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


2015 Fairleigh Dickinson University
2009 LaSalle University
2003 Moravian College
1983 Allentown Hospital School of Nursing
1983 Allentown General School of Nursing

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.  During the course of his career, Allen developed the Lehigh Valley’s first medication adherence program for patients with HIV and AIDS was responsible for securing a major grant to provide HIV prevention and testing for individuals in the Lehigh Valley. Over the course of his career  Allen has received multiple awards and accolades from the community including the prestigious Josephine Ritz RN Nursing Award for Excellence in Patient and Family Teaching, the President’s Choice Award from Fighting AIDS Continuously Together (F.A.C.T.) in 2007, and Nursing Excellence Award from the St Luke’s University Health Network in 2012.  In 2015, NovusACS was awarded LGBT business of the year and the Fighting AIDS Continuously Together Presidents Choice Award for service to the community.


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”


Linna Kurisco, RN


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.

Linna is married with two beautiful children.  In her free time, she enjoys long walks at Jacobsburg Park with her childhood sidekick and listening to the Beastie Boys on our ride there.  

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David Mackey, RN


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. 


Sandy Loeffler, RN


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. During her free time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.

Crystalynn Levisay, MA

Registered Medical Assistant

Crystalynn LevisayCrissy 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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Luis Aponte, MA

Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist

Luis has been in the healthcare field for over 7 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 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." When Luis isn't at Novus he loves all things outdoors. 


Valeria Franco, RMA

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


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.  When she is not working she enjoys traveling with her family. 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. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends and going on adventures with his dog, Lily.

Jamie Rush

Office Manager

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!”