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Meet United Way Hand-Raiser Andrea Potteiger

A member of United Way of the Capital Region’s Bridges Society and Women’s Leadership Network, Andrea Potteiger is a dedicated donor and volunteer. She finds that United Way’s philosophy is consistent with her own personal mission, which was shaped by both an important person in her life and a famous humanitarian.

Throughout her childhood, Andrea watched her grandmother caring for others, and she knew she wanted to emulate her. She was also inspired by the famous words of Ghandi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” These influences led her to work in the health care field where she helps people in the Capital Region every day.

As director of nursing at the Harrisburg Campus for UPMC Pinnacle, Andrea knows how important health care is to maintaining a vibrant community. That is why she feels passionate about supporting initiatives in the areas of access to health care and building a skilled nursing workforce of PCAs, LPNs and RNs. 

Research shows that access to health care is a major issue facing the Capital Region. That is why United Way of the Capital Region recently launched a community pilot project focusing on access to health care. The project helps the un- and underinsured navigate the health care system, overcome barriers to care and connect with a primary health provider.

Do you feel passionate about the health of our community? Then learn more about the access to health care pilot project.

You can also learn more about our work in the areas of school readiness and workforce development.


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