Melinda L. Champion has been elected chair of the Alice Paul Institute board of trustees. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to teaching girls about leadership and equality, and to educating the public about New Jersey's most famous suffragist, Alice Stokes Paul. Champion is president and founder of Victus L.L.C.
Michael A. Weinberg, a partner in the family law department of Archer & Greiner P.C. in Haddonfield, has been named secretary of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Philadelphia-based law firm Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller shareholder Phillip E. Wilson Jr. has been elected to the board of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.
New Leash on Life USA, a nonprofit dog-training program that pairs inmates and rescued dogs to prepare both for healthy, happy lives outside prison, has appointed Tim Spreitzer to its board. He is senior vice president at Tierney Communications in Center City.
Amy C. Goldstein, shareholder at Mount Laurel-based law firm Capehart Scatchard, has been named first vice president of the New Jersey State Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Play On, Philly!, an after-school program that seeks to enrich the lives of Philadelphia youth by providing daily tuition-free musical instruction in underserved communities, has named Khalilah Lawson, vice president and senior associate of Diversified Search, and Daniel Austin, retired senior vice president, quality leader, and chief information officer with GE Capital, to its board of trustees.
PRSA Philadelphia, one of the largest chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, has elected Linda Woody to a second term as president. She is director of corporate communications at AAA Mid-Atlantic.
The following are officers: Jenny Kitchen, director of public relations at Widener University, president-elect; Juliana Rosati, communications officer, student and alumni relations, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, vice president; Kim Ciesla, account/marketing team member at Anne Klein Communications Group, secretary/treasurer, and Blair Kahora Cardinal, assistant vice president at Buchanan Public Relations, immediate past president and ethics chair.
Directors-at-large include Rick Buck, senior director of communications and public relations for the American Association of Cancer Research; Dina Silver Pokedoff, external-communications manager at Saint-Gobain, and Scott Tattar, former senior vice president and director of public relations at LevLane, Philadelphia.
Catholic Leadership Institute, Wayne, has elected Michael J. Emmi chair of its board. He is chairman of the board at IPR International L.L.C.
Adrienne R. Straccione, a senior accountant at Wouch, Maloney & Co., Horsham, has been installed as a director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance.
Anne-Marie Niklaus, divisional vice president of Madison Apartment Group L.P., the multifamily operating arm of Equus Capital Partners, has been named regional vice president for Region No. 2 of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Jonathan F. Bloom, a partner at Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia, has been elected to the board of directors of Meritas, a worldwide alliance of independent business law firms. Bloom chairs the firm's employment and labor practice group.
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers elected the following officers and board members:
Annette Reyman, CEO of All Right Organizing, president; Debbie Lillard, owner of Space to Spare, vice president; Kathy Luskus, owner of Orderly Manor Organizing, immediate past president; Emily Anderson, founder of My Task Master, treasurer; Naomi Cook, owner of Open Doors, secretary; Gabrielle Watters-Smith, president of Red Button Organizing, communication and technology director; Darla Pompilio, president of Your Tasks-Our Time, marketing director; Annie Amoon Richard, owner of Amoon's Custom Organizing, membership director, and Rachel Gambone, owner of ReOrganize With Rachel, professional-development director.
Women Against Abuse Inc., a Philadelphia nonprofit domestic-violence advocacy organization, has elected Leslie Miller Greenspan to its board. Greenspan is an associate at Stradley Ronon.
The following have been named to the board: Renee Norris-Jones, accounting and operations director for the Law Offices of Debra D. Rainey; Robert J. Lichtenstein, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., and David Rusenko, executive director of finance and administration at Drexel University. - Mike Zebe