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Leadership Team

JoAnne Fischer

Executive Director

“Birthing is a powerful experience whether it results in a baby or an organization. I am grateful to have been a midwife to MCC, to work with passionate and talented people and to advocate for women and children every day.”

As Executive Director of MCC since 1989, JoAnne has overseen the agency’s growth from a staff of three to a staff of over 100, and a budget of $116,000 to $7.5 million. JoAnne’s other experience includes directing the parenting program at Booth Maternity Center, establishing a maternal-child home care company and coordinating the Essential Experience Workshop. JoAnne is a member of the Forum for Executive Women, the Sunday Breakfast Club, the Community Advisory Board of WHYY, the United Way Campaign Cabinet, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Olave Baden Powell Society of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). JoAnne also works nationally having most recently served as chair of the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition. In 2012, she was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her work informing people of the impact and the opportunities of the Affordable Care Act. In March 2014, JoAnne received the MCC Spirit of Motherhood award in recognition of her 25 years of strengthening families and inspiring change.

Email: jfischer@maternitycarecoalition.org

Bette Begleiter

Deputy Executive Director

I work at MCC because of the passion and commitment of our staff and volunteers, and our belief in building on individuals, families and our community’s strengths.”

Bette Begleiter joined MCC in May 1999. At MCC, Bette serves as Chief Operating Officer and works with the Executive Director, Board, volunteers and staff in the strategic development, reporting and evaluation of agency operations. Bette brings to MCC 35 years of social work experience in a variety of settings, including Women in Transition, University of Pennsylvania and private practice.
Email: bbegleiter@maternitycarecoalition.org


Joanne Solarz

Director of Finance and Administration

Joanne S.“MCC is an amazing organization that has diligently worked on improving maternal and child health and wellbeing for over 30 years.  I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute my skills to the mission of MCC.”

Joanne joined MCC in April, 2013 as the Director of Finance & Administration.  She is an experienced nonprofit executive in Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Facilities Management and Communications.  Prior to joining MCC she served as Executive Director of Operations in various faith based organizations as well as Finance Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County.  Joanne has a Non Profit Executive Management Certificate from Georgetown University.
Email: jsolarz@maternitycarecoalition.org

Paul Antony

Human Resource Director

Paul Antony joined MCC in October of 2010 after a 32-year career in the private sector.  Paul is responsible for a broad range of programs and services, including talent acquisition, development and retention, compensation, benefits, employee relations, HR technology, change management as well as HR strategy and policy. Paul is a member of the Society for HR Management and the Nonprofit HR Group, as well as the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group.
Email: pantony@maternitycarecoalition.org


Barbara Hadley

Director of Program Development and Evaluation

Barb Hadley_310 2Barbara joined MCC in 2012, and leads the agency’s analysis of client outcomes and performance monitoring across programs and sites. She has focused on continuous process improvement throughout her career and has operating experience in a variety of fields, including large-scale manufacturing, customer service, and technology start-up operations. Prior to MCC, she provided strategic and operations leadership in diverse settings with Technoserve in Ghana and Booz & Company in New York. Barbara has a B.S. in Engineering from M.I.T., an MBA from Stanford University and an M.S. in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Email:  bhadley@maternitycarecoalition.org

Marjie Mogul

Research Director

“I am continually amazed by the breadth and depth of what we do here at MCC. We do so much and do all of it so well. Everything we commit to is of the highest quality. This is a very, very unique organization.”

Marjie Mogul joined MCC in 2006.  At MCC, Marjie oversees the research agenda and collaborates with academic partners using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to generate rigorous research on maternal and child health, and implements evaluations of the many programs MCC administers.  Marjie has extensive experience in women’s health and TANF evaluation research.
Email: mmogul@maternitycarecoalition.org

Jullie Patterson

Director of Fund Development and Marketing

012R_MCphoto_JullieP_LoResI go in to work every day knowing that what I do profoundly affects someone else’s life for the better and I know that my time here at MCC will be no different, for that, I am truly blessed”

Jullie joined MCC in July 2013. She has over 8 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit administration with such agencies as Habitat for Humanity, Soldiers’ Angels and The Newell D Hale Foundation.  Jullie is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of donors, fund development and the overall marketing strategy of the organization.  Jullie previously served as chair of the Nominations Committee for the Habitat for Humanity of North East Connecticut Board of Directors She is a member of the National Association for Uniformed Services, Women Marine Association, Rotary International, Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army , GI Guardians for which she once served as president, the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council.

Email: jpatterson@maternitycarecoalition.org

Karen Pollack

Director of Early Head Start

“MCC believes in the capacity for every individual’s growth and independence, both our clients and our staff.  It has been an incredible opportunity for me to work in an environment that supports these values and lives them everyday.”

Karen Pollack joined MCC in 2000. At MCC, Karen is responsible for overall program operations, fund and community development, staff management and professional development for five MOMobile sites, the HMO Outreach program and the Cribs for Kids program. Karen has 25 years of experience in providing program development, health education and counseling in a variety of public health, health care and higher education settings. She has served as adjunct faculty at Temple University’s School of Social Work since 2004 and serves on the Advisory Board of Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp.
Email: kpollack@maternitycarecoalition.org 

Kathrin Brellochs

Director of Programs

Kathrin Brellochs 1Kathrin joined MCC in 2007. She is responsible for overall program operations, fund development and staff management for the agency’s MOMobile Programs. Kathrin has over 12 years of social work experience providing program development, operations management, health promotion and counseling in a variety of public health and social service settings. Since joining MCC, she has overseen various direct service programs including the federally funded Healthy Start Program, Healthy Families America, MOMobile at Riverside Correctional Facility, Cribs for Kids, and the HMO Outreach Program in collaboration with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. Kathrin received her Master’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences’ School Of Social Work in Munich, Germany and completed the Ascending Leadership Program at the Bryn Mawr College Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute.

Email: kbrellochs@maternitycarecoalition.org

Laura Line

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Laura Line“I love working at MCC because everyone is fully committed to women and families.  Our clients’ needs and experiences engender our approach to services, the questions we explore in our research, and the policies for which we advocate.”

Laura is a health care advocate who works to improve patient quality of care and experience. She enjoys collaborating with different stakeholders, growing organizations and developing programs that address challenging problems. As the Director of Strategic Partnerships at MCC, Laura oversees the MOMobile Safe Start program and works with its partners – the payers, providers and social service agencies – to impact system changes in the patient’s experience. Laura has worked on Affordable Care Act implementation and implementing public health programs in primary care settings. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s degree from the New School. She previously served on MCC’s Riverside Advisory Committee.

Email: lline@maternitycarecoalition.org

Rosemarie Halt

Director of Health Policy & Practice

Rosemarie HaltRosemarie has over 25 experience in healthcare and advocacy. Rosemarie previously served on MCC’s Board of Directors and as Chair of the Public Policy Committee. As a registered pharmacist with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, she has focused her career on improving safe medication practices in childcare as a PA Keys special instructor for PA Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Early Childhood Linkage System. She recently served as the program coordinator for a multi health center study with USciences and the Philadelphia Department of Health on improving prescription health literacy. Rosemarie has served on numerous professional organizations, including as past Chairwomen of Delaware County Pharmacist Association and as current treasurer for USciences Alumni Association. She is an active member of the Medical Reserve Corp and Delaware County Strategic National Stockpile Team and continues to advocate for increased public health infrastructure in PA. She also is very active in several community organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County and Rotary Club of Media.

Email: rhalt@maternitycarecoalition.org