New President of the Widener University Health Care Management Alumni Association Elected

Chester, PA — At the annual meeting of the Widener University Health Care Management Alumni Association, Paul Szklarski, FACHE was elected president of the Association for the coming year. He is the fourth president to preside over this young alumni association.


Szklarski’s background includes experience in academic medicine, medical practice acquisitions and operations, and corporate health services. He is responsible for the successful development of new healthcare services that dominated their markets. “I am honored to be trusted with this opportunity to lead the alumni association” said Szklarski “the leadership and broad expertise of the alumni is truly powerful.” Szklarski continues “I am proud of my MBA from Widener University and my education has served me well in my career - it is time to give back.” He is the founder and chair of the Health Industry Resource Group, an organization dedicated to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare. Szklarski is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a consulting partner in a New York consulting firm.

Michael D. Rosko, PhD, Professor, Health Care Management and Faculty Advisor for the HCM alumni association says “I am excited to see Paul’s goals for the HCM Alumni Association and we look forward to working together for the success of the Health Care Management MBA program.”

The other leadership for the HCM Alumni Association are:

Vice President: Debbie Sweeney, ProgenyHealth, Inc
Treasurer: Lauren Daley, Nemours Children's Health System
Secretary: Jasmyn Trent, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Past President: Vince Benchino, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., are proud to be tobacco-free. Visit the university’s website:

Widener’s Health Care MBA prepares professionals for pivotal roles and provides the competencies that are valuable to health care employers. The Health Care Management MBA delivers competent, prepared leaders for the future of healthcare.

Paul Szklarski, FACHE
President, HCM Alumni Association
Phone: (609) 515-0669


Los Angeles, CA,
United States


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