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St. Luke’s Penn Foundation Appoints Two New Practice Administrators

St. Luke’s Penn Foundation has appointed Debra Ryan as Practice Administrator of its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Michele Bernstein as Practice Administrator of its Early Intervention Services.

Debra Ryan has worked at St. Luke’s Penn Foundation for 34 years, most recently as the Director of Community Outreach. Prior to that, she was the Director of Crisis Services. In her new role, Ryan will oversee the day-to-day operations of EAP as well as expand the program to new markets. She will also continue to focus on community outreach initiatives specific to the business community.

“This role is a natural fit for me,” says Ryan “I have worked closely with the EAP team for many years and look forward to continuing our more than 40-year tradition of providing personalized, high quality services. I am committed to growing and evolving our EAP benefits to ensure that they keep pace with the needs of the business community.”

St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s (SLPF) EAP is a proactive business tool designed to support the mental health of company employees so that they can consistently and effectively contribute to the growth of the company. The SLPF EAP can help businesses and their employees through counseling and psychiatry services, trainings and crisis support, and Human Resources and management support. For more information about the SLPF EAP, click here.

Michele Bernstein has over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She has worked at St. Luke’s Penn Foundation for 13 years, most recently as the Early Intervention Program Coordinator. In her new role, Bernstein will be responsible for the daily operational management and ongoing program development of Early Intervention Services. Bernstein earned her Bachelor’s degree in social work from LaSalle University.

“I am excited to begin this next chapter of my career with the Early Intervention program,” says Bernstein. “I am fortunate to work with an outstanding group of experienced and dedicated care managers and support staff who are passionate about our program. I look forward to working even more closely with them as we support and empower families with young children during the critical early learning stage of life.”

Early Intervention Services are designed to help families with children (ages birth to three) with a 25% (or higher) delay in any area of development: cognitive, language/speech, physical, social/emotional, and self-help. The program coordinates services that meet the needs and goals outlined in each family’s individualized service plan. For more information about Early Intervention Services, click here.