Office Manager – Ellen Bryan, CMM

Ellen, a Certified Medical Manager, joined Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children in early October 2013. Originally from Baltimore, Ellen resides in Sinking Spring with her husband Mick, and Gabby and Olive, their Wheaten terriers. Ellen attended Essex Community College in Baltimore and Albright College in Reading, studying business administration. When not working, Ellen enjoys singing, the theater, gardening and baking.


Pediatricians:

C. Eve J. Kimball, MD, FAAP

Dr. Kimball founded All About Children Pediatric Partners, PC in 1991 and began a much-deserved retirement January 1, 2019.
Dr. Eve has been a guiding force to staff and patients of All About Children. And it was her vision to continue the work of this medical home under the guidance of Penn State Health Community Medical Group.

She loves journeying to far places. Her favorite phrases are “opportunities to excel!” and “The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer!”

Education:
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. – Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va – Medical Doctor
Rotating Internship – Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colo. (First woman pediatric intern in the U.S. Army)
First Year Pediatric residency – Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Second Year Pediatric residency – Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Practice of Pediatrics:

Founded and grew two private pediatric practices:
Silver Spring, MD, 1980-85
All About Children Pediatric Partners in Reading, Pa – 1991 to present
Pediatrician, Reading Hospital and Medical Center Pediatric Clinic – 1989-1991
Pediatrician, U.S. Army Exceptional Family Member Department, Landstuhl, Germany – 1985-1989
Pediatrician with multi-specialty group practice – Yater Medical Group, Washington, D.C. – 1975-1980
Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Health Clinic, Washington, D.C. – 1973-1975
Pediatrician, private practice with Carolyn S. Pincock, Silver Spring, Md. – 1971-1973

Consultant:
Reading and Berks County Head Start programs since 1991
Cleft Palate Clinic, Reading Hospital and Medical Center – 1989-2000
Chapter Oral Health Advocate, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Physicians (PAACP), and physician advisor to Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children

Faculty appointments:
Current: Hershey Medical Center and Rochester Institute of Technology
Past: George Washington University Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Catholic University and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center
Community Activities:
Current: Church bell choir, choir and Board Member – Reading Choral Society, Stephen Ministry Atonement Lutheran Church
Past: Reading School Board, Girl Scouts, Campfire, Zacchaeus Free Clinic, Holy Cross Refugee Clinic, church flute group, Parent Teacher Association, co-president, Child Care Center board

Awards:
Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatrician of the Year – 2009
Distinguished Girl Scout Alumna – Berks County – 2003
B’nai Brith American Freedom Award – 1999
U.S. Army Patriotic Civilian Service Award – 1989
Berks County Executive Award for service in Refugee Clinic – 1985
Nominee for Berks County Chamber of Commerce Athena Award – 2001

Professional Organizations:
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Berks County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical Association
Member, Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Certifications:
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support certified
Board Certified in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, and Voluntarily Recertified in 2009

Practice contributions:
Oral Health Advocate for the PAAAP
Oral Healthcare/Fluoride Varnish Application Practice Educator
Pediatrician Advisor for PAAP’s Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children project
Quality initiatives Coordinator:
Newborn screening Quality Project for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Quality Improvement Networks (QuIIN)
Practicing Safety Quality Project for the AAP QuIIN Network
Chronic Otitis Media Quality Project for the AAP QuIIN Network
Lead physician – Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children delegation to PA Governor’s Chronic Care Initiative
Medical Home Advocate
Dr. Kimball’s husband is a retired Army Internist/Hematologist/Oncologist/Program Director and Commander. They have three grown children, who are a pediatric physical therapist, Army pediatrician and Army helicopter pilot/West Point history professor/General Staff officer. She enjoys playing with her five grandchildren, having interesting adult conversations with her children and their husbands and wives, playing flute and bells, singing in choir, walking, and taking trips with her husband, Dan. Some of Dr. Kimball’s most memorable activities were a trip to China and Korea in 2001 (Sept. 11, 2001, in Guilin, China) followed by Tibet, Nepal and Thailand in 2002 where she visited a Well-Baby Clinic in Lhasa, Tibet, and in 2010 a “Pharaohs Journey” trip to Egypt and the Passion play in Oberammergau, Germany. It was especially gratifying to see a unified Germany.  In 2014, she and Dan toured Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Kimball especially loves caring for children with special challenges.


Abimbola Ajayi, MD, FAAP

Devoting time to her spiritual connections and her Nigerian roots are important to Dr. Ajayi.

Education:
University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ife, Nigeria – BSc,  MbChB
Medical school elective period in obstetrics at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital,  United Kingdon
Residency in radiology: Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ife, Nigeria
Internship and residency in pediatrics:  Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.

Practice experience:
Dr. Ajayi was in private practice in Texas prior to joining Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children
Professional Organizations:
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Montgomery County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society and American Medical Association
Member, Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Certifications:
Board certified, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support certified

Dr. Jjayi enjoys reading, gardening and traveling. She volunteers at her church’s monthly community outreach lunch program. Her daughter is an engineer, and they both share a love for cooking.


Vaishnavi Harding, DO

Education:

Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. – Bachelor of Arts

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. – Pre-medical post-baccalaureate

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pa. – Internship/Residency

 

Community Activities:

Past:

Relay for Life

St. Barnabas Mission Emergency Shelter

Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program

Primary Care Scholars Program

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center

Water Street Health Services

 

Awards:

Recognized twice with the Gerald B. Kolski Award for outstanding dedication and teamwork during residency in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018.

 

Professional Organization Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Pennsylvania Medical Society

American Medical Association

American Osteopathic Association

 

Certifications:

Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

 

Dr. Harding was born in India and moved around quite a bit before settling in Pennsylvania with her family at 7 years of age. Her husband is a Certified Public Accountant. She loves traveling, especially visiting her sister and niece who now live in Italy. She also enjoys going on walks and spending time outside in the fresh air.


Shilu Joshi, MD, FAAP

Dr. Joshi and her husband are very proud of their two children Her husband is a pediatric psychiatrist.

Education:
Pediatric Residency, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago

Practice of Pediatrics:
Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children

Professional Organizations:
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Berks County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society and American Medical Association
Member, Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Certifications:
Board certified, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Advanced Life Support and BLS certified

Medical Practice contributions and interests:
Childhood obesity, ADHD

Family:
Dr. Joshi enjoys time with her husband and their two children.


Abdullah Sakarcan, MD, FAAP

Education:
After joining our practice since in 2014, Dr. Sakarcan quickly became a valued contributor to the practice and partner in healthcare to our families. Our students and families especially appreciate his teaching abilities.
Education:
Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey – medical degree, 1985
Pediatric residency – University of Florida, Jacksonville, Fla., 1991
Pediatric Nephrology fellowship – Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1994

Dr. Sakarcan served as a chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of South Carolina and, most recently, Nemours/ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children between 1996-2013.

His academic career began in 1996 as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He holds the title of professor of pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia.

Dr. Sakarcan is the author of more than 30 articles in peer- reviewed journals. His areas of interest are blood in urine, high blood pressure, constipation, urinary tract infection, obesity and protein in urine.

A resident of Villanova, Dr. Sakarcan is proud of his family’s accomplishments. His wife works at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. His oldest daughter is a medical student and his younger daughter also has an interest in medicine. His son is a freshman in high school.

He enjoys playing soccer, and running the many trails in Wyomissing and Reading.


Anna Karasik, MD, FAAP

Education:
Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel – Bachelor of Science, Medical Sciences.

  • Medical school: Tel Aviv University – Sackler School of Medicine, 2006
  • Pediatric Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, 2012

Certificates:
Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Practice:
Captain, Medical Service Corps, Israeli Defense Forces, 2005-2009
Physician, Term Nursery-Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tigwa, Israel, 2005-2007
Pediatric hospitalist, Nemours duPont Pediatrics at Bryn Mawr Hospital, 2012-2015

Research/Publications:
Endocrine effects of valproate in adolescent girls with epilepsy
Assessing care of children with ADHD in a primary care setting.

Volunteer activities:
Tutor, “Perach” – educational project for children in developing areas (Israel)
Organized and developed individual play therapy with hospitalized children

Interests: reading, traveling, hiking, photography

Languages in addition to English:
Russian
Hebrew


Desiree Mae Williams Webb, MD, FAAP

Dr. Webb was born in the Bronx, N.Y. to Clarence and Molvie Williams, natives of Antigua, West Indies. Her early childhood was divided between the United States and the Caribbean. Dr. Webb has lived in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, California, Texas and now Pennsylvania. She is married and has twin daughters. As time permits, Dr. Webb enjoys reading, playing the piano, and Bible study. Fun facts: Dr. Webb and her husband have driven from California to New York. Her siblings include an assistant principal, an attorney, a minister and a published author.  She was invited to and attended the inauguration of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president.

 

Education:

The Bronx High School of Science

Harvard University and Radcliffe Colleges – AB, biochemical sciences

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – MD

Loma Linda University, Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda, Calif. – Pediatric Residency

Board Certified in Pediatrics, 1998

 

Military Experience:

Three years active duty in the United States Air Force, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

 


Amy L. Zisa, MD

Education:
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Doctor of Medicine, June 2009
State University of New York College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Bachelor of Science in Biology with Chemistry Minor, May 2005, Cum Laude

Practice experience:
Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children, August, 2019 – Present
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Primary Care Pediatrician, October 2012 – 2019
Harvard University Health Services – Urgent Care, Cambridge, MA , Per Diem Pediatrician, July 2013-March 2014
University at Buffalo Geriatric Externship, Buffalo, NY, May 2006 – August 2006
Rite Aid Pharmacy – Pharmacy Technician, Hamburg, NY, October 2000 – August 2004


Nurse Practitioners

Tatiane Reyda, CRNP

Tatiane (“Tati”) Reyda, MSN, CPNP-PC, CBC was born and raised in Brazil, where her mother and siblings still reside. She
moved to the USA in 2005. She began with Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children as a student in the Fall of
2016 and came back in 2018 as a Practitioner. Tati speaks Portuguese and she is actively learning Spanish. Tati is happily
married to Mike, a Scientist, and has one lovely daughter. They have two cats, Sammy and Baxter, and a turtle, Turt.
She enjoys traveling around the world, learning new cultures, cooking, watching documentaries with her husband, and
being active with her toddler.

Education:
Wilmington University- Bachelor of Science in Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Jefferson University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Thomas Jefferson University – Master of Science in Nursing

Certifications:
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – PNCB
Certified Breastfeeding Counselor – PCB
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified – AAP
Basic Life Support – AHA

Professional Organizations:
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Experience:
Pinnacle Health System – NICU RN
Main Line Health System – NICU RN


Gloria J Hutzell, CFNP

Mrs. Hutzell loves to spend time with families to make sure they are receiving the highest level of care to fit their needs. Her broad life experiences make her especially qualified to help families of children with special abilities.

Education:
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences -Nursing diploma, 1977
Kutztown University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2000
Widener University – Master of Science in Nursing, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2004

Experience:
Reading Hospital and Medical Center – Emergency Room, cardiac, surgical, intravenous therapy and nursing
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, Conn. – emergency room and nursing

Certifications:
American Nurses Credentialing Center – board certified, Family Nurse Practitioner
Basic Life Support
Past certification – Emergency Nursing, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support instructor

Professional Organizations:
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Xi Omega Chapter, past President
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association , District 2 – Nominations and Bylaws Committees, Past Committee chairperson
Berks County Nurse Practitioners Group
Pennsylvania Coalition Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners

Community Activities:
Calvary United Methodist Church, Mohnton, Pa, Congregational Care Committee, Parish Nurse
Mrs. Hutzell enjoys working with all ages of children and their families to promote, teach, and advocate for preventive health-care. Holistic healthcare is very important to her because children are part of a bigger “whole” called FAMILY! Family dynamics are very important for a child to grow and develop to their utmost potential. Teaching proactive healthcare and dental care to families is a top priority for her.
She is married to Dan, the mother of two married daughters, and grandmother to two granddaughters. She enjoys babysitting, gardening, reading, biking, traveling, hiking, and being a homemaker.


Jan Jackson, CRNP

Mrs. Jackson is also a school nurse in the Reading School District. We are pleased to have her with us during the summer and on Tuesday afternoons/evenings in the winter.

Education:
St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing – diploma
University of the State of New York, Albany, N.Y – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1997
Gwynedd Mercy University – Master of Science in Nursing, Certified Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Experience:
University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va. pediatrics
University of New Mexico Medical Center – pediatrics
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center – neonatal intensive care unit, nursing
Reading School District – school nursing
Berks Pediatrics – Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children – CRNP

Certifications:
School nurse
School Nurse Practitioner

Community Activities:
Reading School District – Health Services, leadership position
Berks Immunization Action Coalition, member
Berks County Nurse Practitioners, past member
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
National Alliance for Mental Illness, Berks County, member and former board member
Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance, Berks County Chapter

Special Interests:
Mental health in children and Preventative Care to promote wellness and learning in all school-age children
Infants and Babies at all ages and stages

Jan is married to husband, John and they have three adult children. Daughter, Sarah, recently started as an registered nurse in the NICU in Reading Health Systems and shares her mom’s love of infants.


Adrienne Salaneck, MSN CRFNP

Mrs. Salaneck began with Penn State Medical Group – All About Children as a parent. She continued as registered nurse, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and finally returned as a Nurse Practitioner.

Education:
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing
 Program, Registered Nurse, 1994
Kutztown University
 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2000
Widener University – Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner, 2005

Experience:
Adrienne started her career with Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children in 1995 after graduating from Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. Since then, she has worked for the practice per diem, part-time, and full-time, taking some breaks to further her education and expand her experiences in various aspects of health care, but always being drawn back to the patients and staff here at AAC. She has seen the office grow from a 1,500 patient, one doctor practice into a 15,000-patient, two building, multi-physician and nurse practitioner group – and still growing.
Other work experience includes Maternal Child Health home health care, lactation consulting, medical-surgical nursing, Reading Area Community College nursing program teacher in medical-surgical, pediatrics, growth and development and obstetrical nursing as a registered nurse and practicing as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics and family practice.

Certifications:
Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Previously certified – lactation counselor and pediatric registered nurse

Professional Organizations:
Pennsylvania State Nursing Association (PSNA)  District 2 board of directors, treasurer, and Nurse’s Week Committee
PSNA Government Relations board of directors
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, member
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, member
American Nurses Association, member

Community Activities:
Adrienne coordinates the Reach Out and Read program for AAC and serves on the Boone Area Library’s Board of Directors. She is married with three boys; two are in college and one is still at home. She enjoys reading, collecting teddy bears, baking, sewing and crafting in her spare time. “I love working in healthcare,” Adrienne says. “Every day is a challenge. Science and technology are ever changing, and there is always something new to be learned not just from science but also from patients. I believe a good clinician should address individual patient needs, educate, diagnose and treat each patient/family holistically, recognizing the challenges and experiences that make each one of us unique.” Special interests include breastfeeding problems and adolescent gynecologic issues.


Penny A. Porter, RN, CRNP

Education
East Stroudsburg State College – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1979
West Virginia University Neonatal – Nurse Practitioner Program, 1986
University of Maryland Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program – Master of Science in Nursing, 1990

Certifications:
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Experience:
Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. –  NICU staff nurse -1979-1985
Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. – neonatal nurse practitioner, 1986-1990
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center – pediatric nurse practitioner, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, 1990-2015
Home health nurse, 2014-2015

Community Activities/Volunteer Work:
Participated in 15 overseas mission trips to Ecuador to care for children with congenital heart disease
Volunteered for Helping Babies Breathe Program, Philippines

Hobbies:
Penny lives with her two golden retrievers, enjoys traveling, reading a good mystery, sewing, crocheting, gardening, and time with her family. She always has more projects than time, Her newest interest is organic gardening.


Susan Yoder, CPNP

Mrs. Yoder is AAC’s most experienced nurse practitioner. She came from Indiana to Berks County. Her special interests are asthma and mental health.

Education:
Niagara University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1979
Indiana University – Master of Science in Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1994.

Experience:
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Hospital – 15 years. Her experience included neonatal/premature infants, pediatric urology and children with disabilities. Unit director of Level 2 neonatal nursery
MetroHealth Primary Care Pediatrics
Penn State Health Medical Group – All About Children, 2000

Faculty Appointments:
Alvernia University, Aadjunct professor Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program,  2011-present

Practice Interests:
Asthma management and education
Immunizations
Mental health – National Alzheimer’s Association

Certification:
National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners – 1994-present

Community Activities:
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, member
Pennsylvania Coalition of  Nurse Practitioners, Berks County, past president and vice-president
Actively involved with her church

Sue is married to Tim and has two daughters, one studying accounting at Penn State and one in high school who is active in equestrian competition and volunteers in therapeutic-assisted riding. She is involved with both school and church activities. Walking with the family Weimaraner, yoga and golf are her favorite activities for recreation.