Leadership

Leadership

Ryan Smith – Board President & Founder.

Ryan founded Inperium in January of 2016.  Inperium is the sole member of non-profit agencies that provide person-centric mental health, intellectual disability, co-occurring disorders services, health-related supports, and other related services.  Inperium was established to support and oversee affiliated companies to ensure quality services and continuity of care, and efficient use of public funding and resources.  The corporation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of its Officers and independent members of the communities served by Inperium.     Read more…

Jay Deppeler –  Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Jay Deppeler, M.Ed. has been an innovative leader in the Human Services sector for over 20 years. After receiving a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University in 1997, Mr. Deppeler began his career treating adult and juvenile sex offenders in the Bucks County region. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Deppeler was promoted to administrative positions at Edison Court, Inc. (ECI) including Director of Ravenhill Psychological Services (2001), then COO of ECI (2004), culminating in his appointment to the role of President and CEO of ECI in March of 2012.  Shortly after being appointed to his new role at ECI, Mr. Deppeler completed two competitive and intensive week-long programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education entitled Using Evidence to Improve Social Program Effectiveness and Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations.  In February of 2017, Mr. Deppeler helped lead the process of affiliation with Inperium, Inc.  As a consequence, Mr. Deppeler helped spearhead integration efforts between the two agencies and assisted in the onboarding of no less than four other non-profit organizations including Youth Services Agency (YSA), Reading Specialists Education Agency (RSEA), the Children’s Home of Reading (CHOR), and Trenton, New Jersey-based New Horizon Treatment Services (NHTS).  Concurrently, Mr. Deppeler accepted new roles and responsibilities in Inperium including Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief of Staff (COS).  In addition to his Imperium-related board obligations, Mr. Deppeler has served on the Board of A Woman’s Place, VITA, the Bucks County Bar Foundation, and he was on the Executive Council of the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance.  Recently, he has been asked to participate on the Rate Methodology Task Force (RMTF) to make recommendations to the legislature about funding much needed services for at-risk youth through the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems in Pennsylvania.

Rich Hunt – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Richard Hunt has been providing leadership in the healthcare industry for over 40 years in both publicly-traded and privately-held organizations, as well as for-profit and not-for- profit ventures.  He spent over 20 years as a key member of the Baxter International, Inc. (American Hospital Supply, Inc.) leadership team where he progressed into senior-level finance positions.  Baxter International, Inc. is a Fortune 500 health care company that primarily focuses on products to treat hemophilia, kidney disease, immune disorders, cardiology and other chronic, and acute medical conditions, distribution of medical products and manufacture of IV products.  Richard was a founding member of Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC, a healthcare technology company that provides supply chain solutions for healthcare providers/suppliers, group purchasing organizations, healthcare manufacturers, and distributors worldwide generating in excess of $35 billion in medical products procurement.  He was the Chief Financial Officer for NeighborCare, Inc., a $1.6 billion publicly traded company which was one of the largest providers of institutional pharmacy services in the United States.  NeighborCare’s pharmacy operations included 62 institutional pharmacies, 32 community-based professional retail pharmacies, and 20 onsite pharmacies supported by more than 9,000 employees.   After facilitating the sale of NeighborCare, Inc. he joined several publicly traded start-up healthcare-related organizations.  Richard was the Chief Financial Officer for Salisbury Behavior Health, New Story and Growth Horizons which supports people with serious and complex challenges and helps them take responsibility for themselves and others.  Most recently Richard has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Inperium, Inc. which provides mental health, intellectual disability, and other health-related supports and services to individuals.   Richard has extensive merger, acquisition, affiliation, integration and leading world-class shared services support capabilities experience.  He has been a member of several Boards of Directors.

Richard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.  Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and resides with his family in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ryan Kraus – Executive Vice President &  Chief Financial Officer

Ryan’s diverse experience includes 23 years in finance, operations and consulting in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LaSalle University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Executive OPM Program.  Mr. Kraus joined the Inperium Team following its affiliation with Edison Court in February 2017, where he served as COO and CFO since 2012.  Ryan works closely with the Inperium Executive Team on strategy development and execution across the organization, as well as managing potential new affiliates from the due diligence phase through deal close and integration into the Inperium Family.

Mick Schoenberger – Executive Vice President &  Chief Human Rescources Officer

With over 30 years of knowledge and experience across the entire spectrum of Human Resource Administration, which includes Total Rewards, Human Resource Information and Analytics, Performance Management, Benefit Plan Design, Retirement Plans, and Executive and Management Compensation Systems, Mick brings a wealth of expertise to Inperium.  His background includes leading the Total Rewards and HR Operations for two large multi-hospital health systems. As well as leading the Total Rewards and Stock Plan Administration areas for a multi-billion dollar HR/Payroll Outsourcing company, working as a principal consultant for well-known Healthcare Human Capital consulting firm, and running his own successful consulting practice.

Mick holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology and has served on a number of not-for-profit boards.

Jennifer Tursi – Sr. Vice President Administrative Management, Marketing & Development

Jennifer began her career in the for-profit automotive franchise industry before joining Inperium’s first affiliate, Supportive Concepts for Families, Inc., in 2013 as an Executive Planner supporting its President and Board of Directors.  Upon Inperium’s creation in 2016 she was promoted to Director of Administrative Management where in addition to supporting the President/CEO she oversee the administrative team.  In 2018 Jennifer was appointed Sr. Vice President of Administrative Management, Marketing & Development.  In her current role Jennifer provides support to the President/CEO related to the affiliation process, due diligence, Board governance and marketing of the Inperium brand.

Inperium Board Members

Ryan Smith – Elected Director – President – Executive Committee

Jay Deppeler – Elected Director – Vice President – Executive Committee

Rich Hunt – Elected Director – Treasurer

Ryan Kraus – Assistant Treasurer (non-voting) – Executive Committee

Dr. Vincent J. LaSorsa – Elected Director

Fred Lokuta – Affiliate Director (SCFF)

Michael Herr – Elected Director – Executive Committee

Dave Greif – Elected Director – Executive Committee

Greg Chaffee – Elected Director – Executive Committee

Cynthia Pachuta – Elected Director

W Lee Prussman – Affiliate Director (CHOR)

Stephanie Hunsberger – Affiliate Director (ACE)

Susan Scott Daly – Affiliate director

Timothy Profit – Elected Director

William Ruth – Elected Director

Gary Twardowski – Elected Director

Joseph Leone – Secretary (non-voting)

Jennifer Tursi – Assistant Secretary (non-voting) – Executive Committee