Meet Our Leadership Team

Jessica Cooper, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Jessica Cooper was appointed Executive Director of Good Shepherd Penn Partners by the organization’s Board of Directors in September 2020. Jessica served as Chief Administrative Officer for Penn Medicine’s Neuroscience service line. During her tenure, the service line sustained annual top honor roll ranking by US News & World Report and improved key performance metrics for quality, cost, patient experience and provider engagement. 

Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2014, Jessica worked for the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Lifebridge Health System/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland, where she earned roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Director.

Jessica holds a master’s degree in Health Science Administration from Towson University and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The Executive Director of Good Shepherd Penn Partners plays a vital role in managing this highly-successful partnership in a changing environment, while maintaining the focus on the care of our patients and staff. Jessica continues to focus on patient satisfaction, nursing quality of care, employee engagement and finding new ways to align services to support Penn Medicine's strategies. She continues to build relationships with executive directors and clinicians at each Penn Medicine facility, including key leaders in case management, marketing, nursing and physician leadership.

Other Members of the Leadership Team

Natalie Blanden, BSN, RN, Administrator, Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab)

Dr. Frank Caldera DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab)

Timothy Dillingham, MD, MS, Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chief Medical Officer and Physiatrist-in-Chief, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Rob Fritch, DPT, Vice President, Patient Access & Experience, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Carry Gerber, Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Jerry Jacob MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer, The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse

Kim Grosch, MSPT, Vice President, Therapy Services

Anissa Magwood, MJ, BSN, RN-BC, Administrator, The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse

Joseph Muniak, OTR/L  Director of Inpatient Therapy Services for Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) 

Sandra Neubauer, MBA, FACHE, Director of Outpatient Therapy Operations, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Jennifer Pomykacz, MSPT, Site Implementation, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Jean Romano MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Nina Renzi BSN, RN, CPPS, Manager of Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Cheryl Fisher, SPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer, Good Shepherd and Good Shepherd Penn Partners