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Meet our Staff
Ralph T. DeStefano
President and CEO
Mr. DeStefano retired July 1999 following very successful and busy careers in health care and labor law practice, and returned to the workforce in February 2009 to accept the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Passavant Hospital Foundation.
He was elected to the corporate membership of North Hills Passavant Health Corporation in 1975, and has served as chairman for both the North Hills Passavant Health Corporation Board of Directors and the Passavant Hospital Board of Trustees. He has actively participated in the Executive and Nominating Committees of both Boards and the Finance, Strategic Planning, Pension, Human Resource, and Management Development and Compensation Committees of the Hospital. Mr. DeStefano continues to actively serve as a member of the UPMC Passavant Board of Trustees and Passavant Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He served as a member of the Pittsburgh Lifetime Care Community (Sherwood Oaks) Board of Directors.
Mr. DeStefano received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1955 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law in 1959. He practiced law for 32 years with an emphasis on health care, and labor and employment law.
Among his many civic and professional activities, he served as a charter member of the Allegheny Regional Assets District (ARAD) Board of Directors, and served as its Vice Chairman for several years. Mr. DeStefano served as a member of the LaRoche College Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Brothers Brother Foundation, an organization that supplies medical supplies to distressed third world countries. He actively participates in national and international educational conference activities for the National Italian American Foundation. He is the recipient of the National Healthcare Hero Award presented to him in 1997.
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Jean E. Wagner
Vice President, Foundation Administration
Ms. Wagner has been affiliated with the Passavant Hospital family since January 1976. She was appointed as executive assistant and Board executive secretary at Passavant Hospital in June 1989. She provided executive assistance and support to the Hospital President/ Chief Executive Officer. She served as the executive secretary to the Governing Board and was responsible for all relevant Board and Hospital issues.
Ms. Wagner transitioned to Passavant Hospital Foundation in 2003 to a new role to establish outreach programming. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and serving as executive secretary to the Passavant Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, she establishes opportunities and develops outreach programs in the surrounding northern region communities on behalf of the Foundation and in collaboration with UPMC Passavant. Extending the Care ETC, For Your Health, Bridge to Hope and the Legacy Music Series are among the very successful outreach programs that she established and maintains.
Ms. Wagner is a charter member of the Society of Health Care Executive Assistants (SHCEA) of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), and served a total of six years on the SHCEA Board of Directors as President, Past-President and Secretary/Treasurer. She is also a member of the Association of Healthcare Administrative Professionals, American Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and Pittsburgh Professional Women, and is listed in the United Who’s Who Registry.
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Manager, Marketing & Communications
Ms. Sidoruk has over 30 years of marketing/advertising experience from both the client and the corporate marketing perspectives of the business.
She began her marketing/advertising career on the client side as the Manager, and then the Vice President of Marketing for one of Wendy's Hamburgers largest and most well respected Franchisees, McKnight Development Corporation in Pittsburgh. In that capacity, she was responsible for media buying, public relations, and crisis relations in addition to marketing and research for the family owned businesses which included 45 Wendy's, five Chuck E. Cheese's, six Church's Fried Chicken Restaurants and four bowling centers.
In 1995 Ms. Sidoruk was invited by Wendy's International, the parent company, to direct all of the marketing efforts of a multi state area as Field Marketing Manager working directly with franchise and company operators as well as various local advertising agencies. Subsequently she was recruited because of this franchise and corporate marketing experience to manage local co-ops for the number one quick service restaurant in the industry, McDonald's at Stern Advertising as a Management Supervisor on several markets for a number of years. She then joined Passavant Hospital Foundation full time in July 2010 after serving as a Marketing Consultant on various projects.
Ms. Sidoruk is a graduate of Kent State University, with a B.A. degree Advertising & Public Relations, and has completed graduate work towards an MBA in Marketing with Kennedy-Western University. She holds a PA Producer license of authority in Life, Accident, Health and Long Term Care and is certified as a Securities Registered Representative. She is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Media Association of Pittsburgh and serves as a Board Member in the 12 Oaks of Hampton Condominium Association.
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Alice M. Burke
Ms. Burke is the Foundation’s Administrative Coordinator. She is a Carlow University Graduate with a degree in Business Management. She currently lives in Wexford, PA with her husband and daughter. She is active in her Church and her hobbies include exercise, reading, crafts, travel, and cooking.
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Pam Taylor, MPA
Development and Programs Coordinator
Ms. Taylor joined the Foundation in April 2010. She is responsible for coordinating all of the administrative and fiscal activities of the Development office, including the Annual Campaign, the Annual Golf Outing, the United Way Campaign, the Commemorative Giving Program and the grant application process. She is responsible for coordinating all foundation special events, including the Annual Foundation Golf benefit, Holiday Celebration with Tree Lighting, and the auxiliary Fashion Show. She also works on special projects for the Foundation such as the outreach series and campus beautification.
Pam received her Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University. Pam has many years of administrative nonprofit/government experience, most recently as the Director of Administration at an Ohio agency. Pam is an active volunteer in the Seneca Valley School District. She also coordinates the food bank and other mission activities at her church.
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