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Mary Ann Plankinton-Peach, a partner in the Kennett Square and Centreville offices of MacElree Harvey, has been elected to the board of the Delaware SPCA, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal cruelty, neglect, and overpopulation.

Mary Ann Plankinton-Peach, a partner in the Kennett Square and Centreville offices of MacElree Harvey, has been elected to the board of the Delaware SPCA
Mary Ann Plankinton-Peach, a partner in the Kennett Square and Centreville offices of MacElree Harvey, has been elected to the board of the Delaware SPCARead more

Mary Ann Plankinton-Peach,

a partner in the Kennett Square and Centreville offices of MacElree Harvey, has been elected to the board of the

Delaware SPCA

, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal cruelty, neglect, and overpopulation.

Carey Buckley has been named board member of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association and its membership chair. She is senior account manager at Radian Guaranty Inc., Philadelphia.

American Council of Life Insurers, a Washington trade group, named Eileen C. McDonnell to its board. She is president and chief executive officer of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Robert M. Cox and Grace M. Deon have been named to the Management Committee at Eastburn & Gray, Doylestown. Cox is a shareholder in the firm's business and corporate law, education and school law, and litigation practice groups. Deon is a shareholder in the firm's employment, civil litigation and school law practice groups.

Fulton Financial Corp., Lancaster, appointed Denise L. Devine and Ernest J. Waters to its board. Devine is founder and chief executive officer of Nutripharm Inc. Waters retired from Metropolitan Edison Co., a FirstEnergy Corp. company, where he served as area vice president and area manager.

The Jewish National Fund named David Dinenberg president and Michael J. Boni vice president of its board. Dinenberg is the chief executive officer of Sky Development Group. Boni co-founded Boni and Zack L.L.C.

Brian L. Strom, executive vice dean for institutional affairs at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named chair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Consequences of Sodium Reduction in Populations.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society elected the following physicians to its board:

Michael Feinberg, a psychiatrist from Philadelphia, is the Psychiatry Trustee.

Bindukumar C. Kansupada, a cardiologist and internal-medicine specialist at HeartCare Associates of Bucks County P.C. and St. Mary Medical Center, is the International Medical Graduates Section Trustee.

Steven A. Shapiro, a pediatrician at Pediatric Medical Associates of Norristown, is the Primary Care Trustee.

Martin D. Trichtinger, an internist at Internal Medicine Associates of Abington and Abington Memorial Hospital, is the Pennsylvania Medical Society's Speaker of the House of Delegates. He will serve a one-year term.

Diane A. Allen and Rebecca Rakoski have been appointed to the board of trustees of the Alice Paul Institute, a nonprofit Mount Laurel organization that educates the public about New Jersey suffragist Alice Stokes Paul. Allen is a certified business coach whose specialty areas include leadership development, communication, and career management. Rakoski is a member of the debtor creditor group at Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield.

The Estaugh Board, a Quaker-related not-for-profit community in Medford and Lumberton, appointed Richard Cleaver as president of its board of trustees. He is vice president of national relationship management at First Data Corp. of Atlanta.

Ellen Toplin has been named to the board of trustees Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell and Pottstown, by the Montgomery County Commissioners. She was president and founder of Toplin & Associates Inc. before merging her agency with the Star Group, where she served as a managing partner and as president of StarToplin. Toplin currently serves as a strategic business and marketing adviser to a select number of professionals and organizations.

Westtown School, a Quaker pre-K-12 college-prep school in West Chester, appointed the following members to its board of trustees:

Michelle Beer Caughey, associate executive director of the Permanente Medical Group in Northern California.

Hugh C. McLean, retired chief financial officer of the Plowshares Institute.

James R. Perkins, president of Perkins Oil Enterprises, a partner with JDM Farms, and general manager at Mac-O-Chee Farms L.P.

Satya B. Verma, associate professor and assistant director of externship programs at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, has been elected the next president of the National Academies of Practice.

The Free Library of Philadelphia has named Thomas B. Morris, Melissa Grimm, and Monica Vachher to the board of the Free Library Foundation. Morris is of counsel in the corporate and securities group at Dechert L.L.P. Grimm is principal at Grimm & Grove Communications, Philadelphia. Vachher is an investment banker and securities lawyer who recently co-founded a college-advisory firm, Higher Education Advisors, and also had her own financial-consulting firm, the Astor Group Ltd.

Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a Philadelphia nonprofit, named Patrick J. McGuigan Jr. as its new board chairman. McGuigan, who served more than 30 years in the Army, retired as a command sergeant major in 1982 and has served as a department head and instructor at Valley Forge Military Academy and manager of the Borough of Malvern.


Harvey Portner, a Cheltenham Township commissioner and partner with Professional Healthcare Institute in Elkins Park, is president of the board of VNA Community Services Inc. Other officers include Michael A. Coakley, director at Kreischer Miller, vice president; David W. Mills, group manager of commercial banking at M&T Bank, treasurer; and Valerie Ward, a retired teacher, secretary.

Richard Roberts has been appointed a member of Pennsylvania's Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council by Gov. Corbett. Roberts is vice president and chief engineer for structural at Pennoni Associates, Philadelphia.

John Daly has been named vice president of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a national standards-setting body for surgical practice and education. He is the Harry C. Donahoo professor of surgery, surgical director of the Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety at Temple University School of Medicine.

Enrique Hernandez, the Abraham Roth professor and the chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Temple University School of Medicine, has been named a member of the ACS's board of regents.

Amy Goldberg, professor of surgery and director of the surgical residency program at the school and section chief of trauma and surgical critical care at Temple University Hospital, has been named to ACS's board of governors.

PathWays PA, a Holmes nonprofit social-services agency that serves low-income women and children, named Pamela Godwin to its board. She is president of Change Partners Inc.

College Settlement of Philadelphia elected Allan Corless and Ralph McDevitt to its board. Corless is construction vice president/civil engineer, with Neshaminy Construction Inc. McDevitt is senior vice president, investments, at Raymond James & Associates in Philadelphia.

The Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia, a trade group, named the following officers and members to its board:

David Keiser, executive vice president at Tioga Pipe & Supply Co. Inc., is chair.

Maureen Dobuski, president of Consolidated Drake Press, is vice chair.

Craig Spanek, controller of HMC Enterprises Inc., is treasurer.

Board members include Steve Christini, president of Christini Technologies; Melissa D'Agostino, president and owner of D'Agostino Fashion Textile Design; Paul Gannon, vice president of manufacturing at Stockwell Elastomerics Inc.; Andreas Kalisperis, chief operating officer of Philadelphia Pre-Cooked Steak Co.; Robert Rosania, chief executive officer of Ehmke Manufacturing Co.; Peter Windle, president and chief executive officer of Windle Mechanical Solutions Inc., and Sagar Venkateswaran, president of Peacock Laboratories.

Advisory board members include: Louis Eni, president of Dietz & Watson Inc.; Francis X. McGorry, president of Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and Stephen F. Jurash, president and chief executive officer of the Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia.

- Mike Zebe