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Discover how LHWOC can help you start a rewarding Medical Assistant career

Why Choose Laurel Highlands Workforce & Opportunity Center?

Laurel Highlands Workforce & Opportunity Center (LHWOC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a Pennsylvania Private Licensed School located in Westmoreland County. Our school is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

We design our programs directly for the needs of Westmoreland County healthcare employers. During the development of each course of study, an advisory board made up of local members of each respective industry provide input to help make each program reflect the changes in the career market and to ensure that LHWOC graduates are job-ready on day one.

Our Mission

At LHWOC, our mission is to remove the barriers for individuals who are under & unemployed or in a transition of employment, by providing high-quality Medical Training and a job in that field.

Administrative Staff

Gregory Daigle
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
724-237-4448 Ext. 100
[email protected]

Melissa Hipple
Medical Assistant Program Director/Lead Instructor
724-237-4448 Ext. 105
[email protected]

Morgan Allen
Youth Program Administrative Assistant
724-237-4448 Ext. 107
[email protected]

Mark Vallozzi
Recruitment, Enrollment + Admissions
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Laurie Puleo
Administrative Assistant
724-237-4448 Ext. 101
[email protected]

Terry Kilbury, MSN, RN
H.R./Part Time Instructor
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Dave Kilbury
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Maddy Pierce
Audio-Visual Intern
724-237-4448 Ext. 108
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Carole O’Bryan, MSN, RN
Part-Time Instructor
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Is a Rewarding Career in Healthcare Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in healthcare and exploring whether Laurel Highlands Workforce & Opportunity Center is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 724-237-5356