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Paul M. WinklerPaul M. Winkler

Paul M. Winkler is President and CEO of Presbyterian Senior Care (PSC), a continuum of senior housing and care communities and services (including non-profit supportive housing, assisted living and long-term care) at 40 locations across 9 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania serving approximately 6,000 older and disabled persons annually.  PSC is the largest senior living provider in western Pennsylvania and within the Top 100 non-profit providers in the United States, and is accredited as an Aging Services Network by CARF-CCAC.  Mr. Winkler has been with PSC since 1987, and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the PSC system, overseeing its range of services and facilities, including Woodside Place, the internationally recognized specialty care facility for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.  Mr. Winkler was elected President and CEO in March 1999.

Mr. Winkler has served in leadership capacities for numerous local, state and national boards and advisory committees, including the following:

  • Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (PANPHA) (chair June 2007-June 2009) and
  • Public Policy Committee (chair 2005-2007)
  • American Association of Home and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Leadership Development Committee and Education Planning Committee (2003-2008)
  • Pittsburgh Care Partnership, a non-profit entity that has established three PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) centers (founding member and former chair)
  • Faith-Based Network, an alliance of 16 non-profit long-term care organizations (founding member and former chair)
  • Family Hospice and Palliative Care (chair, 2007-2010)
  • Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center’s Industry Partnership Advisory Board
  • Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Pittsburgh Chapter (founding director and former chair, 1989-1999)
  • National Alzheimer’s Association (delegate to the board of directors)
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging (executive committee and chair, development committee)
  • Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania (former vice chair, chair of governance committee, and chair/co-chair of continuum of care committee)
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid Policy Center Advisory Board
  • Pennsylvania Medicare Health Support Community Advisory Board
  • University of Pittsburgh, Health Policy Institute Advisory Council
  • University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, National Advisory Committee (chair, 2006-2008)
  • Oakmont Borough Council, 2000-2005 (president, 2004-2005)
  • Verona House Corporation/Corpus Christi Residence, AIDS Care Facility (vice president)

Prior to joining PSC, Mr. Winkler worked as an administrator within Allegheny County’s John J. Kane Hospital/Kane Regional Center’s long-term care system.  A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Health Planning and Administration, and a B.A. degree in General Arts and Sciences, Mr. Winkler also holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.  He regularly teaches classes on long-term care and strategic management at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health and Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.  He, his wife and two children reside in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

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