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Geoffrey Roche
Geoffrey Roche, Executive Director, Strategic Healthcare Initiatives and Partnerships

Geoffrey Roche, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Executive Director of Healthcare Initiatives and Partnerships, has been tapped to serve as co-chair of the Business Involvement Action Team for HEAL PA, a Commonwealth taskforce under the leadership of the Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform charged with making Pennsylvania a trauma-informed, healing-centered state.

HEAL PA consists of a network of teams. The Business Involvement Action Team is focused on connecting the business community to the Trauma-Informed PA Plan action the teams are tasked with implementing.

In the post, Roche will:

  • Serve a one-year term (renewable in annual team elections)
  • Strategize with the other co-chair offline between monthly meetings to set the agenda
  • Cover for each other in the case of illness
  • Serve on the HEAL PA leadership team quarterly to help coordinate efforts
  • Facilitate and host monthly action team meetings
  • Keep minutes/notes on each monthly meeting
  • Report out on monthly meetings at the quarterly HEAL PA leadership team meetings
  • Live up to the mission, vision, and values in the Trauma-Informed PA Plan
  • Ensure your team members live up to the mission, vision, and values in the Trauma-Informed PA Plan
  • Recruit new members for the action team

Roche has volunteered and has been appointed to serve on numerous local, state, and national committees and taskforces, including the Health Equity Task Force of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) initiative, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee, the Lebanon County Economic Recovery Taskforce Leadership Team, and more.

About Harrisburg University 

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