SFU Ambassador Program

Engage with Our Alumni Ambassadors!

The Alumni Ambassadors is a program that connects students to a select group of SFU alumni to share the SFU culture and provide diverse perspectives on the learning experience, all while celebrating and staying true to SFU tradition.

We treasure the close connections we’ve made in this community, and we hope to help foster similar ones so that students can feel supported and encouraged by peers and faculty.

To reach any of our ambassadors or learn more about the program, contact Sandy Martin, our Ambassador Program Coordinator, at (814) 472-2707 or smartin@francis.edu.


Laura Lambeth, RN, BSN, MHSc

Laura Lambeth, RN, BSN, MHSc

Title: CEO, Ashe Memorial Hospital

Laura Lambeth has more than 30 years of experience in physician network development, physician recruitment and integration, cardiology service lines, cardiovascular program development, construction project management and patient care services.

Her leadership qualifications include organizational and financial turnarounds, new business start-ups, and corporate buy and sell projects. Her executive strengths include strategic planning, executive leadership, fiscal management, service line development, sales, operations, new business expansion, and physician relations/integration…
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Coriann Stout, MHSc, RDH, EFDA, CDA, PHDHP

Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Ms. Stout has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 14 years. She is currently a full-time Registered Dental Hygienist with Chestnut Hills Dental. She also works part-time at Westmoreland County Community College as an adjunct instructor in the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program and the Dental Assisting Program. Prior to dental hygiene, Ms. Stout was a fitness trainer. She has always had a passion for helping people, and healthcare is a wonderful avenue to pursue…
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Jennifer Horner, MHSc, BSN, RN, CNOR

Jennifer Horner, MHSc, BSN, RN, CNOR

Title: Registered Nurse

Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience caring for patients in a variety of medical environments. She started her career in nursing at the Medical Center at Princeton, in Princeton, New Jersey, where she was born and raised. From there, her varied professional career has included positions in medical/surgical, rheumatology, and plastic surgery. Over the last twelve years, she has focused specifically on plastic surgery working in the British Virgin Islands, New Jersey, and Florida. She has been fortunate enough to have earned both her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in health science from Saint Francis University…
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Kyle Coupe, BS, MHSc

Kyle Coupe, BS, MHSc

Title: Clinical Development Scientist, Medical Student

Mr. Coupe has an array of experience working in academic and private research fields. His background includes both laboratory and clinical level research in an assortment of therapeutic areas. Currently he works in the Clinical Process Innovation & Excellence group for Merck & Co., Inc., designing more efficient ways to conduct clinical research in order to reduce costs and improve patient safety. He also works as the Director of Health and Wellness for a private fitness and rehabilitation company, developing educational programing and overseeing client progress. He previously worked as a neuropharmacologist, elucidating the molecular activity of psychoactive compounds…
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Frank Materia

Frank Materia, Doctoral Candidate at Penn State University

Title: Doctoral Candidate, Penn State University

Frank Materia is a doctoral student in the Biobehavioral Health Ph.D. program at Penn State University. He holds a B.S. in Biobehavioral Health and a minor in Bioethics & Medical Humanities from Penn State. In 2014, he earned his Master of Health Science degree from Saint Francis University. Frank’s professional research experience includes serving as a Research & Evaluation Associate and Research Project Manager at Penn State before beginning his Ph.D. He is also a clinical HIV test counselor and interventionist with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. His primary methodological interests involve employing innovative technologies in order to remotely procure real-time health data from medical patients…
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Belinda Fleischer

Belinda Fleischer, DRN, Academy of Nursing & Health

Title: RN, Academy of Nursing & Health

Belinda Fleischer completed her Master of Health Science (MHSc) degree from Saint Francis University in 2013. She worked diligently to finish the program in just one year; a huge personal accomplishment. After earning a cumulative GPA of 4.0, she was nominated by SFU faculty and staff to become a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Scholastic Honor Society. She is currently studying for Florida Nursing State Board (NCLEX) certification to open a new door for her future in healthcare.

Belinda is looking to transition into a leadership role in the healthcare field by…
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Michael J. Smith

Michael J. Smith, Program Chair, MHS, MS

Title: Program Chair, MHS, MS

Michael J. Smith works for Geisinger Health System in the Department of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics. In addition, he serves as a Project Manager/Research Analyst on the MyCode® Health Initiative, which is a genomic mapping trial. He is responsible for identifying and implementing new technologies that will have a positive impact on patient satisfaction and engagement…
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I did not know what to expect from a 100% online program, but with expert faculty and staff that are devoted to supporting students, my learning experience has exceeded my expectations. Faculty members are readily accessible and actively participate in the learning process, promoting critical thinking. Through the program, I have developed a better understanding of what it takes to be a leader in healthcare and the skills required to excel in such positions.

- Kendrah Beiler, Online MHSc Graduate 2015