Our Leadership Team

Don Doyle

Don Doyle


Don Doyle, President , is a seasoned veteran of the health and wellness industry. He has been involved in club operations for over 20 years and has been responsible for implementing many successful growth and development strategies. Don has been a featured speaker at IHRSA, Club Industry, and Medical Fitness Association’s annual conferences. His topics include developing effective programming and bridging the gap from clinical services to retail wellness. He holds a BS in Biology from LaRoche College and a M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology from Slippery Rock University.




Renee’ Clark-McDonald


Renee’ Clark-McDonald, COO, is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a BA in Human Resources. Her experience includes policy and procedure development and implementation, employee coaching/counseling, compliance, budgets, as well as, developing and implementing employee training courses including HIPAA, PIP, sexual harassment, discrimination, employee engagement, and many more. Renee is a member of SHRM and the recipient of the 2020 Beverly J. Slavic Memorial Award.



John Douthitt

Assistant Vice President - Operational Support

John Douthitt, Assistant Vice President, Guest Relations Services, has been involved in all aspects of the health and wellness industry since 1992. John began his career with the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, TX serving in various positions including Fitness Director and Spa Director before moving to the Baylor-Tom Landry Center in Dallas, TX as the Service Director. While at Baylor, John was instrumental in the development and implementation of the member retention program, and was a facilitator of the Baylor Healthcare System’s employee customer service training program. Prior to joining Healthplex Associates, John served as the Assistant General Manager of The Houstonian Club in Houston, TX. John has served as a delegate to IHRSA’s Annual Summit for a Healthier America. He holds a BS in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas. John was the recipient of the 2013 Beverly J. Slavic Award of Excellence in Facility Management.

Ryan Barr Vice President Healthplex Associates

Ryan Barr

Assistant Vice President - Operational Support

Ryan Barr has over 25 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry including 10 years as the General Manager at Singing River Healthplex, a medically-based fitness and wellness center located in Pascagoula, MS. At Singing River Healthplex, Ryan has been instrumental in leading and supporting the Hospital System’s innovative
population health initiatives. He earned both his bachelor’s degree in business management and master’s in business administration (MBA) from Point Park University, Pittsburgh PA. He also holds his certification as a personal fitness trainer from the National Academy of Sports
Medicine (NASM); as well as various certifications in Performance Nutrition, Advanced Fitness Programming, and Group Exercise Instruction from the International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA) and MOSSA organizations. Ryan has been active in the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), serving as a state captain and in 2017 he was awarded HPA’s Beverly Slavic Memorial award for excellence and leadership.

Lynn Robbins


Lynn Robbins, CPA, FMFA, has an accounting degree from Widener University in Pennsylvania (summa cum laude) and her MBA from the University of Delaware. She has over 20 years of experience with successful project implementation. During her tenure with HPA she has worked on numerous projects with hospitals in developing ambulatory care and medical fitness wellness strategies. Before joining HPA, she founded her own successful public accounting firm and was the CFO of several different companies including, real estate development, transportation and pediatric rehabilitation. Lynn is a Fellow of the Medical Fitness Association, where she chaired several committees, including the outcomes committee as well as serving as a frequent speaker for MFA.




Our Founders

Stephen A. Robbins

President Emeritus

Stephen A. Robbins, Esq. is a recognized pioneer in the field of medically based fitness. As the founding President of Healthplex, he guided Crozer Keystone Health System’s development of the award-winning center in Springfield, Pennsylvania from a dream to its reality of a complex that now exceeds 330,000 square feet. In 2000, the CKHS Healthplex won the Medical Fitness Association’s award for excellence. Mr. Robbins received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Ohio State, his MBA in Health Administration from Temple University and his law degree (JD) from the University of Akron. He has over twenty-five years of experience in various healthcare leadership positions including as the CEO of several hospitals. Mr. Robbins has been the leading force in a wide variety of hospital fitness centers and a well-known lecturer on the subject.




Mark A. Nadel, LFACHE, Managing Director Emeritus

Mark A. Nadel is a founding member of HPA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is board certified in healthcare administration and a former hospital CEO with over 25 years consulting experience in medical fitness. Mark has a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Xavier University and has been a guest lecturer in the program. He has worked with over three hundred hospitals in developing ambulatory care and medical fitness facility wellness strategies. He was presented the 1999 Xavier University Graduate Program in Health Services Administration Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award for contributions in the fields of disease prevention and health promotion.