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SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Health Center

STAR Health Center (SHC)

Treatment Education

Don M. Kayembe, BS

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Don Kayembe is the STAR Program's Adherence Program Coordinator. He has an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology with a speciality in nutrition and dietetics/nutrition project management. Mr. Kayembe joined the SHC in June 2008 as an Adherence Counselor. In nearly 2 decades as a health professional, Mr. Kayembe has devoted 10 years in serving people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa and in the USA at clinical and community levels.

Georgene Servio, LPN, BS

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Georgene Servio joined the STAR Program in November 2013 as an Adherence Counselor. She has extensive experience providing medical case management and counseling to patients dealing with chronic health conditions. She has provided care coordination, medication adherence and entitlements assistance to persons with HIV/AIDS, and disabled and elderly populations. Ms. Servio also provided preventive services for families within the child welfare system and private duty nursing for home bound patients. As of April 2015, Ms. Servio joined the STAR Health Center's Hepatitis C Team as a Hepatitis C Specialist. Ms. Servio received her Bachelor of Science from Lehman College and is a Licensed Practical Nurse.