About Us

At his 30th anniversary at the helm of PHMC, CEO Richard Cohen reflects on three decades of public health leadership and the critical work of PHMC. Please click to play the video below.

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education, research, planning, technical assistance, and direct services.

PHMC has served the Greater Philadelphia region since 1972 as a facilitator, developer, intermediary, manager, advocate and innovator in the field of public health. With more than 2,500 employees, 350 programs, a network of subsidiary organizations, 70 locations, sites and close to 350,000 clients served annually, PHMC is one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation.


Samuel J. Patterson
Member At-Large
CEO, TreCom Systems Group

Vice Chair
Member At-Large

Christopher Cullom
President, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic South Region

Sophia Lee
Member At-Large
Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Temple University

Michael K. Pearson
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Public Health Management Corporation



Marcus Allen
Member At-Large
CEO, Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Daniel P. Bauder
Member At-Large
President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

William Carter
Designee, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia
VP, Local Government Affairs, Chamber of Commerce

Theodore A. Christopher
Designee, Philadelphia County Medical Society
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Thomas Jefferson University

Allison Davenport
Member At-Large
Chief of Staff, Optum RX

Lee Huang
Designee, Health Planning Agency
President & Principal, ESI EConsult Solutions

Dixieanne James
Member At-Large
President & COO, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia/Elkins

Rita Johnson-Greene
Member At-Large
VP, US Sales, bluebirdbio

Kathleen Kinslow
Designee, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Keith Leaphart
Member At-Large
Founder, Philanthropi

John C. McMeekin II
Partner, Rawle & Henderson LLP

Sheila Mitchell-Green
Designee, Families with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Paschal Nwako
Member At-Large
Camden County Health Officer, Dept. Health & Human Services

Wendell Pritchett
Member At-Large
Professor of Law & Education, University of Pennsylvania

Margaret Rux
Designee, Social Services

Kenneth Veit
Designee, Philadelphia County Osteopathic Society
Dean, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine