Grilli named director of Corporate and Institutional Recruitment

Misericordia University has named Joseph J. Grilli, M.P.A., D.P.A., as director of Corporate and Institutional Recruitment at the Back Mountain campus. In this newly developed position, he will work in collaboration with the director of admissions to advance strategic recruitment and admissions initiatives in the area of non-traditional student enrollment, particularly in the corporate and business sectors.

As a part of his responsibilities, Dr. Grilli will serve with Michael A. MacDowell, president of Misericordia University, as co-chair of the Misericordia University Health Care Advisory Council, a panel of local industry leaders that advises the university on health care programs and also sponsors an annual health care symposium.

Dr. Grilli has more than 15 years of experience in the for-profit health care sector, most notably with the Mercy System, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Home Health Corporation of America, where he served as chief operating officer. He has more than 10 years of experience in higher education as a teacher and administrator at King’s College, Luzerne County Community College and in previous positions at Misericordia University.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University, attended the Penn State University graduate program in public administration, and received his master’s and doctorate degrees in public administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Grilli is a charter member of the Pennsylvania Hospital Association Society of Health Planners and served on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Hospital Commission. He was also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.

He and his wife, Lisa, live in Jenkins Twp., Pa. and have two children.

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