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Leadership

Susan L. Freeman, MD, MS, FACPE, FACE, Dr. Freeman is the founding CEO and President of Temple Center for Population Health, LLC, developed to attain a sustainable model of health care delivery in North Philadelphia through clinical and business integration, community engagement, and academic distinction to promote healthy populations. She is also the Chief Medical Officer, Temple University Health System; Vice Dean of Health Care Systems and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. Freeman serves on several state and local advisory boards to promote health care reform and has spoken widely on population health; high value care at safety net hospitals; and accountable care models. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed residency and fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.

Steven R. Carson, RN, BSN, MHA, Vice President, Clinical Integration, Temple University Health System, Chief of Operations at the Temple Center for Population Health, LLC, he is accountable for the Center’s operations, oversight and development of care management and performance improvement initiatives, focused on pay for performance and insurance third party risk life clinical and financial outcomes. Mr. Carson has over 30 years of hospital, home health and leadership experience, he is a registered nurse and has an undergraduate degree from Gwynedd Mercy University and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University.

Deborah A. Swavely, RN, DNP, Dr. Swavely is the Director of Population Health Studies and Innovation. She is responsible for procuring funding for population health projects to promote high value care and improve health outcomes; and, to significantly expand the multidisciplinary research capacity at the TCPH to support clinical and business integration. Dr. Swavely has over 20 years of leadership, research, and population health experience. She is a graduate of West Chester, De Sales, and Duke Universities.

Ronni Whyte BSN, RN, Director of Population Health. Ms. Whyte brings 20 years of experience in nursing, transitions of care and population health experience to the TCPH. Her role is to identify and implement new programs in clinical and community settings to engage patients and providers to improve population-based health outcomes. Current programs include the integration of behavioral health into the primary care setting utilizing health information technology and the CDC-funded Diabetes Prevention Program in collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Health. Ms. Whyte received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Immaculata University, and is currently fulfilling the requirements for a Master’s of Science in Health Education and Promotion at Walden University. Ms. Whyte participated in the Leadership Development Program at St. Joseph’s University and is a member of the American Association for Ambulatory Care Nurses.