On the Boards

Brian J. Hoffman
Brian J. Hoffman
Posted: April 30, 2013

Quilts for Kids, a Fairless Hills charity that makes quilts for children with life-threatening illnesses or who have suffered abuse, named Michael J. Kline treasurer. He is a partner at Citrin Cooperman, Philadelphia.

Brian J. Hoffman has been named to the board of Select Greater Philadelphia, the economic-development arm of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He is a partner at Citrin Cooperman, Philadelphia.

Visit Bucks County, a tourism-promotion agency, named Ron Gilbert to its board. He is president and a principal of Growth Properties Hospitality Management.

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Collingswood, has named Jocelyn Mitchell-Williams to its board. Mitchell-Williams is associate dean for diversity and community affairs at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Barbara N. Lyons, president of CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown, and chair of the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, has been appointed to the Joint State Government Commission's Advisory Committee on Violence Prevention.

Academy of Music, Philadelphia, has elected the following new board members: Teresa C. Nino, assistant vice president and financial adviser with Sader, Nino & Associates, Merrill Lynch, Philadelphia; John Saler, chair of the government and public-affairs practice group at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young L.L.P., Philadelphia, and Adele Schaeffer, emeritus trustee for the University of Pennsylvania and trustee for multiple institutions, including the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Philadelphia Mummers Brigade Association, the nonprofit group that represents the Fancy Brigade Division of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade and produces the annual MummersFest and Fancy Brigade Finale at the Convention Center, has elected the following officers and members to its executive board for 2013:  

James J. Julia, financial reporting lead, smart grid/smart meter at Peco Energy Co., is president; Fred Keller, supervisor, Support Establishment Unit, Philadelphia Family Court, is first vice president; Bill F. Burke Jr., retired director, Naval Publications and Directives Branch, Department of Defense, is second vice president;  

Don Cola Jr., director of guest services at Aramark/Wharton School Steinberg Conference Center, is recording secretary; James P. Bradley, operations manager at the SI Organization, is treasurer; Charles G. Kueny, assistant vice president/branch manager at Beneficial Bank, is financial secretary; Rocco Gallelli, manager at Innovative Catering Concepts, is business agent; Joseph Gallagher, a longshoreman with the International Longshoremen's Association, is sergeant-at-arms, and Scott Brown, director of tourism, is a board member.

Five Below Inc., Philadelphia, appointed Michael F. Devine 3d to its board. Devine has also been appointed a member, and to serve as chair, of the company's audit committee. He was chief financial officer of Coach from 2001 to 2011 and serves on the boards of Express, Deckers, Talbot's, and Sur La Table. He previously was on the board of NutriSystem.

Richard J. Green and Richard W. Vague have been appointed to the Penn Medicine board of trustees for three-year terms. Green is the CEO and vice chairman of Firstrust Bank. Vague is managing partner of Gabriel Investments.

Sunshine Foundation, a nonprofit charity that grants wishes to chronically ill, physically challenged, and abused children, has named Amanda E. Agati and Adrian Jones to its board. Agati is vice president, research equity analyst, for Legg Mason Investment Counsel. Jones is general manager of Legoland Florida and a vice president of Merlin Entertainments Inc. USA.

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, has elected Stan H. Retif, marketing and development director for EducationWorks, Lawrenceville, president. He replaces Jaime L. Howard, director of facilities and capital projects at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who assumes the role of chair.

American Water Works Co. Inc., Voorhees, appointed Paul J. Evanson as an independent member of the company's board of directors. Evanson is former chairman, CEO, and president of Allegheny Energy Inc. and executive vice chair of FirstEnergy.

Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County, Newtown, elected Arthur D. Chodoroff and Rosemary Kozak to its board. Chodoroff is a professor. Kozak is an artist and art instructor.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a Fort Washington not-for-profit alliance of 21 cancer centers, elected Samuel M. Silver chairman of the board. He succeeds Thomas A. D'Amico, of the Duke Cancer Institute. Silver is assistant dean for research and professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    CADEKids, a behavior-development organization in Philadelphia, named Frederick J. Kohm Jr. and John Moerman to its board. Kohm is a partner with Grant Thornton L.L.P. Moerman is managing partner with SolomonEdwards (Greater Philadelphia practice).

Anders Back has been elected vice president of the Association of Communicators in Education, a statewide association of higher-education communications professionals. Back is director of public relations at Harcum College.

ACE Group, Philadelphia, appointed Robert Courtemanche chairman of ACE Private Risk Services. Courtemanche joined ACE in 2008 as division president of ACE Private Risk Services.


Universal Health Services Inc., King of Prussia, appointed Eileen C. McDonnell to its board. She is president and CEO of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.


Jennifer Robinson has been named to the board of Family Lives On Foundation, an Exton provider of bereavement-education resources for children ages 3 to 18. She had been president of the BioPharma division of Decision Resources Group.                - Mike Zebe

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