The following appointments were recently made to Swope Health’s Senior Leadership Team:
Josette Mitchell named Executive Vice President of Behavioral Health
Josette Mitchell, who has served as Chief Operating Officer for Swope Health since 2021, was named Executive Vice President of Behavioral Health, effective January 8.
Mitchell joined Swope Health in 2002, working in various capacities within the Behavioral Health department, most recently serving as the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health before taking the role as COO. In her new role, Mitchell will return to her Behavioral Health roots, leading all functions, including outreach, community support, substance use treatment, and residential services.
Mitchell received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University; is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, having earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas; and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Avila University.
Edward Murphy joins Swope Health as Chief Administrative Officer
Edward Murphy has joined Swope Health’s Senior Leadership Team, effective January 8.
As Chief Administrative Officer for Swope Health, Murphy will assume Chief Operating Officer duties. He will have oversight over the operations of the health center, including outreach and enrollment, transportation, pharmacy, and the call center.
Murphy has nearly two decades of senior leadership experience in community health systems across the country, and joins Swope Health from Thresholds Health, a full-service community health center located in Chicago, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Compliance Officer. While there, Murphy led strategic direction, HRSA compliance efforts, community engagement initiatives, government relations, and much more.
Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology from the University of Rochester; a Master of Business Administration in Business and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business; and a Master of Public Health in Health Administration from Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
Brandi Finocchario joins Swope Health as Chief Strategy Officer
Brandi Finocchario has joined Swope Health’s Senior Leadership Team, effective January 8.
As Chief Strategy Officer for Swope Health, Finocchario will work closely with Jeron Ravin, J.D., President and CEO of Swope Health, to oversee company strategy and related initiatives.
A seasoned leader with more than 12 years of experience in healthcare and nonprofit organizations, Finocchario most recently served as Vice President of Strategic Projects for Vibrant Health. She brings an array of knowledge in the areas of quality improvement, strategic planning, business operations, project management, and data analysis to Swope Health.
Her expertise also extends to academia. Finocchario currently serves as an adjunct instructor at William Jewell College, Metropolitan Community College, and as an associate faculty member at University of Phoenix, teaching Nonprofit Law and Risk Management, Intro to Healthcare Administration, and Healthcare Sustainability courses.
Finocchario earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hampton University, a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.