Senior Staff

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Jill Schulson is Chief Legal Officer at PHMC, leading the legal department in all aspects of corporate wide board governance, risk management, transaction and litigation matters. Since 2012, Jill has acted as an integral part of the senior leadership team. In her role as Chief Legal Officer, Jill provides a broad range of functions and expertise for PHMC and its subsidiaries, including management of PHMC’s government relations activities. Prior to joining PHMC, Jill worked as an attorney at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, where she performed all aspects of general corporate and real estate transactions and negotiations. Her career in law has spanned a variety of focus areas from corporate to healthcare and non-profit. Jill has particular capacity in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, currently managing negotiations, contracts, board training, and business strategy for PHMC.

Jill is a Trustee of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital System, Inc., a board member of the ALS Hope Foundation and of PHMC Integrated. She is also member of the regional Association of Corporate Counsel and the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. She earned a B.B.A. from George Washington University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and an M.B.A from the Temple University Fox School of Business.


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Lauren Nestler is Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, leading PHMC's communications, marketing and strategy development initiatives. She has more than 15 years of experience in communications strategy, external relations and business development working within corporate, non-profit and start-up environments. Prior to PHMC, Lauren worked as a founding member of an executive team that created a new health care company, Take Care Health Systems, which was acquired by Walgreens during her tenure. At Walgreens and Take Care Health Systems, Lauren held various roles growing in leadership and capacity, managing corporate communications, external relations and high-profile company projects for both the consumer and employer divisions of the organization. Lauren specializes in merger/acquisition communications, internal communications, change management efforts and cultural integration.

She earned a B.S. from Ithaca College in Corporate Communications. Lauren is a mentor for Philadelphia Futures, an organization committed to providing low-income Philadelphia high school students with tools, resources and opportunities to attend and graduate college, and Board President for The Caring Center, an early childhood education center in West Philadelphia.

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Rhonda Coleman is Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate and is responsible for the oversight of a real estate portfolio and delivers workplace solutions aligned with PHMC’s mission of creating and sustaining healthier communities. Her experience in corporate real estate includes mergers and acquisitions, property acquisitions and dispositions, lease negotiating, construction management, facilities management, budgeting, risk management and business process improvement. Rhonda also has experience in managing a variety of corporate operational departments.

Earlier in her career, she spent several years working at Wilmington Trust Corporation in various leadership roles managing the organization’s corporate real estate portfolio. At Wilmington Trust, Rhonda was part of the rebranding council, and the mergers and acquisitions team that expanded its portfolio from 40 local offices to more than 100 locations nationwide. She later worked at University of Delaware where she was part of the Facilities, Planning and Construction team that managed the University’s growing real estate portfolio. Before joining PHMC, Rhonda worked in a consulting capacity with TD Bank in its Real Estate Department where she managed various bank acquisitions in both the U.S. and Canada.

Rhonda has a B.S. in Banking and Finance from Wilmington University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health Management and Administration from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Deborah McMillan has extensive experience in child welfare, supervision, program development and management. She joined PHMC in 1988 as the project director of the United Way Homeless Families Initiative and presently manages various homeless early intervention programs that provide case management and supportive services to homeless families, chronically homeless adults and other at-risk populations. She actively serves on several advocacy committees addressing unmet needs of homeless children and families.