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Bonnie Coyle, M.D. to Speak at Community Leaders Series

Bethlehem, Pa., February 25, 2010— Moravian College’s Community Leaders Series continues on March 2 with Bonnie Coyle, M.D., director of community health at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She will  in the UBC Room of the Haupert Union Building from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The talks are open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Coyle is a board certified physician in preventive medicine and public health.  Coyle is the Director of Community Health for St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, and her main areas of interest are chronic disease prevention, minority health disparities reduction, and maternal and child health.  She has worked with or for public health entities in the states of California, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  She completed her medical internship at Naval Hospital San Diego, and then did a three year tour as a General Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy, including an eight month tour in support of Operation Desert Storm.

The series features discussions with individuals from the Lehigh Valley who lead efforts to meet the educational, health care, housing, nutrition and security needs of individuals and families within our regional community. Conversations with Community Leaders Alan Jennings, executive director of Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley will be held on March 25. Russell “Rooster” Valentini, educational liaison and advocate for homeless students in the Allentown School District will speak at Moravian on April 15.

“These conversations are intended to raise awareness of the nature of such problems in the region and provide insight into the personal motivations, commitments, and experiences of individuals whose careers are dedicated to addressing these needs,” said John Reynolds, professor of political science at Moravian, who helped organize the series.

Support for the Conversations with Community Leader Series is provided by the Moravian College Political Science Department, the Leadership Center, and the Community Service Office, and the Children’s Coalition of the Lehigh Valley.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.