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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:
LCH's mission is to improve the health and well-being of people and communities by providing high quality healthcare, resources, and social services.

Our Vision:
LCH will set the highest possible standard for community health and wellness by creating and sustaining the resources, conditions, and opportunities that enable all LCH patients and community members to experience their optimal health and wellness.

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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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Reports

Values

Respect

We respect the rights, differences, and dignity of all people.

Excellence

We uphold honesty, integrity, and excellence in everything we do.

Patient-Centered

We place each individual’s health needs and desired outcomes at the center of our decisions and practices.

Community-Focused

We build trust, cultivate relationships, and focus on supporting and caring for our community.

Dedication

We are dedicated to being the best place for employees to work, for doctors and providers to practice medicine, and for patients and community members to receive healthcare and support.

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.

We were 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. 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 uninsured.
  • 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

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ronan w. Gannon

    Chief Executive Officer

    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.

  • Joseph A. Greco, MD

    Medical Director

    Joseph A. Greco, MD

    Medical Director

    Joseph A. Greco, MD, recently joined LCH Health and Community Services as the Medical Director of its three locations in southern Chester County.  Dr. Greco, who is Board Certified in Family Practice, holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, is a Fellow at the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Greco received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctor of Medicine from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

  • Kate Wickersham, CFRE

    Director of Development

    Kate Wickersham, CFRE

    Director of Development

    Kate Wickersham joined LCH in November, 2021 as the Director of Development.  Her career in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations have focused on revenue generation, business development, education and outreach, and planned giving. Kate is excited to increase awareness of the work of LCH, build relationships with donors, and generate revenue to support our mission. Kate has a B.A. from Widener University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

  • Cheri Boyer

    Director of Operations

    Cheri Boyer

    Director of Operations

    Cheri Boyer joined the LCH team in January 2022 as the Director of Operations. Cheri has spent her entire career in the non-profit field with the last 15 years in a variety of leadership roles including: Risk and Quality Management, Compliance Officer, Revenue Cycle and Operations.  She is a certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare at Nipissing University in Ontario Canada before immigrating to the US in 2000.

  • 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.

Join our Team

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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

  • John Rafferty, Vice Chair

    Litigator, Gawthrop Greenwood, P.C.

  • James Curtis, Secretary

    Director of Clinical Value Optimization Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital

  • Jorge Duchini, Treasurer

    Retired, Community Member and Volunteer

  • Bethany Atkinson

    Medical Surgical Nurse, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Roberto Ayllon

    Community Member

  • Nolan Bennett

    Chief Information Officer, Otsuka America Inc.

  • Sara Dickens-Trillo

    Bilingual Program Director, Mighty Writers

  • Jeanne Franklin

    Health Director, Chester County Health Dept.

  • Barbara Harrison McPherson

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner, Christiana Care

  • Andrea Hickey Mills

    Consumer Brand Manager, Radius Health

  • Brian Kornet

    Vice President of Finance, MRO Corporation

  • Alice Moorhead (Emeritus)

    Social Services, MSW

  • Lisa Passante

    Retired Lawyer

  • Janet Rodriguez

    Driver, George Krapf and Son’s, Inc.

  • Domenic Vacca

    President, Stonebridge Consulting International

  • Adriana Perez

    Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

  • Fran Lutz

    Managing Partner, True Path Advisory Group

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