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Public Health Management Corporation Announces Chief Program Officer

Pam Mattel, former Acacia Network executive, tapped to lead PHMC’s extensive portfolio of public health programs and subsidiaries

PHILADELPHIA – Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, announced the addition of Pamela Mattel as the organization’s first Chief Program Officer. In this role, Mattel is responsible for PHMC’s vast network of health, human and social service programming, overseeing the coordination, integration and delivery of this work to enhance public health quality outcomes, maximize revenue, streamline participant experiences, and foster collaborative relationships across all areas.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to introduce Pam as our Chief Program Officer and welcome her to the PHMC family,” said Richard J. Cohen, PHMC President and CEO. “Pam has extensive and relevant experience in the field of primary and behavioral health care, social services and integrated care. Her deep understanding of effective service delivery and program management will be an incredible asset to PHMC’s operational and strategic leadership, and more than 3,000 employees working to improve health outcomes and serve our clients each day.”

Prior to joining PHMC, Mattel served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Acacia Network, a leading Hispanic nonprofit with locations in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico, more than 3,000 staff and an annual operating budget of approximately $500 million. During her tenure, Mattel oversaw the Acacia Health Neighborhood, a comprehensive integrated continuum of care. The network includes seven Community Health Centers, 32 behavioral health care outpatient and residential treatment programs, a Medicaid certified health home, and a skilled nursing home for people living with HIV/AIDS. The program also included numerous federal, state and local HIV/AIDS grants, licensed day care and academic achievement after school programming, workforce development, and the transitional and supportive housing division with more than 4,700 housing units.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Mattel has spearheaded several initiatives related to increased access and integrated behavioral and primary health care throughout her career. She also was an active participant on the New York State Medicaid Redesign Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health Subcommittees, which proposed numerous recommendations, many already approved and enacted by the legislature. Mattel is a sought-after professor and has taught courses at Columbia, Hunter, and York College, and has served as an adjunct professor and faculty liaison for Adelphia University’s School of Social Work Master’s Program.

Mattel graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Social Work and holds certificates in several post-graduate programs. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Mattel’s addition as PHMC’s Chief Program Officer complements last year’s appointment of Lauren Lambrugo as the agency’s new Chief Operating Officer, leading PHMC’s shared service infrastructure functions. Together, these executive roles will work collaboratively with the leadership team to further PHMC’s mission, including strategic growth and programmatic integration in support of the organization’s funders, partners, and most importantly, communities served throughout the region and country.

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