Wayne Pendleton, LSW, ACSW, ASW-G
A graduate of Temple University’s School of Social Administration, Wayne currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Living Independently For Elders (LIFE), a Medicare managed health plan and practice of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. He has also earned an academic appointment as a Clinical Associate in Penn Nursing’s Family and Community Health Division. Wayne is currently leading efforts to further expand the largest LIFE/PACE health plan in Pennsylvania.
Wayne has a 20 year background in the delivery in health and human services. Before coming to LIFE, Wayne served as Director of Long Term Care Options at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the largest Area Agency on Aging in Pennsylvania and the fourth largest in the country. Prior to this he served as Executive Director for Northwestern Human Services of Chester County.
Coming from the traditional fragmented health care delivery system, I was excited to lead an academically-based health plan for seniors that is nurse-driven and fully integrated from a care delivery and financing perspective.
That it is all about quality of care, participant satisfaction with care, and empowering your staff to lead. The degree to which you remain focused on these three areas will determine your success in virtually all other aspects of developing and administering an innovative health care program.