Professional biographies of Lancaster General Health’s Executive Leadership
Jan L. Bergen
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Bergen provides executive leadership for the Lancaster General Health system, from its hospitals and suburban and downtown outpatient pavilions, to its physician network and major service lines. Ms. Bergen is also responsible for assuring that the services delivered by LG Health are consistent with the organization's mission and are accessible to all people in the communities we serve.
Before joining Lancaster General Hospital in 2000, Ms. Bergen served as Senior Vice President for Jefferson Health System’s Bryn Mawr Hospital, a 400-bed acute care facility in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Ms. Bergen also served as President and CEO of Main Line Health System’s Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, a 200-bed freestanding rehabilitation facility in Paoli, Pa. Ms. Bergen possesses more than 30 years of healthcare experience including management of hospitals, ambulatory centers and rehabilitation centers. Ms. Bergen holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Lafayette College and has completed graduate course work in business administration and social work.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Davidson provides leadership, vision, direction, coordination and management for a broad range of technology areas at LG Health, including information systems, telecommunications, clinical and imaging engineering and Health Information Management. Prior to joining Lancaster General, Mr. Davidson served as Vice President and CIO at Saint Raphael Healthcare System, where he was responsible for information technology, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, material services and oncology services. During his career, Mr. Davidson worked as the chief information officer for Bridgeport Hospital and as the director of corporate systems at Yale New Haven Health.
Mr. Davidson holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Haven and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Yale University. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Lee M. Duke, II, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive & Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Duke is responsible for creating a positive and contemporary climate for medical affairs across our system. He is accountable for facilitating medical staff planning and development, physician leadership development, clinical program improvement, outcomes management, patient safety, technology and innovation, resource management and clinical effectiveness.
A critical-care staff physician with Pulmonary Associates of Lancaster and member of the LG Health Medical and Dental Staff since 1991, he is a former health system trustee. Dr. Duke also leads physician credentialing and graduate medical education. Dr. Duke holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and became a Doctor of Medicine upon graduation from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Senior Vice President, Post-Acute Services
Mr. Eddowes provides executive leadership for the health system’s post-acute care services, including long-term care services, home-care services and serves as staff liaison for Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital.
Prior to joining Lancaster General in March 2006, he was past President and CEO of Luthercare, a continuing care retirement organization based in Lititz. He also served as the Vice President of Operations for the American Retirement Corporation in Brentwood, Tenn., and as Vice President of Operations for the Willow Valley Retirement Communities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University and was a past recipient of Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 program, which annually recognizes 40 men and women under the age of 40 for their notable successes and demonstrations of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field.
Norma J. Ferdinand, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President for Quality and Performance Improvement
Ms. Ferdinand provides leadership of the health system’s extensive quality efforts. Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Ferdinand served as the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer for Lancaster General Hospital. She previously served as Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, as Director of Care Management and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Lancaster General Hospital.
Ms. Ferdinand joined LGH in 1983 as a cardiothoracic surgery clinical nurse specialist and in this position she facilitated the implementation of the Cardiac Surgery program. She has more than 30 years of nursing and critical care experience. With a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Ferdinand is currently a Doctoral Canadate in business administration at the University of Alabama.
Robert P. Macina, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative/Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Macina provides provides executive leadership for Legal & Regulatory matters, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance, Information Protection & Assurance, the Lancaster General Insurance Company, and oversight of other services necessary for the effective operation of the health system.
He also provides executive leadership for Strategic Planning, Business Development, Marketing, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, and Government Affairs & Grants.
Mr. Macina received his bachelor’s degree in 1976 from Georgetown University, his master’s degree in business administration in 1980 from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, and his juris doctor degree in 1980 from New York Law School. Mr. Macina was formerly a partner with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., practicing in the area of healthcare law. In this capacity, he represented hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers in strategic, operational, and regulatory transactions. Prior to joining Greenberg, Traurig, Bob was the Director of Legal Affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., where he was responsible for managing the activities of a 13-attorney legal department for the state’s largest health insurer. Bob is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida, and is board-certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Leadership Officer
Ms. Mingle leads the health system’s human capital development and talent management, including succession planning and expansion of a comprehensive leadership education program.She also serves as a liaison with the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Since 2002, Ms. Mingle served as the Vice President of Human Resources for the Jefferson Health System in Radnor, PA.
She holds more than 20 years of clinical and patient service experience in not-for-profit hospitals and systems. As vice president, she was responsible for the management of all human resource functions including: recruitment, compensation, employee relations, employee benefits, and policy. She held strategic responsibility for systemwide health and welfare employee benefits. Ms. Mingle earned a master’s of management degree in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.
Dennis R. Roemer
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Roemer is responsible for overseeing the financial activities of LG Health. He previously was the Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Georgia Health Sciences University & Health System in Augusta, GA. He joined Georgia Health Sciences University & Health System in 2006 after serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cooper Health System in Camden, NJ, since 2000. Mr. Roemer helped transform Cooper into one of the state’s best-performing health systems.
Previously, he was a partner in the Cleveland, OH, office of KPMG Consulting/Bearing Point, where he provided consultation to major academic medical centers such as the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Duke University Health System and the Temple University Health System. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cleveland State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Ms. Wynne oversees business development functions for the health system, including Strategic Planning, Marketing & Customer Engagement, Public Relations & Corporate Communications, Physician Relations and related functions.
Ms. Wynne holds more than 30 years of healthcare marketing and business development experience, and prior to joining LG Health, served as Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations for Main Line Health, a member of the Jefferson Health System. In this role, she was responsible for the market growth of its acute-care hospitals, ambulatory sites and other business entities. Wynne received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary College and her master’s degree in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University.
Senior Vice President of Service Lines and Population Health
Ms. Youcis holds an extensive clinical background in radiology, cardiology and emergency medicine. In her current role, she works closely with executive and physician leaders to provide the vision, leadership and senior executive oversight of LG Health’s seven major service lines. As the senior executive for Population Health, Ms. Youcis provides leadership and collaborates across the health system and the community to move the care-delivery model toward population health management, as well as to maximize the performance of Lancaster General Health Community Care Collaborative, LLC, the system's Accountable Care Organization.
Ms. Youcis has served in various leadership capacities for more than 25 years including educator, project manager, chief technologist, manager, director, administrative director, assistant vice president and vice president. She holds a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration and a master’s in business administration both from Lebanon Valley College.