Michael H. Reed

has been elected to

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Temple University's board of trustees.

A Temple graduate, Reed is special counsel in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton and a member of the firm's corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice group. He also serves as general counsel of the Temple University Alumni Association and is chair of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics.

LeRoy E. Jones has been appointed to the board of Compass Philadelphia, a nonprofit that grants pro bono consulting services to nonprofits that benefit the Philadelphia region. He is CEO and founder of GSI Health L.L.C.

Melissa Hague has been appointed chair of the American Association for Justice's New Lawyers Division. She is a partner at Anapol Weiss, Philadelphia.

Mary Ann Plankinton has been named to the board of directors of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy, a Chester Springs provider of affordable therapeutic horseback riding for those with cognitive, physical, emotional, or behavioral disabilities. She is a partner at Gawthrop Greenwood P.C., West Chester.

Holy Ghost Preparatory School, a Catholic college prep school in Bensalem, has named three new members to its board of trustees: Matthew Costello, vice president of Apple Inc. and chief operating officer of Beats Electronics L.L.C.; Maureen Cleary, recently retired longtime director of institutional advancement at Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland; and Gerald F. Stahlecker III, executive vice president of Franklin Square Partners, Philadelphia.

University City Science Center, Philadelphia, has elected the following board members: Dario C. Altieri, president and CEO of the Wistar Institute; M. Brian Blake, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Drexel University; Dawn A. Bonnell, vice provost for research of the University of Pennsylvania; and Richard Vague, managing partner of Gabriel Investments. The Science Center also elected Russell E. Kaufman as a director emeritus.

The Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust has appointed Geoffrey Rogers a trustee. The trust's primary beneficiary is the Nemours Foundation, a children's health system that owns and operates Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., and major pediatric specialty-care sites in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He is managing director with Glenmede Trust and director of the firm's Wilmington office.

Michael E. Peters has been elected to the board of Bucks Beautiful, a group that seeks to promote and extend the development of gardens in communities and towns, and along roads, business premises, and private homes. He is an attorney at Eastburn & Gray, Doylestown.

Dilworth Paxson's Anthony Kyriakakis has been elected to the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. He is of counsel and a member of the firm's litigation department and the white-collar/corporate investigations practice group.

Settlement Music School has elected the following members to its Central Board of Trustees: Brian Pinheiro, partner at Ballard Spahr, chair of the firm's business and finance department and practice leader of the firm's employee benefits and executive compensation group; Joel Smith, president and CEO of J.F. Smith & Associates; Karen Gurmankin, outgoing program director of Heart to Heart Case Management at KleinLife and former field representative for former U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz; and Baird Standish, owner of Facility Specialists.

Board members for the Mary Louise Curtis Branch on Queen Street include Caitlin Devlin Ferry, relationship manager with Brown Brothers Harriman; Tamika Boateng, senior manager, institutional investor group, with Vanguard; and Leah Mellman, a concert pianist.

At the Germantown Branch on Germantown Avenue, board members include Susan Freeman, chief medical officer for the Temple University Health System, president and CEO of the Temple Center for Population Health, and vice dean for health-care systems for the Temple University School of Medicine.

At the Kardon-Northeast Branch on Clarendon Avenue, board members include Pam Henshall, president of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Mary Beth Kramer, president at Kramer Consulting; Daniel Singleton, manager of clinical informatics and implementation services at Aria Health; and Chris Argerakis, a music teacher for the School District of Philadelphia.

At the Willow Grove Branch on Davisville Road, members include Jack Rosenbloom, attorney and managing member of Rosenbloom Law Group in Horsham, and Lorelei Krall Toombs, senior pastor of Willow Grove United Methodist Church.

At the Wynnefield Branch, members include Jeffrey Levinsohn, private wealth adviser at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management; Andrea Lockenour, member of the patent council at GlaxoSmithKline; Teri Simon, a lawyer in private practice in Wynnewood; and David Deets, director of sustainability for Brown's ShopRite Inc.

At the Camden Branch on Morgan Boulevard, members include Roy Dawson, former interim superintendent for the Willingboro School District and former superintendent of Camden City Schools; Denise Dunham, retired educator and school principal, most recently principal of Woodbury Junior and Senior High School; and Sonjeya Fitzgerald, associate vice president for impact with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. - Mike Zebe