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NOT_FOUND_HEADLINE_Fri May 04 22:50:01 EDT 2012

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, a nonprofit community music education and youth orchestra performance organization founded in 1939, has named the following members to its board of trustees: Andrew Abruzzese, owner of A.P. Abruzzese Painting Inc. and the Pineville Tavern.

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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, a nonprofit community music education and youth orchestra performance organization founded in 1939, has named the following members to its board of trustees:

Andrew Abruzzese, owner of A.P. Abruzzese Painting Inc. and the Pineville Tavern.

James M. Matour, chairman of the bankruptcy department at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller and a member of the firm's board of directors.

Sharon McGinley, founder and executive director of Eddie's House and president of the McGinley Family Foundation.

David Michie, founder of David Michie Violins L.L.C. of Philadelphia.

Walter M. Strine Jr., president of Hamilton Reserve Insurance Co., Ltd. and director and officer of Strine Family Foundations.

Judith M. Persichilli has been named to a three-year term on the board of the American Hospital Association's Health Care Systems Governing Council. She is president and CEO of Catholic Health East, Newtown Square.

CareKinesis Inc., a Moorestown provider of personalized medication management and pharmacy services for high-risk populations, has elected Gordon Tunstall and Albert Zezulinski to its board.

Tunstall is the founder of Tunstall Consulting Inc. Zezulinski had been executive vice president, health services for the NCO Group and remains a consultant to the company in public policy.

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick will serve as its chairman beginning October 2012. Fitzpatrick, a commercial banking executive with more than 20 years of experience, is president and CEO of Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Friends' Central School, Wynnewood, has named Robert Gassel clerk and Karen Horikawa vice clerk of the board of trustees, beginning July 1, 2012. Gassel is president of Robert Gassel Co. Inc. Horikawa is a member of the Radnor Monthly Meeting and a science teacher and associate science department head at Wilmington Friends School.

Doug Stanger has been appointed to the board of the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit organization that combats anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and promotes civil rights . He will also chair the Atlantic/Cape May County Steering Committee. Stanger is a shareholder at Flaster/Greenberg, Cherry Hill.

Stella Tsai, a partner with Archer & Greiner P.C. in Philadelphia, was appointed chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Diversity in the Profession Committee for 2012 by Bar Association Chancellor John Savoth.

Mission Kids, a Norristown nonprofit organization that works to ease the criminal justice process for abused children in Montgomery County, has elected the following members to its board:

Michael A. Valucci, principal at LarsonAllen L.L.P.

Michael B. Greenly, first vice president -investments, at UBS Financial Services.

Joseph W. Marshall 3d, vice chairman at Griffin Holdings Group L.L.C.

Kevin Kelly, president of Leon N. Weiner & Associates in Wilmington, was elected second vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, an industry trade group, for 2012.

Gerard J. Criner has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Criner, director of pulmonary and critical care medicine, and director of the Temple Lung Center, succeeds Jose Missri, who has served as interim chair since July.

Tangent Energy Solutions Inc., a Kennett Square firm that is developing sustainable-energy strategies, has elected John C. Weber Jr. to its board. He is a founding partner at Laurel Capital Partners. Weber joined Tangent's board as Laurel Capital's representative after the firm led a recent investment in Tangent.

Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of people experiencing homelessness, has elected Leti Egea-Hinton and Jeff Alexander to its board.

Egea-Hinton is deputy director of the Office of Supportive Housing for the City of Philadelphia. Alexander is vice president of public relations for the company's Freedom Region, serving Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey.

The Please Touch Museum, the Children's Museum of Philadelphia, a nonprofit mecca of fun for kids, has elected the following to its board:

Colleen Rooney, global director, internal communications for DuPont Co. and former vice president of corporate communications of Comcast Corp.

Bruce Aronow, chief executive officer of eLocal USA L.L.C. and former COO of Rorer Asset Management.

Andrew Kaplan, founder and managing partner of Rockland Capital L.L.C. and founder and partner in eLocal USA LLC.

International Council of Shopping Centers has reappointed John-David W. Franklin as state director. Franklin will represent the interests of owners, developers, investors, marketers, and other retail specialists across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. He is the senior vice president of leasing with Madison Marquette.

Brad J. Begelman, vice president and general counsel of Brandywine Construction & Management Inc., has been appointed to the board of governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools), a Philadelphia nonprofit scholarship organization committed to providing all children with a quality education, has appointed Charlie Ryan, chairman at UFG Asset Management to its board of trustees. The following were name to its board of advisers: Chris Rosenbleeth, partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young L.L.P.; Chris Carr, chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Modspace; John McGonigal, partner at Grant Thornton L.L.P.; and William Hieb, president and chief operating officer of DNB First.

FINANTA, a nonprofit lending organization that provides business loans, first-time home mortgages and technical assistance to Philadelphia residents of low to moderate incomes, has appointed Jane Sobieski chair. She is senior vice president at Bank of America, N.A.

Jennifer Kates and Mike Kerlin were named to the board. Kates is legislative aide and counsel for the office of Councilwoman Maria Quiones-Sanchez. Kerlin is associate principal at McKinsey & Co.

Raymond J. Angelini has been named to the executive committee of the Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County, Woodbury, and will serve as the chairman of the organization's facilities committee. He is president of Ray Angelini Inc., Sewell.

Mitchell H. Kizner was selected chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section. Kizner is a member of the environmental practice group, the alternative and renewable energy group and general counsel to Flaster/Greenberg, Cherry Hill and Vineland.

Historic Philadelphia Inc., whose programs include the Betsy Ross House, Once Upon a Nation storytelling, Adventure Tours, Franklin Square, and the Lights of Liberty Show, has named the following board members:

Jolley Bruce Christman, founder of Research for Action.

Melanie Johnson, City representative of Philadelphia.

Mark Squilla, First District Councilman for Philadelphia City Council.

Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, has appointed Margot A. Clark to its board of trustees. Clark is a retired educator with more than 40 years of service as a teacher and administrator.

Rosemont College, a private Catholic school, has named Maria A. Feeley and Richard G. Schmidt to its board. Feeley is a partner with Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. Schmidt is an orthopedic oncologic surgeon and chief of orthopedic surgery at the Lankenau Medical Center.

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Council President Darrell L. Clarke announced the following appointees to the Jobs Commission, which is tasked with determining how the city and its partners can create and preserve private sector jobs in Philadelphia. The Commission will be chaired by Robert C. Nelson, president and CEO of Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.,

The members of the Jobs Commission are:

Sultan Ahmad, founder of Sultan Ahmad Community Foundation and former MOCS executive director.

Ruta Bastos, senior vice president at Sovereign Bank, representing the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Ryan Boyer, business manager of Laborer's District Council.

Steven Scott Bradley of Bradley and Bradley Associates, Inc., and board chairman of the African American Chamber of Commerce.

David Donald, founder and CEO, PeopleShare.

Mark Edwards, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corp.

W. Wilson Goode Jr., Councilman At-Large

James Gratton, president of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.

William Hart, executive director, Mayor's Office of Re-integration Services for Ex-offenders.

Eden Kratchman, vice president of global corporative giving, ACE Group, representing the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Jaine Lucas, executive director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute at Temple University.

Bilal Qayyum, president of the Father's Day Rally Committee.

Narasimha Shenoy, representing the Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

Al Taubenberger, president of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Julie Welker, president of Coldwell Banker Welker Real Estate

Mark Konen and Kimberly C. Oxholm have joined the board of the Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit land conservation group. Konen is president of the insurance and retirement solutions divisions of Philadelphia-based Lincoln Financial Group. Oxholm has over 30 years of leadership and participation in the nonprofit, grant-making, and political communities of the Philadelphia region, with a special emphasis on fund-raising, board governance, and advocacy.

Mike Zebe