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Our Leadership

Leadership at The Meadows

Kevin McGee, R.N., MHA, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McGee has an extensive 40-year career working in the behavioral health field, predominantly in large hospital systems. He has held numerous positions and roles in the behavioral health industry, including Nursing, Risk Management, Performance Improvement and Leadership. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of South Florida.

Mr. McGee has extensive experience in program and system development, staff/resource allocation and development and state/federal regulatory and accreditation standards. Mr. McGee joined Universal Health Services, Inc. 6 years ago to share his leadership skills and mentor leaders in UHS facilities. Prior to joining Universal Health Services, Mr. McGee was the Director of Behavioral Health for a multi-campus facility in Tampa Bay, FL and Chief Nursing Officer in a forensic state hospital in South Florida.

Throughout his career, Mr. McGee has had the privilege to provide leadership, and impact quality care by supporting families and patients in mental health services.

Dr. Frances Aledo, Medical Director

Dr. Aledo is Board Certified in General and Child and Adolescent psychiatry. She attended the University of Puerto Rico for her undergraduate degree and for medical school. Dr. Aledo did her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and her Fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Jennifer Kauffman, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kauffman joined The Meadows Psychiatric Center in May 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to her current role, Ms. Kauffman worked as the CFO/HR director at The Hyndman Area Health Center for almost 8 years. During her time at Hyndman Area Health center, she helped them make it through Chapter 11 Bankruptcy by re-organizing and reducing expenses. Ms. Kauffman also acted as the Interim CEO for 3 months in 2019. Ms. Kauffman started her career right out of college at UPMC Bedford Memorial for 13 years. She started out working as a Switchboard Operator and Registrar for two years, then advancing to the accounting department where she worked her way up from Accounts Payable Clerk to Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller. While working full-time at UPMC, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Phoenix in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

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Mary Walsh, M.Ed., Clinical Director

Mary Walsh was appointed Clinical Director for the Meadows Psychiatric Center in August of 2018, after 15 years in mental health services, beginning as a Therapeutic Support Staff. Prior to her current role as Clinical Director, Ms. Walsh has enjoyed serving in several capacities with the Meadows, including Program Manager for both behavioral health and Partial Hospitalization Programs, Regional Director of Outpatient Services, and Assistant Clinical Director for the Meadows Psychiatric Center. Her tenure and roles within the company have afforded her with an array of experiences in the field of mental health, as well as opportunities to foster professional relationships with local and regional agencies. Ms. Walsh is charged with supervising the Clinical Department, where she collaborates with nursing, and other departments to provide services that deliver the highest standards of strength-based, recover-focused treatment to patients and their families.

Tara Kunkel, R.N., M.S.N, Chief Nursing Officer

Tara Kunkel began her career in behavioral health as a mental health technician in an adolescent residential facility. She completed her Associates Degree in applied science with a concentration in nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College and then continued her work as a registered nurse working in behavioral health. Recently, Ms. Kunkel completed her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration through Western Governors University and joined The Meadows Psychiatric Center team in April 2020.

Ms. Kunkel has worked across the spectrum in behavioral health. She brings experience with both acute and long-term care in both the psychiatric and drug and alcohol settings as well as with all age groups. As a nurse leader, she has 10 years of experience coordinating patient care, managing staff and elevating nurses to reach their highest potential. She is committed to creating a positive, innovative, safe and culturally aware experience for everyone at The Meadows Psychiatric Center.

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Jennifer Campbell, Director of Risk Management/ Patient Safety Officer

Jennifer Campbell joined The Meadows team as the Director of Risk Management/ Patient Safety Officer in 2010. She started her career in mental health at the Meadows Psychiatric Center as a Residential Counselor for the Residential Treatment Facility in 2002. In 2004, Ms. Campbell moved to the Partial Hospitalization Program as a Group Coordinator and then transitioned to a Case Management role. In her role as Director of Risk Management/ Patient Safety Officer, Ms. Campbell’s top priority is to work closely with all staff to ensure patient safety and quality of care. Working collaboratively with all departments, in order to uphold standards set forth by the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services.

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Cherie Lawn, Chief Experience and Improvement Officer

Ms. Lawn began her career at The Meadows Psychiatric Center in 2008 and was promoted to Director of Quality Management in 2011. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social/Organizational Psychology from Mississippi State University complemented by over 25 years’ experience in program development and management in the human services field.

In additional to her key responsibilities for the oversight and monitoring of compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and The Joint Commission’s Hospital Accreditation standards; Ms. Lawn actively supports The Meadows Psychiatric Center’s clinical departments to provide a positive patient experience and the highest quality of care to yield meaningful improvement for our patients.

It is her belief that those outcomes that matter to our patients and their families are the true measures of our quality at The Meadows Psychiatric Center.

Bradley Anderson, FEM, Director Plant Operations

Mr. Anderson joined the Meadows Psychiatric Center team in July 2019 as the Director of Plant Operations. After gaining his experience as a Machinist, Journeyman and a Master Plumber, he worked in commercial construction. Mr. Anderson became the Director of Plant and Emergency Preparedness at several hospital systems building on his knowledge. He has completed his FEM diploma at North Carolina State University and was one of the first trainers in Hospital Emergency Response in Pennsylvania. Mr. Anderson also served in the Navy as Aviation Ordinance and is licensed as an EMT since 1982. Mr. Anderson is responsible for managing all facility related improvements, maintenance and code compliance issues within the hospital as well as environmental services and transportation.

Tracy Bowes, CDM, CFPP, Director of Food Services

Tracy joined the Meadows Psychiatric Center in early 2021. She has over 25 years of food service experience. Tracy obtained her certification as a dietary manager and food protection professional in 2015. Before coming to the Meadows, Tracy worked in long term care ensuring superior and creative nutrition options to the geriatric population.

Tracy appreciates the opportunity to give patients the chance to try new and interesting foods from different ethnicities and cultures, while also honoring local favorites.

Nichole Rutter, Director of Business Development

Nichole joined our team in late 2021. She comes to The Meadows Psychiatric Center with 20 years of experience in the mental health field. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Pittsburgh Nichole began her career in direct care as a Therapeutic Staff Support. From there she broaden her scope of work in the field to include grant writing, leadership roles and public relations. Nichole comes to us from our sister facility, Clarion Psychiatric Center where she has spent the last four and a half years as a Community Liaison.

Maria Mann, Regional Healthcare Recruiter

Maria Mann started her career at The Meadows in 2017, as the Administrative Assistant in our Human Resources Department. In support of the nursing staff, Maria had worked as a Mental Health Technician from 2018 to 2020 and had also been a trainer for our behavior management system Handle with Care. Prior to her most current role as Healthcare Recruiter, Maria was promoted from Administrative Assistant to HR Generalist. Now recruiting for three UHS hospitals, her passion for employee marketing and providing our patients with the best healthcare professionals is unwavering.

Holly Grove, Business Office Manager

Holly Grove joined The Meadows in 1996, beginning briefly in the Human Resources Department, before moving into various positions in our Patient Accounting Department. Throughout her years in the Patient Accounting office, she performed many duties to include data entry, cash posting, outpatient clinic & inpatient collections, insurance verifications, crisis intervention billing and assisting with inpatient billing before becoming the Business Office Manager in the fall of 2021. Holly credits the entire Meadows Business Office team, and their vast knowledge of billing, collections, accounts payable, accounting and payroll, of providing timely, accurate and compassionate customer service every day.

Help and Hope are Only a Call Away

It’s never too late to get help. If you or someone you know is facing a crisis, call The Meadows Psychiatric Center at 800-641-7529.