Volunteer Spotlight: Stacey Denlinger

Dr. Stacey Denlinger enjoying a ball game with her husband and son.

A team of more than 30 volunteers serving on our board and committees help make our work possible. Board member Stacey Denlinger, DO, is one of them.

Stacey is a family physician at CovenantMD. She was first introduced to LOHF during her residency training at UPMC Lititz and is excited to now serve on our board and our Talent Pipeline Committee. She is passionate about healthy living and understands how important mental health is to overall health. She completed her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She lives in Lancaster and serves on the board for the Lancaster County and City Medical Society.

What motivates you to volunteer your time and talents with LOHF?
As a family physician and mother to a 5-year-old boy, youth mental health is important to me professionally and personally. I’ve been a supporter of LOHF since my residency, when it became clear to me the mission for the organization would help to improve my competency as a clinician.

How have your personal and/or professional experiences informed your volunteer service to LOHF?
Youth mental health and wellbeing is a multifaceted issue. I hope that my experience as a family physician will able me to give the board insight about the medical perspective.
What has been the most impactful or memorable result of LOHF’s work that you have seen during your involvement with LOHF?
I’ve only been on the board for a short time, but previously working with the school administrators and nurses, through LOHF, trying to find a way for the healthcare community and school community to work together to help children generally, but especially those most at risk for mental health problems.
What is the most encouraging thing you see on the horizon to improve mental well-being for youth and children in Lancaster County?
The dedication to bringing mental health professionals to the area as well as working with existing community providers to improve access for families.
Is there something that would be surprising or fun to know about you?
I’ve been focused on reducing my own carbon footprint for a while but, in the last year, I started vermicomposting, and I spend most of my time outside of work with my husband and 5-year-old son on the baseball field or golf course!