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
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.

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.  

Crystalynn Levisay

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.”

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. 

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!”