Jay Deppeler, M.Ed. has been an innovative leader in the Human Services sector for over 20 years. Formerly the President and CEO of Edison Court, Inc. (ECI), Mr. Deppeler identified the need to achieve scale and scope in order to promote the sustainability of the organization. At the time, ECI was a recognized leader in the Forensic Behavioral Health world providing world-class treatment to children and families generally referred through the Court system. During his tenure as President and CEO, Mr. Deppeler led the diversification of service lines at ECI, the transition to managed care funding, and the successful accreditation of the organization by COA in 2015.
After contemplating the creation of his own business network, Mr. Deppeler led an exhaustive search and review of business combination options and championed the Inperium affiliation model as the most unique and beneficial conceptualization for ECI. Mr. Deppeler led the due diligence efforts beginning in October of 2016 and signed the Definitive Affiliation Agreement with Inperium on February 24, 2017 at which point ECI became Inperium’s third affiliate. One year after affiliation, ECI opened its first new residential program outside of Bucks County (the PATHS Program in Lehigh County) and ECI consequently increased its total gross revenues by 26%. Presently, Mr. Deppeler remains the President of the Board of Directors of ECI.
Since joining Inperium, Mr. Deppeler’s strong business acumen and leadership skills have allowed him to advance in the organization to his current role of Executive Vice President and Chief Administration and Program Officer. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Program Officer and later as Inperium’s first Chief of Staff. His current responsibilities have expanded and include overseeing the operations of the affiliated entities, supervising the Executives to which those entities report, identifying and working with organizations that could benefit from affiliation, and promoting and educating others about Inperium’s unique model of affiliation.
Having demonstrated expertise in the matters of not-for-profit governance, Mr. Deppeler was elected the Vice President of the Inperium Board of Directors and concurrently appointed to the Board’s Executive Committee in 2018. In 2019, he helped facilitate the Strategic Planning efforts for Inperium and Apis Management Services (Apis). In collaboration with the CEO of Apis and the CFO of Inperium, Mr. Deppeler assists in the oversight of the Administrative Services Organization (Apis) ensuring qualitative and impactful delivery of Human Resource, Risk Management, Benefits Administration, Payroll Services, staff recruitment and training to affiliated entities.
Other initiatives overseen by Mr. Deppeler include the development and establishment of the Apis Department of Quality and Compliance, the selection and implementation of Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs) across the constellation, the development of a Balanced Score Card to assess the impact and effective allocation of resources in support of affiliate growth and diversification, and the identification of the core shared services that deliver savings and efficiencies to all affiliated entities to further the achievement of Inperium’s Mission, Vision, and Values. Along with the Founding President and CEO of Inperium, Mr. Ryan Smith, Mr. Deppeler has presented about business combination options to hundreds of Executive Leaders in the Human Service sector at conferences in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Virginia.
Since joining Inperium, Mr. Deppeler helped identify and onboard multiple new for and not-for-profit affiliates to the Inperium constellation including, but not limited to, Youth Services Agency (YSA), Reading Specialists Education Agency (RSEA), the Children’s Home of Reading (CHOR), New Horizon Treatment Services (NHTS), Our Own Home (OOH) and the Crossroads Programs (CR), to name a few. In addition to his Inperium-related board obligations, Mr. Deppeler has served on the Board of A Woman’s Place, VITA, the Bucks County Bar Foundation, and he was on the Executive Council of the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance.
Mr. Deppeler earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University in 1997. Additionally, he completed two competitive and intensive programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education entitled Using Evidence to Improve Social Program Effectiveness and Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations. Enhancing quality and compliance while preserving organizational sustainability and longevity are among Mr. Deppeler’s passions in business.