a leading provider in local hospice care
About Charity Hospice
500 Luray Drive/P.O. Box 2483
Wintersville, OH 43953
Charity Hospice is dedicated to providing professional care that improves the quality of life and preserves human dignity of our patients..
Our services are available for the entire family.
Often we hear stories of stress, anxiety and depression when a person is coping with the serious illness or death of someone in their life. Our philosophy embraces caring for everyone who may be affected by illness, care giving, and grief. Charity supports caring for the youngest to the oldest members of the community. In your most difficult time, you can count on Charity Hospice to be compassionate caregivers.
Charity Hospice also works with many of our local colleges and universities as a clinical site for Nursing, Social Workers, Mental Health Counseling, and Pharmacy. Currently we welcome students from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Eastern Gateway Community College, West Virginia Northern Community College, Trinity School of Nursing, Duquesne University Pharmacy School, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy; and West Liberty University.
Abdullah Kalla, MD
Dr. Abdullah Kalla is a very well known and respected Anesthesiologist in our community. He has been a part of Charity Hospice since its inception and worked diligently to get Charity Hospice up and running. Dr. Kalla was born in Libya. He did his residency at WVU School of Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology. He is on staff at Trinity Health System and Valley Surgery Center in Steubenville. He also operates Washington Health Care Strategies in addition to being full time Medical Director for Charity Hospice. Dr. Kalla is available to all of the Hospice patients 24/7. He has a very special love for the terminally ill patients and does everything he can to assure they are comfortable. Dr. Kalla is married to the former Missy
Moran and lives in Oakdale, PA.
Jerry Jo Manfred-Gilham, PhD, LISW-S, MSW
CEO, Charity Hospice
Dr. Gilham was named CEO of Charity Hospice in February 2020. Dr. Gilham previously served as the Director of Quality and Compliance and Chief Operating Officer for Charity Hospice. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for 4 years.
Dr. Gilham received her bachelor's degree from Ohio State University, her Master's degree from the University of Houston and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Gilham has been a professional social worker for over 40 years. She has worked as a medical social worker since 1989 and has also worked in child welfare, corrections, mental health and early child development. She previously taught social work for 18 years at Franciscan University of Steubenville and served as director of the social work program. She is a certified adoption assessor for the State of Ohio and completes step-parent and grand parent adoption home studies. She has served as a consultant to various organizations and on various Boards of Directors in the local community.
David Mosti - President
Mosti Funeral Homes
David Mosti, owner of Mosti Funeral Homes is a 1975 graduate of Catholic Central High School (CCHS). He graduated from Youngstown State University in 1980 and continued his studies at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he graduated in 1982. He continues his practice with his Father Donald Mosti. And recently has also included his sons Jared and Justin in his practice as a Licensed Mortician. Dave is married to the former Marilyn Cashioli and he and his family reside in Steubenville.
Donna Talbott, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP - Vice President
Teramana Cancer Center - Steubenville, OH; Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Dennis Meisner
Donna Talbott is currently employed by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at the Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville where she works with Oncology/Hematology patients. She received her BSN from the University of Akron in 1980 and began working at Ohio Valley Hospital (now Trinity Medical Center East) in 1980. She graduated in 2001 from Franciscan University of Steubenville with her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing She had transferred South several years ago, where she continued her passion for oncology, but also became very involved in the Palliative Care Program. Missing her hometown, Donna and her husband Jeff decided to relocate back to our community. Donna and her husband have four adult children and four beautiful Grandchildren. She is a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Wintersville.
BJ Nurczyk, CPA - (Treasurer)
D'Anniballe & Co., Inc.
M. Pervaiz Rahman, MD
Served as Medical Director of Charity Hospice 2007-Aug. 19, 2013
Dr. Rahman graduated with his MD from Hugh Dow University of Health Sciences in Pakistan . He trained with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Medical Oncology in New Zealand. Dr. Rahman also did his Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He did his Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Tony Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville, OH. He also serves at Weirton Medical Center .
Dr. Rahman is Board Certified in Hospice & Palliative Care.
Mary Grace Mihalyo, BS, PharmD, CGP, BCPS
Trinity Health System
Duquesne Univ- Mylan School of Pharmacy
Palliative Therapeutics, LLC/ CoPs, LLC
Therapeutic Connections Charitable Pharmacy
Dr. Mary G. Mihalyo is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA. She teaches courses in Palliative Care, Pain Management and Women's Health Care Issues. She is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP). In April 2011, Dr. Mihalyo was selected for visiting professorship via Duquesne University and Kobe Gaukin University in Kobe, Japan where she lectured in Palliative Care and Preferred Medication Use in End-of-Life Care. In April 2012, Dr. Mihalyo was accepted as a participant in the Harvard Medical School Palliative Care Education Program (PCEP). During the one year program she will focus on pediatric palliative care and the development of a Center of Excellence in Pharmaceutical End-of-Life Care.
Dr. Mihalyo serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for Trinity Health System, Steubenville, OH and
she is the Founder and President of Palliative Therapueutics, LLC and CoPs, LLC. In addition, she is the
Founder and President of Therapeutic Connections Charitable Pharmacy, an indigent care charitable
pharmacy and medication repository program located in Steubenville, OH.
Dr. Mihalyo is a pioneer in the provision of medication-therapy-management services to Hospice and
Palliative Care Patients. She worked for more than twelve years developing the pharmaceutical care model
of "On Demand Clinical Pharmacy Services" originally developed when she was associated with Valley
Hospice, Inc. Steubenville, OH.
The current research interest of Dr. Mihalyo include the Delivery of Palliative Care to Women of Low
Economic Status in the U.S., Wound Care in the Palliative Care Population, and the Strategic Bypass of
PBM's in the Direct Delivery of Pharmaceutical Care to End-of-Life Care Organizations.
Dr. Mihalyo is the American co-editor of the Hospice & Palliative Care Formulary USA (2008). She has
co-authored numerous articles published in the Palliative Care Medical Literature over the last ten years.
Dr. Mihalyo is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). She served
on the NHPCO Pharmacy Section steering committee from 2006-2009. She continues to serve on the
education committee for the Midwest Care Alliance as she has for many years. Dr. Mihalyo is a member of
the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists
Attorney Adam Scurti - Retired local Attorney
Attorney Adam Scurti is a resident of Steubenville, OH and received his BA Degree from Ohio University. Adam has served on the Board of Directors for many local institutions, including Franciscan University of Steubenville's Trustee and General Counsel. He is a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Wintersville and is actively involved in many community and local services and groups.
Attorney Craig Allen
Craig was born in Steubenville, OH and is a graduate of Catholic Central High School in 1979. He is a current resident of Toronto, OH. He graduated in 1983 with a BA in Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, OH. He went on to receive his law degree in 1990 from the University of Toledo College of Law. Craig became a practicing licensed attorney in Ohio in November, 1990. He has served as a staff attorney from 1991-1993 for the Southeast Ohio Legal Services. In 1993, Craig served as Jefferson County Assistant Prosecutor till 2004.
David Werkin, CPA
Dave Werkin is the Chief Financial Officer of Trinity Health System in Steubenville, Ohio , where he is responsible for all financial activities of the organization with net revenues of $250 million. Dave has spent 30 years in various finance and business development roles within the system and the last 6 years as the CFO.
Joe is the Owner/Broker of Cedar One Realty as well as the creator of Steel Valley Contracting & Maintenance, Ltd; and GoGo Handyman. Before beginning his adventures as an entrepreneur, Joe graduated from Indian Creek High School in 1998 and Walsh University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communication with a concentration in Biology. While in college, Joe completed an internship with one of the top internship programs in the country, Northwestern Mutual. He was recognized in the USA Today as one of the top 20 interns in the country for his production accomplishments. Forbes 500 Company Eli Lily, recruited Joe prior to graduation hiring him and making him one of the Company's youngest pharmaceutical representatives in the country. He was assigned to a midwestern section of Ohio for two years. Although he found his career in pharmaceuticals to be rewarding, he knew his heart and passion were in real estate. Taking real estate classes at night 2004, he used his savings to initiate Cedar One Properties in the basement of his parents' home. Joe furthered his education obtaining his broker's license and has expanded Cedar One Properties from a one-man business into a successful real estate company offering full service real estate brokerage with a full team of real estate agents and property management services for both residential and commercial real estate. His company employs 22 real estate agents, 12 full time contractors, and 8 full-time office employees. Joe is married to his wife Tiffany DiCesare Luckino who works alongside him growing Cedar One into a thriving family business. They have 3 children, daughter Leigha Giampolo 15, Santino Joseph Abdulla Luckino 4, and Lola Christy Luckino 3. They reside in Steubenville and serve the surrounding areas with pride.