On the Boards

George R. Gunn Retirement-Life Communities, a West Point nonprofit, has elected George R. Gunn to its board.
George R. Gunn Retirement-Life Communities, a West Point nonprofit, has elected George R. Gunn to its board.
Posted: March 26, 2012

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation has named Dave Coskey to its board. Coskey is the president of Longport Media L.L.C. and oversees the operation of News/Talk 1400 WOND, 103.7 WMGM, AC 102.7, KOOL 98.3, and Sportsradio 1490. He also is the former executive vice president of the 76ers.

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ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, a West Point nonprofit, has elected George R. Gunn to its board. Gunn was CEO of the company from 1995 to 2005.

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Felicia R. Phillips has been elected to the executive committee of the Public Relations Society of America's Health Academy. She is supervisor of corporate communications at Health Partners, a nonprofit health plan.

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Matthew Schreck has been elected to the board of trustees of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, a nonprofit arts group founded in 1874 that performs choral music. Schreck is an oil and gas attorney in private practice.

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Julie Simonson and Gregory Michaels have been named to the school committee of Orchard Friends School, Riverton. Simonson is the vice president of research and development for global science and technology at Campbell Soup Co., Camden. Michaels is an assistant branch manager for Beneficial Bank in Burlington Township.

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The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, Philadelphia, has elected Steven Scott Bradley chairman of the board. Bradley is the president and CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates Inc., Philadelphia.

Additionally, the following have been named board members: Chester "Chet" Riddick, Jr., president and CEO of Alpha Enterprise Group: Shalimar Blakely, president of A Peace of PR; Jim Baker, founder and principal of Baker & Co. L.L.C.: Della Clark, president of the Enterprise Center; Lorne G. Hammond, an agency recruiter and financial professional with Prudential Insurance; Alex King, CEO and co-founder of Defined Clarity; Regine Metellus, chief financial officer and vice president of the Urban League of Philadelphia; Kenneth Penn, president of Community Property Management; Kenneth Scott, president of the Beech Cos.; Megan R. Smith, founder and president of Brownstone PR; and Lowell Thomas, general counsel for Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.

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EducationWorks, a Lawrenceville, N.J., educational nonprofit organization, named Mark Dubowe chairperson for a three-year term, succeeding Lisa Dickson. Dubowe is a financial planner and a registered representative with the Creative Financial Group.

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The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation appointed Stacey Spector, Geoffrey Kent, and Donna Allie to its board of trustees. Spector is a founding partner of the Rudnick Spector Firm. Kent is co-founder and CEO of Cognis IT Advisors. Allie is the president and founder of Team Clean Inc.

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Neal Troum was elected to the board of the Darlington Arts Center, Garnet Valley. Troum is a senior associate in the litigation practice group at Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia.

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The Main Line Chamber Foundation, Wayne, elected Matthew W. Donahoe chairman and Anna Sachs treasurer. Donahoe is senior vice president of the Addis Group. Sachs is a partner at Savran Benson, L.L.P.

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The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, Wayne, has elected the following officers and members to its board:

Kevin J. Nolan, president of Nolan Painting Inc., is chairman.

Steven A. Scolari, a partner in the business department and chair of the business practice group at Stradley Ronon, is vice chairman.

Stephen McWilliams, senior vice president/senior commercial lender at Republic Bank, is treasurer.

Ergetu Merete, senior vice president/regional vice president at Wells Fargo, is secretary.

Stephen J. DiOrio, owner of a State Farm agency, is immediate past chairman.

Directors include: Mark Bachus, general manager of Suburban Square; David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel; Benjamin F. Brooks, president of Major Ben's Consulting Agency; Richard Carpenter, chief financial officer of the Vanguard Group; Terry D'Alessandro, executive vice president, director of community banking at Firstrust Bank; Edward R. D'Alessio, provost of Harcum College; Michael DeThomas, director at Trigon Technology Group; James Devine, managing director, client solutions at Dunleavy & Associates Inc.; Matthew W. Donahoe, senior vice president of the Addis Group; John Durso, vice president/market manager at St. Edmond's Federal Savings Bank; Sandra Ford, executive vice president and senior partner at Kelleher Associates L.L.C.; Daniel J. Gomez, principal of GGN Group L.L.C.; Sarah Ellen Lenahan, vice president, operations and organizational development at Devereux; Mark McCarthy, director at Ernst & Young; William North, market executive at First Niagara; Edward J. Riegl, senior relationship manager/vice president at Wells Fargo-West Chester; Kathy Scullin, vice president, marketing and public relations for the Crozer-Keystone Health System; Alyce Shaw, head of internal sales/retirement solutions at Lincoln Financial Group; Alex Smith, vice president, communications and public affairs at Vertex Inc.; David Sorin, president of Management Empowerment Associates; Steve Tagert, vice president, network at Aqua Pennsylvania Inc.; and Laurie Thibodeau, vice president at Cephalon Cares Foundation and director of corporate affairs at Cephalon Inc.

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Patrice Custis Fisher, principal of Patrice Custis & Associates, a consulting firm, was elected to the board of Dance Affiliates, a statewide nonprofit presenter and producer of dance programs and performances.

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Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of people experiencing homelessness, has elected Debbie O'Brien Philadelphia Chapter advisory board chair. She is market manager, corporate social responsibility, at Bank of America.

The following have been named to the board: Carol Auer, managing director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Tiffany Baehman, vice president/general manager of AT&T, Greater Philadelphia; Abby Cowburn, human resources business partner at Thomson Reuters; Bridget Kulik, senior associate at Sage Communications; Na'Tasha Threadcraft, assistant vice president, global PM-systems at the ACE Group.

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Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, L.L.P. attorney Stephen G. Pollock was re-elected chairman of the Lower Moreland Township Zoning Hearing Board, Montgomery County.

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Brad J. Begelman, vice president and general counsel of Brandywine Construction & Management Inc., has been elected chair of the Real Property Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

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Developmental Enterprises Corp., a Norristown nonprofit provider of vocational and habilitation services for mentally retarded and other developmentally disabled adults, elected Lisa A. Petrivelli to its board. She is manager of human resources for Campbell Soup Co., Camden.

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The Wistar Institute, an independent Philadelphia nonprofit biomedical-research institute founded in 1892, appointed I. Wistar Morris 3d and Abraham L. Morris, to its board of trustees. Wistar Morris, a member of the Wistar family, serves as senior investment consultant for the Pennsylvania Trust. Morris is co-CEO of Sunlogics.

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C.F. Martin & Co., the family-owned Nazareth-based manufacturer of acoustic guitars and strings, has named Tara Stephenson to its board. Stephenson is principal of the Woodward Group, an investment firm.

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The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency reelected a chair 165 District Representative William F. Adolph Jr. The agency is a student aid organization that conducts its student loan servicing activities nationally as FedLoan Servicing and American Education Services.

PHEAA also said the following have been elected to serve on its executive committee.

Sen. Robert M. Tomlinson (R., Bucks) is chairman; Rep. James R. Roebuck Jr. (D., Phila.) is vice chairman. Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D., Phila.) and Roy Reinard are members.

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Kevin Kelly, president of Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Wilmington, has been elected second vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, a Washington-based trade association.

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Doug Stanger, a shareholder at Flaster/Greenberg, Cherry Hill, was appointed to the board of the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League, a civil rights organization.

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