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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.

Robert P. Macina, Esq.

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative/Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Macina 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.

F. Joseph Byorick

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

A skilled financial expert who joined Lancaster General Hospital in 1972, Mr. Byorick manages LG Health’s financial investment holdings to achieve stability and growth in today’s challenging economy. Mr. Byorick joined Lancaster General Hospital in 1972 and since then, has managed all phases of hospital accounting, reimbursement, and finance, and has been involved in the acquisitions and divesture of related organizations, payer negotiations, and financial strategy development.

He previously served as Lancaster General Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer and as the Treasurer for LG Health. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster.

Margaret F. Costella, Esq.

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Lancaster General Health, and General Counsel, Lancaster General Hospital

Ms. Costella provides day-to-day oversight of legal and regulatory matters, Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance, and Lancaster General Health’s privacy and IT security assurance, corporate compliance, and internal audit programs.

Ms. Costella graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Health Sciences. She also holds a juris doctor with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the Order of the Coif. She earned a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Policy and is a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. 

Gary Davidson

SVP and Chief Information Officer, LG Health; Associate Chief Information Officer, Information Services Integrated Solutions, Penn Medicine

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. Mr. Davidson also leverages our many technology assets to integrate, support and transform our approach to achieving Penn Medicine’s goals and objectives.

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.

Geoffrey Eddowes

SVP, Senior Operating Officer, Women & Babies Hospital

Mr. Eddowes provides executive leadership and operational oversight for the health system’s 97-bed Women & Babies Hospital.


Prior to joining LG Health in 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 leaders with notable successes and demonstrations of strong advocacy 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 Candidate in business administration at the University of Alabama.

T. Raymond Foley III, M.D., MBA, FACP, AGAF

President, Lancaster General Health Physicians

Dr. Foley leads LG Health Physicians, a group of more than 600 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians committed to providing patient-centered medical care. He also chairs the board of LG Health Community Care Collaborative, the accountable care organization of LG Health.

A graduate of New York Medical College, Dr. Foley completed an internal medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a gastroenterology fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University.

Dr. Foley is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Gastroenterology Society. Since joining the LGH Medical & Dental Staff in 1988, his leadership roles have included Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and President of the Medical & Dental Staff.

A board-certified internist and gastroenterologist, he continues to practice clinical medicine on a part-time basis with Regional Gi.

Alexandra (Alex) Jorgensen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Jorgensen leads development and implementation of strategic and operational workforce plans, leadership development and human resource integration with Penn Medicine. She provides strategic direction in all areas of human resources operations, including HR technology, employee benefits, compensation, and talent acquisition and development.

Prior to joining LG Health in 2017, Ms. Jorgensen served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice President of Human Resources for the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth, the University of Miami’s integrated health system. She previously served as Health System Director, Human Resources, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ms. Jorgensen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ursinus College.

William (Bill) McCune

Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations

Mr. McCune oversees day-to-day operations of Lancaster General Hospital and Women & Babies Hospital. He provides direct leadership for Diagnostic Services, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Respiratory Services; Facilities Planning; Perioperative and Anesthesia Services; Emergency and Trauma Services; Safety and Emergency Management; Guest Services; Chaplaincy Care and Volunteers; Pharmacy Services; Materials Management and Purchasing.

Mr. McCune has more than 30 years of experience in hospital administration. Prior to joining LG Health in 2015, he served as President of Delaware County Memorial Hospital, a part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Medical Center.

Mr. McCune earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College and a Master of Public Health in Hospital Administration from Yale University, School of Public Health.

Michael R. Ripchinski, M.D., MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Ripchinski is responsible for quality, safety and informatics/analytics across Lancaster General Hospital, Women & Babies Hospital, Lancaster General Health Physicians, the system’s ambulatory sites and the clinically integrated network. Along with providing administrative leadership for the Medical & Dental Staff, he collaborates with operational and service line teams to prioritize quality and monitor care delivery to reduce unnecessary variation and ensure high reliability.

Dr. Ripchinski joined LG Health in 2003. In his previous roles as Chief Medical Information Officer and Physician Executive for Quality, he focused on advancing LG Health’s performance and technologies through the successful implementation of our electronic health record system and creating a culture of continuous improvement.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and philosophy from The University of Scranton and earned his Master of Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. A graduate of Penn State College of Medicine, he is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Certified Physician Executive.

Lanyce Roldan, MSN, RN

Chief Nurse Executive

As the Chief Nurse Executive for Lancaster General Health, Ms. Roldan provides strategic leadership for the organizational structure, operations, program development, staffing requirements, productivity, and quality management for nursing care delivery within the health system.

Ms. Roldan joined Lancaster General Hospital in 1981 as a staff nurse and was tapped progressively for nurse manager and leadership roles in her more than 35 years with the health system. Most recently in the role of interim nursing officer, Roldan enhanced LG Health’s nursing leadership's relationship with counterparts at Penn Medicine and led collaborative efforts to increase the overall quality and coordination of care.

Ms. Roldan, who holds a BSN from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Health Systems Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, works closely with senior management to advance clinical quality throughout LG Health.  

James A. Stuccio, J.D., MBA, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Ambulatory, Physician and Post Acute Services

Mr. Stuccio is responsible for executive leadership and strategic planning and implementation for outpatient ambulatory and post-acute services, as well as primary, specialty and surgical care Lancaster General Health Physician practices. 

Mr. Stuccio holds a juris doctor degree from Widener University School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. He has received both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Health Services Fellowship and the Falk Foundation Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

Stacey Youcis

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.

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