Blair Gastroenterology Team of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Nurses

Our highly-trained and understanding group of physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners will assure you receive the high-quality and expert care you deserve, to allow you to live a more comfortable and healthier life.

Dave Finochio, PA-C

Dave Finochio, PA-C

BS PA Science
St. Francis University

Melissa Lafferty, PA-C

Melissa Lafferty, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University

Todd Stasik, PA-C

Todd Stasik, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University


Gina Michkofsky, PA-C

Gina Roland, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University

Chelsea Link, PA-C

Chelsea Link, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University

Mary Haney, PA-C

Mary Haney, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University

Michelle Jarvis, PA-C

Michelle Jarvis, PA-C

Master of PA Science
Chatham University


Loni Baird, PA-C

Loni Baird, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University

Taylor Baronner, PA-C

Taylor Baronner, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University

Kara Topka, PA-C

Kara Topka, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University


Daniel Bender, PA-C

Daniel Bender, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University

Hailee Merrill, PA-C

Hailee Merrill, PA-C

Master of PA Science
Lock Haven University

Marcy Herzog, PA-C

Marcy Herzog, PA-C

Master of PA Science
St. Francis University


Bonita A. Mazzei, BSN, RN, GCN

Bonita A. Mazzei, BSN, RN, GCN

  • Nurse at BGA since 1998
  • RN-Associate Degree, Mt Aloysius Junior College, Cresson, PA
  • BSN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Mercy, PA
  • Certification-GCN-Genetic Clinical Nurse-American Nurses Credential
  • Nursing Instructor-Altoona Hospital School of Nursing, 1976-1984
  • American Cancer Society South Central PA Volunteer Leadership Council
  • Abstracts: American College of Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Cancer Risk Stratification in a Community Gastroenterology Practice-2008
  • Universal Molecular Tumor Testing of Primary Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Community Practice-2016
  • Article-Generations Magazine, second issue, “The Apple Does Not Fall Far From the Tree”

Beth A. Evans, BSN, RN, CGRN

Beth A. Evans, BSN, RN, CGRN

  • Coordinator Allegheny Regional High Risk Colorectal Tumor Program
  • Nurse at Blair Gastro since 2017
  • BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (Magna Cum Laude) 2008
  • Certificate of Completion: Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment Nov 1, 2020-March 14, 2021, City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics
  • City of Hope has been offering their Intensive Course for 20 years and as of my completion date, I am now one of 1,350 alumni across all 50 states and 30 countries.
  • Certification – CGRN – Certified Gastroenterology Nurse since May 2013
  • Member of International Society of Nurses in Genetics since May 2021
  • Member of Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates since December 2012

Karen Brandt, RN

Karen Brandt, RN

  • 1997 Penn State Graduate of Nursing
  • Nurse at Blair Gastro since 2006
  • Infusion Nurse
  • Active with Community Liver Alliance
  • Member of Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology
  • Member Pennsylvania Fair Health Coverage
  • Member of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Team Guts & Glory

Contact the experts at Blair Gastroenterology Associates today, by calling 814-946-5469 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physicians.