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Congratulations to St. Luke’s 2018 Graduating Residents and Fellows!
June 15, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network proudly celebrates its 2018 Intern, Resident and Fellow graduates – physicians and providers who have completed specialty training through residencies and fellowships at St. Luke’s.  The 26th Annual Graduation Ceremony was held June 15th at Moravian College Foy Hall.


The following providers will begin practice with St. Luke’s –


Elena S. Berg, DO

St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, Emergency Medicine, Allentown.

Erica Jeanette Escarcega, MD

St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus, Emergency Medicine, Quakertown.

Kelly Amanda Hay, DO

St. Luke’s Monroe Campus, Emergency Medicine, Stroudsburg.

Sukhdip Kaur, MD

St. Luke’s Warren and Monroe Campuses, Emergency Medicine, Warren, NJ and Stroudsburg.

Brian Francis Kelly, DO

St. Luke’s Quakertown and Allentown Campuses, Emergency Medicine; Quakertown, PA and Allentown.

Alyssa Marie Milano, DO

St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, Emergency Medicine, Allentown.

Marissa Shannon Cohen Zwiebel, MD

St. Luke’s Hospital Monroe Campus, Emergency Medicine, Stroudsburg.

Chibuzo Udochukwu Emenari, MD

St. Luke’s Urgent Care.

Brittany Lynn Kuperavage, DO

St. Luke's Pennsburg Family Practice, Pennsburg.

Katrina Sabates, MD

St. Luke’s Warren Hills Family Practice, Warren, NJ.

Roseline Ogochukwu Okigbo, DO

St. Luke's Northern Valley Primary Care, Allentown.

Christine A. Kettle, DPT

St. Luke’s Physical Therapy, Allentown.

Ajay Lalit Abichandani MD

St. Luke's Monroe Campus, Cardiology Associates, Stroudsburg.

John Robert Interrante, MD

St. Luke’s Monroe Campus, Palliative and Hospice Medicine, Stroudsburg.


The following physicians will continue their Fellowship training at St. Luke’s -


Rodrigo Duarte Chavez, MD

St. Luke’s GI Fellowship.

Najmus Sehar Liang, MD

St. Luke’s Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship.

Heather Krasa, DO

St. Luke’s Geriatric Fellowship.

Roopa Anmolsingh, MD

St. Luke’s Geriatrics Fellowship.

Michael McLane, DO

St. Luke’s Cardiology Fellowship.

Brianne Marie Allerton, DO

St. Luke’s Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Abdullah Quddus, MD

St. Luke’s Interventional Cardiology Fellowship.


Additionally, local graduates include –


Sukhdip Kaur, MD

Hometown: Easton, PA

Roopa Anmolsingh, MD

Hometown: Phillipsburg, NJ.

Christine A Kettle, DTP

Hometown: Bangor, PA

Kevin Branch, MD

Hometown: Schnecksville, PA.

Jacob Donchez, MD

Hometown: Bethlehem, PA

Neelabh Maheshwari, MD

Hometown: Breinigsville, PA

Adam Edwin Kobialka, DO

Hometown: Hazleton, PA.


For a complete list of all graduates, view our Graduation Book (.PDF). 


Congratulations to ALL our Graduates!


Media Contact:

Brenda Hageter, Media Relations, (484)-526-3051, Brenda.hageter@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 315 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is a major teaching hospital – the only one in the Greater Lehigh Valley.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 27 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 211 residents.  St. Luke’s is the only health care network in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  Repeatedly, including 2018, St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics).  St. Luke’s, utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system, is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.

Image of Professionalism

Delilah Alicea
Delilah Alicea, RN
Anderson Campus

Jamie Supeck
Jamie Supeck, RN
Allentown Campus

Jayne Donchez
Jayne Donchez, RNC-NIC
University Hospital

Brittany Garris
Brittany Garris, RN
Miners Campus

Christina Baker
Christina Baker, RN
Monroe Campus

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones, RN
Quakertown Campus

Melissa Weigand
Melissa Weigand, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D
Home Health/Hospice

Cora Fuentespina
Cora Fuentespina, RN
Warren Campus

Relationship with Patient

Melissa Azzalina
Melissa Azzalina, RN

Anderson Campus

Tara Kutney
Tara Kutney, RN

Allentown Campus

Caitlin Miller
Caitlin Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN

University Hospital

Mary Kay Horvath
Mary Kay Horvath, RN

Miners Campus

Heather DeBenedetto
Heather DeBenedetto, RN

Monroe Campus

Deborah Jenkins
Deborah Jenkins, BSN, RN

Quakertown Campus

Jennyfer Cruz
Jennyfer Cruz, BSN, RN

Home Health/Hospice

Laura Briar
Laura Briar, RN

Warren Campus

Commitment to Nursing Excellence

Gisele Commins
Gisele Commins, RN

Anderson Campus

Donna Saylor
Donna Saylor, RN

Allentown Campus

Emily Schwalm
Emily Schwalm, BSN, RN

University Hospital

Tiffany Bieber
Tiffany Bieber, RN

Miners Campus

Jessica Arner
Jessica Arner, BSN, RN

Monroe Campus

Karen Benetz
Karen Benetz, RN

Quakertown Campus

Kaitlyn Langan
Kaitlyn Langan, RN

Home Health/Hospice

Tatiana Lesiv
Tatiana Lesiv, RN

Warren Campus


Patricia Penrose
Patricia Penrose, PCA
Anderson Campus

Brian Thatcher
Brian Thatcher, PCA
Anderson Campus

Heather Herman
Heather Herman
Allentown Campus

Cathy Miletics
Cathy Miletics
Allentown Campus

Brenda Delgado
Brenda Delgado, UC
University Hospital

Heather Worthington
Heather Worthington, PCA
University Hospital

Stefanie Gensure
Stefanie Gensure, PCA
Miners Campus

Debra Connely
Debra Connely, ED Tech
Miners Campus

Yohana Hernandez
Yohana Hernandez, PCA
Monroe Campus

Kelsey Clemens
Kelsey Clemens, MHT
Quakertown Campus

Kamryn Drake
Kamryn Drake, PCA
Quakertown Campus

Michele Semler
Michele Semler, HHA
Home Health/Hospice

Marisa Garra-Helffrich
Marisa Garra-Helffrich
Home Health/Hospice

Jimmy Zavala, NA
Jimmy Zavala, NA
Warren Campus

Anna Macapagal
Anna Macapagal, NA
Warren Campus

Excellence in Leadership

Timmy Kress
Timmy Kress, RN

Anderson Campus

Grace Ganchoso
Grace Ganchoso, RN

Allentown Campus

Tracey Santiago
Tracey Santiago, BSN, RN, OCN

University Hospital

Theresa Hosking
Theresa Hosking, RN, PCM
Miners Campus

Damaris Rowe
Damaris Rowe, BSN, RN
Monroe Campus

Jolie Gaudiuso
Jolie Gaudiuso, MSN, RN
School of Nursing

Shannon Heffner
Shannon Heffner, BSN, RN
Quakertown Campus

Diane Hummel-Spruill
Diane Hummel-Spruill, MSN, RN
Home Health/Hospice

Christine Wagner
Christine Wagner, RN

Warren Campus

Exemplar Preceptor in Clinical Practice

Peggie Naples
Peggie Naples, BSN, RN

Anderson Campus

Carol Kaunas
Carol Kaunas, RN

Allentown Campus

Chelsea Kokolus
Chelsea Kokolus, RN

University Hospital

Ann Louise Abrachinsky
Ann Louise Abrachinsky, RN

Miners Campus

Katie Adam
Katie Adams, RN

Monroe Campus

Douglas Radcliff
Douglas Radcliff, RN

Quakertown Campus

Debra Crush
Debra Crush, MSN, RN, CNS,

Home Health/Hospice

June Lockhart
June Lockhart, RN

Warren Campus

Network Awards

Tina Wida
Community Health Promotion Award - Tina Wida, BSN, RN

Angela Tout
Pride and Accountability Award -
Angela Tout, BSN, RN

Jennifer Craig
Pride and Accountability Award -
Jennifer Craig, RN

Jens Hansen
Advanced Practice Award - Jens Hansen, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, ENP-BC

SL Monroe, Emergency Department

Jennifer Sanwald
The Nightingale Nurse Collaboration Award - Jennifer Sanwald, RN

SL Monroe, Emergency Department

Deborah Schroettner
Patient Care Manager Of the Year Award - Deborah Schroettner, BSN, RN

Infusion & Oncology Support Services

Kelly McCormick
Excellence in Knowledge And Innovations Award - Kelly McCormick, MSN, RN, CES

SLB Cancer Support Services

New Beginning Family Birth Center
New Beginning Family Birth Center