Family First Health Center makes a difference in the health and quality of life of the people and communities we serve by:
- Providing quality, compassionate primary medical and dental care and social services to those who need it most;
- Coordinating care and working with other providers to provide the full range of services our patients need;
- Promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles;
- Collaborating with others to improve access and break down the barriers of affordability, language and culture; and advocating for our patients and the medically underserved.
Family First Health was started in 1970 from a movement started by H. Jack Geiger, physician and civil rights activist. By addressing the roots of illness drawn from community concerns, early health centers like Family First Health pioneered an effective method for approaching health care in underserved communities.
Today, there are almost a thousand community health centers in the United States, making health care accessible for more than 11.5 million patients each year. Family First Health is proud to offer this care to our patients in York, Adams, and Lancaster counties; providing compassionate and comprehensive health services to people seeking accessible and affordable quality care.
This York community health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
Take a look at our Annual Reports to see the impact we’ve had on our communities throughout the years.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Robert Bernhard, Chair – York City School District
Allison Hawthorne, Vice Chair –
Robert Merino, Treasurer –
Ann Shaleialohalani, Secretary – York community member
Charlie Snyder – York community member
Cindy Steele – Central Market York
Michael Shanebrook – Gettysburg community member
Philip Given – City of York
Reed Gunderson – WellSpan Health
Joan Beaverson, VP of Human Resources & Talent Development
Dr. Debra Bell, Physician Lead
Amy Chamberlin, Director of Development & Community Engagement
Jenny Englerth, President/CEO
CarrieAnn Frolio, VP of Integration & Business Development
Dr. Asceline Go, VP of Medical Services
Peter Lugaro, VP of Information Technology
Dr. Joseph Mountain, VP of Dental Services – Gettysburg & Hanover Centers
Dr. LaJuan Mountain, VP of Dental Services – George Street Center
Becky Shearer, VP of Finance
Meg Wheeler, VP of Operations & Quality