Shaping Our Future

Shaping Our Future: Meet the Leaders

An important objective of “Shaping Our Future” is to provide a forum where faculty and staff can interact directly with Penn Medicine leaders to learn more about the current issues that are impacting Penn Medicine, and the actions we are taking in response to these challenges. Click on the photos below to learn more about the leaders who will be answering your questions and providing you with information. To go to an Interactive Q&A, chose one of the links to the right.

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System;
Dean, Perelman School of Medicine

J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., became Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine on July 1, 2011. Together, the two entities make up Penn Medicine, a $4 billion enterprise dedicated to excellence in the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and patient care.

Founded in 1765 as the Colonies' first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine is now home to 1,900 full-time faculty members and more than 3,200 students, trainees, residents, and fellows. The School received more than $475 million in research funds from the National Institutes of Health in FY11. The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three nationally ranked hospitals, a clinical network that includes primary care, a faculty practice plan, home care, hospice, nursing homes, and three multispecialty satellite facilities.

Before coming to Penn Medicine, Dr. Jameson was Dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Northwestern University, positions he held since 2007. His leadership themes focused on "Alignment, Innovation, and Impact," fostering interdisciplinary research and clinical programs. He joined Northwestern University Medical School in 1993 as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, a position he held for seven years. In 2000, he was named Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Jameson received his medical degree with honors and a doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1981. He completed clinical training in internal medicine and endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Before leaving for Northwestern University, he rose through the ranks at Harvard Medical School to become an associate professor of medicine and chief of the Thyroid Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A prolific physician-scientist and writer, Dr. Jameson has been a pioneer in molecular medicine in the field of endocrinology. His research has focused on the genetic basis of hormonal disorders and he is the author of more than 300 scientific articles and chapters. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, Science, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and several endocrinology journals. He is an editor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, the most widely used medical text worldwide, and co-editor of Jameson and DeGroot's Endocrinology, now in its 6th edition.

Among his many professional distinctions and honors, Dr. Jameson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the oldest learned society in academia, and the Institute of Medicine, established by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences. He served as president of the Endocrine Society, an organization with more than 10,000 members, and has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has served as a member of the medical advisory board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and as a Director of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Jameson has received many distinguished awards, including the Van Meter Award from the American Thyroid Association and the Sheen Award from the American College of Surgeons. The Endocrine Society has honored him twice: with the Ernst Oppenheimer Award, presented to a young investigator in recognition of meritorious accomplishments in basic or clinical endocrinology, and the Fred Conrad Koch Award, considered the highest honor bestowed by the Society in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field. Most recently, Dr. Jameson received the American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Science. As a visiting lecturer, he has been invited to present at leading institutions around the world.

Ralph W. Muller
Chief Executive Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Ralph Muller is Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System – a $3.5 billion enterprise that includes three owned and two joint venture hospitals, a faculty practice plan, a primary care provider network, multispecialty satellite facilities, home care, hospice care, long-term care and rehabilitation care.

Prior to joining UPHS, he was, from 1985 to 2001, the President and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System. In 2001-2002, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Kings Fund in London, U.K.

In 1985-86 Mr. Muller also served as the Deputy Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Previously, he had been Budget Director at the University.

Before joining the University, Mr. Muller held senior positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His career with the Commonwealth included serving as Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, where he was the chief operating officer responsible for the state’s major welfare programs, including Medicaid.

Mr. Muller received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in government from Harvard University.

Mr. Muller has served and currently serves on the boards of several national healthcare organizations. He is a Director of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and a Commissioner of The Joint Commission (TJC). He has served as Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Chairman of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH), Chairman of the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) and Chairman of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago (NORC).

He is a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Michael D. Barber
Chief Operating Officer
Chester County Hospital

Michael has been with Chester County Hospital and Health System since 1996. He joined the Health System as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, managing the Human Resources staff, Quality Management Department Staff, School of Nursing and Allied Health staff and Customer Service/Relations Staff. In 2004 he was promoted to his current position of Chief Operating Officer. In this role he plans and directs all aspects of the organization’s operational activities, objectives and initiatives. Previously Michael held leadership roles in human resources at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Fleming, NJ and Nu-Med Inc., Psych-Group in Philadelphia PA.

Michael received his BS in business Administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 1985, and his MHA in Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in 1996.

Ronald Barg, MD
Executive Director, Clinical Care Associates
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Ronald Barg MD, FACP is currently the executive director of Clinical Care Associates (CCA) of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. CCA is a not for profit corporation owned by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. It is the community based practice network for Penn Medicine with 38 sites distributed throughout the five counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania and three counties in Southern New Jersey. CCA currently employs approximately 180 physicians in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and a number of other specialties. The current focus of the organization is to aggregate practices into larger, well branded sites where patients can access integrated care across multiple specialties in a coordinated fashion. Utilizing advanced health information technology patients receive efficient and effective care with a focus on high quality care, superior patient outcomes and a positive patient experience. CCA currently has revenues of approximately $86 Million annually and 660,000 annual patient encounters.

Dr. Barg has been the Executive Director of CCA since 2005. Prior to that serving in a variety of administrative roles within Penn Medicine including Senior Medical Director of CCA, Regional Medical Director of CCA, Interim Chief Medical Officer-Phoenixville Hospital and Chair of the Cardiovascular Service Line. He currently is a member of the Pennsylvania Council of the American College of Physicians and the Pennsylvania Medical Society CEO Leadership Council where he chairs the Workgroup on Primary Care Physician Manpower Shortage in Pennsylvania. Dr. Barg is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics practicing in Suburban Philadelphia for twelve years prior to joining Penn in 2005. He continues to see patients one day per week in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Dr. Barg is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. He remains active in Medical Student Education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and precepts medical students regularly at a student run free clinic in West Philadelphia.

Dr. Barg is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Mathematics and MD Degree. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has three grown children, Jason, Robert and Paula and resides in the Merion, Pennsylvania with his wife Debbie.

Patrick J. Brennan, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Sr Vice President
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Professor, Department of Medicine

Dr. Brennan is the Chief Medical Officer for the Penn Health System. In that capacity he oversees the development of healthcare quality and safety activities, implementation and measurement. He develops health policy related to patient safety, pharmaceutical industry relations and public disclosure of healthcare associated infections. He previously directed infection control for the Health System and the Tuberculosis Control Program of the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health. His clinical interests include healthcare associated infections, public reporting, tuberculosis and nosocomial infections and he attends on the Transplant Infectious Diseases Service. He currently Chairs HICPAC, the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee for the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services and The Sentinel Event Advisory Group for the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). In 2008 he served as President of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

R. Michael Buckley, MD
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Hospital
University of Pennsylvania Health System

R. Michael Buckley, M.D. is the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital and one of the 3 hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). UPHS is the clinical component of Penn Medicine which is a $4.3 billion enterprise encompassing both the Health System and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. As Pennsylvania Hospital’s chief executive officer, Dr. Buckley is responsible for the clinical, research, and education activities of this 500 bed teaching hospital, which serves not only the needs of the community, but also as a tertiary care center in a number of specialties. Pennsylvania Hospital has over 1000 physicians on its staff and has over 2700 employees.

Dr. Buckley was Chief of Infectious Disease at the Hospital from 1988 until 1997 when he became Associate Dean for Physician Network Development for UPHS. In this role he was primarily responsible for the integration of Pennsylvania Hospital into the Penn Health System. In 1999 he was named Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was responsible for the recruitment and retention of physicians in the Department and for the department’s training and educational efforts.

In 2000, he also became the Chief Medical Officer, overseeing the quality and safety of patient care at the hospital. In 2010, he was named to his current position. Dr. Buckley serves on the Board of the First Hospital Foundation and was recently elected to the Board of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Buckley is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has won a number of teaching awards from students and residents. He received both his B.A. and M.D. from Yale University

Angela R. Coladonato, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President/CNO
The Chester County Hospital

Angela Coladonato received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Villanova University, her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Widener University, and is Board Certified in Advanced Nursing Administration. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program at Thomas Jefferson University.

Angela is an experienced Healthcare Administrator with over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings. She is a strong leader with a reputation of integrity, who has built cohesive teams and participated in strategic planning and clinical program development.

Angela has been in her role at The Chester County Hospital since September 2006. She has worked with the Nursing Team to develop and role out the Annual 3-Year Nursing Department Strategic Plan. Under her guidance, the Nursing Department has developed a Shared Decision-Making Councilor Model incorporating unit-based councils as well as various other councils to meet the professional needs of the staff.

Under the guidance of Angela, the Nursing Department is currently on their Magnet Journey.

Angela is an active member of the following professional organizations - American Organizations of Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders in which she is on the Practice Committee of the local chapter. Additionally, she is the co-chair of the CNO Council of VHA.

Rebecca Cooke
Vice Dean for Administration and Finance
Perelman School of Medicine

On July 1, 2011, Rebecca Cooke became the Vice Dean for Administration and Finance for the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Her responsibilities include Finance; Space and Operations; Research Support Services; Faculty Affairs and Professional Development; Office of Organizational Effectiveness; Decision Support and Analysis; and Research Compliance and Integrity.

Prior to arriving at the Perelman School, Rebecca was the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and then the Chief Operating Officer at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The Feinberg School houses undergraduate medical education, PhD programs, and ten graduate and professional programs serving 2,500 students. Rebecca worked closely with the Dean and senior management of the medical school, university and clinical affiliates to plan and implement strategic direction.

From 1999 to 2007, Rebecca was the Administrator of the Department of Medicine at the Feinberg School where she was responsible for the administration and financial management of the department's clinical practice, research grants and educational programs. Prior to arriving at Northwestern, Rebecca worked in the Dean's office at Thomas Jefferson University's Jefferson Medical College where she was the Director of Administrative Affairs for the newly formed faculty foundation. Starting in 1989, Rebecca spent six years in departmental administration at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she worked in Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Endocrinology.

Rebecca received an MBA in Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and has a BS in Business Administration from Towson State University in 1983.

Joan M. Doyle, RN, MSN, MBA
Executive Director, Penn Home Care and Hospice Services
Assistant Dean for Clinical Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Joan M. Doyle has over 25 years of combined clinical leadership and executive management in the healthcare industry. Her expertise in health care extends from hospital operations to entrepreneurial home health care start-ups and turnaround operations. By offering a unique combination of clinical and operational strengths, Joan has achieved significant accomplishments and is recognized for her success in shaping and transforming the Home Care and Hospice Entity of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). She has been instrumental in leading the effort with improving and transforming Transitions in Care, a major component of Penn Medicine’s Blueprint for Quality.

In 2000 Joan became the Executive Director of Penn Home Care and Hospice Services. Her responsibilities include strategic planning and oversight for all clinical and financial aspects of a Home Care Enterprise that is comprised of a Medicare Certified Home Health agency, Home Infusion Therapy business and Penn-Wissahickon Hospice, a nationally recognized Medicare Certified Hospice.

Joan’s exceptional track record is highlighted by her success in integrating Home Health Care and Hospice into the UPHS continuum of care. Joan’s close integration with the Penn Faculty at the School of Nursing and School of Medicine is evident in the innovative programs and models of care that are being tested to improve hospital to home transitions in care, enhance home health care patient outcomes, and reduce hospital readmissions. Joan has also provided leadership with the “Transitions in Care” initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is Co-chair of the Transitions Steering Committee at Penn. Improving Transitions in Care is a major component of Penn Medicine’s Blueprint for Quality. Joan, along with her colleagues has presented at national association meetings about Penn Medicine’s Transitions in Care Model including the American Hospital Association, University Healthcare Consortium, Institute Health Improvement and the Remington Group.

Use and acceptance of Home Health Care and Hospice has grown within UPHS and Joan continues to seek avenues to educate and raise awareness of hospice within UPHS and the communities they serve. Under Joan’s leadership Penn opened a 12 bed premier dedicated inpatient hospice unit in Center City and expanded the unit to 20 beds in 2010. The design of this unit has been recognized “the best of Health Care award” at the 5th annual Interior Design Awards for Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware in 2010.

Joan received her BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she currently holds the title of Assistant Dean for Clinical Practice and is course director for Home Health Care Concepts. She also earned a MBA from Temple University in 1996.

In 2012, Joan was appointed to The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners as the Home Health Care representative.

She resides in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

Mike Duncan
Chief Executive Officer
Chester County Hospitals

The Chester County Hospital and Health System is pleased to welcome Michael J. Duncan as its new President and CEO. Mr. Duncan succeeds H. L. Perry Pepper who concluded his 34 year career at the Hospital on Friday, April 29, 2011.

Named following a nationwide search that concluded in March, Mr. Duncan comes to the Hospital from ColumbiaDoctors where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the 1200-physician faculty practice plan based in New York City.

Mr. Duncan is a 1978 graduate of The Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with the Navy equivalent of a Master's Degree in nuclear engineering. There, he earned The Navy League Award for graduating first in his class in his major, and the Admiral McKee Award for outstanding leadership. Upon his graduation he served as a nuclear engineer in the United States Submarine Fleet, teaching submarine tactics to senior officers.

Jacqueline A. Felicetti
Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Chester County Hospitals

Jackie is the Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development at the Chester County Hospital and Health System – a position she has held since 1993. She started at Chester County Hospital in the Human Resources department in 1990 as a Generalist and then Employment Manager from 1998 until 2003. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development.

In addition to her role in Human Resources, Jackie is a professional and personal supporter of the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, The Wounded Warrior Project, ASPCA/SPCA and the West Chester Food Cupboard.

Michelle A. Fletcher, CPA
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Michele has over 34 years of business experience including 22 years in Human Resources Management, specifically in the areas of Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, Policy Development, Compliance and Employee Relations; and 12 years in Managed Care Finance. She began her career in accounting, underwriting and analyzing of employee benefits for several large insurance companies throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. In 1992, she transitioned to a Human Resources role and has spent the past 22 years managing Compensation, Benefits, HRIS and other areas for two area Health Systems. Currently she is the Associate Vice President, Human Resources-Decision Support for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, managing a staff of 45, serving over 16,000 employees.

She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a Board member of Kennedy Health System in Voorhees New Jersey, as well as a former Board member of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

Glen N. Gaulton, PhD
Executive Vice Dean & Chief Scientific Officer
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine

Glen N. Gaulton, Ph.D. is Executive Vice Dean, Chief Scientific Officer, and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. As Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Gaulton has operational, planning, and financial responsibility for the academic component of all research endeavors and research training missions within the School of Medicine. This includes the Offices of Research Program Development, Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Programs, Masters Programs, Corporate Alliances, Global Health, and Human Research.

Dr. Gaulton received the Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He conducted postgraduate research in immunology at the School of Public Health and School of Medicine at Harvard University. Dr. Gaulton was appointed Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, as Associate Professor with tenure in 1991, and as a full Professor in 1998. Dr. Gaulton was appointed Associate Dean and Director of the Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs in 1993, Director of Biomedical Graduate Studies in 1995, Vice Dean for Research and Research Training in 1998 and Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer in 2006.

Dr. Gaulton's research interests are in the areas of lymphocyte growth and viral pathogenesis. This work centers on a molecular description of the mechanisms that control lymphocyte development, the induction of immunological non responsiveness, and the perturbation of these processes by human and murine retroviruses. Dr. Gaulton has published over 100 manuscripts and texts, and directly supervised the research training of over twenty graduate students and fellows. Dr. Gaulton serves on the editorial review panel of nine journals and has been chair of three NIH study sections. He has received numerous awards for teaching and research, including the Deans Award for Basic Science Teaching, the Berwick Memorial Teaching Award, the Linback Award, the Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Leukemia Society Scholar Award.

Kathryn J. Griffo
Chief Advancement Officer
Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations

Kate Griffo has played a key leadership role throughout the Making History Campaign. She heads the senior team responsible for all aspects of Penn Medicine's development work for both the Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Prior to the Campaign, she held several important development roles at Penn Medicine, including her work with the Abramson Cancer Center where she led internal efforts to support the Abramsons' $100 million naming gift.

Elizabeth B. Johnston
Executive Director, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth B. Johnston has served in the role of Executive Director for the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania since April 2004. Prior to joining CPUP, Ms. Johnston was Vice President for Professional Services at Pennsylvania Hospital for five years. She initially joined the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 1996 as Director of Network Development, later assuming a position on Penn’s senior leadership team as Associate Vice President for Physician Recruitment and Retention. Prior to her arrival at Penn, Ms. Johnson served as Director of Operations Support for HealthTrust, Inc., at the time, one of the largest for-profit health care providers in the United States. Previously, Ms. Johnston held positions related to clinical program development with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the Dartmouth Medical Center and the Sisters of Mercy Health System. (Ann Arbor, MI)

Ms. Johnston’s current responsibilities include strategic planning, clinical operations and financial performance of the clinical departments, new business development, physician recruitment and retention, and physician contracting.

Ms. Johnston earned her bachelor’s degree in biology in 1978 from the University of Michigan. She later completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where she was awarded a master’s degree in health services administration in 1983.

Keith A. Kasper
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Current Responsibilities Keith A. Kasper is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). In this role he is responsible for leading the health system’s capital and operating budget process, providing financial support in the development of strategic and operating plans, integrating financial services to support UPHS business objectives and missions, leading the implementation and oversight of efficient customer-focused financial processes and systems, and providing appropriate management controls and stewardship of assets.

Prior Experience Mr. Kasper joined UPHS as associate vice president of financial operations and budget in 2004 and more recently held the position of vice president operations, finance and budget. Prior to coming to UPHS he was the CFO of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and spent 14 years previously in senior financial roles in hospitals around the country.

Education, Awards and Professional Affiliations Keith received a bachelor of science in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University and a master of business administration from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association; and was recently named the 2010 CFO of the year by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Theresa Larivee
Vice President of Financial Operations and Budget
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Theresa Larivee is a Healthcare professional with 21 years experience in Academic Medicine.

    1991-2006 NYC at New York Presbyterian and Columbia University
  •        Positions included:
    • Hospital Finance, Budget, Reimbursement, Cost Accounting
    • Hospital operations (Children’s Hospital)
    • Department of Surgery CFO
    • AVP and Associate Dean for financial oversight of Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dental, and Public Health;
  • Relocated to Philadelphia 2006
    • Fox Chase Cancer Center CFO 2006-2008
    • Joined Penn Medicine in July 2008 as Vice President Financial Operations and Budget
      • Accountable for financial and strategic planning activities
      • Annual operating/capital budgets
      • Multi year financial plans
      • Strategic and financial analyses of existing and prospective business opportunities
      • Annual rebasing of clinical departments
      • Lecturer in Penn Academy courses
      • Professional liability services

Kevin B. Mahoney
Vice Dean for Integrative Services
Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Executive Director, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Associate Senior Executive, CCA

Kevin B. Mahoney is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Vice Dean for Integrative Services for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Previously he served UPHS as the Executive Director of Phoenixville Hospital, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at CCA and Director of Network Development.

Prior to joining UPHS, Mr. Mahoney was Vice President for Johnson & Higgins, where he provided leadership to the Health Group, including business plan development and management of an extensive client base. He also served as Vice President for Administration for nine years at Bryn Mawr Hospital and as Director of Administrative Services for Episcopal Hospital for three years.

A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, Mr. Mahoney is actively involved in many community activities. He is an elected member of the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District School Board and currently serving as Chair of the Finance Committee. Previously he was President and Vice President of the Board. He is also on the Board of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and is a United Way volunteer. He is passionate about youth sports previously serving as President of the Malvern-Paoli Baseball Association and Devon-Strafford Little League. He has served on the Board of Directors at White Horse Village Retirement Community, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation and the Delaware County Community College-Chester County Division.

Kevin lives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

Gail Morrison, MD
Senior Vice Dean for Education
Director of Academic Programs
Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Morrison is Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Senior Vice Dean for Education and Director of the Office of Academic Programs. She was appointed Vice Dean for Education in 1995 and promoted to Senior Vice Dean in 2010. Her longstanding and continuing contributions as an outstanding medical educator, medical curricula designer, and medical education administrator, both here at the Perelman School of Medicine and nationally, have earned her a well-deserved national and local reputation.

Dr. Morrison's work in teaching and training derives from her lifelong commitment to medical education. Winner of the 2006 Daniel Tosteson Award for Leadership in Medical Education, Dr. Morrison has been involved in educating and teaching for the majority of her academic career. The changes in medical education she led at the University of Pennsylvania over the past fifteen years - creating the vision for and implementing Curriculum 2000™ and, perhaps more importantly, Virtual Curriculum 2000™ - have had a profound effect on the University of Pennsylvania. Moreover, her work at Penn set the stage for major changes in medical education in the United States for the 21st century, which she has worked diligently to bring about at the national level.

For over 30 years, Dr. Morrison has been actively involved in directing educational programs in the Renal Division of Penn's Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine, and nationally in the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) organization. She has served as the Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine for Medical Student Education (1986-1995) and the Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum (1991-1995) in the School of Medicine. Dr. Morrison earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her internship/residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and Georgetown University Hospital. After serving as Staff Associate at the NIH in the NHLBI (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) for one year, she completed a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1976, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982, and to Professor in 1994. Prior to her appointment as Vice Dean for Education in 1995, she was responsible for overseeing the End Stage Renal Disease Program for University of Pennsylvania Health System, was an attending physician in the Nephrology Division, and then became the Associate Chair in the Department of Medicine for Medical Education.

For her entire career at Penn, Dr. Morrison has been involved in the teaching, training and mentoring of trainees across the entire training spectrum. She trained Renal Fellows in her role as Director of the Renal Outpatient Services and the Dialysis programs (1976-1984) and then trained medical students in her role as Academic Coordinator for the Department of Medicine and the Associate Chairman for Medical Student Education (1985-1996) for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Morrison has been instrumental in overseeing the last two Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation processis for Perelman School of Medicine, has participated as a site visitor for the LCME accreditation process, sits on numerous leadership committees and is the chair of the subcommittee on education for the ongoing strategic planning process at the school.

Phillip Okala
Senior Vice President, Business Development
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Philip A. Okala, Senior Vice President for Business Development for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, is responsible for executive oversight of business development, marketing, service line integration, network development, and patient facilitated services.

Phil came to Penn in 2007 as Chief Administrative Officer of the Cancer Service Line and successfully led the implementation of an integrated operating model within the Abramson Cancer Center by evolving several discrete practice models into a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary environment, working closely with physician partners to develop best practices with strong returns both in improved quality and in financial performance. In 2010, Phil was promoted to Vice President of Service Line Integration to improve linkages between inpatient and outpatient operations and quality initiatives. He worked to establish a multi-departmental shared governance structure, and built strong linkages between program development and improved patient care initiatives across hospital departments, the clinical practices and community network affiliations. He was promoted to Senior Vice President for Business Development in 2013.

Prior to joining UPHS, Phil held leadership positions at Geisinger Health System, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Phil is a Fellow in both the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He earned a BS degree in Economics from the University of Houston in 1993, and a MS in Health Care Administration from the Texas Woman’s University Health Sciences Center in Houston in 1997. He received certification in Healthcare Executive Leadership from Wharton in 2008.

Susan E. Phillips
Senior Vice President for Public Affairs
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Chief of Staff, Perelman School of Medicine

Susan E. Phillips is Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Secretary of the Board for PENN Medicine. A $4.3 billion enterprise, PENN Medicine comprises both the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Health System. In these roles, she manages internal and external communications, media, government and community relations, Trustee governance and public policy.

Before coming to Penn, Phillips spent three years at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, first as Vice President and Dean for External Relations, then as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. At Mount Sinai, she was responsible for the development of a strategic plan for research which led to planning of an innovative Institute for Translational Research (ITR). At the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she spent 10 years, Phillips led marketing, government and public affairs, responsible for award winning publications as well as highly successful marketing and lobbying campaigns. She has also worked in similar capacities at the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute in California, and led health care policy efforts for private markets for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in Washington, D.C. Phillips began her health care career at the Federal Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services).

Phillips earned a B.S. degree in political science at Indiana University and a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Southern California.

Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD
Schoenleber Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology
Vice Dean for Professional Services, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Vice President for CPUP, University of Pennsylvania Health System


  • Medical College of Pennsylvania (1981) MD
  • Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1975-1978)
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine (1974) DMD
  • Osbon Award for an Outstanding Educator, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2011)
  • President, American Society of TMJ Surgeons (2009-2011)
  • Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award—University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (2000)
  • Lindback Award for teaching—University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine (1994)
  • Earl Banks Hoyt Award—Excellence in Teaching Award—Junior Faculty Member, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine (1986)
  • Board Certification—American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (1984)
Research Interests
Dr. Quinn is the Schoenleber Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology at Penn Dental Medicine and also serves as Vice Dean for Professional Services for Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Quinn served as Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology at Penn Dental Medicine from 1986 to 2008. His primary research interests are in the alloplastic reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint and vascular malformations of the maxillofacial skeleton maxillofacial skeleton. He was a principal investigator in a ten-year clinical trial for the development of the only FDA-approved stock prosthesis for reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Quinn has completed a surgical atlas for temporomandibular joint surgery, which has been published by Elsevier.

Michael Restuccia
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Michael Restuccia is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Penn Medicine. Mr. Restuccia has over twenty-five years of health care information technology experience and has worked nearly all his career in the health care information technology provider, vendor and consulting services industries.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, Mr. Restuccia served as President of MedMatica Consulting Associates, a health care information technology consulting firm that has been recognized as a three time recipient of the Inc. Magazine 5,000 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies in the US and the Philadelphia 100 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies in the Philadelphia region.

While at MedMatica, Mr. Restuccia served as the Interim Chief Information Officer for several health care organizations including Phoenixville Hospital, Doylestown Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Prior to MedMatica, Mr. Restuccia has also served in leadership roles with several other health care information technology firms including First Consulting Group and Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens).

Mr. Restuccia achieved a Bachelor in Science degree from Rider University and a Masters in Business Administration from Villanova University.

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Professional Memberships

  • College of Health care Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)

Penn Medicine Technology Themes

  • Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Ambulatory Practice Management
  • Clinical Charting
  • Health Information Exchange /Meaningful Use
  • Involving patients in their care through portals
  • Large Scale Infrastructure Change
  • Leveraging Clinical Data to Improve Outcomes
  • Linking Patients and Caregivers
  • Mobile Health care
  • Translational / Personalized Medicine
  • Using Data Exchange to Collaborate on Care
  • Using technology to improve patient outcomes
Garry Scheib
Executive Director, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief Operating Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Garry L. Scheib is Executive Director of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and in March of 2002 assumed the additional role of Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). In July 2004 he was named the Chief Operating Officer of the health system and continued the role of Executive Director of HUP. Prior to May 1999, Mr. Scheib served as Vice President of Network Operations and was responsible for managing the relationships between UPHS and its affiliated hospitals.

Prior to joining UPHS, Mr. Scheib served as president at both Rancocas Hospital and Zurbrugg Hospitals, affiliates of the Graduate Health System, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Scheib has served as a business group president for Mediq, Incorporated, a publicly traded health care services company. In that role, Mr. Scheib was responsible for the hospital management and consulting services, durable medical equipment and home care companies, and the mobile X-ray and EKG services company. Mr. Scheib has also held positions with American Medicorp and Humana, both publicly traded hospital companies.

From 2007 to 2009 he served on the American Hospital Association Board, chaired the Regional Policy Board 2, was a member of the AHAPAC Steering Committee and the AHA Operations Committee, and has served as a Regional Policy Board 2 section delegate. Mr. Scheib currently serves as chair of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Board, is a past chair and current member of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council Board, and is a past member of the Voluntary Hospitals of America East Coast Board.

Mr. Scheib received his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, and his MBA from Lehigh University.

Judy L. Schueler
Vice President, Organization Development and Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Ms. Schueler was appointed Vice President, Organizational Development and Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) in June 2008. As Vice President, she provides strategic direction for the UPHS enterprise in the areas of talent acquisition/management, workforce planning, leadership development and organizational feedback/communication systems. Prior to her appointment at UPHS, she served as Vice President, Workforce Development and Chief Learning Officer at Vanguard Health System supporting 17 business entities located in Phoenix, San Antonio, New England and Chicago. Ms. Schueler collaborated in the development of the Abrazo Institute—providing degree completion programs in nursing and allied health to employees.

Ms. Schueler also served as Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at the University of Chicago Medical Center from 1990 through 2004. During her tenure, she launched the UCH Academy, one of the first corporate universities in health care in the United States. In 2000, the talent acquisition and development practices developed through the UCH Academy were leveraged to promote a web-based learning exchange linking health care organizations across the country. The work of her team has been recognized as a best practice by the University Health System Consortium, the American Hospital Association, and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.

Over the past 20 years, Ms. Schueler has provided consultative services in the development of a learning organization in health care. Selected speaking engagements have included Yale New Haven Healthcare, Stanford Health Care, University of Washington Medical Center, BJC Health Care, Intermountain Health Care, NYU Medical Center and University of Iowa Health System. Ms. Schueler earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her Master’s Degree in Organization Behavior through Benedictine University.

Patricia Garcia Sullivan, PhD
Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Patricia Sullivan is Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at the University Of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). In her current role she is responsible for clinical effectiveness and quality improvement efforts across the health system. Partnering with the Chief Medical Officers and Chief Nursing Officers at Penn, Pat has worked to redesign the quality structure to support the decentralization of quality improvement efforts engaging the front line to achieve significant improvement in quality, safety and patient satisfaction outcomes.

Pat is a native New Yorker with over 25 years of healthcare experience ranging from clinical bedside nurse to hospital senior leader. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hunter College, a Master's in Public Health from Columbia University, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from New York University in 2003. Her area of research focused on financial and market share outcomes of hospital restructuring in the 1990s.

Prior to joining UPHS in late 2003, Pat served as a Vice President of Administration at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where she led an Internal Consulting Group responsible for re-engineering clinical processes, business planning and program development.

Pat is active with the American Heart Association, having served previously as the President of the Board Southeastern Pennsylvania. She is currently a member of the Great Rivers affiliate governing board for the association and is chairing the Health Strategies subcommittee.

Michelle Volpe
Executive Director, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Michele M. Volpe is the Executive Director of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center which is one of the top hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro Region, as designated by U.S. News and World Report. With over 325 acute, and 124 nursing home beds, as well as numerous practice sites, PPMC is an integral part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Under Ms. Volpe’s leadership PPMC has attained Magnet status and has received numerous quality awards, including Top 100 Hospitals in the major teaching hospitals category and Top 50 cardiovascular Hospitals for consecutive years. She is currently leading the organization in a $95 million capital expansion project which is its first new building project in almost two decades.

Previously serving as the COO for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Volpe has lead a successful career in Philadelphia healthcare, managing hospitals for the Graduate and North Philadelphia Health Systems, where she focused on improving the healthcare of residents in those communities.

Managing a division for a west coast based managed care company venturing into the Pennsylvania market, Michele extended her healthcare experience into the area of managed care holding a position with Maxicare Health Plans which was one of the first managed care plans to enter the Philadelphia market.

Michele holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology, as well as an MBA in Health Care Administration. Michele was a participant in the Wharton Johnson and Johnson Fellowship Program. She has a certificate from The Wharton School in Academic Medicine Leadership. Michele is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and lectures on health care topics at colleges, universities and national conferences. She is a board member for the VHA MidAtlantic region and the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). She holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Health Leadership Council, and is a member of the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association.

As a long time resident of the Philadelphia region, Michele is an active participant with the American Heart Association and chaired the Association’s 2010 Heart Walk, which raised its highest dollar amount in the Walk’s history.

Her love for dance, and bringing it into the lives of others, has culminated with a Board seat on Dance Affiliates which performs primarily at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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