Q&A: Donna Marandola, Director of Corporate Financial Services at AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies and a current member of The Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors
As the Director of Corporate Financial Services for the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, Donna Marandola specializes in financial operations and relationship management. She leads a diverse team of associates through operational challenges while she also focuses on stellar customer service, process improvement, and workflow development. By doing this, Donna ensures that the most efficient support and overall positive experience is given to all of her customers. With 30 years of Medicaid Managed
Care operational experience, Donna brings her compassion to those who are undergoing financial challenges with the operational mechanics of a large organization. Her main goal is to help customers receive an overall positive experience as well as one that works collaboratively for all involved.
Donna currently serves on the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board as well as takes part in their Leadership Delaware County Committee. In addition to the Chamber Foundation, Donna also sits on the Board of Directors for the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. She is also involved in The Saint Francis of Assisi Service Coordinator program and Aid for Friends.
Donna currently lives in Springfield, Delaware County, where you can find her drinking tea on her porch with her husband Brian and three daughters, Kimberly, Jamie and Brianna.
Continue reading to learn more about this inspirational woman who is making a historical impact in Delaware County’s business community:
Director, Corporate Financial Services
AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
How many years have you been with your current company/ organization?
Why do you believe your business/ organization a Chamber member?
As the the third largest employer in the county, it is our mission to be both engaged and support the county our members live in. This is how we help build health communities.
What has been the most valuable aspect of your Delaware County Chamber of Commerce membership?
The most valuable aspect of our Chamber membership is to have a voice in our community. To be able to help support our community drives our mission forward for our members.
What advice she would give to a young woman starting out her career?
Find your passion, do what you love, be authentic, and don’t take yourself too seriously. The rest will
In honor of March being Women’s History Month, can you identify a woman in history that has inspired you and explain why?
Early on in my career, I was so nervous about not being enough. I then saw a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that said “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. “. I remind myself of that quote often. She has so many inspiring quotes for women.
Can you explain any obstacles you have faced as a woman in the workplace and how you got past them?
Finance and banking are still at times, a mans world. Know your business, be prepared, and be true to yourself. It will work out.
Can you share any tips you have for woman who are trying to make it to board of directors’ position?
Be willing to start on a committee or as a volunteer, be engaged, and stay connected.
Tell us a little bit more about what motivates you.
New ideas, being part of energetic teams all
Working towards the good of the cause. Seeing things come to life. I am a “start up junkie!”
Are you involved with any other community organizations or charities?
Yes, I sit on the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union BOD, support service projects at our church, volunteer with ACFC community investment opportunities and serve as Lead Ambassador for our United Way Program.