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
CEO, Trecom Systems Group

Michele Volpe
Vice Chairperson
Executive Director, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Stephen P. Fera
Senior Vice President, Independence Blue Cross

Sophia Lee
Member At-Large
Blank Rome

Richard J. Cohen, PhD, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer

Michael K. Pearson
Immediate Past Chair
Member At-Large



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

Theodore A. Christopher
Designee, Philadelphia County Medical Society
Director Of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University

Allison Davenport
Member At-Large
CEO, Unitedhealthcare Community Plan Of PA

George E. Downs
Member At-Large
Professor, Philadelphia College Of Pharmacy

Patrick Eiding
Designee, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
Director, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

Harold T. Epps 
Member At-Large
Senior Advisor, Bellevue Strategies

Varsovia Fernandez
Member At-Large

Judith Gay
Designee, PHMC Affiliate
Chief Of Staff, Community College Of Philadelphia

Rita Johnson-Greene
Member At-Large
Head Of Commercial Operations, Spark Therapeutics

Michelle Grey-Cannon
Designee, Families With Intellectual & Developmental

Kathleen Kinslow
Designee, Greater Philadelphia Chamber Of Commerce
Executive Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University

Keith Leaphart
Member At-Large
Founder, Philanthropi

Kathleen S. Matt
Member At-Large
Dean, College Of Health Sciences, University Of Delaware

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

James W. Oram
Designee, Social Services Organization

Wendell Pritchett
Member At-Large
Provost, University Of Pennsylvania

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