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Executive Leadership

stevensonScott R. Stevenson

Scott R. Stevenson was appointed President/CEO in June 2008. In his present position, Mr. Stevenson is responsible for the operations of all the entities, subsidiaries, partnerships and programs of Phoebe Ministries. He leads in conjunction with our Governing Board the development of the strategic vision for the organization.

In addition, he serves as President of the organization’s Reciprocal Risk Retention Group. His 25 years of financial and operational experience have been across the continuum including Acute Care, Long term Care, and Community Based Services.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Stevenson was Chief Financial Officer of Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and prior to that served as Vice President of Financial Operations for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA in Healthcare Systems Management. In addition, he passed the CPA exam in Pennsylvania in 1994.

Lisa B. Fichera
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 

Lisa B. Fichera was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in September, 2011. In this position, she is responsible for the overall management of Health Care Services, Pharmacy Services operations, Marketing, Human Resources Administration, Retirement Housing Operations and Pastoral Care Services. Lisa also serves as the staff liaison to the governing board and board committees and is a member of the subscriber committee for the Phoebe Reciprocal Risk Retention Group.

In 2004, Lisa worked in the set up and establishment of the Phoebe Reciprocal Risk Retention Group. This insurance company of Phoebe Ministries provides general and professional liability coverage for the organization. Lisa’s previous roles at Phoebe included Executive Vice President, Administration and Health Care Services, and Senior Vice President, Administration for Phoebe Ministries. Prior to these appointments, she served as Vice President, Human Resources from December 1994 through April 1999.

Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salem College in December 1977 and is a graduate of the Council for Health and Human Services Ministries of the United Church of Christ’s Faith Based Leadership Institute.

Fichera is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, and serves as the Chair of the Personnel Committee for the Lehigh Conference of Churches.

Michell Staska-Pier 
Vice President, Health Care Services

Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed to the position of Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries in July of 2019.

Michell has served in a steady progression of both clinical and operational leadership roles at Phoebe since her employment began in 2004.

From January, 2004 to January, 2009, Michell was first employed as the Director of Nursing for the Allentown Campus.   In January, 2009, she was promoted to the position of Executive Director for the Allentown Campus and led the campus operations for over eight years prior to her appointment as Regional Executive Director of Operations for Phoebe Ministries.

Robert Richards
Chief Financial Officer

Robert “Bob” Richards, CPA, was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Phoebe Ministries in July 2017. His primary responsibility is to establish and guide Phoebe’s financial policies and direction. In his new role, he will also oversee the business office and facilitate Phoebe’s partnership with Comforting Home Care by Phoebe. Additionally, he works closely with the Audit, Finance and Investment Committee, a sub-committee of the organization’s Governing Board, on strategic initiatives under consideration. Richards is also responsible for directing Phoebe’s Finance, Materials Management and Information Technology departments.

Richards was appointed Senior Vice President of Finance for Phoebe Ministries in 2015. Prior to that, Richards served as Vice President of Finance/CFO of Good Samaritan Health System in Lebanon, PA and before that was the Vice President of Finance at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. He has significant experience in the capital markets, self-insurance, strategic planning, and managing strategic relationships.

Richards resides in Lebanon with his wife, Anne, and graduated from Philadelphia University (formerly known as Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences) with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is a past chair of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and past treasurer of Cornwall – Lebanon School District’s Falcon Foundation. He currently chairs the audit committee and serves on the finance committee and the Subscribers Advisory Committee for CHART, a Hospital owned malpractice risk retention group.


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