Recent appointments or changes to area boards.

Antares Pharma Inc.

, a Ewing specialized pharmaceutical product development company, appointed

Leonard S. Jacob

chairman of the board. He replaces

Jacques Gonella

, who remains a board member and is the company's largest shareholder. Jacob founded InKine Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. in 1997, serving as chairman and chief executive officer until the company was acquired by Salix Pharmaceuticals. He also cofounded Magainin Pharmaceuticals and served as its chief operating officer until 1996.


Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Frederick C. "Ted" Peters II

, chairman and chief executive officer of Bryn Mawr Trust Co., Bryn Mawr, to its board as a Class A director. His three-year term will begin in Jan. 20.

Checkpoint Systems Inc., a Thorofare manufacturer of systems for retail tracking, security and merchandising, elected

Rob van der Merwe

chairman effective Jan. 1. He succeeds

George Off

. Van der Merwe has been president and chief executive officer of the company since December 2007.

NutriSystem Inc.

, a Horsham provider of weight-management products and services, elected

Joe Redling

chairman of the board. He is president and chief executive officer of the company. NutriSystem also said that

Mike Hagan

, the company's non-executive chairman, will step down from the board effective immediately.

Susan Sallada

was elected to the board of the

Insurance Agents & Brokers of Pennsylvania

, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a statewide association of independent insurance agents, and to the

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

, Alexandria, Va. She is president of Universal Service Agency Inc., Fort Washington.

Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)

, a Philadelphia nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, elected

David Lane

vice chair of its board. He is president of LevLane Advertising, Philadelphia.

Ram Mohan

was seated on the board of the

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

(ICANN), the Marina del Rey entity responsible for managing the entire naming infrastructure of the Internet, at its recent international meeting in Cairo, Egypt. He is chief technology officer and executive vice president of the U.S. office of Afilias, Horsham.

Community College of Philadelphia

elected the following officers and members to its board:

, former senior vice president of human resources for Lincoln Financial Group, is chairman. He succeeds

Daniel P. McElhatton


, executive director of Project GRAD Philadelphia, is vice chair.

, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is vice chair.

, managing director of Mayer & Associates, is vice chair.

, former vice president of the Philadelphia Board of Education, is secretary.


Burn Foundation,

a Philadelphia nonprofit devoted to preventing fires and burns and supporting the burn-care community, named the

Rev. Carol Gadsden

chair and

George Tutwiler

vice chair of its board of directors. Gadsden is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and a client account executive at Veridign Health Solutions, Philadelphia. Tutwiler is a fire official for Pennsauken Township.

- Mike Zebe