On the Boards

Fred Stein
Fred Stein
Posted: July 23, 2013

David F. Stern, partner at the workers' compensation and Social Security disability firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, Philadelphia, has been appointed to the board of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

The Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan organization fighting for clean and effective government, fair elections, and a better-informed citizenry in Philadelphia and the region, has elected Scott A. Coffina to its board. He is partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath L.L.P.

Philadelphia Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the Philadelphia Police Department, has elected James Gorman,Fred Stein, and Jacquelyn Wasni to its board of directors. Gorman is vice president and general manager of the Philadelphia region for AlliedBarton Security Services. Stein is executive producer for the Creative Group Inc. of Philadelphia. Wasni is vice president of sales and services for North American government markets for Motorola Solutions Inc.

Steven D. Earhart has been reelected to the executive committee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania and will serve as a representative to the society's national board. Earhart, who has served the society for more than 20 years, is managing partner at Devon Financial Partners.

Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a joint venture of Allentown-based Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine, has named John A. Kristel chair. He is president and chief executive officer of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. Timothy R. Dillingham, chief medical officer and physiatrist-in-chief for the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, has been named vice chair. Roy Schwartz, vice president, managed care and payer relations at Penn Medicine, has been named a board member.

Lloyd Freeman has been elected chairman of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties. He is an associate in the litigation department at Archer & Greiner P.C., Haddonfield.

Friends of the Wissahickon, a nonprofit environmental organization that works in and advocates for Wissahickon Valley Park, elected the following board members: Christine Bamberger, co-owner of Best Nest; David Dannenberg, a faculty member at the Crefeld School; and Chris McCausland, a livestock manager at his family's Erdenheim Farm and a Marine who served in the Iraq war with the Sixth Engineer Support Battalion.

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Philadelphia, has elected Lisa A. Myers treasurer. She is a partner with Boyer & Ritter CPAs in Camp Hill.

     Cameron Kelley and Ronald Barg have been named to the board of Kitchen Cred, an interactive educational program and culinary competition focused on teaching teens cooking skills and nutrition. Kelley is senior manager-institutional relations at Philabundance. Barg is executive director of Clinical Care Associates of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Andrew Murphy has been elected to the board of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Murphy is the allergy-section chief at Chester County Hospital and was also elected vice chair of the Federation of Regional, State and Local Allergy Societies.

Mariell Jessup, professor of medicine; associate chief, clinical affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; and medical director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, has been named president of the American Heart Association.

Heshie Zinman has been elected to the board of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Zinman is the chair of the board of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elder initiative in Philadelphia and had been executive director of the AIDS Information Network.

Ruth Schulze has been installed as the 221st president of the Medical Society of New Jersey, Lawrenceville. She is a physician at Women's Total Health of Woodcliff Lake and serves as the director of the obstetrics and gynecology department for Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

   Covenant House Pennsylvania, a private Philadelphia child-welfare agency and provider of services to homeless and runaway youth, has elected Mary Beth Gray chair. She is a partner in the business and finance department of the law firm Kleinbard Bell & Brecker L.L.P.


Duane Morris L.L.P. partner Lawrence H. Pockers has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the American Red Cross' Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region, which serves Southeastern Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey. Pockers previously served as vice chairman of the board and as executive chairman for the Red Cross' Center City Legal Initiative for the Penn-Jersey Region until this year.

   Michael Weingram, founder and principal associate of Project Development & Consulting, has been elected president of PDDC (Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp.).

St. Joseph's University has elected new industry leaders to its Academy of Food Marketing board of governors. Judy Spires, president and chief executive officer of Kings Super Markets, has been elected chair. She will replace John Machuzick, an executive with General Mills. Michael Rothwell, vice president and general manager of Pennington Quality Markets, has been elected vice chair and treasurer. Michael Kelly, vice president of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., has been elected vice chair.

The following have been named to the board: John Foley, retired corporate operations vice president, Walgreens; Tom Gallagher, executive vice president of operations at BJ's Wholesale Clubs; Gary Philbin, president and chief operating officer of Dollar Tree; and Michael P. Senackerib, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Campbell Soup Co.

- Mike Zebe

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