Leadership Team

Dan Zarecky

Dan Zarecky
Chief Executive Officer

Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital is pleased to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Dan Zarecky, to the team. Dan has over 25 years of leadership experience in the behavioral health industry and is looking forward to using his knowledge and experience to benefit the south central Pennsylvania region by building upon existing behavioral health services in our community. Dan brings to this position the knowledge of what customers want and need from behavioral healthcare, as well as the experience necessary to help LBHH meet customer expectations. Dan is pleased to be able to share his compassion for patients and his enthusiasm for providing excellent care.

Dan is a native of Greenville, Pennsylvania and graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He spent the early part of career in Pittsburgh working at all levels of behavioral health and juvenile corrections, including direct care, development and creation of both inpatient and outpatient programming, and management of operations.

Most recently, Dan served as Chief Executive Officer of a large behavioral health organization in Colorado, where he was responsible for leading strategic growth and meeting operational objectives. Dan’s key areas of expertise include planning and development, project management, financial management, community outreach, and training.

In addition to his professional experience, Dan has also held a number of positions on community boards and organizations, and for the last six years, served as the President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) board in Colorado Springs, CO. Dan believes that increasing community education and advocating for change at all levels can positively influence behavioral health treatment options for the better. He is particularly proud to have been associated with NAMI-Colorado Springs.

“When I first started with NAMI, the services that were provided, such as Family-to-Family and others, really were adult-focused. Once we started to get into adolescent programs — our Ending the Silence school program and then the Below the Surface campaign — that became the biggest thing I’m proud of. Early diagnosis is critical. Children and young adults and their families are the population that we have to really zero in on. Not just the patient, but the whole family structure — the misunderstanding and the feelings of shame — so that everyone can feel empowered to support their loved one who is struggling.”

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Gina Cavorsi MD
Chief Medical Officer

Supporting and empowering through education and care, Dr. Gina Cavorsi, shares the vision of “Hope for Today, Tomorrow and Always”. Dr. Cavorsi brings leadership, compassion and expertise to her role as Chief Medical Officer at LBHH.

Dr. Cavorsi, a native of Ambler, Pennsylvania, followed the path of service to others, as demonstrated by her parents who were educators in their community. Combining her passion for service and her love for science, she pursued a career in medicine. Dr. Cavorsi attended St. Joseph’s University for her undergraduate education where she was an Academic All-American in Track and Field and a five-time Atlantic 10 Conference Champion. She earned both an MD and MBA at Temple University; and completed her medical residency in Adult Psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She distinguished herself as Chief Psychiatric Resident and Institutional House Staff President while at Einstein. Dr. Cavorsi is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

After completing residency, Dr. Cavorsi served as an inpatient psychiatrist and the Medical Director for the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Lehigh Valley Health Network. She later went on to serve at Reading Hospital as Medical Director for the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program and Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service Suite.

Dr. Cavorsi has been a featured presenter at the Tri-State Collaborative Learning Sessions for the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. She is the recipient of the Benjamin Rush Award for Achievement by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and the Sidney Wenger, MD Humanitarian Award by the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment.

“Care begins with those we serve, our patients – their goals, their values and how they envision their recovery. From there we join them and help them move forward in living a better and more fulfilling life. My goal is to help educate, listen, include and guide our patients and their families about decisions regarding their behavioral health care. We should be present with them, to help them maintain hope and build resiliency.”– Dr. Gina Cavorsi

Lynn Ives

Lynn Ives MSN, RNBC
Chief Nursing Officer

Lynn Ives MSN, RNBC brings her dedication to individuals, compassionate care and leadership to Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital as the Chief Nursing Officer. She earned her Bachelors of Nursing and her Masters in Nursing Executive Leadership from Wilmington University and is currently pursuing her MBA in Healthcare Administration.

Her previous experience in leadership at Penn Medicine has allowed her to gain a wealth of knowledge from both the inpatient setting and crisis emergency services. Lynn is also on the faculty of Neumann University and University of Penn Nursing programs. She also serves as a legal nurse consultant.

Lynn has been the recipient of the Patient Advocacy Award at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Partnership for Patient Care 2017 Leadership Summit, Healthcare Improvement Foundation Top 10 Recipient 2016 Patient Safety Award and has presented at the 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association annual conference.

Lynn has served on the workshop committee for the 2013 National Conference of the American Association for Treatment of Opioid Dependence held in Philadelphia and sponsored by the Department of Behavioral Health. In addition, Lynn is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association and American Psychiatric Nurses Association where she is Board Certified in Psychiatric Nursing. “Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others.” – Unknown

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Mark P. Combs Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Combs is a resident of Lancaster County and has joined the Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital (LBHH) team as the Director of Clinical Services. He believes that the partnership between LBHH and the community offers a unique opportunity to be able to offer innovative practices in an acute care setting and will provide much needed specialized treatment resources to the area. By bringing sensible and meaningful changes to behavioral health, LBHH will be recognized as offering unique and multifaceted systemic solutions to the growing vibrant community here in Lancaster and to this region, and in serving the diverse and unique needs of the community by bringing hope and new possibilities for each individual and their family and natural supports.

Dr. Combs has formulated innovative organizational changes at some of the largest behavioral health agencies in the country and has consulted nationally on collaborative and person-focused treatment interventions and supports. His vision has focused on the dedicated implementation of evidenced-based treatments which includes bringing a scholar-practice training ethos to organizations as evidenced in numerous practicum/internships and post-doctoral fellowships. Dr. Combs has published on culture, family therapy treatment, and family assessment tools and has been active on governing boards and numerous committees with respect to trauma and recovery focused care. He consults on the assessment and treatment of individuals and families experiencing mental health challenges and how to incorporate best practices in an array of behavioral health service organizations. Many of the projects he has been associated with have received recognition for achieving sustained clinical benchmarks and treatment efficacy, and in using innovative recovery and trauma-informed care treatment standards.

Dr. Combs holds a Master’s degree and Doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Florida in Marriage and Family Therapy. He holds a Clinical Fellowship with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, and has affiliations with numerous clinical organizations and reads extensively on research and the application of promising and alternative approaches in behavioral health care. His training includes advanced certifications and training specializations. He is an ardent supporter of community well-being, community sustainability, individual self-care, and is active in promoting the quality of life for all individuals which provides the basis for holistic focused care.

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Michael Stevens
Director of Business Development

Mike oversees community relations, marketing and public relations to ensure Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital is a valuable part of the fabric of the community within southcentral Pennsylvania. Mike has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry and joining the LBHH team provides the opportunity to bring new capabilities to the region. Serving on a number of community initiatives and leadership boards throughout central PA over the years, his work has helped to positively influence behavioral healthcare in the community he lives in. Mike earned his Bachelors of Science at Juniata College in Health Communications.

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Matthew Tamburrino, MHA
Director of Operations

Matt Joins the Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital team with 17 years of behavioral healthcare management experience. Throughout his career, Matt has held several administrative positions that include; training, personnel management, and the development of systems that focus on both patient and staff safety. Several years ago, Matt obtained certification as a master instructor for Handle With care and Verbal De-escalation. Matt works closely with several UHS facilities to assist in the development of safe support teams. Matt believes a vital component of any facility is consistent communication and collaboration across all disciplines to provide the best care to every person we serve.

Matt’s approach as a member of leadership is to provide guidance and support to the floor team, the individuals in our care, and all departments across LBHH to obtain our two most important outcomes: patient and staff safety.

Matt holds a masters in Health Care Administration and is excited to be living in the Lancaster community.

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Joe Wysock III
Director of Plant Operations

Joe is looking forward to bringing his experience and leadership skills to the leadership team of Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital Team. Joe holds extensive experience with healthcare operations, facility operations and project management. He served on a number of local and national leadership boards that include; ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors), Lancaster Young Professionals and Scholarship Committees and currently serves on the Thaddeus Stevens Alumni Board and as Vice President of the Thaddeus Stevens Foundation.

Joe earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and an Associate’s Degree in Carpentry. Joe is grateful for his roots and continues to support Lancaster City and Thaddeus Stevens College.

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Kerri Mangini, PHR
Director of Human Resources

Kerri oversees the Human Resources Department and holds the key role in recruiting and retaining the highly talented individuals that work at LBHH. Kerri is dedicated to creating a premier workplace for the region. She is responsible for championing employee engagement for the facility, implementing the human resources management strategies, managing personnel records, and meeting all compliance objectives. Kerri has over ten years of HR experience in the healthcare industry. She earned her Bachelors of Science at Wilmington University and has been certified as Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through HRCI for more than five years.

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Leah Holmes
Director of Admissions

Leah Holmes is proud to join the Lancaster Behavioral Health Team as the Director of Admissions. She has over ten years of experience and knowledge within behavioral healthcare. Leah will manage the hospital admissions operations and is committed to increasing access to care for those in need. Leah received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Miami, and her M.A. in Forensic Psychology at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is currently enrolled in a M.B.A. program through West Chester University. Leah is passionate about serving others and places a strong emphasis on community health.

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Mike Wnek
Director of Performance Improvement

Mike has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience that ranges from durable medical equipment to service development and delivery. Prior to joining the team at Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, Mike spent nine years in Quality & Performance Improvement at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Mike holds a Master’s of Business Administration and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Mike is responsible for the performance improvement, risk management and hospital information areas at LBHH. He believes it is an honor to work for a hospital that embraces the goal of working collaborative with the medical professionals, the community, the patient and the patient’s support network to create successful outcomes. Mike demonstrates commitment to the Improvement that is:  “We should always be focused on improving the care of the patients and improving the health of the community while we are creating better work environments and improving the cost of providing that care.”

The IHI Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. It is IHI’s belief that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions, which we call the “Triple Aim”:

  • Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
  • Improving the health of populations; and
  • Reducing the per capita cost of health care

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We’re Hiring!

If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping people and changing lives, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital may be the place for you.

As a new facility, we have a number of openings for both administrative and staff positions. Visit our careers page to view all open opportunities and begin the application process