Donald M. Tretola

was elected state chair for the

New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

. He is senior vice president of public affairs and program development at Allies Inc.

Eric Fraint, president and founder of Your Part-Time Controller L.L.C., was named to the boards of the Grand Canyon Association and the Young Playwrights' Theater in Washington.

Joseph M. Yohlin was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life. He is president of the Maine Merchant Bank L.L.C., Portland, Maine. The following were named trustees: Jay M. Bornstein, retired partner with Ernst and Young, L.L.P.; Amy N. Cohen, long-term care insurance specialist with LTCi Specialists, Jenkintown; Robert Fein, vice president and director of sales at CBS TV, Philadelphia; Nina Goldfarb, former president of the Abramson Center Auxiliary; Larry J. Rappoport, an attorney with Stevens and Lee P.C., King of Prussia; Gay Salin, Abramson Center Auxiliary president; Marjorie K. Sherr, partner at Hawk Partners, Cambridge, Mass.; and Wendy K. Twing, secretary of the board of Canine Partners for Life.

Graduate! Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that works with adults who have some college credits and want to complete their degrees, added the following board members: Trish Cashman, director of workplace campaigns at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia; Jeannie Heffernan, vice president for human resources at Independence Blue Cross, and Alexander James, corporate technical training supervisor at Amerihealth Caritas.

Peirce College, Philadelphia, appointed Gerardo Monroy and Robert Grasso to its board of trustees. Monroy is president of Colonial Penn Life Insurance Co., a CNO Financial company. Grasso is a partner at Deloitte & Touche L.L.P.

Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., has been named to the board of Acorn Energy Inc., Wilmington. He had served as chairman and chief executive officer of DuPont from 1989 to 1995 and as chairman until 1997.

Coriell Institute for Medical Research, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research center based in Camden, elected Roland Schwarting to its board of trustees. He is professor and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Cooper University Hospital.

Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners, a nonprofit that advocates for education reform, named Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio to its board. She is an associate at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young L.L.P., Philadelphia.

Marc Orlow, partner in the firm Begelman Orlow, was elected chairman of the board of EducationWorks, a nonprofit that provides a variety of afterschool programs. The board also added the following members: Partha Anbil, executive adviser, global health and life sciences for Strategy&, part of the PwC network; Peter Jones, director, enterprise learning and development at Independence Blue Cross; Patience Lehrman, special assistant to the dean for strategic partnerships and community affairs at the Temple University College of Education, and Caren Schiffman, director of business development and client relations for Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis L.L.P.

Frank Squilla was named to the supplier board of the National Association of Convenience Stores. He is senior vice president sales for InComm, Atlanta.

Liberty Property Trust, Malvern, elected Antonio Fernandez to its board. Fernandez is executive vice president and chief supply chain officer at Pinnacle Foods Inc.

Ed Richman was appointed to serve on the board of overseers of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He is president and founder of Richman Chemical, Lower Gwynedd.

David A. Nasatir was appointed as finance counsel for the Montgomery County Development Corporation, which serves as the administrator for business loan programs offered by the county and the state of Pennsylvania. He is a partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P., Philadelphia, and chairs its business and finance departments.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra appointed Zachary M. Johns to its board. He is an associate in the litigation department at Morgan Lewis, Philadelphia.

Gary P. Biehn, partner and chair of the international group of White and Williams L.L.P., Philadelphia, was appointed chair of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. He will replace Anthony S. Bartolomeo, president and CEO, Pennoni Associates Inc. - Mike Zebe