The Center Team

 


Clinic Coordinator

Betsy Pack BSN will be your initial contact person. She will help you set up your appointment. She will also be available for any questions regarding services or the Program.

Clinic Manager
Luanne Paul Cornacchione BA. Responsible for all day to day operation of the center.


Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Mario Cornacchione DO, FAAFP is a Geriatrician and Medical Director of the Center. He is a Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Education Director for Family Medicine, Department of Family, Community and Rural Health, The Commonwealth Medical College- Scranton, PA; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Institute for Successful Aging, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey -- School of Osteopathic Medicine.

He has been the principal investigator numerous clinical trial on new potential medications for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. He also has been a principal investigator on a number of research studies in geriatrics, dementia and long-term care and has participated in the development of many national clinical practice guidelines. He most recently was a workgroup member and co-authored the National Clinical Practice Guideline: Dementia Management in the Long Term Care Setting as well as the National Clinical Practice Guideline: Delirium & Acute Problematic Behavior in the Long Term Care Setting developed by the American Medical Directors Association.

Dr. Cornacchione has 30 years experience in teaching and continues to have an active long term care medicine practice. He is Home Health Agency Medical Director a consultant at a number of dementia units and  Jon Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital. 

While publishing widely & lecturing nationally he continues to serve as a consultant for many major pharmaceutical companies on dementia, geriatric and long-term care related issues. He is a recent past member of the Alzheimer's Association Pensylvania Chapter Board of Directors. He has served on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, the Board of Directors of the  American Medical Directors Association and currently is on the editorial board for Assisted Living Consult.
 
Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Cornacchione

Dr. Cornacchione Discusses Mild Cognitive Impairment on PBS/WVIA Call the Doctor (Click to view)


Dr. Cornacchione Discusses Early Diagnosis of Alzheimers Disease on PBS(WVIA):Call the Doctor (CLICK Here to View)

Listen to Dr. Cornacchione who recently discussed Alzheimer's Disease on WILK Radio


Director of Clinical Research

Dr. Mark Schrier MD. Dr.Schrier comes to us with many years experience directing clinical trials on new medications for treating Alzheimer's Disease and other Neuropsychiatric Disorders.


Certified
Neuropsychiatric Testing Technicians
Luanne Paul Cornacchione BS
Nancy Sickler BA


Psychiatric Nursing
Kim Sukowaski RN- has many years of experience in psychiatric nursing and is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner. She manages our Geropsychiatric Nursing Outreach Program

Cognitive Therapy/ Occupational Therapy/ Physical Therapy

(right to left)
Melissa McLaughlin, MS OTR/L  CHT 

Nancy Jeffery, OTR/L

Lindsay Connor, COTA