Executive in Residence

The purpose of the Executive in Residence (EIR) program is to enhance students’ contact with and knowledge about the world of practice. The EIR meets with students collectively and individually several times during the academic year regarding career development, professionalism and leadership. Below is the list of the current and past executives and their bios (during the time of their EIR).

Minimize 2020–2021: Deborah Brodine


Deborah S. Brodine, MHA, MBA is the president of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) and the Behavioral Health Services Network of UPMC.  Western Psychiatric is integrated with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the psychiatric division of University of Pittsburgh Physician Practice.  Psychiatric services are provided by over 200 psychiatrists and psychologists at 19 UPMC hospitals with a total of 488 inpatient psychiatry beds, consultation and liaison services, and over 85 ambulatory programs.  Ms. Brodine also serves as president of UPMC Senior Services, which encompasses the heath system’s home health, hospice, community-based care; and senior living and skilled nursing capabilities.  UPMC Senior Services provides over 700,000 home health visits and over 50,000 home health admissions annually, supports a hospice average daily census over 520, and serves over 2,200 seniors daily in skilled nursing, assisted living, personal care, independent living, and CCRC communities.

Ms. Brodine has over 25 years of experience in health care leadership.  During that time, Ms. Brodine has led the navigation of numerous payer-provider and value-based care model efforts on behalf of UPMC in the post-acute and in community-based care.  These efforts include contracting with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) for nursing home models that reduce avoidable hospitalizations, and the design and implementation of care model pilots in home health, in community-based pharmacy, and in home-based palliative and supportive care, which are designed to preserve independence and quality of life, and which often, engage innovative technologies.  Ms. Brodine has extensive history of business development, including de novo geographic growth, acquisition and integration, and joint ventures and strategic partnership arrangements on ancillary services in laboratory services, pharmacy, dialysis, radiology, occupational medicine, and PACE programming.  In collaboration with colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Brodine has provided leadership and direction to the Aging Institute of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, and community-based programs of the Rehabilitation Institute, including UPMC’s Disabilities Resource Center. 

She obtained her MBA and MHA from the University of Pittsburgh and her BS in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Maximize 2019–2020: Robert Curry

Maximize 2018–2019: Louis Shapiro

Maximize 2017–2018: Tom Sadvary

Maximize 2016–2017: Scott Becker

Maximize 2015–2016: Mark Sevco

Maximize 2014–2015: Ray Grady

Maximize 2013–2014: Norm Mitry

Maximize 2012–2013: Robert J. Henkel

Maximize 2011–2012: Cindy Dorundo

Maximize 2010–2011: Michael Young

Maximize 2009–2010: James Collins

Maximize 2008–2009: Leslie Davis

Maximize 2007–2008: Thomas Priselac

Maximize 2006–2007: David Hunter

Maximize 2005–2006: Thomas Timcho

Maximize 2003–2005: Michael Blackwood

Maximize 2002–2003: John Zanardelli