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Phoebe Ministries Announces Staff Change

Published on July 10, 2017

Allentown, PAPhoebe is pleased to announce the following changes in staffing:

Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA was appointed Senior 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 four 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. With this appointment her role will expand to include oversight of the regional support services within the organization including rehabilitation services and dementia services and programming. McMahon has been with Phoebe since 1996 and has served in various capacities during her tenure, most recently as Vice President, Health Care Services since 2016, with prior roles as the Executive Director of Phoebe Berks (2012-2016), and Nursing Home Administrator of Phoebe Richland (2002-2012). Prior to joining Phoebe, she had many years of nursing management experience in acute care hospital settings.

McMahon resides in Allentown with her husband, Joe, and 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.

Robert “Bob” Richards, CPA, was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Phoebe Ministries. 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.

Cynthia S. Richart, RPh was appointed Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Phoebe Services Pharmacy. Richart has over 30 years of operations experience in pharmacy, mostly spent in the long term care sector. She became Director of Operations for Phoebe Pharmacy in 1998 and was most recently Executive Director of Pharmacy Operations. In her new position, she will oversee a major expansion of customer base, additional technology advancements, and foster leadership development within the department.

Richart is also responsible for the operation and supervision of the Pharmacy and support staff at two pharmacy locations, and is also for the budget and revenue cycle for all aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain. In addition, she oversees Phoebe’s employee prescription drug program which she initiated in 2005. Richart was recently named 2017 Healthcare Professional of the Year by Lehigh Valley Business’s Healthcare Heroes award program.

Richart resides in Emmaus with her husband, Stephen, and is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences. She was previously employed by the Wilkes-Barre based PharMerica, Inc. where she served as Regional Director of Pharmacy Operations Northeast. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Pharmacy Manager with Read & Derick in Lebanon, PA.

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