Philadelphia Art Alliance, a nonprofit organization, named the following members to its board: David S. Blum, a partner in the Business Department and chair of the Real Estate Section of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads L.L.P.; Guy M. Aiman, who has been engaged in commercial real estate and property management for more than 20 years in the Philadelphia region; Jeffrey J. Devine, owner of Devine Plumbing Construction; Karen B. Davis, a consultant on nonprofit board governance and training, fund-raising in the private and public sectors, and corporate-relations strategies for nonprofits, and Nicole A. Cashman, president and CEO of Cashman & Associates.

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Theresa Groody, director of professional studies at Harcum College, has been appointed to six-year term as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. Groody was confirmed by the state Senate and appointed by Gov. Corbett to serve as the first Expanded Function Dental Assistant on the board.

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Today Students Run Philly Style, a nonprofit group that offers marathon training to help young people succeed in life, named Mark S. Stewart to its advisory board. He is chair of Ballard Spahr.

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Peirce College has elected Mark Edwards and Joseph Steuer to its board. Edwards is president and CEO of the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corp. Steuer is chief financial officer of the Philadelphia Zoo.

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Catholic Health East, a multi-institutional Catholic health system in Newtown Square, has appointed Therese O'Rourke to its board. O'Rourke is president, Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, and a former member of the CHE Sponsors Council and Hope Ministries.

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Health Partners of Philadelphia, a nonprofit health plan, has appointed Verdi J. DiSesa to its board. DiSesa is professor of surgery and vice dean for clinical affairs at Temple University School of Medicine and chief operating officer of Temple University Health System.

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Catholic Partnership Schools, a consortium of Camden's four Catholic schools (St. Anthony, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, and Holy Name) and St. Cecilia School in Pennsauken, named the following people to its board: Jennifer Alleva, a partner at Your Part-Time Controller L.L.C.; Eugene F. Schiavo, a principal at Kitchen and Associates Architectural Services; and Britt Starghill, a senior pastor at Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church. Board officers include Christine Healey, executive director, International Education Foundation, chair.; Charles Saile, a retired information technology executive, vice chair; Letitia Biddle, president of L.C. Biddle & Associates, secretary, and Mac Sarreal, treasurer.

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AIA Philadelphia, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects founded in 1869, elected the following officers and members to its board: Keith C.H. Mock, principal at Ballinger, Philadelphia, president; Julie Hoffman, health-care architect, EwingCole, Philadelphia, past president; Robert Hsu, senior principal, KlingStubbins, Philadelphia, president-elect; James W. Rowe, principal, Studio Agoos Lovera, Philadelphia, treasurer. Chapter directors include: Peter C. Archer, principal, cofounder of Archer & Buchanan Architecture, West Chester; Antonio Fiol-Silva, principal at Wallace Roberts & Todd, Philadelphia; John C. Gerbner, principal at EwingCole, Philadelphia; and Joseph H. Powell, founding principal at Buell Kratzer Powell, Philadelphia.

Chapter directors for 2012-2013 include Nicole Morris Dress, senior architect/project manager, BLT Architects, Philadelphia; Carole A. Hermann, associate professor of architecture at Philadelphia University; Denise E. Thompson, project architect at Francis Cauffman, Philadelphia, and Todd K. Woodward, principal at SMP Architects, Philadelphia. AIA PA directors include Jules Dingle, principal at DIGSAU, Philadelphia; Robert C. Kelly, president, design principal at KCBA Architects, Philadelphia; Elizabeth C. Masters, president of Elizabeth C. Masters Architects, Philadelphia; Michael Skolnick, principal of PZS Architects, Philadelphia. Paul Avazier, intern architect at Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, Philadelphia, is associate director; Alan Urek, executive director, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, is public member

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Philadelphia County, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children, has named the following to its board: Robert S. Hawkins, shareholder at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.; Tom Bonner, manager, corporate policy, at Peco Energy Co.; R. Leon Shelton, financial adviser at Raymond James & Associates.

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BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools), a Philadelphia nonprofit scholarship organization committed to providing all children with a quality education, has appointed Charlie Ryan, chairman at UFG Asset Management to its board of trustees. The following were name to its board of advisers: Chris Rosenbleeth, partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young L.L.P.; Chris Carr, chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Modspace; John McGonigal, partner at Grant Thornton L.L.P.; William Hieb, president and chief operating officer of DNB First.

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Women Against Abuse Inc., a nonprofit Philadelphia domestic-violence advocacy organization, has elected Amy Pocino Kelly to its board. She is a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice.

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International Council of Shopping Centers has reappointed John-David W. Franklin as state director. Franklin will represent the interests of owners, developers, investors, marketers, and other retail specialists across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. He is the senior vice president of leasing with Madison Marquette.

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Brad J. Begelman, vice president and general counsel of Brandywine Construction & Management Inc., has been appointed to the board of governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

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Children's Village, a Philadelphia nonprofit founded in 1976 that provides early-childhood education to young children and educational enrichment to school-age children for families of all economic levels and diverse backgrounds, has elected the following members to its board of directors: Carol S. Hammer, interim chair and professor of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University; Thomas W. Hazlett, partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P., and Abigail S. McMahon, Head Start program specialist with the School District of Philadelphia.

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Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Marlton, has named Rob Curley to its board of trustees. He is South Jersey market president of TD Bank. Installed as 2012 officers were: Carl Buehler, vice president of LRP&P Graphics, chair; Liz Thomas, cofounder and CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications, vice chair; Michael Bozek, senior accounting manager of Oki Data Americas Inc., treasurer, and Cliff Mancine, vice president of Mancine Optical, secretary.

— Mike Zebe