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    Rosalie Danchanko, Executive Director of Highlands Health Clinic, has been selected as one of the Pennsylvania Business Central’s Women in Business Top 2024 Non-profit female leaders. Pennsylvania Business Central states, “Non-profit organizations provide unique and critical services, which positively impact the economy and quality of life in central Pennsylvania. Many of these organizations thrive under the dynamic leadership of women. For the fifth year, Women in Business is proud to recognize the top female nonprofit talent and leadership throughout our 23-county region with our annual Top Nonprofit Female Leaders list. These dedicated and innovative women were selected by our editorial team from the numerous nominations sent in by local business leaders, chambers of commerce, and you, our loyal readers. The organizations and causes they represent cover a wide and diverse range of services, institutions, and advocacy. Each selflessly fills a unique role in their community.

    We hope you find their individual stories fascinating, and, like us, you may be astonished by how they’ve impacted the lives around them and the central Pennsylvania region. We hope you’ll be inspired to get involved with a local nonprofit or donate to a worthy cause you find here. Join us in celebrating these women who, through their tireless efforts and dedication, are leading their nonprofits to great success.

    Other female leaders receiving this award can be found at

    Highlands Health – Rosalie Danchanko, Executive Director, has over 45 years of experience in non-profit administration. She graduated with honors from Geneva College with a degree in Community Outreach Ministry and an associate degree in leadership technology from Penn Highlands College.

    For the past 12 years, Rosalie has served as Executive Director for Highlands Health Clinic. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and ensures that the low-income, uninsured, and underinsured receive quality, compassionate medical, pharmaceutical, and wellness services.

    Rosalie was the founder of Victim Services in Cambria and Somerset County. Rosalie is an entrepreneur who started several for-profit businesses locally, was the founder and president of the state coalition for Victim Rights, and served on the board of the state association of free and charitable medical clinics.

    She has been married to Daniel for 54 years and is the mother of Michael and Matthew, as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rosalie loves to ride her horse, walk the dogs, read, occasionally substitute for Pastors, and deliver the Sunday message.

    • (Tribune-Democrat)







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