Board of Directors
Peter Ennis, Board Chair
I am a partner in the national law firm of Cozen O’Connor. I have been a board member of the Sto Rox Neighborhood Health Clinic for approximately ten years and currently serve as the President of the Board. I previously served as a volunteer at the legal clinic sponsored by Focus on Renewal. These two opportunities have given me a deep appreciation of McKees Rocks, as well as the roles that both organizations serve for the community. I am continually impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the staff at the Health Clinic.
While I cannot claim it was a direct result of the Health Clinic, I am proud of the fact that all of my family members either currently work in the health care field, or have previously done so. My wife has an M.S.W. Degree and works for an Employee Assistance Plan. My eldest son use to represent the organization that oversaw health care services for all of the indigenous tribes in Alaska. My other son works as a Physician’s Assistant in the emergency room of a hospital, while my daughter as a Senior Policy Analyst at the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Policy Institute. I guess being on the Board is my contribution to health care!
Brian Bayer, Vice Chair
I am currently serving as the vice president of the board of directors for Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council. I joined the organization in 2018 through my graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, but I am no stranger to the McKees Rocks area – in fact, my family has roots in the neighborhood going back to my great-grandparents, who settled here when they came to the United States. I am a proud alumnus of both Pitt and John Carroll University, but prior to returning to my hometown of Pittsburgh in 2017, I spent three years doing service work in community engagement, education, and health care in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where I met my beautiful wife, Sofia. I currently work as the Communications Manager at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Vince Tarquinio, Treasurer
Originally from McKees Rocks, I began using the health center as a child before the approval of the FQHC grant. I have maintained a connection with the center as a long-time board member of the Sto-Rox Family Health Center, where I currently serves as the chair of the finance committee. I also continue to use the health center for primary care.
I attended Penn State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Human Development, Duquesne University, graduating with a master’s degree in Elementary Education, and finally from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with a master’s degree in Social Work. I joined Holy Family Institute in 1990 as a counselor in the In-Home Program, and as a Licensed Social Worker I have focused my career on Child Welfare. Currently, I am the Risk, Quality, and Compliance Manager at Holy Family. In this role, I am responsible for managing and promoting the agency Performance Quality Improvement Plan as well as the Risk and Compliance Plan. In addition to these core responsibilities, I participate as part of the executive leadership team, quality improvement committee, and safety committee.
I am committed to supporting the efforts of the center as well as promotion of McKees Rocks. I believe the health center has made McKees Rocks a better place to live. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife, Susan, daughter, Gabrielle, watching baseball and sampling the area’s newest restaurants.
Frances Hogan, Secretary
I am the current secretary and a past president of the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council. I have lived my whole life in McKees Rocks. I began volunteering at the Center in 1975 when it was located in the basement of the Focus on Renewal (F.O.R.) Center. When the Center applied for and received a grant from the federal government, the first requirement was that the Center be run by a Board of Directors made up of community members and users of the health center. I was asked to be on that original board and have served the organization ever since. The idea was that local people would better know the needs of the community where it was located. The Center has grown and improved over the years and I am proud to have been a part of that.
I have over 60 years’ experience in hospital administration and nursing experience, including service to the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council on the board of directors since 2018. I am proud to lend my expertise to a notable organization which is integrated in greater Pittsburgh area for the betterment of the community. I graduated from Ohio Valley School of Nursing and have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from LaRoche University. Distinctions of my career include: Nursing Specialization in OB, Med Surgical, Psychiatric, ER, and Critical Care; Director of emergency Departments St. Johns and Citizens General Hospital; 18 years as a Health Care Administrator State Correctional Facility at SCI- Pittsburgh and Forrest; Director of Case Management at St. John’s and Ohio Valley General Hospital; Clinical Supervisor at St. John’s, Suburban General Hospital, Ohio Valley, and Heritage Valley Kennedy; Manager of Hospital Operations Allegheny General Hospital.
I worked as a registered nurse in various nursing areas as well as the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council. At SRNHC, I worked for severn years as the women’s gynecological coordinator. I felt it was a great working environment, which I enjoyed. Upon my retirement, Sister Ruth asked me to join the Board of Directors, and I have served on the board for about nine years.
Adrienne Roberts is a graduate of Point Park College and Director of Focus on Renewal’s Family Centers. An advocate for children and their families she works hard to assist the families she works with. In addition to countless hours volunteering in the Sto-Rox community she is a member of Second Baptist Church of McKees Rocks.
I have had the privilege of serving as a Sto-Rox board member since November 2020. I am inspired by the efforts of the Sto-Rox medical team and staff to provide patient-centered timely care to community members. My past experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer and occupational therapist contribute to my belief in the value of health equity and community-based care. Currently, I am engaged in doctoral training within the OT department at the University of Pittsburgh, studying functional cognition for older adults in the community. It is my hope that sharing my perspective will add value to the board. In my free time, you can find me at yoga and exploring the outdoors!
Upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh I was employed as a caseworker for the welfare department. I held a variety of positions before assuming the role as Director of the Positive Parenting Program at Focus on Renewal. There, I implemented numerous programs for families and children in the McKees Rocks area. Having been raised in Stowe Township, the McKees Rocks area and its residents are very important and special to me. I became a member of the board of SRFHC fifteen years ago after my retirement from the Positive Parenting Program. It is my sincere hope community residents continue to grow and prosper as the Sto-Rox community grows.