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Cathy Turner, Director of Health Promotion Department
Cathy has worked as the Director of Health Promotion Department at Virginia Hospital Center for more than 20 years. She took over the Lifeline program in 1999 and since then has installed hundreds of subscribers. “Over the years I have seen how Philips Lifeline has helped so many of our subscribers and, in many cases, saved their lives. I installed my mother-in-law’s Lifeline in 2001 and it has provided great peace of mind to our family,” she said. Cathy currently serves on the Advisory Board for Philips Lifeline corporate, instructs Hospital wellness programs, and presents health education to the community and corporate groups.

Photo of Gwendolyn Beck, Manager of the Senior HealthGwendolyn Beck, Manager of Senior Health
Gwendolyn has been with the Hospital since 2016 and was promoted from Assistant Manager to Manager in 2017. She has a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and leads Healthy Aging Program which include: Philip’s Lifeline assistive technology; Healthy Aging Lectures and facilitating the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group. Gwendolyn is the Hospital's liaison to the Northern Virginia Aging Network, Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax Commissions on Aging, and a member of the Board of the Steering Committee for Older Adults in Arlington. She has a background in finance and has long been an advocate for senior issues and practicing preventive medicine.

Photo of Cornelia Lesh, Manager of Community HealthCornelia Lesh, Manager of Community Health
Cornelia has been the Manager of Community Health since 2005. She oversees Virginia Hospital Center’s fitness and healthy lifestyle programs, including senior exercise classes. Cornelia also organizes health workshops for Hospital employees and enjoys opportunities to help with Lifeline installations and service calls.

Margo Calkin, Assistant Manager of Corporate Health
Margo has a Master’s in Health Promotion Management and has worked as a health fair coordinator and contractor for the Hospital for over a decade before accepting the position of Assistant Manager of Corporate Health. 


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