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Phoebe Ministries Announces Leadership Staff Changes

Published on March 17, 2016

Adam Marles was appointed Senior Vice President, Advancement and Strategic Initiatives for Phoebe Ministries in January 2016. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Advancement, Marketing and Strategic Development. An employee since 2012, Marles now provides leadership and support to the Phoebe Center for Excellence in Dementia Care and Pathstones by Phoebe, the first continuing care at home program in the area. He also continues to oversee and provide direction to all fundraising, marketing, and communications initiatives as well as foster 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 and as Phoebe’s Corporate Compliance Officer, where he directs the planning and implementation of the compliance program and leads the Corporate Compliance Committee. Marles serves on the Board of Directors for LeadingAge PA and is Co-Chair of the Allentown Human Relations Commission.

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 held positions with the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, American University and Muhlenberg College. Marles is a resident of Philadelphia and 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 McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA was appointed Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries. In this role, McMahon provides oversight, direction, and strategy to support innovation and the delivery of services at Phoebe’s Continuing Care Retirement Communities. She leads the clinical teams on quality initiatives and provides strategy and guidance with operational improvement programs to best position Phoebe’s 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. A resident of Allentown, McMahon holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Arts and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. She earned her nursing diploma at Pittston Hospital School of Nursing.

Alice Donlan, PT, MBA, DPT, GCS, RAC-CT has been promoted to the position of Executive Director, Rehabilitation and Outpatient Services for Phoebe Ministries. In her new role, Donlan will lead the expansion of rehabilitation and Phoebe’s geriatric care management.

In 2006, Donlan was appointed Regional Director of Therapy Services at Phoebe Ministries. In this role, she was responsible for the marketing and new business development of Phoebe’s rehabilitation services.

Previously, Donlan was Senior Vice President of Operations at The Weston Group in Easton, where she was responsible for over 350 employees in 150 facilities and acted as a legislative liaison in Washington. A resident of Bangor, Donlan graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and a Master of Science in Business. In 2010, she became a Doctor of Physical Therapy and in 2014 was granted her Geriatric Certification by the American Physical Therapy Association joining less than 1% of the physical therapists in the country. In 2015, she became certified in the resident assessment tool used in skilled nursing.

Donlan also serves as the education chair of the northern chapter of LeadingAge PA, and is on the board of the Northeast district of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. She has lectured both locally and nationally on a number of subjects including dementia and topics related to the geriatric field.

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