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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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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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


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