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Allen C. Smith III
DNP, CRNP, ANP-BC

Owner/Founder

Allen is registered by the state of Pennsylvania as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and is board certified in adult primary care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is also certified in critical care nursing by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Allen is the founder and medical director of NovusACS, the Lehigh Valley’s premier primary care LGBT practice. Allen has extensive experience in patient care and nursing education. Click to learn more.

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Joe Mannino

Director of HR

Joe has an MBA from Walden University in Organization Leadership. His focus is supporting the mission and goals of NovusACS. Joe continually formulates effective human resource strategies, policies, programs and services. Thanks to his effective recruitment approach, our office is staffed with knowledgeable and caring professionals that make up team Novus.
Joe’s catch phrase: “We are Novus”

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Susana Garcia

Nurse Practitioner

Susana initially joined the NOVUS ACS as a student for two clinical rotation where she assisted in all levels of care. After completing her degree from Walden University, graduating at the top of her class as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, she became part of the NOVUS team.

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Jamie Rush

Office Manager Bethlehem

Jamie graduated Cedar Crest College 1998 with a degree in Business. After working for years in Philadelphia at Urban Outfitters Corporate office, she returned home to the Lehigh Valley. Jamie joined Novus in November of 2014 and has been on a roll. She is networking and partnering up with various local business’s supporting our main cause, providing quality and affordable healthcare where the care of our patients is our highest mission.

“Feeling lucky that I get to work in this great office with this awesome crew!”

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Micheal Schaadt

Office Manager Stroudsburg

Michael has a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and is a licensed nursing home administrator. He has a passion to help others and has been working in the social services and healthcare fields for many years both as a provider of services and administrator. “I feel fortunate that I have been given the incredible opportunity to join in the mission and work of NovusACS. I’m excited to be part of this great team!”

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Crystalynn Levisay

340B Coordinator/Registered Medical Assistant

Crissy began her journey at NovusACS in 2015 with her specialized diplomas as Medical Assistant and in Healthcare Billing and Coding.  She will help you get checked in and checked out. Crissy enjoys her work because she “loves helping people… everyone needs TLC, and I appreciate being able to give back.”  “I like working with Allen because he is ethical and puts patient care first.  I feel integrity in life is extremely important and it is nice to see it is never compromised.”

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Linna Kurisco

Registered Nurse

Linna graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing and is a Registered Nurse. She is committed to ensuring that our dedicated staff provides the highest quality of care and service. She has the knowledge and compassion that give our patients the assurance they need to achieve their overall health goals.

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Linna Kurisco

Medical Assistant & Outreach Testing Coordinator

Luis has been in the healthcare field for over 9 years. Starting as a HHA then Medical Terminology and coding and Phlebotomy. Luis prides himself in running the testing program here at Novus ACS as Outreach Testing Coordinator. "I'm excited to continue my education, as I'm in school for nursing, and I'm interested in continuing my Healthcare career."

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David Mackey

Registered Nurse

David is a seasoned Professional in the health care industry with a very diverse background. David Gradauted from St Lukes School of Nursing in 2008. He has experience in Cardiac, Trauma & Orthopedics, Geriatric Psych, and HIV Care. David has chose to be a team member at Novus in 2017. 

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Sandy Loeeffler

Registered Nurse

Sandy has been a Certified Medical Assistant for 12 years, caring for patient of all ages in different healthcare settings. She joined the Novus team in October 2016 as a part time CMA while finishing her nursing education at St. Luke’s School of Nursing. Sandy is known for her warmth and dedication to patient care. As our Clinical Supervisor she focuses on developing and implementing internal procedures to improve patient care.

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Olga almodovar

LPN

Olga is a nurse with 20 plus years of nursing experience. She worked for LVHN for 12 years, 7 years at HIV clinic and 5 years at medical clinic. Before that worked in long term care for 23 years. Olga enjoys taking care of the patients and loves the people she works with.  . Olga's philosophy, "I live, love, laugh and never give up!"

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Paul Hanna

PharmD / Pharmacist

Paul is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He joined our team in 2018 after working at Lehigh Valley Hospital for 8 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge about HIV and infectious disease. He is dedicated to helping Novus patients with their medical care including HIV and Hepatitis C treatment and prevention, monitoring lab values and avoiding drug interactions.

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Valeria Franco

Registered Medical Assistant

Val is a competent, and capable Registered Medical Assistant. She started her journey in the medical field as a phlebotomist here at NovusACS. Valeria is a valuable, loving and caring team member in our office, and is happy to call Novus her home.