Currently the senior management team of Healthplex® is made up of some of the most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in healthcare, clinical services and operations of medically based fitness centers as Healthplex® Associates.
Stephen A. Robbins, Esq. is the President of Healthplex Associates and a recognized pioneer in the field of medically based fitness. As the founding President of Healthplex, he guided Crozer Keystone Health System’s development of the award-winning center in Springfield Pennsylvania from a dream to its reality of a complex that now exceeds 330,000 square feet. In 2000, the CKHS Healthplex won the Medical Fitness Association’s award for excellence. Mr. Robbins received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Ohio State, his MBA in Health Administration from Temple University and his law degree (JD) from the University of Akron. He has over twenty-five years of experience in various healthcare leadership positions including as the CEO of several hospitals. Mr. Robbins has been the leading force in a wide variety of hospital fitness centers and a well-known lecturer on the subject.
Mark A. Nadel, FACHE, Managing Director, the second founding member of the firm is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is board certified in healthcare administration and a former hospital CEO with over 25 years consulting experience in medical fitness. Mark has a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Xavier University and has been a guest lecturer in the program. He has worked with over three hundred hospitals in developing ambulatory care and medical fitness facility wellness strategies. He was presented the 1999 Xavier University Graduate Program in Health Services Administration Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award for contributions in the fields of disease prevention and health promotion.
Lynn Robbins, CPA, FMFA, Executive Vice-President. Lynn’s primary role for Healthplex Associates is Business Development, Accounting and Human Resource Departments. She has an accounting degree from Widener University in Pennsylvania (summa cum laude) and her MBA from the University of Delaware. She has over 20 years of experience with successful project implementation. During her tenure with HPA she has worked on numerous projects with hospitals in developing ambulatory care and medical fitness wellness strategies. Before joining HPA, she founded her own successful public accounting firm and was the CFO of several different companies including, real estate development, transportation and pediatric rehabilitation. Lynn is a Fellow of the Medical Fitness Association, where she chaired several committees, including the outcomes committee as well as serving as a frequent speaker for MFA. She is also a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD).
Don Doyle, Vice President, is a seasoned veteran of the health and wellness industry. He has been involved in club operations for over 20 years and has been responsible for implementing many successful growth and development strategies. Don has been a featured speaker at IHRSA, Club Industry, and Medical Fitness Association’s annual conferences. His topics include developing effective programming and bridging the gap from clinical services to retail wellness. He holds a BS in Biology from LaRoche College and a M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology from Slippery Rock University.
Renee’ Clark-McDonald, Director of Human Resources, is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a BA in Human Resources. Her experience includes policy and procedure development and implementation, employee coaching/counseling, compliance, budgets, as well as, developing and implementing employee training courses including HIPAA, PIP, sexual harassment, discrimination, employee engagement, and many more. Renee is a member of SHRM.
John Douthitt, Assistant Vice President, Guest Relations Services, has been involved in all aspects of the health and wellness industry since 1992. John began his career with the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, TX serving in various positions including Fitness Director and Spa Director before moving to the Baylor-Tom Landry Center in Dallas, TX as the Service Director. While at Baylor, John was instrumental in the development and implementation of the member retention program, and was a facilitator of the Baylor Healthcare System’s employee customer service training program. Prior to joining Healthplex Associates, John served as the Assistant General Manager of The Houstonian Club in Houston, TX. John has served as a delegate to IHRSA’s Annual Summit for a Healthier America. He holds a BS in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas. John was the recipient of the 2013 Beverly J. Slavic Award of Excellence in Facility Management.
Douglas McKeag MD, Medical Director, has had a distinguished career in Sports Medicine and Primary Care. Formerly a Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University, University of Pittsburgh and retiring from the Indiana University Medical School, Doug has been a longtime advocate of wellness and prevention as well as a nationally renowned expert in sports medicine.