/ Leadership & Staff / Mary Kargbo

Mary joined the Berks Community Health Center (BCHC) on October 1st 2012. She has forty-seven years’ experience in health care, most of which is in hospital care as a senior executive. Mary has an extensive experience working with underserved and uninsured populations. As a Chief Operating Officer at Medina Memorial Health Care System, she worked with the local rural health center to provide care to the uninsured. This included partnering with them for community events and education through the hospital’s outreach program. Following eighteen years tenure she moved to Sheehan Memorial Hospital as President/CEO. An inner-city hospital, Sheehan Memorial served mostly the uninsured and underinsured of the city of Buffalo. There she collaborated with many organizations, third party payers and agencies to provide outreach services and education to the population.

Mary has served on a number of not-for-profit boards over the past twenty years. She has been recognized and awarded as a community leader several times. During her 7- year tenure at BCHC, she has increased the services, and she has expanded the services to a total of four sites within the City of Reading offering multidiscipline services. She has also led BCHC to become a Joint Commission Accredited Health Center for Ambulatory care and certified BCHC as a Primary Care Medical Home.  Mary is fluent in English, Nyanja and Yao.