Serina Gaston, M.Ed, CHES, Executive Director

Serina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education with a concentration in Health from Pennsylvania State University and attained her certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) in October 2008.  In 2017, she earned a Professional Human Resource Management certificate from Villanova University. 

Excited to be PA NEN’s new Executive Director, Serina is looking forward to working with the Board, NEN membership, PA NEN staff, state and local officials and others to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. Serina has spent 19 years working in public health developing, implementing, and coordinating programs and initiatives relating to chronic disease prevention and management with community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, schools, and federally qualified health centers all across Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, Serina has facilitated improvement of operations and policy, systems and environmental changes through acknowledging and reducing barriers, capitalizing on strengths, adapting to change, and enriching collaborations.

Adelaide Mikec, M.Ed., Program Manager

Adelaide holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA.  In 2020, she completed her Master of Education with a concentration in Health from Pennsylvania State University.  During her time at Pennsylvania State University, she worked as a graduate assistant at the Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research.  In this position, she helped build partnerships with community organizations and veteran groups, developed resources and materials, assisted with needs assessments, developed future center initiatives, and served as a point of contact for the center.  

She is excited to put her skills and passion to work as PA NEN’s Program Manager!  Adelaide is primarily responsible for managing PA NEN’s social marketing contract, maintaining communication and relationships with program sites, managing day-to-day program logistics, as well as developing new methods and approaches to improving messaging.  She looks forward to growing with the company and helping others live their healthiest lives possible!