Jeffrey Helphrey

was named to the board of the

Montgomery County Estate Planning Council

. He is a manager at Wouch, Maloney & Co. L.L.P., Horsham.

Anthony M. Padula, medical director at Independence Blue Cross, has been elected the 153d president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society.

Riddle HealthCare Foundation elected the following members: Natalie D. Ramsey, partner at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads L.L.P., Philadelphia; William H. Clinger, retired president of William H. Clinger Corp.; and Chris Smith, vice president, commercial banking group, Bryn Mawr Trust Co.

Widener University named Sophia Wisniewska, regional chancellor for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and former chancellor of Pennsylvania State University's Brandywine campus, and Daniel Hartney, a senior business-management major from Scotia, N.Y., to its board of trustees.

Walnut Street Theatre named Gloria Watson, regional president for AIG, to its board of trustees.

Attorney Saul Gruber of the Gruber Firm in Mount Laurel, was named second vice president of the New Jersey Association for Justice.

Merle R. Ochrach was appointed solicitor of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority. Ochrach is an attorney at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin P.C., Lansdale.

Lisa Crutchfield was named to the board of directors of Fulton Financial Corp., Lancaster. She is CEO of the Council for Growth and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association elected Ezra Wohlgelernter vice president. He is an attorney at Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig L.L.P., Philadelphia.

Jason Thacker was elected to the executive board of directors of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia for a three-year term. He is senior vice president of retail banking at TD Bank.

The National Museum of American Jewish History elected the following to its board of trustees: Susanna Lachs Adler, an attorney and a trustee at the University of Pennsylvania; Elijah S. Dornstreich, a financial adviser in Bernstein Global Wealth Management's Philadelphia office; Abbie Green Friedman, an attorney in Las Vegas; and Mark T. Oster, national managing partner of Grant Thornton L.L.P.'s Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices.

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, elected Jeffrey A. Lutsky chairman. Lutsky is the managing partner of the law firm Stradley Ronon. William R. Gast, president of the Malvern-based ad agency Mangos, was named secretary. Additionally, Stephen S. Sypherd, senior vice president of legal and corporate affairs for FS Investment Corp., was named a board trustee.

Mayor Nutter appointed the following members to the board of Philadelphia Works, the city's leading workforce development organization: William J.T. Strahan, executive vice president, human resources for Comcast Cable, chairman; Nicole Pullen Ross, head of investment management business for the Mid-Atlantic region at Goldman Sachs, secretary; and Dmitry Zhmurkin, director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operation, board member.

Richard F. Stipa, chief executive officer of the Trevose-based TruMark Financial Credit Union, was appointed to the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors Credit Union Advisory Council.

The American Horticultural Therapy Association elected Gerrie Schmidt, retired manager of seller enablement at IBM Corp., and Nancy Minich, principal of NAM Planning & Design L.L.C., Lahaska, to its board.

Episcopal Community Services elected Adrienne Yost Hart, senior vice president with Franklin Square Capital Partners, as president of the board of trustees. Board members include: Kurt Brunner, senior equity portfolio manager for the Swarthmore Group Inc.; Julia DeMoss, director of human resources at MedRisk Inc.; the Rev. Matt Holcombe, associate rector of St. David's, Radnor; the Rev. John Midwood, recently retired executive director of ECS; the Rev. Rick Vinson, rector of Trinity, Solebury; and the Rev. Bill Wood, retired rector of St. Christopher's, Gladwyne, and currently associate rector at St. David's, Radnor.

Campus Philly, the nonprofit organization that tries to connect employers with students at area colleges, named the following board members: Jeanne Mell, vice president of marketing communications at the University City Science Center, chair; Carol De Fries, vice president for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., vice chair; and Michael Scales, associate vice president for student affairs and chief housing officer at Temple University, secretary. Board members include: Jeremy Andreoli, executive director of video services for Comcast Cable; Claire Greenwood, director of the CEO Council of Growth and Select Greater Philadelphia; Karen Fox, human resources manager and department leader of university relations and strategic recruiting partnerships for Vanguard; and David Wilson, vice president of government and community relations for Drexel University. - Mike Zebe