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Philadelphia Development Partnership, a private nonprofit organization that provides microentrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region with support and tools, has named Krista Butvydas Bard, Ron Dutton, and Melinda Emerson to its board. Butvydas Bard is chief

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Philadelphia Development Partnership

, a private nonprofit organization that provides microentrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region with support and tools, has named

Krista Butvydas Bard


Ron Dutton

, and

Melinda Emerson

to its board. Butvydas Bard is chief executive officer and president of AI Technology L.L.C. and a business consultant since 1985. Dutton is vice president and senior community development officer at Wachovia Corp., Philadelphia. Emerson is founder, president, and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia and was a client of the PDP.

The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, has elected Allen Model, Byron Clark, and Carl Cutler to its board of trustees. Model is the cofounder and managing director of Overseas Strategic Consulting Ltd. Clark is the managing director of sales for Mellon's Private Wealth Management Group, a division of Mellon Financial Corp. Cutler is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Brown Bros. Harriman & Co. and chief financial officer for its banking and advisory business.

The Delaware Valley Stroke Council, a tristate nonprofit group dedicated to reducing the effect and incidence of stroke, has elected the following officers and members to its board.

Marilyn Arnold, managing partner of the South Jersey General Office of New York Life Insurance Co., registered securities principal, NYLIFE Securities, Cherry Hill, is president.

Stephan Schifter, retired and a former entrepreneur and partner of KPMG L.L.P. Philadelphia, is vice president.

Pauline Vastardis, founder and designer at Pauline Vastardis Interiors Inc., Moorestown, is secretary.

Loretta McLaughlin, former chief financial officer of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Inc., Mid-Atlantic Community, and former chief operating officer of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, is treasurer.

Toby Mazer, administrative director of Stroke and Neuroscience Outreach Development at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, is executive director.

Sharon Bronstein is owner of Artistic Creations, Cherry Hill.

Philip Caldwell is managing director of Archer Benefits of Pennsylvania.

Suzan Fine is a certified registered nurse practitioner with a specialty in gerontology and the owner of FineCare Inc., Elkins Park.

Carl Gersh, is CEO of Be Seen Communication, Moorestown.

Stephan Kossuth is the director of procurement for AmeriGas, Valley Forge.

Paula Luborsky was a hydrogeologist with the Environmental Protection Agency (Region 3), Superfund Enforcement Division.

Donald Rosenblit is retired and was a founder and partner of Elkman Advertising Agency, and was the former president and chairman and now chairman emeritus of the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia.

Jerold Rothkoff is an elder and disability law attorney and managing attorney of the Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff, Cherry Hill, Center City, Trevose.

Sam Wu is chief medical officer of Good Shepherd Penn Partners, medical director of the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, and vice chairman for clinical operations of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Philadelphia.

Seth Keller has been appointed president of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, a national nonprofit organization of health-care professionals who provide clinical care to people with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. He is a neurologist with Advocare Neurology of South Jersey, Lumberton and Voorhees.

Jean Bond Brown, an associate at the Fort Washington-based law firm of Timoney Knox L.L.P., has been named to a three-year term as a member of the Development Advisory Board of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia.

Atlantic Central Bankers Bank, Camp Hill, has appointed Andrew T. Greenberg to its board and the bank's Investment Committee. Greenberg is managing director of Fairmount Partners, a mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm and CEO of GF Data Resources L.L.C. Mitch Wienick has been named to the board and the bank's Audit Committee. Wienick is president and CEO of Kelleher Associates Inc. and is the former president, CEO, and board member of CDI Corp.

The City Avenue Special Services District, which oversees Lower Merion and the City of Philadelphia, has named James Maguire Jr. and Robert Kennedy to its board. Maguire is chairman and CEO of Philadelphia Insurance Cos. Kennedy is president of Corporate Realty Solutions Inc., Bala Cynwyd. Maguire and Kennedy were appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Lower Merion Township to represent the township for a five-year term.

- Mike Zebe