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.
What we do
We improve lives: in big ways and small ways. From high quality health services and innovative partnerships to daily acts of compassion. In all ways, we work together to improve lives.
Why we do it
From healthcare to health for all
- Closing the gap
- Paving the way
- Raising the bar
What guides us
- Patient centered
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
Allison Hawthorne, Chair
Cindy Steele, Vice Chair – Central Market York
Robert Merino, Treasurer
Ann Shaleialohalani, Secretary – York community member
Michael Shanebrook – Gettysburg community member
Vicki Dettinger – Fulton Bank
Joan Beaverson, Vice President, Human Resources & Talent Development
Amy Chamberlin, Senior Director of Development
Jenny Englerth, President/CEO
CarrieAnn Frolio, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Asceline Go, Vice President, Medical Services
Anika Jackson, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Peter Lugaro, Vice President, Information Technology & CISO
Dr. Joseph Mountain, Vice President, Dental Services
Dr. LaJuan Mountain, Vice President, Dental Services
Kim Spangle, Vice President, Finance
Meg Wheeler, Vice President, Operations & Quality