Annual Report 2017 Annual Report - Page 16

People The Wright Center has secured its position as a steward of federal funds, infusing resources into our local community to generate positive economic impact through job creation and organizational growth. Our continued investment in our employees and infrastructure will enable us to expand access and improve health outcomes for all we serve. Kellen Kraky: Prior to her graduation from Penn State University with a B.S. in biobehavioral health, Kellen Kraky was searching for “real world experience” that would help guide her career path. After reaching out to Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, she began a Health Promotion/Wellness internship at The Wright Center in 2010. During that time, she helped launch the Fall into Health Fair and 5K Walk/Run, now an annual event, with hopes of engaging patients and the community, while bringing employees and residents together for a day of volunteerism. Kraky is now the Manager of Youth Services and not only feels her dedication to The Wright Center’s mission serves as one of her greatest strengths, but she also believes she has experienced a great amount of personal and professional growth since her internship. “I’ve enjoyed a dynamic role at The Wright Center with various responsibilities which keeps the job very interesting,” Kraky said. “It gives me the opportunity to work with colleagues across all departments and to network with diverse partners throughout the community, all while playing a role in the evolution of school-based health.”