Marianne Linko does not fear failure in her life, but rather fears not trying to live up to her full potential.
“I believe it is important to work hard to reach your goals, never to give up and work to your highest potential,” she explains.
As a graduate of Bishop Hannan High School and the Career Technology Center attained her LPN license, Linko is proud to say she has used her hard work ethic to become an employee at the Wright Center for the past 11 years. She began as an LPN, went on to become nurse manager and today is in the role of practice manager in the Midvalley practice.
She is active with the Patient Engagement Counsel at the Wright Center for Community Health, and participates in annual turkey drives for the community as well as activities to support the Angel Fund for patients in need. She is also an active member with the Clinician Advisory Committee for the center.
Daily she monitors day-to-day operations at the Midvalley practice, which is open 365 days a year. She has been an essential team member of the COVID Initiative in regards to initial protocols, testing, and vaccine roll out to patients and the community. She oversees schedules for 15 clinicians and a staff of over 50 employees. It is important to her to provide access and services for the community as well as rolling out innovations within the primary care setting.
Her mentors have included her grandparents, Eleanor and Louis Strazzeri, former owners of Strazzeri’s Restaurant, where she grew up witnessing the hard work and dedication it took to operate the establishment.
A second mentor at the Wright Center has been Dr. Jignesh Sheth, CMO. “He has always saw the potential in me and encourages me every day to continue to live our Wright Center mission,” she noted.
Linko attributes her success to hard work, dedication, and pushing herself, as well as commitment to such a great organization that focuses so much on the community.
Her husband, Justin; parents, Sandy and Lou Strazzeri, her brother and sister-in-law, Lou and Kelly Strazzeri; and her amazing niece, Olivia Strazzeri, have all the part of the foundation of support in her life. “They have all supported and encouraged me all the way through nursing school and now every day in my new role as practice manager offering love and support. I cannot thank them enough for being such huge assets in my life,” she concluded.