A Snapshot: Mercersburg Fights COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 2020

Following is a list of just a few of the members of the Mercersburg community (alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families) who we’ve heard from or about and are engaged in efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Do you know of a Mercersburg alum or community member making a difference in the fight against coronavirus? Contact us at alumni@mercersburg.edu.)

Medical personnel and staff:
Kent Peterson ’70, psychologist, Orlando, FL
Larry Gluck ’71, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC
Mark Depman ’72, Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT
Jim Porterfield ’72, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD​
Michelle Bennett ’85, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA​
Dean Hosgood ’98, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Worawat “Non” Meevasana ’98, Thailand
Andy Choi ’99, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
Taylor Horst ’00, Lahey Health/Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA
Mike Best ’01, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA
Jenn Hendrickson ’03, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Ross Weller ’03, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
Rachael Porter ’09, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Roberto Solis ’09, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA
Anne Carrasco Glass ’11, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC
Sami Kebede ’11, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Emma Cranston ’13, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Amanda Begley ’14, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Others:
Sarah Bozzi, Kelly Dowling P ’21, ’21, ’23, Trini Hoffman P ’00, ’06, Emily Parsons P ’21, ’23, and Alexandra Patterson (faculty members): making face masks for the Academy and greater Mercersburg communities

Maggie Betkowski ’21 (current student): organizing fundraiser for Maranatha Food Pantry in Chambersburg, PA

Andrew and Julie Gerstel P ’22: owners/operators of Windows Catering, which is working with the United Way to provide meals to medical workers in metropolitan Washington, DC

Melissa Glah Orders ’95, P ’23, ’23 and Meredith Glah Coors ’95: making masks for retail workers and to support Trinity’s Table (Charleston, WV) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (have raised more than $21,000 so far)

Kevin Huang P ’16: donated 300 masks to Mercersburg Academy community

Kelly McAdoo Morariu ’94: city manager of Hayward, CA; helped open the first free-to-the-public COVID-19 testing site in the San Francisco Bay Area

Nikki Hyrkas Moyle ’11: serving on USS Theodore Roosevelt

Harry McCullough ’91 and Lori Jo Ruohomaki McCullough ’91: owners/operators of Romeo’s Cafe of Mercersburg, which is providing free lunches to area schoolchildren while the Tuscarora School District is closed

Bob Naething ’74: deputy to the commanding general of US Army North, which was tasked by the Department of Defense with administering the military's response to COVID-19

Rose Potter ’21 (current student): organizing fundraiser to donate Romeo’s Cafe gift cards to local first responders in Mercersburg

Dick Seibert ’69, P ’09, ’11: owner of Knob Hall Winery, which donated wine to be made into hand sanitizer

Paul Suhey ’10: chief operating officer of Revel, a New York City-based scooter company which is offering free rides to health care workers and free use of its fleet for restaurant deliveries