Recent announcements about changes to the boards of directors of area organizations or involving local executives.

Joseph Neubauer

was named vice chairman of the board of trustees of the

Barnes Foundation

, a Lower Merion nonprofit cultural organization. He is chairman and chief executive officer of Aramark, Philadelphia.

Brenda Taggart Thompson

was named to the board. She was an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Morehouse College and is now a school psychologist.

MRO Corp.

, King of Prussia, appointed

G. Michael Bellenghi

to its board. He is co-owner and managing director of BF Healthcare Inc., Philadelphia.

Stanley H. Greene

was elected to the board of the

Synthetic Turf Council

, an Atlanta nonprofit trade association. He is president and chief executive officer of Sprinturf, Wayne.

Scott F. Cooper

was elected vice chancellor of the

Philadelphia Bar Association

. He is a partner in the employment, benefits and labor practice at Blank Rome L.L.P., and will assume his new position Jan. 1.

Michael J. Berkowitz

was elected to a three-year term. He is a partner at Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow Ltd., Philadelphia.

The

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

, a nonprofit civic organization, has named the following to its board:

James R. Waddington Jr.

, chief of staff for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Cherry Hill, is chair.

Steve Albertini

, executive vice president and general manager for Tierney Communications, Philadelphia.

David Seltzer

, a principal in Mercator Advisors, Philadelphia.

Donald Lonergan

, senior vice president for NorthMarq Advisors, Philadelphia.

Donald J. DiLoreto

, senior vice president for Wachovia Bank, Philadelphia.

Anne Morrissey

, president of Pennsylvania Managed Care for Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Philadelphia.

Edward D'Alba

, president of Urban Engineers Inc., Philadelphia.

Melissa Grimm

, director of corporate and public affairs for Aqua America Inc., Bryn Mawr.

Dennis McGonigle

, chief financial officer for SEI Investments Co., Oaks.

The

Utility Emergency Services Fund

, a nonprofit provider of emergency financial assistance, named

Christina M. Floyd

and

William Yurkow

to its board. Floyd is an independent fund development and communication strategies consultant in Media. Yurkow is director of finance and administration for the City of Philadelphia's Office of Housing and Community Development.

PAI Inc.

, a Moorestown payroll software and employee services organization, named

James Dougherty

to its board. He is operating partner at Great Hill Partners L.L.C., Boston.

Philadelphia Safe & Sound

, a nonprofit child advocacy and research organization, appointed

Michael K. Pearson

to its board. He is president of Union Packaging L.L.C., Lansdowne.

Karl S. Okamoto

was appointed to the board of

Cosi Inc.

, a Deerfield, Ill., restaurant chain. He is director of the program in business and entrepreneurship law and associate professor of law at Drexel University College of Law, Philadelphia.

Norma B. Carter

was elected president of the board of The Arc of Philadelphia/Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp., a nonprofit advocacy and vocational training organization. She is a legal consultant.

The

University City Arts League

, a Philadelphia nonprofit operator of community art centers, named the following to its board:

Ann Kreidle

, planning coordinator for the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School, is president.

Jack Nachmias

, emeritus professor of the University of Pennsylvania.

Noreen Shanfelter

, a communications consultant who has served as director of media and public relations for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Alisa Sneed

, executive director for the Community Development Corp., Philadelphia.

Heather Wiley Starankovic

, senior major gifts officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia.

Jack Nachmias

, a retired visual psychophysicist.

- Mike Zebe