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Contact: Shirley Freyer
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Tel: 724-352-1571 x8266
Concordia Community Support Services (CCSS) Announces Leadership Promotions
Jefferson Twp., PA – Concordia Community Support Services (CCSS) Chief Executive Officer Martin Trettel recently announced the appointments of key leadership positions, in an effort to support the exponential growth that the organization has experienced. The promotions include Misty Ingram of Butler as Chief Operating Officer; Butler resident Stacy A. Mathers as Director of Quality and Compliance; Kimberly Kepple of Sarver as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and William Bellas of West Kittanning as Director of Therapy.
Ingram began her clinical career at Concordia Personal Care as a nurse aide 15 years ago, while attending Butler County Community College (BC3). She transferred to Concordia Visiting Nurses (CVN) and worked as a field nurse for more than six years while earning her B.S. in Nursing from Slippery Rock University (SRU). Prior to her latest promotion, she served as Clinical Supervisor in the Cabot branch office, Corporate Compliance Officer and, most recently, Director of Centralized Services. She and her husband Jake have two sons – Emery, age 5, and Elijah, age 4 – and a houseful of pets.
Mathers joined the CVN team in 2009 as a field clinician. She earned her A.S.N. from BC3, a B.S.N. and M.S. in Health Informatics from SRU. She became the Clinical Staff Educator and advanced into several roles, most recently as a Director of Special Projects, assisting executive leadership on various operational and strategic opportunities. Stacy and her husband Travis have an 11-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, and a 1-year-old son, Greyson.
Kepple has been with Concordia for 15 years in a variety of roles. She worked as a field clinician, Clinical Supervisor and, most recently, as Clinical Director. In her newly-created position as CNO, she is the primary spokesperson for the CCSS nursing team members and has oversight for coordination of all daily nursing operations. Kepple earned her Licensed Practical Nurse certification at Lenape and her registered nursing diploma from the former Citizens General Hospital. She and her husband Ryan live on a farm with their children – Zach, age 20, Taylor, age 17, and Nikole, age 15.
Bellas, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate with a degree in Speech and Language Pathology, came to Concordia two years ago with a diverse and seasoned background in rehabilitation settings. He also served in the military from 2002 to 2010 and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He lives in West Kittanning with his wife, Allison, and two sons, Finn and Brooks. In this expanded role, Bill will be responsible for assisting the agency with changes in how therapy is delivered across the continuum of care.
“Collectively, this new leadership team has more than 40 years of experience with Concordia and almost twice as much in the clinical setting,” Trettel said. “Our employees are the foundation of our progress and these individuals possess the values as well as the wisdom to adapt to our ever-changing health care environment. Together, we look forward to this new chapter in our history.”
CVN has served western Pennsylvania since 1997, expanding its reach into 12 counties. In 2015, CCSS was established as the management company for Concordia Visiting Nurses, VNA Alliance, Concordia Private Care and Good Samaritan Hospice. The organization employs nearly 400 and provided 266,754 professional service visits to patients last year.
CCSS is part of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, a faith-based, CARF-CCAC-accredited Aging Services Network and recipient of the inaugural Pennsylvania Department of Aging Excellence in Quality Care Award. The organization has been in operation for 138 years.
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