Guthrie Leadership

Members of the Guthrie Senior Leadership Team:

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MDDr. Scopelliti is President and Chief Executive Officer of Guthrie. He joined Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pa. in 1984 and today is both the CEO and a practicing gastroenterologist at Guthrie. He has served in many roles within the Guthrie Clinic and Guthrie Healthcare System, including President of the RPH Medical Staff, Chair of the Quality Committee, and Vice-President for Clinical Affairs for the Guthrie Clinic. He serves as a Clinical Instructor with the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, N.Y. and since 2005, he has also been associated with the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Gastroenterology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, he is a published researcher and serves as the chairman of the Guthrie Graduate Medical Education Committee.


Frederick J. Bloom, MD

Frederick J. Bloom, MDDr. Frederick Bloom is President of Guthrie Medical Group. He joined Guthrie in 2014 from Geisinger Health System where he worked for 28 years in increasing roles of physician leadership. He serves as both the president of the medical group and a practicing family medicine physician. Dr. Bloom graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. and subsequently completed his Family Medicine Residency at Saint Vincent Health Care Center in Erie, Pa. Dr. Bloom also earned his Masters of Medical Management at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Dr. Bloom is a frequent national speaker and author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on high-value health care. He serves on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition Program Review Oversight Committee and is the former chairperson of the American Medical Group Association Quality Council.


Mary Ann Dougherty

Mary Ann DoughertyMary Ann Dougherty is Senior Vice President for Strategy and Growth for Guthrie. She is responsible for strategic planning, provider recruitment, marketing, communications, physician outreach, and philanthropy for the organization. She has over 25 years of experience in health care administration. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Health Education and Family Services and a Masters of Science in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.


Catherine Mohr, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Catherine Mohr, DNP, RN, NEA-BCCatherine “Kate” Mohr is Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer for Guthrie. She is responsible for overseeing all nursing activities across the Guthrie system. Ms. Mohr joined Guthrie in 2016, with over 30 years of experience in nursing and nursing leadership positions. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of New Rochelle in New York, a Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University School of Nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University. She is certified in Advanced Nursing Administration from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


Frank Pinkosky

Frank PinkoskyFrank Pinkosky is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources for Guthrie. With 25 years of experience at the DuPont Company at a variety of northeastern and southwestern plants, offices and distribution locations, he has served in functions within manufacturing and operational leadership; corporate human resources; safety, health, and environmental management; sales and marketing; customer service and distribution; and accounting. During his tenure at DuPont, Pinkosky gained experience in the Six Sigma data-driven approach to process improvement. His educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University, Olean, N.Y.


Bert Robles

Bert Robles Bert Robles is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Guthrie. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic goals, policies, and procedures of Guthrie’s information technology division with the mission to deliver excellence in health care through information, technology, and innovation. He joined Guthrie in 2015, with over 30 years of management experience in health care and information management. Mr. Robles previously served as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Information Officer of the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation, and as Chief Information Officer of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Robles has an MPA in Healthcare Administration and is a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS).


Philip J. Ryan, CPA

Philip J. Ryan, CPAPhilip J. Ryan, CPA, is Guthrie’s Chief Financial Officer. Ryan has over 30 years of experience in health care finance, and previously served at Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, Pa., where he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial functions for a $750 million (net revenues) organization. Ryan received his MBA in finance from St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa. and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State University, University Park, Pa.


Michael Scalzone, MD, MHCM, FACOG

Michael Scalzone, MD, MHCM, FACOGDr. J. Michael Scalzone is Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs for the Guthrie Medical Group. He has been with Guthrie since 1998 and served as Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs and chairman of the OB-GYN department. He served as Chief, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for Guthrie Clinic, Corning region from 1998-2008. Dr. Scalzone received his Masters in Health Care Administration from Harvard University in 2008. He completed a residency in OB-GYN from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pa. Dr. Scalzone served as a member of the Guthrie Clinic Board of Directors from 2002-2008 and a member of the Guthrie Corning Hospital Board of Directors from 2005 to present.


Donald Skerpon

Donald SkerponDonald “Donnie” Skerpon is the Administrative Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer of Guthrie. Mr. Skerpon’s responsibilities include serving as the primary conduit for interactions between the CEO and the various boards within the organization. In addition, he is responsible for governmental and regulatory relationships as well as community interactions on specific projects. He spent nearly a year with Guthrie as an experienced administrative fellow. He was a Program/Project Manager for Lockheed Martin in Owego, N.Y. where he led several projects including the development of specialized helicopters for the purpose of aerial re-supply. Mr. Skerpon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at Pennsylvania State University.


Staci Thompson, MHA, CMPE

Staci Thompson, MHA, CMPEStaci Thompson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Guthrie Medical Group. Ms. Thompson has served in various leadership roles in her 18-year career with Guthrie Clinic including Vice President of Guthrie Health with system-wide responsibility for strategic planning and marketing and provider recruitment, Vice President of Operations for Guthrie Clinic, and Vice President of Oncology Services. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Gannon University in Erie, Pa. and a Masters in Health Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the American Medical Group Association and Certified Medical Practice Executive.


Paul G VerValin, MBA, FACMPE

Paul G VerValin, MBA, FACMPEPaul VerValin is Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Guthrie, responsible for the operational performance of the multi-specialty group practice and four-hospital system. In addition, Mr. VerValin is responsible for strategic business development and strategic partnerships for Guthrie Health. He served as a key leader of Guthrie Clinic and Guthrie Health from 1994-2004 in a series of roles leading up to Senior Vice President of System Operations. Mr. VerValin subsequently became President and Chief Operating Officer of North Shore Physicians Group and Vice President of Physician Services for North Shore Medical Center, a division of Partners Healthcare in Boston, Mass. Most recently, he has served as the President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group and Senior Vice President of Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville, Georgia. Mr. Vervalin earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology.  He is a member of the American Medical Group Association and a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.