Tine Hansen-Turton- President and Chief Executive Officer
Tine Hansen-Turton was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Woods in October 2016. Ms. Hansen-Turton is an Executive with more than 20 years of experience in health and human services senior management, executive leadership and consulting. She has founded and led several nationally recognized organizations and trade associations. A proven results-oriented strategic leader, Ms. Hansen-Turton is known for being an effective organizational change agent and policy and health and human services systems reform advocate.
Ms. Hansen-Turton formerly served as the Chief Operating Officer at Public Health Management Corporation, where she oversaw and led corporate strategy, operations, business development and M&A. Additionally, Ms. Hansen-Turton served as CEO of the National Nurse-led Care Consortium, a non-profit organization supporting the growth and development of over 500 nurse-managed and school health clinics, serving more than 5 million vulnerable people across the country in urban and rural locations. For the past two decades she has also been instrumental in positioning Nurse Practitioners as primary health care providers globally. Ms. Hansen-Turton still serves as the founding Executive Administrator for the Convenient Care Association (CCA), the national trade association of over 2200 private-sector retail clinic industry, serving 25 million people with basic health care services across the country. Ms. Hansen-Turton also teaches public and social innovations, leading nonprofits, health policy and the social innovations lab at University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government and School of Nursing.
Ms. Hansen-Turton is founder and publisher of a social impact/innovation journal and has co-published eight books and is known as a serial social entrepreneur who has started several national social and public innovations in the health and human services sector.
Ms. Hansen-Turton has received several advocacy and leadership awards, the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, the Business Journal 40 under 40 Leadership and Women of Distinction Awards. She was named one of the 101 emerging Philadelphia connectors by Leadership, Inc. and American Express NextGen Independent Sector Fellow.
She received her BA from Slippery Rock University, her Master of Government/Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute and her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Peter M. Shubiak–Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Shubiak joined Woods in October 2011 with more than 20 years management experience in the behavioral health field. A licensed social worker, Mr. Shubiak received his Master’s degree from the University of Maryland and his undergraduate degree from Catholic University. Before coming to Woods, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Way Station, Inc. in Frederick, Maryland. Mr. Shubiak brings to Woods extensive experience in operations, strategic planning, outcome performance, quality improvement, business development and staff development. Mr. Shubiak was appointed Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Woods Resources in 2014 and was named the Interim and Acting President and CEO in December 2015.
Simon Kimmelman, Esq.– Executive Vice President/General Counsel
Simon Kimmelman was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Woods Services in March, 2016. He was most recently a member of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. and served as Managing Partner of the Firm’s Princeton, New Jersey office. Mr. Kimmelman’s practice was focused on business bankruptcy, secured transactions, general corporate matters and commercial litigation. He has represented major entities involved in many of the most significant Chapter 11 cases filed in New Jersey as well as in several other jurisdictions. He served as the bankruptcy trustee for Kiwi International Airlines and John Z. DeLorean.
He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and former Chair of both the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Lawyers’ Advisory Committee to the New Jersey Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Kimmelman has been involved in a variety of charitable endeavors and most recently served as President of Har Sinai Temple in Pennington, New Jersey. He also served as a long-standing Member and Board Chair of the Woods Resources Board of Trustees.
Mr. Kimmelman received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Tom Grant, MBA – Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Tom Grant was appointed Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for Woods Services in March, 2016. He brings more than 20 years of finance and strategy consulting experience to the organization. Prior to coming to Woods, he ran his own management consulting firm specializing in efficiency initiatives, leadership, strategic planning, turn-arounds, and business development needs of both non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. In this role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Archway Programs in New Jersey.
Before launching his own company, he held similar management consulting positions with a number of business development companies. Mr. Grant has counseled clients on a wide range of topics including process optimization, cash flow management, fund raising, structure, best practices, profitability and pricing arrangements. He also has worked as an emerging markets analyst in Thailand, Hong Kong, and a number of South American countries. Mr. Grant holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.
Scott Spreat, Ed. D. – President of Woods Programs and Chief Research Officer
Dr. Spreat is the President of Woods Programs and Chief Research Officer. He has been a valued member of our Woods team since joining us in 1992 as the Administrator of Clinical Services. He was responsible for designing, opening and running our Woodlands program and served as its Executive Director before being promoted to Vice President for Behavioral Health in 2005.
In recent years, Dr. Spreat has been our key liaison with Harrisburg legislators and lobbyists and serves on the board of PAR (Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability). He was a member of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability’s Terminology and Classification Task Force and served in the work group that developed the definition of Intellectual Disability.
Dr. Spreat received his doctorate in Educational Psychology and is a licensed psychologist who worked for Temple University’s Woodhaven Center, conducting research, directing the clinical services department, and serving as the Executive Director of the 284-bed program before coming to Woods.
Michael D. Haggerty – Vice President of Operations, Woods Programs
Michael D. Haggerty’s career with Woods spans nearly 27 years. He has served as Residential Director in both the Mollie Woods and Woodlands Programs and was pivotal in the creation of both the Crestwood and Woodlands programs. Most recently, Mr. Haggerty served as Administrator of those programs and was instrumental in the development of START, a Short Term Autism Residential Treatment program.
As Vice President of Operations for Woods Programs, Mr. Haggerty will be responsible for the overall management of Mollie Woods, Woodlands, Beechwood NeuroRehab, Education, Day Programs, Quality Improvement/Records, Health Services, and Support Services. Additionally he’ll develop and maintain effective operational systems, ensuring that all programs adhere to government regulations, standards and best practices.
Prior to beginning his career at Woods, Mr. Haggerty worked at The Woodhaven Center and Community Interactions of Bucks County. He holds a degree from Hahnemann University in Mental Health Technology.
Cheryl M. Kauffman – Vice President, Communications and Public Relations
Ms. Kauffman oversees advancement efforts that include communications and public relations, and collaboration with community and business partners in order to engage stakeholders and individuals on behalf of Woods. She has broad experiences in building and sustaining brand awareness, strategic communications, and external relationships.
She joined Woods in 2002 after directing construction systems for Dominion Homes in Columbus, OH. Prior to that, she was Associate Vice President of Alumni Programs and Advancement at Franklin & Marshall College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Franklin & Marshall College.
Julia D. Pfister, P.H.R. – Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Training
Ms. Pfister’s responsibility at Woods is to manage all functions of the Human Resources and Employee Training and Development departments. She holds a master’s degree in Personnel and Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from American University and has over 20 years of experience in the field. Before coming to Woods in 2001, Ms. Pfister served as Senior Consultant Human Resources Manager for Comsys Information Technology Services.
Hilary Stephens – Vice President, Development
Hilary Stephens joined Woods as Vice President for Development in March of 2014. Ms. Stephens drives the strategic direction and management of fundraising activities at Woods, including major gifts, corporate partnerships, special events, and the solicitation of grants from both public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Woods, Ms. Stephens served as Director of Development for Best Buddies International and as State Director of Best Buddies Virginia. Other previous positions include Founding Director of Development for Missing Kids International and Deputy Director of International Programs for Special Olympics International.
Ms. Stephens attended both Connecticut College and Johns Hopkins University