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Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Leadership

Senior Leadership Team

Michael Spigel, PT, MHA
President & CEO

Michael Spigel leads Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and serves as Chair, Board of Directors, for Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a joint venture between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine. Michael, who assumed the President & CEO role in August 2020, is committed to furthering Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s mission as well as its world-renowned reputation for innovation and compassionate, quality post-acute care.

A physical therapist by trade, Michael has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in health-care administration, focused almost exclusively in rehabilitation. Prior to joining Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Michael served as President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida. He joined Brooks Rehabilitation in 2004 as President of the Outpatient Division and earned roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and President.

From 2000 to 2004, he worked for The RehabCare Group in St. Louis, Missouri, in roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Director; Vice President, Outpatient Operations; and Senior Vice President, Group Operations. Prior to that, Michael worked for Sutter Health in Sacramento, California. He began his career as a practicing physical therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Michael earned his master’s degree in health administration from Chapman University in Orange County, California, and his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and serves on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Post-Acute Care Advisory Committee.

A recognized expert in post-acute care, Michael often is asked to speak at national conferences regarding leadership and the future of the industry. He recently served as a board member for the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, University of North Florida Health Care Administration Advisory Committee, Leadership Jacksonville and 360 Physical Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona.


Cindy Buchman, MHA
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Operating Services

Cindy Buchman serves as Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s lead for strategy and growth planning. Cindy previously worked as Vice President, Physician and Clinical Services. She joined Good Shepherd in 2013 as division Good Shepherd Physician Group administrator.

Prior to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Cindy assumed roles of increasing operational responsibility with Community Health Systems (Easton Hospital) as well as Health Management Associates.

Cindy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Scranton.


Benita Cobham, MSN, RN
Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Benita Cobham oversees all nursing operations for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, with direct reports from the respiratory therapy, professional excellence, infection control, pharmacy and home health departments. Benita first joined the organization in 1999 as a full-time staff nurse for the night shift. Since then, Benita has assumed roles of increasing responsibility within the organization, including serving as director of nursing for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s inpatient rehabilitation units. Most recently, Benita served as Director, Professional Excellence to oversee wound, clinical education and RN float pool teams.

Prior to joining Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Benita worked as a nurse in various areas including, medical surgical, neurosurgical, occupational health and home care. Benita earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing with a concentration in informatics.


Jessica Cooper
Executive Director, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Jessica Cooper leads day-to-day operations and strategy for Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a joint venture between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine, that provides rehabilitation and specialty services in the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey.

Prior to the Executive Director role, Jessica served as Chief Administrative Officer for Penn Medicine’s Neuroscience service line. During her tenure, the service line sustained annual top honor roll ranking by US News & World Report and improved key performance metrics for quality, cost, patient experience and provider engagement. Before Penn Medicine in 2014, Jessica served as the Executive Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at LifeBridge Health System in Baltimore. Prior to that role, she served as Manager for Planning and Business Development at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She previously held other administrative positions at the University of Maryland.

Jessica earned a master’s degree in health science administration from Towson University, and a bachelor’s double-major degree in commerce, marketing and management from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Cheryl Fisher, SPHR
Chief Human Resources Officer

Cheryl Fisher oversees HR strategy and operations for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a joint venture with Penn Medicine. In her leadership role, Cheryl is responsible for talent acquisition and management, leadership development, succession planning, change management, organizational and performance management, onboarding, training and development and compensation/benefits for both organizations.

Previously, she served as vice president of human resources for Boston Beer Company, Houghton Specialty Chemicals and Alcoa.

Cheryl earned a master’s degree in business administration from DeSales University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cedar Crest College.


Carry Gerber
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Carry Gerber oversees institutional advancement functions for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, including marketing, communications, development, and government, volunteer and community relations. Carry also leads marketing and communications strategies for Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a joint venture with Penn Medicine. Since joining the organization in 2011, Carry has assumed roles of increasing responsibility, including serving previously as Administrative (System) Director, Marketing & Communications, and Manager, Marketing & Communications.

Prior to joining Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Carry served as Manager, Marketing & Communications for Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, Inc., where she managed marketing, communications and public relations for 22 early care and education centers.

Carry earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English/professional writing from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development and is an active volunteer in her community.


Frank Hyland, MSPT
Executive Director, and Administrator, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

Frank Hyland oversees inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for all four service lines, including neurorehabilitation, pediatrics, musculoskeletal-orthopedics and cardiopulmonary-complex medical. In addition, he oversees long-term care, long-term acute care, facilities, maintenance/housekeeping and security. Frank is the administrator of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital.

Prior to assuming the Executive Director role in 2016, Frank served as Vice President of Rehabilitation Services, and Administrator, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. He has worked in a variety of clinical and administrative roles since joining Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in 1981 and has been instrumental in developing multiple clinical programs

Frank received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, a certificate in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in health and human resource administration from the University of Scranton.

For more than 35 years, Frank has developed a strong expertise in neurorehabilitation. He has a longstanding interest in neuroplasticity and has read extensively in this area. He is interested in locomotor gait training and the application of neuroplasticity principles to enhance functional performance and motor function recovery. Over the course of his career, Frank has frequently presented at state, regional and national professional conferences on various neurorehabilitation topics. Good Shepherd has implemented a neuroplasticity model of care in its rehabilitation program and has one of the leading neurorehabilitation centers in the country.

Frank has been honored with the Good Shepherd Raker Memorial and Spirit awards, the Pennsylvania Association Rehabilitation Facilities Individual Distinguished Service Award and a Medal of Commendation from the International Congress of Forensic Science for his role in developing rehabilitation programs in Bosnia and Croatia. In 2015, Frank received the Lifetime Achievement “Healthcare Heroes” Award from Lehigh Valley Business.


Benjamin Jarmul
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Benjamin Jarmul has nearly 40 years of experience in providing leadership and financial expertise for integrated health-care delivery systems, community-based hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other providers.


Terence O’Neil
Chief Information Officer

Terry O’Neil leads planning, implementation, operation and ongoing enhancement of technology that optimizes care delivery, service quality and business performance. Since joining the organization in January 2020, Terry also is responsible for information technology (IT) services, including digital health, program management, the company’s application portfolio, security, technical infrastructure, clinical engineering and support services.

Prior to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Terry worked within many aspects of the health-care IT field. Notably, Terry worked with McKesson HBOC as a health-care information systems rep; with Cap Gemini Ernst and Young as a healthcare information technology consultant; and with several health-care provider organizations, including Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and as Chief Information Officer for several Catholic Health East/Trinity Health hospitals and its continuing care service line.

Terry graduated from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and history, and worked on his master’s degree in finance at St. Joseph’s University.


Sandeep Singh, MD
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer

Sandeep Singh, MD, guides Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s overall strategy for inpatient and outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), including strategic planning, program development, physician leadership, quality, service and clinical care.

A spinal cord injury specialist, Dr. Singh came to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Maryland, where he was Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Concurrently, he also served as Clinical Associate of PM&R at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and as Associate Medical Director of the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in the Johns Hopkins Department of PM&R. In addition, he served as Director of Spasticity and Contracture Management at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, and Rehabilitation Director for The League for Disabilities, Baltimore.

Dr. Singh earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. He completed his residency in PM&R at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. He is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Singh has been published in numerous journals, such as Cambridge University Press, and has presented at numerous association meetings, including the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Physiatrists and the Paralyzed Veterans Association of America.

Georgine A. Olexa, Esq., JD, MBA
Vice President, Legal Affairs


Administrators

Chris Fistner, NHA, PCHA
Administrator, Good Shepherd Home – Raker Center


Jessica Florkowski, MSN, RN, CWCA
Administrator, Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital


Carrie Kane, MS, CCC-SLP/L, NHA
Administrator, Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem

Facility Medical Directors

Scott K. Epstein, MD
Good Shepherd—Wayne Memorial Inpatient Rehabilitation Center


Clinton C. Holumzer, MD
Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem


Patrick Dostal, MD
Good Shepherd Home – Raker Center


Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital Program Medical Directors

James J. Daley, MD

Peter T. Ender, MD

William Gould, MD

Jaan P. Naktin, MD

Joseph B. Schellenberg, MD