Linda A. Kerns has been confirmed to a seat on the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing by the state Senate. She is principal at the law offices of Linda A. Kerns.

Ari Rabban, founder and chief executive officer of Phone.com, Mount Laurel, has been named to the board of the New Jersey Technology Council.

Greenwood Racing Inc., owner and operator of Parx Casino and Parx Racing in Bensalem, appointed Thomas C. Bonner to its board. He is group vice president/legal and chief counsel of the company.

Rock School for Dance Education, Philadelphia, named the following members to its board of trustees:

R. Christopher Raphaely, deputy general counsel of Jefferson Health System Inc.

Martin Janowiecki, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Philadelphia market leader of the firm's private company services practice.

Sarah Chappell, an asset-management associate at Hawthorn-PNC Family Wealth.

Jan Marie Kurdin, chief executive officer of A. Jolan Ballet.

Kimberly Hallman, account supervisor at Devine + Partners.

      Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of contemporary photography, named John Hansen-Flaschen, Bruce Katsiff, and Laurence Shtasel trustees. Hansen-Flaschen is chief of the pulmonary, allergy, and critical-care division at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as head of the Penn Lung Center. Katsiff is a fine-art photographer who recently retired as director and chief executive officer of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. Shtasel is a partner at the law firm Blank Rome L.L.P.

Karin Corbett, a member of the commercial litigation and construction law groups of Kaplin Stewart in Blue Bell, has been appointed to the board of Sebastian Riding Associates, a private nonprofit organization in Collegeville that provides equine therapy to children (and some adults) with disabilities.

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, Harrisburg, named the following to its board:  

Robert Frankil, owner of Skippack Pharmacy. 

J. Scott Miskovsky, owner of Red Cross Pharmacy. 

Eric Esterbrook, owner of Esterbrook Pharmacy. 

Donna Hazel, regional recruiter for Rite Aid. 

Adam Welch, associate professor in the department of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University-Nesbitt College of Pharmacy.

Tamiko Yamatani, pharmacy student, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Martin Kendra, owner, Birdsboro Pharmacy.

Stephanie McGrath, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Jennifer Simpson, pharmacy technician instructor, YTI Career Institute.

Janet Hart, director, government affairs, Rite Aid.

Lauren Simko, director of pharmacy, Millennium Pharmacy Systems.

Howard L. Meyers, senior partner in the business and finance practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., Philadelphia, has been named chair of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827 that runs the Philadelphia Flower Show and supports educational programs.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a nonprofit that advocates for cultural and arts groups in Pennsylvania and South Jersey, elected David B. Devan chair. He is general director of the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Other newly elected officers include vice chairs Valerie Gay, executive director of Art Sanctuary, and Sean T. Buffington, president and chief executive officer of the University of the Arts.

The alliance also named the following board members:

Drew Becker, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Catherine M. Cahill, president and chief executive officer of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

Danielle Cohn, vice president of marketing and communications at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Gregory Corbin, founder and executive director of the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement.

Katherine L. Hanrahan, a coach with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.

Virginia Logan, executive director of the Brandywine Conservancy.

Sharmain Matlock-Turner, president and chief executive officer of the Urban Affairs Coalition.

Elizabeth Murphy, vice president of external affairs at Peco.

Natalye Paquin, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Siobhan A. Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Patricia Q. Connolly, director of the LeBow College of Business Center for Corporate Governance at Drexel University, joined the board of Chestnut Hill College.

Greater Philadelphia Association for Recovery Education, a nonprofit that designs and implements academic programs for adolescents and young adults in recovery from substance abuse/addiction, including the Bridge Way School, Philadelphia's only recovery high school, has elected A. Michael Blanche and Pamela Roberts to its board. Blanche is a counselor in private practice and focuses on the clinical needs of young adults and families who suffer from addiction. Roberts is a business technology service transition manager at Pfizer.

Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Wendell Pritchett has been elected president of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, an international organization of universities in large metropolitan areas.

- Mike Zebe