The Franklin Institute, a nonprofit Philadelphia educational and cultural organization, elected three members to its board of trustees:

Arthur L. Caplan is the director for the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, the Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics. He is cochair of the United Nations/Council of Europe task force on trafficking in human organs and tissues.

Philip J. Dunford is the vice president and general manager of Rotorcraft Systems, a division of the military aircraft business unit at Boeing Co.

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick is the president and chief executive officer of Citizens Bank, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, and was president of Bank of America, Pennsylvania, and market executive for Commercial Banking in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, a nonprofit that provides education, mentoring, and counseling services to girls and their families, appointed the following to its board:

Stephanie Boyd is vice president of sales, marketing, and convention services for the Convention Center, Philadelphia.

Saniah M. Johnson is assistant vice president of strategic analysis at Delaware Investments, a Philadelphia subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group.

Kimberly J. Kashon is investment real estate manager and senior vice president of real estate finance for National City, now part of PNC, Philadelphia.

Lisa Taylor Richey is president of the American Academy of Etiquette Inc., Wayne.

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, an organization that supports the university in Israel, named Mona Zeehandelaar and David Zeehandelaar chairs of its Philadelphia chapter. Mona Zeehandelaar is a principal in finance at Towers Perrin, Philadelphia, and David Zeehandelaar is a partner at Blank Rome L.L.P., Philadelphia.

AmerisourceBergen Corp., the Valley Forge pharmaceutical-product wholesaler, said J. Lawrence Wilson, 73, has retired from the company's board of directors. Wilson had been a member of the board since the company's inception almost eight years ago and had been on the AmeriSource Health board of directors, a predecessor company. A search will be conducted to fill the vacancy, returning the board to nine members.

Kevin Casey was appointed chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section. He is chair of the Intellectual Property practice group and cochair of its ADR group at Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia.

St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia, named the following to its board of trustees:

Milissa Tadeo is senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Robert Carson is assistant principal for academic affairs at Wildwood Catholic High School.

The Rev. Peter Clark is director of the Institute of Catholic Bioethics at St. Joseph's University and editor-in-chief of Internet Journal of Catholic Bioethics.

Joseph Feighan has been a teacher at the school since 1986.

The Elmwood Park Zoo, a Norristown nonprofit, appointed Paul R. Decker to its board. Since 1992, he has been executive director of the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Plymouth Meeting.

John McMillan was named to the board of Home Care Associates, a worker-owned home-care agency and home-health-aide training program based in Center City. He is a home health-care aide with the agency.

- Mike Zebe