A Message from Our CEO - May 2024

Julie Goodin, MBA, CHFP Joins Gemma as CFO

Gemma Services is proud to announce that Julie Goodin, MBA, CHFP, has joined Gemma as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Ms. Goodin comes to Gemma with a wealth of experience in the behavioral health sector including roles with various organizations specializing in inpatient psychiatric care, detox/rehab, partial hospitalization, children’s residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, and children and adult outpatient programs. Her 20+ years of finance experience in the healthcare realm have encompassed a wide range of positions including staff accountant, Revenue Manager, Assistant Director of CBO, Director of Revenue Cycle Management, and Director of Finance. At Gemma, Ms. Goodin provides leadership for the Finance team, which includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, budgeting and reporting, and financial modeling in support of Gemma’s vision.

Ms. Goodin earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her MBA from Western International University. In addition, she is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), affiliated with the American Association of Professional Coders, and is a Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP), associated with the Healthcare Finance Management Association.

Gemma’s mission is extremely close to Ms. Goodin’s heart. She has witnessed the excitement and enthusiasm at Gemma and is excited to partner with the entire leadership team. She will report directly to Kristen Gay, Ph.D., President and CEO.

“The leadership team looks forward to the strategic partnership that Julie will bring to bear as Gemma continues to grow and succeed,” shared Dr. Gay. She continued, “We are thrilled to welcome Julie. Her passion, leadership skills, financial acumen, and vision will be fantastic additions to the Gemma community. I look forward to partnering with Julie to fulfill our mission and realize an exciting future ahead for Gemma.”

About Gemma Services
Gemma Services was formed in 2019 by the merger of two long-standing nonprofits: Silver Springs – Martin Luther School and the Village, that were each founded as an orphanage in Philadelphia in the 1800s. Guided by the vision of a world where every person knows they matter, Gemma accompanies people of all ages through life’s challenges using individualized, data-informed support. Providing mental health, special education, child welfare, and prevention services through three locations in the Greater Philadelphia region, Gemma is honored to accompany more than 3,000 youth and families each year as they face life’s challenges.

Downloadable media release with additional information available here.

Media Contact: Lynn Unipan, Chief Development and Communications Officer, [email protected].