Posted on September 3, 2020
Penn-Mar Human Services (Penn-Mar), the region’s leading provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), announced today that Michael Mahon has been named as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.
Mahon comes to Penn-Mar after an extensive executive career with multiple healthcare-related private companies across the region. As CFO of Penn-Mar, he will be responsible for managing the financial team across the Penn-Mar enterprise and serve as a strategic thought partner to president and CEO Greg Miller, regarding resource management and financial planning. Mahon’s insights will also be leveraged to help shape Penn-Mar policy development, filling the position of executive director of Penn-Mar Development Corporation, and as a member and officer of the Penn-Mar Foundation Board.
Mahon had been interested in finding a new full-time opportunity in the nonprofit sector for some time, but had not found the right fit. That changed when he was presented with the CFO position at Penn-Mar. After speaking with friends and colleagues about the organization and the inspirational work they do, he quickly realized it was a mission he absolutely wanted to support.
“Penn-Mar’s reputation is one of the strongest, most well-respected in the nation, but it’s their track record of consistently accomplishing their mission that I find most compelling,” says Mahon. “The goal of any nonprofit should be to base each decision on whether it will help the group they support, and that’s what Penn-Mar does. They are fully committed to being better, and helping more people, every day.”
Mahon does have extensive experience within the nonprofit industry, previously serving on several nonprofit boards, and as CFO for Loyola Blakefield preparatory school. But this is the first time he will be able to, in his words, “have both feet in the game,” designing plans and tactics to secure the future of a philanthropic entity. It was one of the biggest reasons the Penn-Mar leadership team knew he was the perfect fit.
“When we met with Michael, his dedication to generational growth really stood out,” says Penn-Mar CEO Greg Miller. “He made it clear that his strategy would be based on a commitment to ensure Penn-Mar is still going strong 25, 50 years from now, still fulfilling the same mission, but for even more people. He has a deliberate focus on making sure the actions we take today offer a benefit down the road, and not just deliver short-term gains.”
For Mahon, supporting Penn-Mar starts with a simple plan: watch and learn.
“Penn-Mar has been around for 40 years and in that time, they’ve helped thousands of people and their families. I’m excited to gain knowledge from, and share knowledge with, this incredible team, so we can continue to transform life in living.”
About Penn-Mar Human Services
Penn-Mar Human Services’ mission is to transform life into living in ways that promote value, independence, and self-determination. Through meaningful employment, community inclusion, and residential choice, the people we support live a life of purpose and meaning. Innovation and pioneering spirit are the heartbeat of our services. Our approach is unique, empowering, and successful. Founded in 1981, serves nearly 500 adults with intellectual disabilities through its residential, respite, educational, vocational and supported employment programs in northern Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford Counties in Maryland, and in southern York County in Pennsylvania. www.penn-mar.org.