The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations trade group elected the following officers to its board: Rose Gray, senior vice president, community and economic development, at Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, is president; Gina Snyder, executive director of East Falls Development Corp., is vice president; Sandy Salzman, executive director of New Kensington Community Development Corp., is treasurer; and Cicely Peterson-Mangum, executive director of Logan Community Development Corp., is secretary.
Board members include: Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania; John Chin, executive director, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp.; Michael Davidson, an attorney with Fineman, Krekstein & Harris P.C.; Maria Gonzalez, president of HACE; Liz Hersh, executive director, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania; Don Kelly, director of community and economic development for the Urban Affairs Coalition; Melissa Kim, director of economic development at Villages of the Arts and Humanities; Nora Lichtash, executive director of the Women's Community Revitalization Project; John MacDonald, president and CEO of Impact Services Corp., Mark Schwartz, executive director of Regional Housing Legal Services; and Kira Strong, vice president of community and economic development at the People's Emergency Center.
Philip Kirchner was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve as a member of the court's Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions. The goal of this committee is to achieve speedier justice at a lower cost without sacrificing due process and fairness to litigants. He is a shareholder at the Cherry Hill law firm Flaster/Greenberg and chair of the litigation department.
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers elected the following board officers and members: Annette Reyman, owner of All Right Organizing L.L.C., is president; Debbie Lillard, owner of Space to Spare, is vice president; Jackie Mangasarian, owner of Common Sense Organizing, is treasurer; Ellen Tozzi, owner of Natural Order, is secretary; Kathy Luskus, owner of Orderly Manor Organizing, is immediate past president; Gabrielle Watters-Smith, owner of Red Button Organizing, is communications and technology director; Daniel Loya, owner of Spaces Transformed, is marketing director; Barbara Siegel, owner of Kerlavage Enterprises, is membership director; and Carla Shipman, owner of DeClutter Enterprise L.L.C., is professional-development director.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a Wilmington-based think take, named the following trustees to its board: Michael W. Gleba, president and trustee of the Sarah Scaife Foundation and treasurer and trustee of the Carthage Foundation in Pittsburgh; Patricia L. Herbold, U.S. ambassador to Singapore from 2005 until 2009 and cofounder of the Herbold Foundation; James Piereson, president of the William E. Simon Foundation and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he directs the Center for the American University; Ion Ratiu, CEO of the Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology Center in Texas; and Marc A. Thiessen, a columnist for the Washington Post and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Peirce College, Philadelphia, named Marc D. Ammaturo and Scott Douglas Smith to its board of trustees. Ammaturo is managing director at PFM Asset Management L.L.C. Smith is managing partner at Clinton Rubin L.L.C.
National Organization on Disability, a New York nonprofit, elected to its board John M. Quain, a former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. He is an attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. and is the immediate past chair of the firm's energy and utility law practice.
- Mike Zebe