In this difficult time, the Foundation, PHP and LifeGuard staff members are committed to meeting your needs virtually. You may reach us the following ways…

Foundation Staff: Phone: (717) 558-7750 or (800) 228-7823 and Email: 
PHP Staff:
Phone: (866) 747-2255 or (717) 558-7819, Friday (emergency calls only) Phone: (717) 558-7817, Fax: (855) 933-2605 and Email:
LifeGuard Staff: Phone: 717-909-2590, Fax: (855) 943-3361 and Email: 

Additional resource: Face COVID – How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr. Russ Harris

Working for You: Deb Monko

Deborah K. Monko (Deb)
Director, Student Financial Services

Number of years with the Foundation: 33.5 years

Why do you think the work being done at the Foundation is so important?
The Foundation is all about providing personalized service to support individuals with reaching their goals. The Foundation consists of multiple programs all with this same mind-set.

The Student Financial Services program financially assists students so they may reach their dream of becoming a physician; the Physicians’ Health Program lends support to individuals so they may reach a healthy lifestyle for success in practicing patient care; and the LifeGuard program assists individuals with tools they may use to enhance quality of medical care.

Along with reaching an individual’s goals, those individuals become a part of the Foundation family. We are here to help.

What do you do at the Foundation?
I oversee the management of the loan and scholarships available to medical students who are residents of Pennsylvania. Throughout any day, I may interact with medical students in regards to available financial aid resources to support their medical education; assist an individual with the repayment of their loan; interact with financial aid staff at the various Pennsylvania medical schools; or, lend support to the committees of the scholarships administered by the Foundation.

Please share a personal “fun fact.”
I enjoy nature, whether it be while hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing or playing a round of disc golf. There is nothing better than sharing the passion for the outdoors with my husband of 32 years and our sons.