When Mona Counts, PhD, CRNP, FNAP, FAANP, moved to Appalachian Pennsylvania, it didn’t take long for her to realize that she could help provide the healthcare sorely needed by her friends and neighbors. So she took out a second mortgage on her home to start the Primary Care Center of Mt. Morris. In 2002, to keep the clinic doors open, she waived the salary she worked hard to earn. The pay and freedom she receives as a professor at the Pennsylvania State University gives her the chance to improve the lives of the center’s 5,000 patients who live in the mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.