WPHIMA Annual Meeting
Kathaleen Schnur, LSW
Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania
Robert Yonash, a registered nurse, has been with the Patient Safety Authority since 2009 as the patient safety liaison for the southwest region of Pennsylvania. In his role as a Patient Safety Liaison, he is responsible for working with his regional medical facilities to assist them in the reduction and elimination of medical errors. In this position, Robert has been assigned to a number of projects including the statewide CMS Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network Wrong Site Surgery Prevention Collaboration and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority/Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists Wrong-Site Block Initiative. Robert is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety and has attained certification as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Certified Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare. He is also a master trainer in TeamSTEPPS.
Before coming to the Authority, Robert worked as a Health Facility Quality Examiner (Surveyor) in the Pittsburgh Field Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care. He also held a similar position with the Department of Health Division of Nursing Care Facilities. In these positions he was charged with surveying a range of healthcare facilities including hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities and nursing homes for compliance with state and federal (CMS) regulations as well as federal organ transplant regulations.
Robert is a graduate of Penn State University and has held numerous registered nursing positions in a number of hospitals and nursing homes in southwestern Pennsylvania.
As athletic director, Heather Lyke leads a Pitt Athletic Department that encompasses 19 intercollegiate sports programs with more than 475 student-athletes who compete in the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference.
Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh in March 2017, Lyke served as vice president and director of athletics at Eastern Michigan University, where she led a department that sponsors 21 varsity sports.
From 1998 to 2013, Lyke worked at Ohio State University, where she oversaw 10 of the school’s 36 athletic programs and supervised the Buckeyes’ sport performance division, which included the strength and conditioning coaches, athletic training staff, and sports medicine staff.
During Lyke’s Ohio State tenure, the Big Ten Network tapped her expertise as a color analyst for softball telecasts from 2009 to 2013.
Prior to Ohio State, Lyke served at Cincinnati as the assistant athletic director for compliance as well as the senior woman administrator from 1996 to 1998. She began her career at the NCAA as an intern in the enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement department from 1995 to 1996.
A native of Canton, Ohio, Lyke was a scholarship student-athlete at the University of Michigan, where she captained the Wolverines’ Big Ten champion softball team, lettered four years, and became an All-Academic Big Ten honoree.
Lyke holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.
She is a frequent speaker and presenter at national conferences and serves on the Board of Directors of Women Leaders in College Athletics. She has chaired both the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee and the Mid-American Conference’s Cost of Attendance Task Force.
She and her husband, David Catalano, have three children: Elle, Sophie and Eli.
Ms. Johnson has over 35 years of health information management (HIM) experience. She has experience managing HIM departments as well as performing inpatient and outpatient coding audits, transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) services, revenue cycle turnaround services, software development, and providing coding and reimbursement educational services to clients. Ms. Johnson has also been a featured speaker at over forty conferences and seminars including National RAC Conference, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) audio-conferences, and Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association. She is currently serving on the 2017 AHIMA Clinical Terminology and Classification Practice Council. Laurie previously led the award winning PHIMA ICD-10 education initiative. She was a regular guest on Talk Ten Tuesday as the News Desk correspondent. She has a B.S. in Health Records Administration from University of Pittsburgh, and an M.S. in Healthcare Information Systems, also from University of Pittsburgh.