LeadingAge PA today announced Adam Marles has been named president and CEO. He succeeds Ron Barth, who will retire June 30, after nearly three decades of distinguished service. Eva Bering will serve as interim CEO until Marles begins his tenure on Aug. 20.
“It’s truly an honor to be entrusted with leading an association with as impressive a legacy as LeadingAge PA,” Marles said. “Our commonwealth’s changing demographics make clear that quality services for older adults are a critical priority, and our association is privileged to represent the very best. I can’t wait to hit the ground running on behalf of these inspiring professionals and the residents they serve.”
The leading voice for senior care in Pennsylvania, LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing Pennsylvania not-for-profit organizations that provide housing, health care and community services to the elderly.
“Ron Barth has been a tremendous leader for LeadingAge PA for nearly three decades,” said LeadingAge PA Board Chair Sue Drabic. “Under his tenure, LeadingAge PA is now positioned for the next generation as the go-to voice for senior care in Pennsylvania. Our members wish Ron and his wife, Candace, well.”
Marles comes to LeadingAge PA from Phoebe-Devitt Homes, where he served as senior vice president for advancement and strategic initiatives and corporate compliance officer. Prior to joining Phoebe in 2012, he spent a decade in fundraising positions and as a practicing attorney with the regional law firm Stevens & Lee. Marles holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Muhlenberg College, a master’s in public communication from American University and a juris doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Adam and his wife reside in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
“Adam has a remarkable track record for solving the complex problems that senior care providers face,” Drabic said. “We welcome his fresh approach and look forward to working with him at LeadingAge PA. He will fight for our members and their residents to see they have everything they need to succeed.”
Bering is in her second six-year term as a LeadingAge PA board member and presently serves as the board secretary. She has been a longtime advocate for senior care providers, most recently as the vice president of operations for Landis Communities in Lititz. Bering holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University and is a licensed registered nurse and home administrator in Pennsylvania.
“We’re so fortunate to have Eva stepping in as our interim president and CEO,” Drabic said. “Her experience and skillset will ensure a very smooth transition once Adam arrives. We cannot thank her enough for her commitment to LeadingAge PA.”
About LeadingAge PA
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 360 not-for-profit providers of senior housing, health care and community services across the commonwealth. Our members provide multiple services and levels of care to seniors including: skilled nursing, assisted living, personal care, adult day services, LIFE programs, home health care, home care, hospice, independent living and affordable housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable and ethical care for Pennsylvania’s seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit www.leadingagepa.org.