Chris Harancher, MS, RRT, joined the Breathe Pennsylvania staff as the Director of Sleep Apnea Education. Harancher has been involved in respiratory care for 25 years. She started as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with Butler Health System in 1992 after earning her BS degree from Indiana University of PA.
After obtaining her Master’s Degree in Professional Leadership from Carlow University in 2007, she accepted a position in higher education to assist in the development of what is now the Venango College of Clarion University Respiratory Care program. As the Program Director and former Director of Clinical Education, she has spent the past ten 10 years educating respiratory care and other allied health care students.
Harancher is an active member of the Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care (PSRC) and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
“As a respiratory therapist, I have cared for many patients whose health has been directly or indirectly affected by sleep apnea. Many patients were either unaware that they had sleep apnea or were not compliant with their treatments,” Harancher said. “In my new role, I am excited to bring together my knowledge and passion for education to make a difference.”