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Cathy Turner, Director of Health Promotion & Senior Health Departments

Cathy has worked as the Director of Health Promotion Department at Virginia Hospital Center for 30 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.

Kate Chutuape, Manager of Senior Health

Kate joined Virginia Hospital Center's Senior Health Department in 2019. With a public health background, Kate previously worked at PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and is eager to continue serving the older adult population. She supports all senior health programs, including Philips Lifeline medical alert. 

Blanca Cali, Assistant Manager of Senior Health

Blanca joined the Senior Health team in 2017. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps and received a Masters in Gerontology from George Mason University.  Blanca is passionate about helping older adults improve their quality of life, and helping them stay active. She supports the Philips Lifeline medical alert program and leads Walk Fit on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall. 

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Cornelia 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.



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