JULY 28, 2020

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Public Health Management Corporation Announces C-Suite Additions

Sara Molina Robinson promoted to Chief Educational Services Officer

Dawn Holden Woods promoted to Chief Social Services Officer

Robert Block, CPA, named as Chief Financial Officer


PHILADELPHIAPublic Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, is pleased to announce several additions to the executive leadership team. Two new Chief-level positions have been created to represent PHMC’s public health work and have been filled with members of the organization’s leadership team. Sara Molina-Robinson has been promoted to Chief Educational Services Officer and Dawn Holden Woods has been promoted to Chief Social Services Officer. In addition, Robert Block, CPA, has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and joins PHMC from Community Health Center Inc. in Connecticut. These new leadership positions cap an exciting year of growth for the organization and aim to foster continued integration and collaboration across the enterprise.

“I’d like to give a warm welcome to Bob Block and extend my deepest congratulations to Sara and Dawn, whose years of hard work and unwavering dedication have positively impacted the lives of countless children, individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia,” said Richard J. Cohen, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of PHMC. “The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us just how critical our work in public health is. Sara, Dawn and Bob will be tremendous additions to the executive team as we continue to serve communities in need across our region.”

As Chief Educational Services Officer Molina-Robinson will manage PHMC’s Special Education and Support Services portfolio, Child Development and Family Services and PHMC’s subsidiary National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC). She began her career with PHMC in 1992 as a Family Support Coordinator, successfully rising through the ranks to Managing Director during her nearly 30-year tenure with the organization. Prior to her current position, Molina-Robinson served as the Managing Director of Special Education and Support Services, where she oversaw the ChildLink and PersonLink programs and specialized schools, Fairwold Academy and the Mill Creek School. Notably, she spearheaded the launch of PersonLink’s integrated employment initiative PersonWorks – the first-of-its kind among any Pennsylvania Supports Coordination Organization. Her expertise in the field and her tireless work in the development and management of program components ensures high-quality services, efficiency, sustainability and program growth.

As Chief Social Services Officer Holden Woods will oversee PHMC’s subsidiary Turning Points for Children and The Bridge, PHMC’s Research & Evaluation Group, Health Promotion Services and PHMC’s subsidiary Health Promotion Council. Holden Woods previously served as the Managing Director of Children and Family Social Services at PHMC and Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children. In her role as Managing Director, Holden Woods oversaw four Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) as part of the Department of Human Services’ Improving Outcomes for Children initiative, which is responsible for the safety, well-being and permanency of more than 5,500 children and their families. Her passion for helping Philadelphia communities has helped improve the lives of thousands of children and families in the region. Holden Woods was recently recognized as one of the region’s top minority business leaders for 2020 by Philadelphia Business Journal.

As CFO, Block is responsible for the fiscal oversight, control and related operations for PHMC and its hundreds of programs and network of subsidiaries. Block brings more than 35 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations, having most recently served as CFO for Community Health Center Inc., a federally qualified health center that provides primary care, dental and behavioral health services through 19 clinics and more than 110 school-based health centers in Connecticut. Block’s previous roles have included Vice President of Finance at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Chief Financial Officer of the Jewish Home for the Aged, Chief Administrative Officer at the APT Foundation, Director of Finance at American Medical Response, Manager of Budget and Finance at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and CEO of The AuctionBlocks (a company he founded and ran for ten years). He earned his BS in Accounting and Finance from The Wharton School and later earned his MS in Public Policy from The University of Pennsylvania.

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