Sarena Townsend, CCMA

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Medical Assistant

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Sarena Townsend became a Medical Assistant in 2013. She worked in cardiology for about five years before coming to FIGHT. She is very interested in the heart and cardiac care. Sarena has a huge heart and loves working with children and families in a more direct way. She has two children, a nine-year-old daughter and 8-month-old son. Her hobbies include cooking and doing things around the house. She loves watching documentaries about other cultures and people around the world.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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