Scott D. Habecker, CPA, CGMA, is President/CEO of Diakon, a role to which the Diakon Board of Directors elected him, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
Prior to that appointment, Mr. Habecker served as the organization’s Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer. Having joined Diakon in mid-2009 as Vice President of Planning and Business Development, he oversaw all organizational operations and financial services, with a focus on strategic initiatives to ensure Diakon’s long-term mission. In his previous role, he was responsible for evaluation of and planning for mergers and acquisitions, as well as internal expansion and repositioning opportunities. He worked extensively to evaluate appropriate capital structures for Diakon and overseen bond issues and refinancings to achieve maximum results for Diakon.
Before joining Diakon, Mr. Habecker spent nine years as Chief Financial Officer for Continuing Care Rx, a multi-state, long-term care pharmacy business, where he assisted the organization complete five acquisitions and three de novo start-up pharmacies in the eastern half of the United States. Mr. Habecker also served as Controller for Presbyterian Senior Living (formerly Presbyterian Homes & Services) and began his career in the Harrisburg office of Ernst & Young, an international accounting and auditing firm.
A graduate of Elizabethtown College with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Mr. Habecker received a 2006 Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 award; the annual award recognizes 40 regional business leaders for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and their communities.
Mr. Habecker works in Diakon’s Topton, Pa., and Middletown, Pa., ministry support offices and can be reached by telephone at (717) 795-0384.