New members bring a wealth of expertise and experience in the labor, financial, philanthropic, and legal fields to strengthen United Way’s mission.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 2023) – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) announced today the addition of four community leaders to its Regional Board of Directors. These newly elected members will strengthen UWGPSNJ’s efforts to end poverty and expand opportunity, while uplifting and empowering underserved communities throughout Greater Philadelphia.
Joining the twenty-five existing Regional Board Members, these four new members bring a wide array of skills, competencies, and experiences to strengthen UWGPSNJ’s mission. UWGPSNJ welcomes the following Regional Board Members: Daniel P. Bauder, President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO; William Conrad, Principal, Horton Capital Management; Erinn Corbett-Wright, Head of Workforce Development Philanthropy | Senior Manager, Workforce Development, Salesforce; and Katherine Keefe, Managing Director, Marsh McLennan.
Top Pictured: Daniel P. Bauder; Bottom Pictured: William Conrad
Daniel P. Bauder proudly serves as the fourth President of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO representing over 100 local unions in the Philadelphia area. Prior to being elected President of the Council in 2022, Daniel served as the Council’s Campaign Manager for eight years. Daniel is a third-generation union member, advocate for working people, and life-long activist. He serves on numerous boards and committees including Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Working Families Partnership of Philadelphia and Vicinity and the Committee of 70. Daniel is a native of Luzerne County, PA, and is a graduate of King’s College where he met his wife, Francesca. They live with their son, Declan, in Roxborough.
William Conrad serves as Principal with Horton Capital Management, a Philadelphia-based investment firm that uses a private equity approach to unlocking value in small and microcap public companies. William has held a broad range of portfolio management, securities trading, management, sales and client service positions with investment management firms over his career. In addition, William serves on the Boards of The Christopher Ludwick Foundation, the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Board of Advisors. He is a graduate Georgetown University.
Top Pictured: Erinn Corbett-Wright; Botton Pictured: Katherine Keefe
Erinn Corbett-Wright is an award-winning leader who uses corporate philanthropy and civic engagement to accelerate training and career pathways that provide economic opportunity for underrepresented minorities, specifically Black and Latinx youth, across the US. As the Head of Workforce Development Philanthropy and Senior Manager, Workforce Development Philanthropy at Salesforce, Erinn manages a $5M grantmaking portfolio that delivers responsive community solutions for emerging talent seeking technical training, certification and wraparound support to land paid positions at organizations of all kinds. She has been recognized by For(bes) the Culture, Generocity, Temple University, and others for her excellence in philanthropy. In addition, Erinn serves as a Commissioner on the Philadelphia Commission for Women and Advisory Board Chair of Social Venture Partners Philadelphia.
Katherine Keefe is Managing Director at Marsh McLennan. In this role, Katherine is responsible for leading Marsh’s efforts to assist clients responding to and managing cyber events, including data breaches and ransomware attacks, and advising them on pre and post cyber incident management. She oversees Marsh’s relationships with the broader cyber incident management marketplace, including breach coaches, forensic investigators, and cyber insurers. Prior to joining Marsh, Katherine served as Head of Beazley Breach Response Services for eight years. She is a frequent speaker in legal and insurance forums including the American Health Lawyers Association, NetDiligence and PLUS. Katherine has been interviewed extensively for her expertise in such media outlets as Fox Business News, Business Insurance and Bloomberg Business.
In Spring 2023, UWGPSNJ also welcomed John Chin, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC); and Omar Woodard, Executive Director at HRS Management.
Top Pictured: John Chin; Bottom Pictured: Omar Woodard
John Chin serves as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), a non-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve, protect, and promote Chinatown as a viable, ethnic, residential and business community. His core value of “self-determination” for neighborhoods results from experiencing the decades of environmental injustice imposed upon Chinatown. John is passionate about equitable development for people of all income, race, ethnicity, self-identity, and ability. He achieves this through four core programs: neighborhood planning and advocacy; support services to achieve housing and economic security and benefits access; economic development and small business assistance; and neighborhood beautification and mixed-income housing development. Crane Community Center, which opened its doors in fall 2019, is a landmark success under his leadership. John serves on the board of numerous organizations including PHLDiversity and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, as well as the PHLCVB. He chairs the Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and CHOP Cares Community Advisory Board and serves on the Mayor’s Commission on Aging, ADL Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Children’s Alliance Boards.
Omar Woodard serves as Executive Director at HRS Management, the private investment platform of Josh Harris, founder of 26North, and co-founder of Apollo Global Management and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE). Prior to joining HRS, Omar was Vice President of Solutions at Results for America (RFA), where he advised government leaders on using data and evidence in policymaking, and supported collaborative, community-led efforts across the U.S. to accelerate economic mobility. He also founded Woodard Impact, an advisory firm that maximizes the resources and impact of high-net-worth individuals, families, and family-owned enterprises. Omar spent nearly ten years as a social impact investor in roles as executive director of GreenLight Fund Philadelphia, and principal at Venture Philanthropy Partners. He spent his early career in global, federal, state, and local government affairs across a range of roles: registered federal lobbyist at the Whitaker Group, policy director for the PA State Senate Minority Whip, policy director for a Philadelphia mayoral campaign, and urban policy aide to a U.S. Congressman and appropriators. A North Philadelphia native and resident, Omar serves on the boards of the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT), and chairs the Finance and Investments committee of the Independence Public Media Foundation. Omar received a M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management, and a B.A. in International Affairs (Economics, Arabic) and a minor in public policy, both from George Washington University, where he was a Presidential Fellow. He completed executive education in nonprofit governance from Harvard Business School, where he received the Hansjoerg Wyss Award for Social Enterprise.
The UWGPSNJ Regional Board provides counsel and breadth of resources and expertise to the UWGPSNJ organization. For a full list of Regional Board Members, visit here.