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Lehigh Valley Health Network recognizes Jodi Smale as its colleague of the month for April.

Jodi Smale

Town: Palmerton

Work location: LVH-Carbon

Job Title: Practice director

Department: Health Center at Carbon

Why you like your job: As the practice director of the Health Center at Carbon, I am excited to partner with my colleagues to bring new services to this area. I look forward to the collaboration and interaction with colleagues to deliver quality health care, close to home.

Challenges/proud moments of your job: I am very excited to get this new facility open and am proud to be a part of the LVH-Carbon team.

Time at this job: 1½ months

Background, Education: Employee of LVHN since 2018. I worked as a billing analyst for LVPG Hematology & Oncology-Lehighton for a little over a year, and most recently as a practice support specialist, supporting five specialties for the last two years. B.S. in Health Services Administration-East Stroudsburg University and Master of Business Education-Columbia Southern University

Family: Live in Palmerton with husband and three children. Actively involved in community events, including secretary and co-chair of the Palmerton Community Festival, President-Palmerton Swim Team, Secretary/Trustee-Faith Alive Church, Leader-Palmerton Girl Scouts.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my daughter dance and swim and watching my boys play baseball. We enjoy spending our free time in the outdoors: hiking, camping, and swimming. Devoting volunteer time to various community events and groups.

Jodi Smale