On the Boards

Victor M. Negron Jr.
Victor M. Negron Jr.
Posted: January 28, 2014

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, a private, nonprofit human-services organization, named the following officers and members to its board:

   Glenn D. Bryan, assistant vice president and director of community relations for the University of Pennsylvania, board chair; Arthur E. Helfand, professor emeritus at Temple University and adjunct professor of medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine, vice chair. Barbara Waynant Murphy will continue as board secretary.

   Board members include Jack H. Dembow, retired president and CEO of Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia; Frances Miller, site director of the former Jewish Community Centers' Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia; Victor M. Negron Jr., director of national marketing at the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies; Satya B. Verma, an associate professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Elkins Park; Joe Watkins, receiver for the Chester Upland School District and a former government-relations professional at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, and Heshie Zinman, board chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elder Initiative and former patient and community-affairs manager for Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Co.

Denise Werkley, partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, West Chester, has been appointed to the advisory board of Penn State Great Valley.

Larry R. Kaiser, dean of Temple University School of Medicine and president and CEO of Temple University Health System, has been appointed to the Governing Council of the American Hospital Association's Constituency Section for Health Care Systems.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Scott V. Fainor, president and CEO of National Penn Bancshares Inc. and National Penn Bank, as its representative to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' Federal Advisory Council for 2014.

Philip D. Amoa, a corporate lawyer at the Center City office of McCarter & English, has been elected to the board of directors of Philadelphia VIP, a public-interest legal organization providing representation to clients of limited means on various civil matters, including landlord/tenant issues, mortgages and immigration. Amoa, whose practice at New Jersey-based McCarter & English handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactional issues.

Mark LeChevallier has been appointed to the Water Environment Research Foundation's Research Council for a three-year term. The independent scientific-research organization is dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues. LeChevallier is director of innovation and environmental stewardship at American Water, Voorhees.

David Pernock has been named to the board of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, a Washington-based global advocacy organization. He is chairman and CEO of Fibrocell Science Inc., an Exton biotechnology company focused on developing regenerative cell therapy.

Valley Forge Casino Resort president and CEO Mike Bowman has been appointed 2014 chairman of the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, King of Prussia. Bowman also was recently appointed to serve on the Peddler's Village board of directors.

Community Design Collaborative, a community design center serving nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region, named the following board members: Deborah Branden, vice president of human resources for Emtec Inc.; John Donch Jr., an intellectual-property attorney with Volpe and Koenig P.C and vice chair of the firm's electrical practice group; Lee Huang, senior vice president and principal at Econsult Solutions Inc., and Lamar Wilson, principal of Wilson Associates. - Mike Zebe

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