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Britany feels the publication could benefit from more articles that
tell readers about women who have overcome challenges and transformed problems into opportunities. We all encounter road blocks,
she said, and it's exciting to read about how someone persevered and
ended up in a good place; a story that starts with a problem and we
learn how it was transformed into an opportunity.
When she's not working, she and Ben enjoy hiking with their two
dogs. Britany also enjoys riding her horse and spending time at the
shore with her family.
Her biggest inspiration, Britany said, has been her mom, Jamie
Maack. Jamie has successfully grown, fostered and eventually sold
what is now an international company, and continue to work within
the business she built. Her mother has proved to Britany that women
can, indeed, "do it all" and be major successes, but not without
organization, prioritization, and waking up early!
JESSICA BEZLER, Reading Health System
Jessica works in Communications
and Public Relations at Reading
Health. She's been at the system for almost 12 years, with
the current focus of her job on
internal communications and
She commits her time to
Women2Women because she
feels that it offers members of our
community a wealth of knowledge and many opportunities
to grow, both personally and
professionally. Both she and
Jessica Bezler with her favorite
four-legged companion, Brownie
Reading Health are proud to
work with organizations that
are committed to the growth of our community.
Jessica's favorite articles, not surprisingly, are those found in the
Health2Wellness section of W2W magazine, and not only because she
works in healthcare. Working with colleagues on the Health2Wellness
articles has been an exciting way for her to meet some of her team
members and learn about what they are working on to benefit the
health and wellness of patients and the community. Jessica said she's
always open to hearing any new ideas from co-workers and friends
that may help the magazine find local experts who can speak or write
about topics that are important to readers.
Working with colleagues on the Health2Wellness
articles has been an exciting way for JESSICA BEZLER to meet
some of her team members and learn about what they are
working on to benefit the health and wellness of patients
and the community.
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As a woman, MONICA RUSH said, it is important to be involved
in a fulfilling role, and to be able to share what we have in
our community with other professional women. The W2W
program encourages women to create connections, gain
knowledge, open doors and build strategic alliances.
When she's not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her
husband, Kevin, and their dog, Brownie. She also enjoys spending
time with family and friends, and currently is catching up on past
seasons of "Top Chef."
For Jessica, her biggest inspiration comes from her family and
friends, who she calls kind, supportive and caring. Professionally,
her biggest inspiration is her team of Marketing coworkers, who she
said are hardworking, talented and creative individuals who inspire
her to reach higher and challenge herself.
MONICA RUSH, Penn State Health St. Joseph
The director of rehab services at
Penn State Health St. Joseph,
Monica manages the physical
therapy, occupational therapy,
speech therapy, cardiac rehab
and medical fitness programs. A
native of Berks County, Monica
began working at St. Joe's Critical
Care Unit as an RN in 1989
when she moved back home as a
newlywed. She transitioned into
the cardiac rehab department
after she started a family, and
continued to pick up additional
roles and responsibilities as they Monica Rush and husband, Steve, checking
Nashville off of their travel bucket list.
were asked of her. Today, she
said, she misses the direct care
patient contact, but loves what she is doing and the amazing staff
members who work with her.
Monica said that her commitment to W2W and the magazine
provides a great professional opportunity. As a woman, she said, it is
important to be involved in a fulfilling role, and to be able to share
what we have in our community with other professional women.
The W2W program encourages women to create connections, gain
knowledge, open doors and build strategic alliances. The organization,
Monica said, is doing everything it can to create more women leaders
in Berks County who can learn, share ideas and mentor each other.
While she enjoys reading all the articles in W2W magazine, Monica
said that the Women2Know are usually her favorites.
"The women in our community and the stories of their careers
always manage to inspire me," she said.