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

Unisys Corp.

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, a Blue Bell computer-technology-services company, elected

Clay B. Lifflander

and

Charles B. McQuade

to its board. Lifflander is president of MMI Investments L.P., New York, which owns about 9.1 percent of the company's shares. McQuade is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Securities Industry Automation Corp., New York. The election expands the company's board from 11 to 13 members.

IndiPharm

, a Radnor global clinical research organization, named

James A. Bannon

executive chairman. He is former group president, late-stage development services at Covance Inc., Princeton.

William R. Sasso

was appointed vice chair of the

Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners

, a professional oversight organization. He is chairman of Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia.

The

American Association for Cancer Research

, Philadelphia, has named the following members to its board:

Tyler E. Jacks

, director of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, the David H. Koch Professor of Biology at MIT, and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is president-elect. He succeeds

Raymond N. DuBois

.

Raymond N. DuBois

, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, is president.

William N. Hait

, senior vice president and worldwide head for Ortho Biotech Oncology Research and Development, who was president for the 2007-2008 term, will become past president.

The following were elected to the board for the 2008-2011 term:

Lisa M. Coussens

is professor, Department of Pathology and Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco.

Kenneth W. Kinzler

is director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics & Therapeutics, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, professor of oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Bruce A.J. Ponder

is director, cancer research, U.K. Cambridge Research Institute; codirector, Hutchison/Medical Research Council Research Centre, University of Cambridge; codirector, Strangeways Research Laboratories for Genetic Epidemiology, and holds other related positions.

Eddie Reed

is the Abraham Mitchell Distinguished Investigator at the University of South Alabama.

Margaret W. Shipp

is professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; associate physician, Brigham & Women's Hospital; director, lymphoma program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Dana-Farber/Harvard Comprehensive Cancer Center; attending physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bone Marrow Transplant Service, Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women's Hospital.

Kenya Mann

, a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P, Philadelphia, was appointed to the board of the

Special Olympics

, Philadelphia.

The

Metropolitan Career Center

, Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization, named

Priscilla Chandler

to its board. She is a manager at PJM Interconnections, Norristown.

Claudia Springer

and

Richard Macha

were elected to the board of the

National Adoption Center

, Philadelphia, a nonprofit human-services organization. Springer is managing partner at Reed Smith L.L.P., Philadelphia. Macha is a vice president at Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia.

Virginia Essandoh

, a senior consultant at Altman Weil, Newtown Square, was named to the board of the

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

, Bryn Mawr.

The

Community Learning Center

, a Philadelphia nonprofit educational organization, named

Anita Scott

to its board. She is vice president of human resources at Radian, Philadelphia.

Matt McKeever

, a director at SCA, Philadelphia, was named to the board of

Camp Hill Special Schools

, Glenmoore.

The

Southern Chester County YMCA

, West Grove, a nonprofit organization, named

JoEllen Burns Muntz

to its board. She is vice president of performance improvement at Exelon Nuclear, Philadelphia.

The

People's Emergency Center

, a Philadelphia nonprofit social services agency for homeless women with children, named

Reed Raymond

to its board. Raymond is a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Dennis Johnson

was named to the board of the

Philadelphia Children's Alliance

, a nonprofit social services organization. He is vice president, finance, at MEDecision, Wayne.

Ronald Mintz

was appointed to the board of trustees of the

Easttown Township Library

, Berwyn. He is a principal at the Vanguard Group, Malvern.

Samaritan Hospice

, a Marlton provider of hospice and palliative care, grief support, counseling, education and advocacy, named the following officer and members to its board:

Michael Enright

, vice president, finance-U.S. Soup, for Campbell Soup Co., Camden, is secretary.

Michael Bozek

is senior accounting manager for Oki Data Americas Inc., Mount Laurel.

Liz Thomas

is cofounder and chief executive officer of Thomas/Boyd Communications, Moorestown and Princeton.

Shirley Richardson

is the owner of Lexus of Cherry Hill.

James Wujcik

is regional president for Sovereign Bank, Reading.

The

Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

, a professional organization, named the following officers to it board for fiscal 2008-2009.

Matthew D. Melinson

, a director of tax services at SMART, Devon, and an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University, is president.

Karen C. Facer-Mee

, president of Facer, Mee & Associates P.C., Ivyland, is president-elect.

Edwin Rosenthol

, a certified public accountant in private practice in Philadelphia, is secretary.

Christopher A. Welde

, owner and director of Forensic Insights Inc., King of Prussia, is treasurer.

- Mike Zebe