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stevensonScott R. Stevenson

Scott R. Stevenson was appointed President/CEO in June 2008 and continues to hold the position of Chief Financial Officer, to which he was appointed to in 2006. 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.

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Stevenson is responsible for all financial aspects of the ministries operations and is responsible for the care and custody of all monies and other assets of Phoebe-Devitt Homes. 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.

lficheraLisa 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, 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, a member of the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council, and serves on the board of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches and as the Chair of the Personnel Committee.

amarlesAdam Marles
Senior Vice President, Advancement and Strategic Initiatives
Corporate Compliance Officer

Adam Marles was appointed Senior Vice President, Advancement and Strategic Initiatives in January 2016. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Institutional Advancement. An employee since 2012, Marles now provides leadership and support to the Center for Excellence in Dementia Care and Pathstones by Phoebe, the first continuing care at home program in the area.

He continues to oversee and provide direction to all fundraising, marketing, and communications initiatives as well as fostering relationships with residents and their families, donors, and governmental, legislative, corporate, and community leaders. Marles also serves as a key leader in the identification of strategic development opportunities for the organization. As Corporate Compliance Officer, Marles directs the planning and implementation of the compliance program and leads the Corporate Compliance Committee.

Prior to joining Phoebe Ministries, Marles worked as an attorney with Stevens & Lee, P.C., in its Health Care Litigation and Risk Management group. Before that, he served as the Managing Director of Development for the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Marles also held positions with American University and Muhlenberg College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Muhlenberg College, a Master of Arts in Public Communication from American University, Washington, D.C., and a Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia. He is an attorney licensed in Pennsylvania.

Mary Kay McMahonBerks Mary Kay McMahon
Vice President, Health Care Services

Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA was appointed Vice President of Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries in January 2016. In this role, McMahon provides oversight, direction, and strategy to support innovation and the delivery of services at our Continuing Care Retirement Communities. She leads the clinical teams on quality initiatives and provides strategy and guidance with operational improvement programs to best position our clinical service offerings for the future. McMahon served as Executive Director of Phoebe Berks since 2012, and prior to that was the Nursing Home Administrator of Phoebe Richland Health Care Center beginning in 2002.

McMahon has been with Phoebe Ministries since 1996 when she was employed as Assistant Director of Nursing at Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center. In 2001, she was appointed to the position of Director of Nursing for Phoebe Richland Health Care Center. McMahon came to Phoebe from Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center where she served eighteen years in the Nursing Department as a Medical Surgical Telemetry Nurse and Critical Care Nurse. McMahon holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Arts and a master’s in Health Services Administration from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. She earned her nursing diploma at Pittston Hospital School of Nursing.

Robert RichardsBob Richards-thumbnail
Senior Vice President, Finance

Robert “Bob” Richards, CPA, was appointed Senior Vice President of Finance for Phoebe Ministries. His primary function is to aid and set Phoebe’s financial policies and direction. 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 the Finance, Materials Management and Information Technology departments of Phoebe Ministries.

Prior to his appointment, 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.

A Lebanon resident, Richards 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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