Keturah joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2017. As the Cherished Lives Program Manager, she is passionate about our palliative care program, Cherished Lives, for children or adults who have life limiting or terminal diagnosis and leads the effort to bring home individualized care for these patients. As a registered nurse with the Clinic, she assists with general patient care and supports the specialists who volunteer their time to the Clinic.
She has led the implementation and planning of successful 5K fundraising events for CSC since 2018. In her spare time, Keturah loves to spend time with her husband, children and extended family members. She enjoys traveling and being outside for running or hiking. Keturah was raised in the Beachy/Amish Community, and her experience has led to a deep understanding of the Amish and Mennonite communities and values.
Why are you passionate about the Clinic?
Having grown up in a Beachy Amish household, it is exciting and fulfilling to me to be able to give back to the Plain community – many of whom deeply impacted my life. I am passionate about serving people and helping the most vulnerable among us, our children.
Education and Certifications
- 2020 Eastern Mennonite University, Bachelor’s of Nursing
- 2014 Harrisburg Area Community College, Associate’s Degree in Nursing
- PALS certified
- ELNEC Train the Trainer Certified
- Completed Palliative Care and Education Practice (PCEP) by Harvard Medical School
- Registered Nurse Household Team Leader
- Emergency Nurse, Landis Homes
- School Nurse Substitute, Lampeter-Strasburg School District
- June 2021 – Grand rounds presenter at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, “Understanding the Plain Communities”
- Member of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition
- Member of HPNA (Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association)
- 2021 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Community Nursing Finalist