Wayne Pendleton will be instrumental in helping to institute structural changes that respond to PHMC’s rapid growth and expansion.

Public Health Management Corporation has spent much of the past year reviewing its structure. One outcome of that work was the decision to create the new role of chief operating officer. In July, Wayne Pendleton, LSW, ACSW, joined PHMC as our first COO.

Pendleton is a recognized leader in pioneering models of health care who founded a specialized healthcare consulting firm while serving as executive director of a developing PACE program and homecare and hospice agency with South Jersey Healthcare, the leading community health provider in southern New Jersey. He has provided organizations with strategic guidance and operational advances for over 10 years. Most recently, he has focused his consulting efforts on partnering with healthcare entities interested in sponsoring the nationally acclaimed Medicare PACE program, and he has worked with PHMC in this area. Pendleton will continue to bring this expertise as part of his new role and will be instrumental in helping to institute structural changes that respond to PHMC’s rapid growth and expansion.

Previously, Pendleton served as CEO of an award-winning PACE program in the Philadelphia area sponsored by Penn Nursing, the first and largest PACE provider in the Commonwealth. Under Pendleton’s leadership, the program almost doubled in size while becoming nationally recognized as an Innovative Model of Care by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Pendleton has also served as a senior manager at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the largest office on aging in Pennsylvania and fourth largest in the country.

Pendleton earned a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of social administration from Temple University. He is a Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and distinguished as an Advanced Social Worker in Gerontology.
“PHMC is excited not only to welcome Wayne and all he brings to the organization,” says President and CEO Richard J. Cohen, “but also to create the new role of Chief Operating Officer as a starting point to reenvisioning our structure and planning our second forty years serving the region.”

Look for more information on PHMC’s vision for the future in the next issue of Public Health Directions.