s Medical Center Dallas.  Mr. Hock spent the last 28 years …

Gregory R. Frailey is Medical Director for Prehospital Services and Associate Medical Director for Emergency Services for Susquehanna Health in Williamsport, PA.  Prior to coming to Williamsport, Dr. Frailey was Assistant Medical Director for Guthrie EMS, and an emergency physician at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA Dr. Frailey is a graduate of the Philadelphia …

Board Secretary/Treasurer Henry A. Boateng is the Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He has been with the Medical center for the past 6 years with a focus on adult and pediatric orthopaedic trauma as well as in hip preservation. He received his medical degree from …

Dr. Jack Jallo, MD, PhD, FACS joined the Foundation Board of Directors as the Pennsylvania Medical Society/Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society designee. Dr. Jallo is the Director for the Division of Neurotrauma and Critical Care for the Department of Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), a level one adult trauma center. Dr. Jallo also serves as …

Jo Ann Miller is the Trauma Program Manager at Lancaster General Health. Prior to the Trauma Program Manager role, Jo Ann was first a critical care bedside nurse for 13 years. After completing her BSN, she moved into the Trauma Case Manager role which was a combination role of case management and performance improvement activities. …