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Recent appointments or changes to area boards. Ronald S. Gross was appointed to the board of the Anti-Defamation League, a civil rights and human relations agency. He is chairman of American Equity Properties, Elkins Park.

Robert W. White to FHLB, Pittsburgh.
Robert W. White to FHLB, Pittsburgh.Read more

Recent appointments or changes to area boards.

Ronald S. Gross was appointed to the board of the Anti-Defamation League, a civil rights and human relations agency. He is chairman of American Equity Properties, Elkins Park.

The Philadelphia Children's Alliance, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to child abuse victims, elected the following to its board:

Bebe Kivitz, a partner at Trioiani Kivitz L.L.P., Devon, is president.

Derek Hopper, regional underwriting officer for PMA Insurance Group, Blue Bell, is vice president.

Michelle Haitsch, senior manager, customer financial services, at Campbell Soup Co., Camden, is treasurer.

Betsy Scarcelli, vice president of strategic planning and execution at Amerihealth Mercy Family of Cos., Philadelphia, is secretary.

The Philadelphia unit of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization, named George Vosburgh to its board. He is an independent educational consultant and had been head of The Crossroads School, Paoli.

Cabrini College, Radnor, elected three new members to its board of trustees:

Joan Neal is former vice president for U.S. operations at Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore.

John Bodnar is founder of Bodnar Financial Advisors Inc., Florham Park, N.J.

Diasome Pharmaceuticals Inc., a venture-backed clinical-stage diabetes-therapeutics company in Conshohocken, appointed David R. King chairman of the board. He is a venture partner in Quaker BioVentures Inc., Philadelphia, and was founder and chief executive officer of BioRexis Pharmaceutical Corp., which was later acquired by Pfizer Inc.

The University City Arts League, a Philadelphia nonprofit educational organization, elected the following officer and members to it board:

Noreen Shanfelter, former director of media and public relations at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America national office in Philadelphia, is vice president.

Kathleen S. Voss is a consultant with Right Management, Philadelphia.

John R. Ellingsworth is manager of instructional technology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Vincent F. Wright is a clinical and fiscal director of outpatient programs at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, Philadelphia.

Robert W. White was elected to the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, a wholesale-banking cooperative. He is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Abington Bancorp Inc., Jenkintown.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, elected David G. Marshall to succeed William J. Avery as board chairman in February. Marshall is chairman and chief executive officer of Amerimar Realty Co., Philadelphia. Louis Della Penna Sr., founder and former chairman of LDP Consulting Group Inc., Lambertville, N.J., was named vice chairman.

The Mid-Atlantic Collectors Association, a Camp Hill, Pa., professional association, elected Trace Anderman to its board. Anderman is vice president of business development of NCO Financial Systems Inc., a division of NCO Group Inc., Horsham.

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, a nonprofit organization charged with the distribution of millions of dollars in annual arts funding from the City of Philadelphia, named the following officer and members to its board.

Cheryl McClenney-Brooker, director of external affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is president.

Frank DiCicco represents the First District on City Council.

Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez represents the Seventh District on City Council.

Frank Rizzo is City Councilman at Large and the minority whip for City Council.

Tracy C. Galligher is director of marketing and public relations for the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, a nonprofit cultural organization, elected Gail Kardon, Tara Maguire and MaryTeresa Soltis to its board. Kardon is a Realtor with Prudential Fox Roach Inc. Maguire is founder and president of Maguire Sports Academy & Institute. Soltis is an associate at Cozen O'Connor, Philadelphia.

The American Academy of Actuaries, Washington, a professional association, elected Stephen Rosen to its board. He is a consulting actuary and president of Stephen H. Rosen & Associates Inc., Haddonfield.

The Baldwin School, an independent college-preparatory school for girls in Bryn Mawr, elected the following members to its board of trustees:

Meg Glascott Birch is a teacher at The Baldwin School.

Deborah G. DeLauro is a lawyer for the Office of Dispute Resolution.

Susan B. Larson is managing director for Alpenglow Ventures L.L.C., Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Eric Ruoss is head of the Tatnall School, Wilmington.

Terry Steelman is director of design for Ballinger Architectural Firm.

Fabio Terlevich is partner and portfolio manager for Permit Capital L.L.C., Conshohocken.

Suzanne Tiernan is human resources manager of Drakontas, Camden.

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program elected Joe Goldblum as its chairman, and Deborah Gross, Eric Mayberry and Brett Map as members of its board. Goldblum is president of G-II Equity Investors Inc. Gross is a trustee of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Mayberry is president and publisher of Metro Philadelphia Newspaper. Map is the marketing specialist and community liaison for Whole Foods Market Inc., Philadelphia.

The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau elected members Mohammed Aboul-Ezz, Hilary Folwell Krueger-Jebitsch and Frank Policare to its board. Aboul-Ezz is general manager of the Comfort and Ramada Inns in Levittown. Folwell Krueger-Jebitsch is the historic site administrator of Washington Crossing Historic Park. Policare is president of the New Hope Chamber of Commerce.

Helane Stein was named to the board of ArtReach, Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization. She is IT director at PREIT, Philadelphia.

Matt Abbott, senior manager at PriceWaterhouse, Philadelphia, was named to the board of the Hedgerow Theater, Rose Valley.

Kenneth Manns was elected to the board of Christ Church Preservation Trust, Philadelphia. He is director, volunteer-services program, for the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Jeffrey Saline, chief executive officer of Saline & Associates, Cherry Hill, was appointed to the board of NEXT Financial Group Inc., Houston.

The Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce appointed Kevin Cafferky chairman and Stephanie Gambone vice chairwoman. Cafferky is corporate controller for the Opportunities Industrialization Center Inc., Philadelphia. Gambone is a director at the Philadelphia Youth Network.

Min S. Suh, a partner with Fox Rothschild L.L.P., Philadelphia, was elected to the Widener University board of trustees.

- Mike Zebe