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About Us

We believe in Person-Centered, integrated, quality, affordable health care for all.

Mission & Vision

LCH is a diverse, bilingual Federally Qualified Health Center in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Our Mission: We change lives by serving southern Chester County as the leading provider of integrated health and community services.

Our Vision: A vibrant, equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and healthy community for all.

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LCH is a proud member of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

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Values

WELCOMING:

We welcome and embrace all cultures and strive to understand and respect each other’s backgrounds. We are open and care deeply for one another and the community we serve.

INTEGRATED:

We work together as one cohesive unit to provide multiple services in an efficient and organized way to improve the quality of life of our members. We strive to create shared understanding to achieve consistently excellent outcomes for our members.

DEDICATED:

We are passionate and commit to go above and beyond for our members and each other. We find solutions, expect the best from ourselves and others, and lean on each other to ensure that we provide care and services that are of excellent clinical and professional quality.

DYNAMIC:

LCH is a fast growing, vibrant and enthusiastic organization that responds to the ever changing needs of our community. We leverage technology and actively seek out new ideas, venues, and relationships to implement innovative approaches that improve the care and services we provide. We bring a sense of positive energy to LCH through our work!

STRONG:

We believe in the strength, resilience and spirit of the people we are privileged to serve. We continually invest in the strength of our organization’s people, services, and systems to be sure that we are ready for every opportunity. We move forward united and without fear.

Insurance or no insurance, LCH will take care of you. We evaluate everyone to determine eligibility for discounted services. Our sliding scale fees are based on your income and family size. We don’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay.

History

LCH has served the southern Chester County community for almost fifty years.

Today, LCH has grown and evolved to serve the needs of all residents in our community through our integrated services.

Established in 1973 by Kennett Square residents, clergy and advocates to serve the needs of a primarily Latino population drawn to the area by jobs in the mushroom industry. Vulnerable adults and families were in need of a place to go for help, ask questions, and seek resources. Founders Peggy Harris and Margarita Quiñones brought La Comunidad Hispana to life with over forty years of service dedicated to the agency.

The original blue logo was designed by the founders of LCH.  The yellow logo was designed in 2016 to celebrate LCH’s past, present, and future, and our expanded ability to serve all of those in need in our community. In 2020, we legally changed our name from La Comunidad Hispana to LCH Health and Community Services to better reflect the many different services in our three health center locations that are available to all.

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Agency logo 2020.

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Agency logo at its founding in 1973.

LCH Timeline

  • 1973: La Comunidad Hispana is founded in Kennett Square, PA as a bilingual social services agency.
  • 1985: Primary care services begin at a separate location as well as directly on mushroom farms.
  • 2009: New Kennett Square facility opens, bringing multiple services that LCH had previously provided to one central location.
  • 2012: LCH receives designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center, which allows for LCH to serve vulnerable individuals that are insured, under-insured, or un-insured.
  • 2015: Integrated electronic health record system, LCH Centricity, is implemented to provide more integrated care; In-house renovations in Kennett Square expand service capacity.
  • 2016: Satellite health center in Oxford, PA opens at a full-service schedule.
  • 2017: LCH Dental Center opens in Kennett Square.
  • 2017: LCH earns Level III designation as a Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest level available.
  • 2018: LCH Women's Health Center opens in West Grove.
  • 2019: LCH Dental center expands and moves to West Grove.
  • 2020: Pediatrics expands and moves to West Grove; Behavioral Health expands services.
  • 2021: LCH changes its name from La Comunidad Hispana to LCH Health and Community Services.
  • 2021: LCH Oxford expands and moves to downtown Oxford.

Executive Leadership

LCH is led by a team of passionate staff with a diverse array of experience in the health care and social services fields. The team shares an appreciation and an understanding of the community we serve, and strives every day to change lives for the better through our care.

  • Ronan w. Gannon

    Executive Director

    Ronan w. Gannon

    Executive Director

    Ronan Gannon is LCH’s Chief Executive Officer.  His role as CEO began at the beginning of May, 2021.  Ronan’s career has included both strategic and operational roles in primary care, pediatrics, public health, and vaccine development in both large and small organizations.  Most recently he served as Chief Commercial Officer at EryDel Biotech. Ronan holds a B.A. from the University of Richmond, an MBA from Northeastern University, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. He was a member of LCH’s Board of Directors from 2015-2020.

  • Margarita Garay-Zarco

    Director of Human Resources

    Margarita Garay-Zarco

    Director of Human Resources

    Margarita Garay Zarco is LCH’s Director of Human Resources. She joined the LCH team in 2010 and previously held the positions of GED instructor, Client Services Manager, and Education and Workforce Development Coordinator. She oversaw the management of adult education programs, including English as a Second Language, GED, and citizenship preparation for LCH clients. In addition, she implemented LCH’s workforce development program in 2014, and provided help to members seeking jobs and connections with companies in the area. Most recently, she has taken the role of Director of Human Resources as well. Margarita holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Escuela Normal Superior del Estado de Queretaro in Mexico. She has over 15 years of experience in both public and private schools, including 10 years in administration and managerial positions. She has been a teacher, counselor, tutor, program coordinator and spent five years as the principal of a high school in Mexico.

  • Barbara Mancill

    Director of Quality Care and Population Health

    Barbara Mancill

    Director of Quality Care and Population Health

    Barbara joined LCH in January 2019 and is the Director of Quality Care and Population Health. Barbara brings to LCH 20 years of public health and non-profit management experience. She is responsible for ensuring the quality and cost effectiveness of all LCH’s services and programs, and drives operational decision-making using data. Barbara has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, both from West Chester University.

  • Ted Trevorrow

    Interim Director of Operations

    Ted Trevorrow

    Interim Director of Operations

    Edward (Ted) D. Trevorrow joined the LCH team in 2015. He has 22 years of experience in the life and health insurance business as well as 18 years in the IT industry. Since 2013 he has served as an HHS Certified Navigator. He facilitates individual enrollments, public outreach and training involving the Affordable Care Act. He is also a PA Department of Aging certified APPRISE counselor, offering Medicare counseling and public outreach. Ted is a graduate of the University of Delaware. He has two adult sons and lives in Chadds Ford with his wife Sally.

  • Joseph A. Greco, MD

    Medical Director

  • Philip M. DeColli

    Chief Financial Officer

    Philip M. DeColli

    Chief Financial Officer

    Philip De Colli joined LCH in August 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he is responsible for LCH’s accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting and analysis, and oversight of our billing arrangements with health insurance providers and lab testing partners. He will produce monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for the review of LCH’s President and for the Finance Committee. Philip has worked in accounting for the past 40 years, in higher education, manufacturing, media, and health care. His most recent position was at Chester County Hospital. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Drexel University.

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Board

The LCH Board of Directors is a group of dedicated community leaders who meet every month at LCH to review our services and strategic goals. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, at least half of the LCH board must be current users of the health center. This provides transparency, voice, and authentic insightful feedback on how we can continue to improve our services.

  • Pia McCann, Chair

    Manager, Minoan Management, LLC

  • Jeanne Franklin, Vice Chair

    Health Director, Chester County Health Dept.

  • John Rafferty, Secretary

    Litigator, Gawthrop Greenwood, P.C.

  • Brian Kornet, Treasurer

    Vice President of Finance, MRO Corporation

  • Bethany Atkinson

    Medical Surgical Nurse, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Nolan Bennett

    Chief Information Officer, Radius Health

  • Sara Dickens-Trillo

    Bilingual Program Director, Mighty Writers

  • Jorge Duchini

    Retired, Community Member and Volunteer

  • Barbara Harrison

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner, Christiana Care

  • Andrea Hickey Mills

    Consumer Brand Manager, Radius Health

  • Alice Moorhead (Emeritus)

    Social Services, MSW

  • Janet Rodriguez

    Driver, George Krapf and Son’s, Inc.

  • Domenic Vacca

    President, Stonebridge Consulting International

  • Leah Whyte

    Independent Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor

  • James Curtis

    Director of Clinical Value Optimization Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital

  • Chris Close

    Close Consulting, LLC

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