Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer for Ekenywa is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic planning for the organization. Chris reports directly to the board of directors and ensures that the mission of Ekenywa is carried out in an efficent manner. Chris is known for his transformational leadership approach and has been described as hands on by his staff. He says he has learned the importance of this approach through previous leadership experience at St. Mary Medical Center and his Nurse Executive Masters from Wilkes University. He believes in cultivating relationships with his staff members, donors, and the people Ekenywa serves. If you have ever met Chris you probably remember his engaging personality and smile!
Chris has been recognized by the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce for his leadership abilities. He has also been an active member on numerous leadership and volunteer committees at St. Mary Medical Center. For the past 6 years Chris has been involved in volunteer medical relief work in Kenya. He is dedicated to his work and the community but can also be found having fun on the local soccer fields. He is passionate about sports and has numerous hobbies that include scuba diving, gardening, and bike riding. Chris believes in putting family first and enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley Gasperi and three children: Tiana, Christopher Jr, and Alivia. Chris is the first to mention his inspiration and desire to help others comes from his Christian faith.