Women2Women - Winter 2018 - 5

Editor's Desk
elcome 2018!
We're so thrilled to start another year with inspiring stories, powerful women, and many opportunities to make our community a better place.
This issue focuses first on this area's Community Health Needs Assessment: the process that
our local health partners use to identify and analyze the biggest health needs and priorities in our
community. Why is this important to you? First - it guides hospitals and other health providers
as they attempt to bring people like you and me (and our families) the service we need where we
need it. Second - it's a valuable resource for learning more about what our community looks
like, whether it's demographics or major health issues. We'll look at each of the priorities of 2016's
CHNA in each W2W issue this year.

Karen Marsdale
Editor, Women2Women Magazine

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

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EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
Tracie Barrett
Sweet Street

Jessica Bezler
Reading Health System

Lizette Epps
Carpenter Technology Corporation

Sara Frassinelli
Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Kelly Hancock

In 2018, your health as well as your family's health is certainly paramount, but I also hope you'll
make helping others a priority. We don't always know where to begin when we feel called to make
a difference, and that's why the women we feature in this issue are so important. I loved reading
about the tireless work of Elise Chesson, whose work at Family Promise of Berks County helps
families, youths, and individuals who are without housing. And I was inspired by Robin Ball, who
was called to service after a lengthy career as a registered nurse and a clinical research associate
to initiate the Clare of Assisi project. The Clare of Assisi House provides transitional housing for
women ex-offenders so that they can develop life skills and build a new, independent life.
This issue is full of the stories you need to make 2018 your year. Whether you want to get organized, become a better leader, or make a difference in the lives of others - we've got you covered.
From new apps that can help you give back to local charities (thanks, Do It Local!) to a helpful
tool to help you declutter and help local families, there's no excuse not to get moving this year.
And don't forget to try something new in 2018. Whether it's as bold as learning to brew your own
beer like Dani Motze's journey in this issue, or perhaps eying up a run for office, we hope you'll
join us as we continue to make our lives and the lives around us brighter, healthier, and happier.
All the best,

Karen Marsdale

Community Volunteer

Tracy Hoffmann
Hoffmann Publishing Group

Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie

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Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

MAGAZI NE

Karen Klein
Fulcrum Information Resources

EXETER

Kristin Golden Mancuso
KGM Marketing LLC

Britany Maack LaManna
The Loomis Company

Karen Marsdale
Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Monica Rush
Penn State Health - St. Joseph

Connie Skipper
Berks County Intermediate Unit

Melissa Varone
MV Harenza Marketing

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Charlotte Shoppe

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Riverview Nursery &
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DoubleTree Hotel
Goggleworks Center for
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Judy's on Cherry

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Reading Dermatology
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Bell Tower Salon, MediSpa & Store
Berks Hearing
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The Chamber's Center for
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Courtyard by Marriott
L.A. Spa & Nail Bar
Wyomissing Hair Studio

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