Sandra Gomberg, DNP RN, is a healthcare executive whose career has focused on disruptive innovation in health care delivery and improving access to quality equitable healthcare for individuals, communities and populations. Dr. Gomberg holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership from American Sentinel University. Dr. Gomberg provides governance, leadership and operating consulting and advisory services to organizations to companies at all levels of maturity within the greater healthcare and related industry segments. Dr. Gomberg is currently serving as Interim General Manager for the University City Science Center’s IC 3401 program.
Dr. Gomberg is Co-Founder of Stel Life, Inc., a digital health technology company that bridges health access, equity and digital divides by providing a patented operating system to securely transmit data from the home to care teams without requiring patients to have smart devices, Wi-Fi, or be technology literate. Previously, Dr. Gomberg served as President of Aria Jefferson Health System and community physician enterprise in Northeast Philadelphia, from June 2016-May 2017 and Aria’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2013. Before joining Aria in June 2013, Dr. Gomberg was a member of the Temple University Health System leadership team for more than 13 years and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Temple University Hospital Inc., the flagship academic hospital, community physician enterprise, psychiatric hospital, and air ambulance-transport company. Dr. Gomberg has served as a clinical specialist for a multistate regional home care service and chief executive of an 800 bed, three-facility long term care enterprise. Dr. Gomberg has held numerous board positions in non-profit and for-profit organizations including HealthPartners Plans.
Dr. Gomberg served as the chief executive of the City of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 response and Mass Vaccine Initiative where she lead the City’s multi-agency command structure with FEMA and the Department of Defense to provide over 300,000 Moderna, Pfizer and J&J vaccines in 90 days to vulnerable Philadelphia residents. She has served as a Consultant to the World Bank’s team design of the Bank’s global vaccine procurement and distribution model. Following her work with the City of Philadelphia around the pandemic, Dr. Gomberg continues to advise the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities and serves as Interim General Manger for the University City Science Center.
She is a Trustee for the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association located in New York City, a member of the Board of Consultors of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova University and a member of Economy League of Greater Philadelphia’s 2023 Well City Challenge Advisory Committee.
Dr. Gomberg has been an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Villanova’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing since 2013 teaching core healthcare finance, policy, quality, ethics and epidemiology courses. She has earned numerous awards, honors, and accolades for her professional and civic duties. Also, she has written or contributed to many articles, papers, and textbooks within the fields of nursing and healthcare administration.