Senior Staff

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Marlin Williams is the Managing Director of People, Learning and Culture within Human Resources. In this role, he leads PHMC’s organizational and professional development, creative learning and training. This includes developing and implementing strategies to support the advancement of employee engagement, diversity and inclusion into the organization’s culture. Marlin joined PHMC in January of 2007 and has more than two decades experience in healthcare management. For the past twelve years Marlin has lead HPC’s statewide work integrating health promotion models within the continuum of care. Additionally, Marlin provided leadership, management, technical support in the operational functions of HPS, its programs and intermediary contracts and supports joint initiatives between and among HPC, PHMC and its family of subsidiaries and programs. Prior to joining PHMC, Marlin developed and implemented a multi‐component disease prevention and treatment models within a county health and human services system.

Marlin earned an MBA with a health administration focus from Eastern University and a B.S. in Business Administration Finance from Bloomsburg University. Marlin is working toward becoming a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE).

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Lauren Lambrugo is Chief Operating Officer and supports PHMC’s operations and continued growth through the oversight and coordination of finance, human resources, information technology, and real estate and facilities departments. Lauren was previously Chief Operating Officer in Montgomery County for nearly six years. In this role she was responsible for the oversight and management of a $409 million operating budget, a $552 million Capital Program and 2,800 employees. She also provided guidance to the restructuring of eight Health and Human Services departments into one department to improve service delivery and better utilize resources for clients served.

Lauren previously served as Executive Director for the Shapiro/Richards campaign for Montgomery County Commissioner where she managed the $2.1 million campaign that culminated in record vote numbers and the first Democratic control of the County in more than 140 years. She was also Chief of Staff and Political Director for Pennsylvania State Representative Josh Shapiro for three years. Before her political work in Montgomery County, Lauren worked for nine years at Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA as the Vice President for External Affairs and Public Impact Director for Chester County, and held multiple roles at the Office of the Mayor in New York City.

Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University with a major in Economics and a minor in Political Science. She furthered her education at the Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration.

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Dawn Holden Woods is Chief Social Services Officer and oversees PHMC subsidiaries Turning Points for Children and The Bridge, PHMC’s Health Promotion Services group, PHMC subsidiary Health Promotion Council and PHMC’s Research and Evaluation Group.

Dawn previously served as Managing Director, Children and Family Social Services for PHMC and Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children. With Dawn’s leadership, Turning Points for Children has grown to be one of the largest social services agencies in the region and includes PHMC subsidiary The Bridge. Four Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) also fall under Turning Points for Children as part of the Department of Human Services’ Improving Outcomes for Children initiative, which is responsible for the safety, well-being, and permanency of more than 5,500 children and their families.

Dawn is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top Minority Business Leaders for 2020, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and Nonprofit CFO of the year. She is board member of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and The Committee of Seventy, and a member of the Rho Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. While no longer practicing, Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Darrell Thompson is Managing Director of Information Technology and brings more than 20 years of information technology experience in business process automation, health data integrations and interfaces, medical billing platforms, healthcare management systems, informatics strategy and business intelligence. Darrell provides leadership in international application development, enterprise application integration, project management and health care information systems. Throughout his career, Darrell has managed numerous projects including the development and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms, health care data exchange and technical team management. With a focus on linking health information across systems; as well as application design, Darrell thrives in the programming and analysis of systems information.

In a previous role, Darrell founded his own business supporting health care providers integrating labs, pharmacies, clearing houses, state and federal payers and commercial insurance providers.

Darrell holds a Business Administration degree from Peirce College.

Patty Griffin is Managing Director of Communications, overseeing PHMC’s strategic communications, media relations and internal communications. She has more than 25 years of experience as a communications professional, providing strategic communications counsel to senior leaders, aligning messaging with business objectives, developing communication support for change management activities, leading crisis communications activities, and overseeing public relations and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining PHMC, Patty gained experience through managerial roles at AmeriHealth Caritas and Walgreens/Take Care Health. She worked as an independent communications consultant with a variety of clients including The Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Group, Aramark Corporation, AstraZeneca, and White Williams Scholars. She served as director of the public relations practice for GailForce Communications where she secured placements in national and local, print and broadcast media. Patty began her career delivering internal and external communication support at Cigna and General Accident Insurance.

Patty holds a B.A. in Journalism, with a concentration in Public Relations from Temple University.