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Working for You - Katie Thiemann, LSW

Name: Katie Thiemann, LSW

Title: Case Manager

When did you join the PHP? November 2019

Please tell us a little bit about your career experience. What kind of work did you do before arriving at the PHP?

After 10 years working in various capacities within government relations, I chose to follow both of my parents’ footsteps and pursue my master’s degree in social work at Temple University.

Prior to joining the PHP as a case manager, I provided therapeutic and case management support for youth within the juvenile justice system at Dauphin County’s Youth Advocate Program-Community Treatment Center as a licensed social worker.

What do you do at the PHP?

I’ve learned very quickly there is no such thing as a “typical” day at the PHP, which I personally find inspiring. Our days can be filled with any combination of collaboration with participants, treatment providers and the State Board of Medicine.

Why do you think the work being done at the PHP is so important?

The mission of the PHP is so unique in that we provide a very compassionate service to Pennsylvania’s impaired physicians. Our team ensures medical professionals are not only receiving the best care available but also providing safe and effective treatment for patients across the commonwealth.

Please share a personal “fun fact.”

I love to travel. I have two international trips to Jamaica and Italy planned with family and friends in 2020.