Meet Our Team
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Father Regis Ryan – Executive Director Emeritus
Father Regis Ryan
Father Regis Ryan is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council. He received a BA in Philosophy from St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe, PA in 1962 and an S.T.B. in Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD in 1964. Fr. Ryan is one of the founders of Focus on Renewal (FOR) in McKees Rocks and his vision directly led to the establishment of the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council in 1971.
Fr. Ryan serves on several boards in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, including the Family Support Policy Board, SWPA Area Health Education Center, and Health Start, Inc. Hi is a member of the Allegheny County Children’s Cabinet. Fr. Rayn has received numerous awards including the Caritas Award from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the Public Citizen of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Social Workers, the Community Hero Award from United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh, the 2005 Carolyn Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award from the PA Forum for Primary Healthcare, and the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers. At the local level, Fr. Ryan regularly attends the meetings of the Stowe Township Commissioners and the Sto-Rox School District.
John Barczynski, DMD, MDS, FAGD – Executive Director
John Barczynski, DMD, MDS, FAGD
John Barczynski, DMD, MDS, FAGD, is the Chief Clinical Officer and Associate Chief Executive Officer of the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council. Dr. Barczynski is a dentist, specializing in periodontics. Dr. Barczynski attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and earned his dental degree in 1982, and also completed his periodontics residency in 1986 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine as well. Dr. Barczynski is board certified in dentistry from the North East Regional Board and the National Board.
Dr. Barczynski was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service, a Reservist, an Associate Professor at the Dental School, and is the proud father of triplets!
Dr. Barczynski is located at 710 Thompson Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136.
Rebecca Brady, MS – Organizational Leadership
Rebecca Brady, MS
Rebecca L. Brady is the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Executive Director for the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council. Rebecca holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, a B.S degree in Business Management, multiple Insurance Industry certifications, and more than 30 years of successful healthcare leadership experience in a variety of business disciplines and healthcare settings. Rebecca maintains a Pennsylvania State Nursing Home Administrator license, and was formerly the Chief Operating Officer and Nursing Home Administrator of a Skilled Nursing and Continuing Care Retirement Community located on the Northside of Pittsburgh. She additionally maintains certifications as a Personal Care Home Administrator and Assisted Housing Manager. Rebecca considers herself to be a Servant Leader who enjoys having an active role in the healthcare community.
Rebecca is located at 710 Thompson Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Val W. Finnell, MD, MPH, CPE – Medical DirectorVal W. Finnell, MD, MPH, CPE
Val W. Finnell, MD, MPH, CPE
Val W. Finnell, MD, MPH, CPE is the Medical Director for the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council. Dr. Finnell is board certified in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is also board certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology from the American Board of Pathology, and in Medical Management from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. Dr. Finnell completed residencies in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and in Preventive Medicine/Public Health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Finnell is a retired Air Force Colonel and practices medical acupuncture and low-level laser therapy.
He also runs the Pain Alleviation and Trauma Healing (PATH) clinic for Veterans at our Hilltop location.
Dr. Finnell is located at 710 Thompson Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136, and at 151 Ruth St., Pittsburgh, PA 15211, and is accepting new patients.
Peter Kaufmann –
Peter Kaufmann is located at 710 Thompson Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136