The Gesu School, a North Philadelphia independent Catholic school recognized as a national model for inner-city education, has established a junior board made up of the following young professionals:
Rachel Krol, a legal consultant, is co-chair; Kathryn Taylor, an executive assistant at White & Williams, co-chair; Elle Carolan, senior relationship management associate-fiduciary services at Glenmede, co-chair; Mary Kate Ruffing, senior project specialist, corporate communications for Independence Blue Cross, co-chair; Brianna Taylor, senior account executive, Devine + Partners, co-president; and Megha Kulshreshtha, data analyst at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc., co-president.
Wordsworth, a private, not-for-profit organization that provides youth mental-health, child welfare services and education services, elected the following members to its board: Marnechia R. Alexander, a recent graduate of Saint Joseph's Haub School of Business; Gregory Davis, vice president at Lincoln Benefits Co.; Stephen Figlin, senior vice president at Young Adjustment Company Inc.; Michele Jones, development director at West Oak Lane Charter School; and Tammy Mojica, special-education liaison for the William Hunter & Potter-Thomas School.
The Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit provider of interest-free and cost-free loans up to $15,000 for business purposes to the general public and up to $7,500 for personal loans to members of the Jewish community in its nine-county service area, named the following board members: Steven Stone, attorney at Stone Law Office, Upper Dublin; Douglas M. Leavitt, a partner at Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt P.C., Philadelphia; and Justin Bell, managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Wayne.
Lisa Paris, vice president of marketing and admissions at Peirce College, has been named to the board of Our Lady of Hope Regional School.
Rich Pcihoda, director of risk management at PREIT, was named to the board of the Goshen Fire Company.
Jordan Rambo, managing director at Accenture, was named to the GridSTAR Advisory Board.
Jeff Ryan, vice president of professional operations at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, has been named to the board of Spark Philadelphia.
Stephanie Sanderson-Braem, counsel at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, has been named to the board of the Cherry Hill Public Library.
Gretchen Santamour, a partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, has been named to the board of the Education Law Center.
Michael Schwartz, a partner at Pepper Hamilton L.L.P., and Gabriella Vacca, vice president of system engineering at Comcast, have been named to the board of Citizen Diplomacy International.
Ron Stuck, a partner at KPMG, has been named to the board of Hill Top Preparatory School.
Sadie Tettemer, a marketing consultant at Sadie Rose, has been named to the Art-Reach Advisory Committee.
Julian Thompson, coordinator of charter school operations for the School District of Philadelphia, has been named to the board of Operation Understanding.
Anthony Troy, executive director at Comcast. has been named to the board of the Mural Arts Program.
Erik Williams, a partner at Saul Ewing L.L.P., has been named to the board of Greener Partners.
Phil Wilson, a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, has been named to the board of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.
Steve Wright, executive director at J.P. Morgan, was named to the board of the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund.
Terri Young, senior director at GlaxoSmithKline, has been named to the board of Moore College of Art and Design.
Richard Zack, a partner at Pepper Hamilton L.L.P., was named to the board of the Education Law Center.
Betty Lehew, assistant vice president of human resources at the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, has been named to the board of White Horse Village.
- Mike Zebe