Camilla Hall Advisory Board Member Fact Sheet

John P. Maher, M.D., M.P.H.


CURRENT POSITION: After retiring as full-time County Health Director in 2008, where I was for 30 years, I have been the Public Health Physician for the Chester County Health Department for the past 5 years, a position in which I not only run some of the clinics, but monitor the Internet for occurrence of any infectious disease which might indicate either bioterrorism or the start of a pandemic. I retired from the full-time directorship of the County Health Department after 30 years, and then served 5 years as part-time Public Health Physician for their infectious disease clinics until retiring completely at the age of 80.

CAMILLA/IHM CONNECTION: My children, and now my grandchildren, are or have been students at IHM schools. My wife served as Student Health Nurse at Immaculata College (now University) for some 16 years, and her uncle, the late Reverend  Michael Leo Walsh, was Chaplain at Camilla for many years.  His sister (and my mother-in-law) , the late Mary Walsh Panichi, also helped do crafts for sale at the annual Camilla fair.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I do a lot of reading --- try to read at least one book per month. In my younger days I enjoyed small game hunting, coaching CYO and Little League baseball. I do a lot of crossword puzzles and watch the British mysteries on TV.  I also usher at church and say a lot of rosaries.

FAMILY:  My  beautiful wife and I have been married for 46 years.  We have  four wonderful children, and five beautiful grandchildren.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOTS: The Jersey shore (Ocean City), and the Poconos


FUN FACT(S) ABOUT YOURSELF: I am a punster and really enjoy a good “groaner.” I served as a Captain, Medical Corps, in Viet Nam and belong to several Veterans’ organizations.  I also serve as the Editor-in-Chief for the County Medical Society’s quarterly journal, Chester County Medicine