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Board of Directors
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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders who play a vital role in our region’s fight against poverty. 

Together, their strategic decision-making and guidance steer our organization forward. We thank our Regional and Local Board Members for their unwavering commitment and passion to help our region thrive.


  • John Salveson, Board Chair, Salveson Stetson Group, Inc.
  • Marcus Allen, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
  • Bill Cariss, Holman Strategic Ventures
  • Patrick Eiding, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
  • Kenneth Garrett
  • Steve Grabell, NFI Industries
  • Claire Greenwood, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Melissa Grimm, Grimm & Grove Communications
  • Sarah Harris, Entercom
  • Brian Jackson, MBA, Stockton University
  • Michael Kerlin, McKinsey & Company
  • Marcos Lopez, Exude, Inc.
  • Jack J. Lynch, Main Line Health System Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Urban Affairs Coalition
  • Frances McElhill, Esq., Archer & Greiner P.C.
  • Robert J. McNeill, Deloitte LLP
  • Ned Montgomery
  • Elizabeth Murphy, PECO
  • Philip Norcross, Parker McCay P.A.
  • Ellen Patterson, Wells Fargo Financial Services
  • Marcel Pratt, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Dennis Pullin, Virtua Health
  • Rakia Reynolds, Skai Blue Media
  • Leslie Richards, SEPTA
  • Chari Richardson, TRC Staffing Services
  • Mary Stengel Austen, Tierney
  • Thomas R. Trala, Jr., FS Investments
  • James E. Turner, Chester Water Authority
  • Dalila Wilson-Scott, Comcast Corporation & Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
  • Chris Woods, National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees
I am proud to serve as United Way's Regional board Chair where myself and fellow members will continue to optimize our talents to improve the lives of our neighbors
striving to overcome poverty.
- John Salveson, regional board chair
With more than 30 years of experience consulting with a broad range of organizations, Mr. Salveson brings his expertise and guidance to lead our Regional Board's poverty-fighting mission.

Local Boards

Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties

  • Ann Arena, Spencer Spirit Holdings
  • Wendy Bartlett, Fulton Bank of New Jersey
  • Linda Bazemore, Atlantic County Utilities Authority
  • Joe Cavilla, Resorts Casino
  • John Davidson, Republic Bank
  • Dean Hedelt, Fulton Bank of New Jersey
  • Brian K. Jackson, MBA, Stockton University
  • Rob Pattillo, Renault Winery
  • James Ziereis, Tropicana Casino & Resort

Burlington and Camden Counties

  • Jennifer Hutchinson, Chair, ARI Global Headquarters
  • John C. Connell, Esq., Archer & Greiner, P.C.
  • Roger Dennis, Drexel University – Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Theresa Dozier Daniel, Camden County College
  • Karl Eckstrom, Fulton Bank of New Jersey
  • Michael I. Gilman, AECOM-URS
  • Zulma Gonzales-Lombardo, Interstate Outdoor Advertising
  • Jodina Hicks, Volunteers of America
  • Ryan Kastner, Innovative Benefit Planning
  • Karen Koenig, Beneficial Bank
  • Kevin Kutcher, Salem Community College
  • Constance Martin, Dateline Travel
  • Dennis Moore, J&J Snack Foods Corporation
  • Richard M. Muhlberg, Metis Advisors Inc.
  • Michael Munoz, AmeriHealth New Jersey
  • Kevin Nesbitt, Bank of America
  • Corey S. D. Norcross, Esq., Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
  • Edward O’Malley, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Brian C. Saggiomo, CBRE, Inc. Brokerage Agency Services
  • Gabriela Santoferraro, TD Bank
  • Julie Strohlein, CPA, Alloy Silverstein
  • Scott Tourtellotte,Bank of America
  • Glen Walton, Bowman & Company
  • Jean Wang, Quantum, Inc.
  • Robert B. Worley, Republic Bank

Delaware County

  • James E. Turner, Chair, Chester Water Authority
  • Christopher Albrecht, Harrah’s Philadelphia
  • James Decker, 1251 Capital Group, Inc.
  • Dionne Douglas, Kimberly-Clark, Chester Mill
  • Aleasha Freeman, Delaware County Office of Early Intervention
  • Ryan Grace, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
  • George E. Hassel, Widener University
  • Adriene M. Irving, Delaware County Intermediate Unit
  • Scott Lord, UPS Chesapeake District
  • Pamela Prescod-Caesar,Community Volunteer
  • Kristalyn Smith, Kimberly-Clark, Chester Mill
  • Antoinette C. Truehart, Entrepreneur Works of Delaware County
  • Mischico Warren, Foundation for Delaware County

Montgomery County

  • David Decker, Chair, Community Volunteer
  • Linda Abram, Community Volunteer
  • Valerie Arkoosh, MD, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
  • Ashley Gill, Nationwide
  • Shamsul Huda, Community Volunteer
  • Nelly Jimenez-Arevalo, ACLAMO Family Centers
  • Charles Kueny, WSFS
  • David MacFarland, Precision Transmission
  • Kathryn McCarter, Abington Jefferson Health
  • Matthew D. Moyer, Pottstown School District
  • Ronte Melvin Oates, Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Dan Pigott, Henkels & McCoy
  • Rev. Charles Quann, Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Chari Richardson, TRC Staffing Services
  • Scott P. Stimson, Tompkins Visit
  • Monica Taylor, Hatboro-Horsham School District
  • Dr. Andrew Trentacoste, Creative Health Services
  • Barbara Wilhelmy, Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities
  • Stewart Williams Ph.D., Dow