Our Leadership

The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) is led by an experienced senior leadership team. This team – in collaboration with our Board of Directors – oversees our daily operations and ensures that we provide the highest possible level of care.

  • William B. Daly, MA

    William B. Daly, MA

    Chief Executive Officer
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  • Elisabeth J. Kunkel, M.D.

    Elisabeth J. Kunkel, M.D.

    Chief Medical Officer
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  • Theresa Terry-Williams, RN, MA

    Theresa Terry-Williams, RN, MA

    Chief Nursing Officer
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  • Wanda Geesey, MBA, PHR

    Wanda Geesey, MBA, PHR

    Director, Human Resources
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  • Ruth S. Moore

    Ruth S. Moore

    Director, Business Development and Admissions
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  • Stephanie Kegel, MBA, LCSW, CAADC, CCDPD, CCS

    Stephanie Kegel, MBA, LCSW, CAADC, CCDPD, CCS

    Service Line Director, Adult
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  • Laurie Talbot

    Laurie Talbot

    Director, Compliance
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  • David Zug

    David Zug

    Director, Informatics
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  • Jason S. Kibler, LPC

    Jason S. Kibler, LPC

    Director, Special Projects
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  • Steven Bucciferro, MBA

    Steven Bucciferro, MBA

    Service Line Director, Child and Adolescent
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  • Yu-Fei Duan, MD

    Yu-Fei Duan, MD

    Service Line Medical Director, Adult
  • Ehsan Ullah Syed, MD

    Ehsan Ullah Syed, MD

    Service Line Medical Director Children & Adolescents

  • Erika Saunders, M.D.

    Penn State Health
  • Philip W. Guarneschelli

    Co-Chair of the Board
    UPMC Pinnacle
  • James W. Jordon

    NAMI PA
  • William Byrd M.D.

    Penn State Health
  • Taylor P. Andrews, Esq.

    Andrews and Johnson Law Offices
  • Robert Whalen

    HB McClure
  • William H. Pugh

    Secretary/Treasurer of the Board
    UPMC Pinnacle
  • Susan Promes M.D.

    Penn State Health
  • Susan Comp

    UPMC Pinnacle
  • Michael Huff

    UPMC Pinnacle
  • Alan Brechbill

    Penn State Health