FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    November 1, 2011                                                                                   Contact: Nikki Reen (267.295.3859 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

New Strategic Outlook Ushers in Changes for PHMC’s 2nd Forty Years

PHILADELPHIA – On November 1, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) announced new leadership roles developed to help further the nonprofit public health institute’s growth trajectory. The organization also announced new members of its board of directors. “With our new management roles and structure, we expect that PHMC will be able to build significantly on its role as the region’s leading public health innovator,” says president and CEO Richard J. Cohen.

PHMC announces the creation of several chief officer and managing director roles. “As part of our vision for the future years, we recently implemented a new strategic plan,” says Cohen. “This in turn led us to a structural realignment resulting in new roles that will further vitalize our organization and thus benefit the health of the greater Philadelphia region.” Joining Cohen as Chief Executive Officer and Marino Puliti who has long served as Chief Financial Officer, PHMC named Wayne Pendleton as Chief Operating Officer, Tine Hansen-Turton as Chief Strategy Officer (previously vice president of health care access and policy), Celeste Collins as Chief Human Resources Officer (previously vice president of human resources) and Dina Wolfman Baker as Chief Communications Officer (previously vice president of communications).

PHMC’s six newly named managing directors include Michael Bedrosian as Managing Director, Information Systems; Vanessa Briggs as Managing Director, Health Promotion; Amy Friedlander as Managing Director, Management Services; Leslie Hurtig as Managing Director, Behavioral Health; Lynne Kotranski as Managing Director, Research and Evaluation Group; and Bill Weber as Managing Director, Finance.

“With the addition of the strategy office, we will sharpen our focus on innovating across the organization to ensure PHMC stays ahead of the curve and remains competitive locally, regionally and nationally to bring the best in public health leadership and solutions to the table and into our communities,” says Hansen-Turton.

Adds Pendleton,“We look forward, in this new structure to integrating operations with strategy, finance, communications and human resources under the vision of Richard Cohen and the guidance of the PHMC Board.”

PHMC welcomes to its board of directors in the 2011-2012 term Joseph M. DiMino, director of health and medical director of the Montgomery County Health Department; Autumn A. Graves, president of Girard College; and Michele Volpe, executive director of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Additionally, several long-time board members have assumed leadership roles on the board: The Honorable Renée Cardwell Hughes, Chairperson; Denise Christian, MD, Vice Chairperson; Michael K. Pearson, Treasurer; and Stephen P. Fera, Secretary. PHMC also recognizes and thanks for their years of service departing board members Paul A. Dandridge, former chairperson, and Ana Pujols-McKee, former vice chairperson. 


About PHMC

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce.  PHMC has served the region since 1972.