SEPA Wellness Coalition

Update:  December 6th Meeting Agenda Available Here! 

Past Meeting Information

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care in Our Communitites

June 6th, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn West Chester/Exton

Thank you for a great colition meeting!  If you missed the meeting or would like to review the informatoin presented, below are slide decks and handouts from the presentations througout the day.  The keynote presentation was recorded and will be posted here when available.  Keep an eye out for our next meeting in the Fall/Winter of 2019!  


Speaker: Rob Reed, Executive Deputy Attorney General 

              with guests:   Kristen Harootunian, Minding Your Mind

                                    Tony Luke Jr., Actor, Singer, Songwriter, and the face of cheesesteaks in Philly

                                     Shannon Robinson, Friends Rehabilitation Program



Concurrent Breakout Sessions: 

Trauma Informed Organizations.  Presented by: Sharon Czabafy DSW, LCSW, CAAD, TTS, CET, MAC  Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital Wellness Center

              Handouts: ACES Infographic    Need for Trauma Informed Care 


Trauma Informed Commnunities and Schools.  Presented by: Dr. Martha Thompson PsyD, LPC, CAADC   Empower the Mind LLC

             Slides: Dr.Thompson_Presentation


Trauma Informed Self-Care and Burn Out Prevention.  Presented by: Lee Carson, MSW, LSW   Health Promotion Council 

              Handouts:  ProQOL    Feelings Chart     Tips for Vitality & Serenity 



What is the SEPA Wellness Coalition?

The Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Wellness Coalition welcomes a diverse group of professionals, elected officials and community members who are dedicated to creating a healthier Pennsylvania. Multiple and coordinated public health approaches are needed to create lasting positive change and a greater focus on health promotion and prevention of disease. To facilitate this work, the SEPA Wellness Coalition provides education and training for individuals and professionals in business, public policy, health care and public health, and community organizations.

Our Mission: Encourage healthy behaviors where people live, work and play in order to improve health outcomes, reduce disparities, and foster a culture of wellness in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

To strengthen this mission, the Coalition hosts 3 work groups:

Our Meetings

SEPA Wellness Coalition meetings are collaborative learning activities (continuing education) and networking opportunities led by field-leaders (MD, PhD, RN, MS, MPH-level speakers) in areas within and outside tobacco dependence treatment including health disparities, mental and behavioral health, LGBT health, access to care and services, health insurance coverage, prevention, wellness, healthy behaviors, physical activity, and nutrition, and more. Visit the SEPA Coalition on Facebook or contact us for more information. We would love to hear from you!

Our Work Groups

Access to Health Services Workgroup

Work Group Chairs: Billie Goldstein, Phoenixville Hospital and Mike Barnard, ChesPenn Health Services

The Access to Health Services Workgroup aims to increase awareness of resources which enable access to health and wellness services within the SEPA region. To that end, this work group will use this page to links and phone numbers to valuable services including health insurance and enrollment navigators, as well as where you can find care, or refer your clients and patients. If you have any questions or concerns about how to get and use health insurance or how your staff can benefit from these trainings, please contact Billie Goldstein or Michael Barnard, Co-Chairs of the Access to Health Services Workgroup.

  • Learn about your health coverage options.
  • Find out if you qualify for tax credits through the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • You may be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP
  • A team of experts will help you find and get the plan that best fits you.

Need Help Getting Insurance? Call PHMC Enrollment Navigators at (844) 228-5756.

See Plans and Get Covered at: or call (800) 318-2596.

Find Local Plans at:

Various languages are available.

Do you or your family need low or no-cost community health care?

Find healthcare provider services at free or income based clinics Click on your state, then your county.

Behavioral Health Work Group

Work Group Chair: Sue Lackmann - Lancaster General Health - Penn Medicine

This workgroup promotes tobacco-free mental health care, psychiatric care, and drug and substance use treatment sites across the SEPA region. 

Please contact us for more information on how nicotine replacement and tobacco counseling could be part of your existing treatments.


Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention Work Group

Work Group Chair: Hamzeh Abuyounis, MPH

This workgroup covers the social media and health messaging, and research dissemination wing of the Coalition. In addition to web images, the SEPA Coalition Facebook page features videos, webinars, trainings, youth events, infographics, reports, surveys, etc! Check it out!

Please contact us for more information on how nicotine replacement and tobacco counseling could be part of your existing treatments.


Member Organizations:

Public Health Management Corporation, Health Promotion Council, University of Pennsylvania, Main Line Health, Bucks County Health Improvement Project, Council on Chemical Abuse, Suburban Community Hospital, Lebanon Family Health Services, Crozer-Keystone, Lancaster General Health, Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, ChesPenn Health Services, Clean Air Council, Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Schuylkill Health, Phoenixville Hospital, The Wellness Connection, American Academy of Pediatrics, Berks Community Health Center, PA Department of Health, TriCounty Worksite Wellness Initiative, Lankenau Medical Center, Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Chester Drug Free Communities, Independence Blue Cross, Drexel University, University of Liverpool, Caron Treatment, Riddle Hospital, American Cancer Society, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Haverford Area YMCA, Preventive Health and Wellness, Reading Health System, St. Mary Medical Center, Einstein Hospital, PA Coalition on Oral Health, Reshaping Nutrition, LLC, Phoenixville YMCA, Professional Healthcare Nurse Consultants, LLC, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Phoenixville Communities That Care, Nicotine Anonymous, Chester County Health Department, Bryn Mawr Hospital and more!

Slides and Resources from Previous Meetings: