Leadership Team2018-11-19T19:36:27+00:00

Caring, Compassionate
Behavioral Health Treatment

You never have to struggle alone.

Leadership Team

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Jayne Van Bramer
Chief Executive Officer

Treatment, Compassion, and Hope for Today, Tomorrow and Always. This statement defines what Jayne Van Bramer brings to Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital (LBHH) and it serves as the mission statement for LBHH. Her experience, passion and dedication in the behavioral healthcare field serves as the footprint of the quality and care provided to each person that chooses this hospital for care.

Prior to LBHH, Ms. Van Bramer served as the Vice President of Behavioral Health at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, where she led the revitalization of the behavioral health service by enhancing recovery oriented programming and practices, improving patient and family satisfaction scores, strengthening key quality indicators, increasing census, and contributing to community suicide prevention efforts and police Crisis Intervention Training.

In this role, Van Bramer improved the facility’s credibility with the community, expanded working relationships with local universities and was appointed to the national Corporate Behavioral Health Council.

From 2011 to 2015, she served as the Senior Associate Commissioner for New York State Office of Mental Health where she led the largest public mental health system in the country with over 25,000 individuals in care and 10,000 employees. As a part of the New York State Office of Mental Health’s executive team, she supervised 19 Executive Directors of Child and Adult Psychiatric Centers and all related inpatient residential and outpatient services. While there, Van Bramer improved outcomes related to suicide prevention, continuity of care, length of stay, engagement and health and wellness. In addition, she ensured the adoption and delivery of evidence-based treatment, care and trauma-informed practices.

Ms. Van Bramer earned her Master’s of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York College at Oswego, her Master’s of Arts with distinction in Applied Research and Evaluation from Hofstra University in New York, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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Gina Cavorsi MD
Chief Medical Officer

Supporting and empowering through education and care, Dr. Gina Cavorsi, shares the vision of “Hope for Today, Tomorrow and Always”. Dr. Cavorsi brings leadership, compassion and expertise to her role as Chief Medical Officer at LBHH.

Dr. Cavorsi, a native of Ambler, Pennsylvania, followed the path of service to others, as demonstrated by her parents who were educators in their community. Combining her passion for service and her love for science, she pursued a career in medicine. Dr. Cavorsi attended St. Joseph’s University for her undergraduate education where she was an Academic All-American in Track and Field and a five-time Atlantic 10 Conference Champion. She earned both an MD and MBA at Temple University; and completed her medical residency in Adult Psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She distinguished herself as Chief Psychiatric Resident and Institutional House Staff President while at Einstein. Dr. Cavorsi is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

After completing residency, Dr. Cavorsi served as an inpatient psychiatrist and the Medical Director for the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Lehigh Valley Health Network. She later went on to serve at Reading Hospital as Medical Director for the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program and Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service Suite.

Dr. Cavorsi has been a featured presenter at the Tri-State Collaborative Learning Sessions for the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. She is the recipient of the Benjamin Rush Award for Achievement by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and the Sidney Wenger, MD Humanitarian Award by the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment.

“Care begins with those we serve, our patients – their goals, their values and how they envision their recovery. From there we join them and help them move forward in living a better and more fulfilling life. My goal is to help educate, listen, include and guide our patients and their families about decisions regarding their behavioral health care. We should be present with them, to help them maintain hope and build resiliency.”– Dr. Gina Cavorsi

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Mark P. Combs Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Combs is a resident of Lancaster County and has joined the Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital (LBHH) team as the Director of Clinical Services. He believes that the partnership between LBHH and the community offers a unique opportunity to be able to offer innovative practices in an acute care setting and will provide much needed specialized treatment resources to the area. By bringing sensible and meaningful changes to behavioral health, LBHH will be recognized as offering unique and multifaceted systemic solutions to the growing vibrant community here in Lancaster and to this region, and in serving the diverse and unique needs of the community by bringing hope and new possibilities for each individual and their family and natural supports.

Dr. Combs has formulated innovative organizational changes at some of the largest behavioral health agencies in the country and has consulted nationally on collaborative and person-focused treatment interventions and supports. His vision has focused on the dedicated implementation of evidenced-based treatments which includes bringing a scholar-practice training ethos to organizations as evidenced in numerous practicum/internships and post-doctoral fellowships. Dr. Combs has published on culture, family therapy treatment, and family assessment tools and has been active on governing boards and numerous committees with respect to trauma and recovery focused care. He consults on the assessment and treatment of individuals and families experiencing mental health challenges and how to incorporate best practices in an array of behavioral health service organizations. Many of the projects he has been associated with have received recognition for achieving sustained clinical benchmarks and treatment efficacy, and in using innovative recovery and trauma-informed care treatment standards.

Dr. Combs holds a Master’s degree and Doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Florida in Marriage and Family Therapy. He holds a Clinical Fellowship with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, and has affiliations with numerous clinical organizations and reads extensively on research and the application of promising and alternative approaches in behavioral health care. His training includes advanced certifications and training specializations. He is an ardent supporter of community well-being, community sustainability, individual self-care, and is active in promoting the quality of life for all individuals which provides the basis for holistic focused care.

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Janet Barngetuny, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy

Dr. Barngetuny earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She started in the healthcare industry over 10 years ago as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She continued her education to become an LPN, an RN, and finally acquired the PharmD with a concentration in Pharmacy Business Administration while actively working in the medical field.

Dr. Barngetuny is an optimistic person who believes it is possible to reshape the future regardless of the past. Her motto is “A better day is always around the corner”. She believes this is true when dealing with a mental health condition. As the Director of Pharmacy at Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, her goal is to help individuals achieve recovery through a holistic approach while optimizing medication therapy. Her plan is to make the pharmacy patient-care focused by direct involvement in improving health outcomes through education and medication support.

Combining her passion for mental health with her experience in critical, acute, rehabilitative, community, and psychiatric care both as a pharmacist and nurse, Dr. Barngetuny is looking forward to providing safe and cost-effective drug therapy that allows patients to progress toward their individual goals and better mental health.

As a resident of Lancaster county Dr. Barngetuny is very excited to serve in our Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital community!

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Vanessa Clayton
Director of Admissions

Vanessa Clayton joins our team as the Director of Admissions. It is her passion and goal to provide excellent customer service and to make patients and their families feel respected and valued even during a difficult time.

Vanessa has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Millersville University. She has over 12 years of healthcare experience working as a hospital Social Worker and Director of Admissions at a skilled nursing facility. During her time in these roles she was an active member on several local healthcare committees focused on providing quality care, positive patient experiences, successful outcomes, and overall health and mental wellness. She has extensive knowledge of community resources and connections which will be helpful to our patients and their families.

As a healthcare advocate, Vanessa is encouraged by the services offered at the Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital. She feels that these services will greatly help our community and promote “Hope for Today, Tomorrow, and Always.

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Michael Stevens
Director of Business Development

Mike oversees community relations, marketing and public relations to ensure Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital is a valuable part of the fabric of the community within southcentral Pennsylvania. Mike has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry and joining the LBHH team provides the opportunity to bring new capabilities to the region. Serving on a number of community initiatives and leadership boards throughout central PA over the years, his work has helped to positively influence behavioral healthcare in the community he lives in. Mike earned his Bachelors of Science at Juniata College in Health Communications.

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Matthew Tamburrino, MHA
Director of Operations

Matt Joins the Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital team with 17 years of behavioral healthcare management experience. Throughout his career, Matt has held several administrative positions that include; training, personnel management, and the development of systems that focus on both patient and staff safety. Several years ago, Matt obtained certification as a master instructor for Handle With care and Verbal De-escalation. Matt works closely with several UHS facilities to assist in the development of safe support teams. Matt believes a vital component of any facility is consistent communication and collaboration across all disciplines to provide the best care to every person we serve.

Matt’s approach as a member of leadership is to provide guidance and support to the floor team, the individuals in our care, and all departments across LBHH to obtain our two most important outcomes: patient and staff safety.

Matt holds a masters in Health Care Administration and is excited to be living in the Lancaster community.

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Joe Wysock III
Director of Plant Operations

Joe is looking forward to bringing his experience and leadership skills to the leadership team of Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital Team. Joe holds extensive experience with healthcare operations, facility operations and project management. He served on a number of local and national leadership boards that include; ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors), Lancaster Young Professionals and Scholarship Committees and currently serves on the Thaddeus Stevens Alumni Board and as Vice President of the Thaddeus Stevens Foundation.

Joe earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and an Associate’s Degree in Carpentry. Joe is grateful for his roots and continues to support Lancaster City and Thaddeus Stevens College.

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Kerri Mangini, PHR
Director of Human Resources

Kerri oversees the Human Resources Department and holds the key role in recruiting and retaining the highly talented individuals that work at LBHH. Kerri is dedicated to creating a premier workplace for the region. She is responsible for championing employee engagement for the facility, implementing the human resources management strategies, managing personnel records, and meeting all compliance objectives. Kerri has over ten years of HR experience in the healthcare industry. She earned her Bachelors of Science at Wilmington University and has been certified as Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through HRCI for more than five years.

JOIN OUR TEAM

We’re Hiring!

If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping people and changing lives, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital may be the place for you.

As a new facility, we have a number of openings for both administrative and staff positions. Visit our careers page to view all open opportunities and begin the application process


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