Inaugural Community Leadership Celebration to Honor Jack Tighe

Published on Thu, April 17, 2014

Marywood's inaugural Community Leadership Celebration will honor John T. Tighe III, CEO of TMG Health, Inc. The event, which will raise a total of $500,000 for Marywood's centennial campaign, will be held on April 24, in the Center for Athletics and Wellness.

"As the healthcare industry continues to undergo dramatic change, Marywood University is proud to embrace this change with a bold, clear vision, by leading the way in healthcare education in our region," said co-chair Patrick Brier, Esq.

Event co-chair Mary Ellen McDonough added, "The University has made tremendous progress in the last few years, developing a challenging curriculum that encompasses all aspects of the emerging healthcare education market. From the Physician Assistant program to Speech Language Pathology to Social Work, Marywood is positioned to be a recognized leader in healthcare education to better serve its students and meet the rigorous demands of the healthcare job market."

John T. Tighe, III, is the founder, president, and CEO of TMG Health, the nation's leading provider of solutions to government sponsored health plans. Throughout his impressive career and community outreach efforts, Mr. Tighe has dedicated his energies to improving the healthcare sector, government programs, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Tighe, a Dunmore native, founded TMG Health in 1998 with the idea of providing specialized technology-enabled BPO services to government healthcare plans. Today, under Mr. Tighe's leadership, the company provides administrative support for more than 3.6 million Medicare and Medicaid members and in the process, has added 1,300 TMG Health jobs to Northeast Pennsylvania.

Art produced and donated by alumni will be auctioned at the dinner. Featured artists will include Susan Scranton Dawson, Debbie Kuo, Steven Walker, Evelyn Davis-Walker, Karen Reid, Aaron A. Harrison, Angela Thomas, and Lisa Hinkle.

Also, a life-size bronze sculpture, designed and executed by Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, will be on display. The sculpture is destined for the amphitheater outside the Learning Commons, which will open in September 2015. Sister Cor said, "The sculpture grouping represents the power of information-technology, social interaction, and cross-disciplinary learning: to transmit the wisdom of the past, to assimilate the knowledge of the present, and to encourage creative achievement in the future."

"Marywood University's emphasis on the arts and its capacity to transport the individual are deeply embedded in the mission of the University," said Sondra Myers, a member of the art auction committee. "Marywood's impact on arts extends beyond visual arts to music, literature, drama, dance, film and, recently, and with great success, architecture."

The Community Leadership Celebration is sold out, but you can learn more about it and our Bold Heart Campaign on our campaign website.