of Directors and Staff
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Tree Community Health Foundation is a diverse board representing
the various communities served by the Foundation. Chairperson
is John Rollins; Vice Chairperson is Al Thorell; Secretary/Treasurer
is Wanda Mial. Committee Chairpersons are as follows:
Development & Communications: Craig Johnson
Executive: John Rollins
Finance & Investment: Chris Gadsden
Grants: Joann Hyle
Governance: Walter Tsou
is Founder and CEO of CareCierge, Inc, a unique, web-based concierge
solution for those taking care of an ill or aging loved one. With
a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University, Elena
previously served as a critical care nurse at the University of
Pennsylvania before transitioning into a pharmaceutical sales
industry career at Pfizer in New York. Elena serves on the Finance
Committee. She resides in Wyndmoor.
Buehler, MD. is former Health Commissioner for the City of
Philadelphia, where he directed the Philadelphia Department of
Public Health. Buehler is currently a Drexel University professor
in the Dornsife School of Public Health. Dr. Buehler serves on
the grants committee. He lives in Mt. Airy with his wife.
Lanie Dilks graduated from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School
of Social Work and Social Research with a Master of Social Service.
She has worked at various hospitals including Lankenau, Temple
and Germantown. She also worked in the Public Affairs Department
at Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Presently
she is serving on both the Grants and Development Committees.
Lanie lives in Mt. Airy.
Erin Doyle-O'Connor, MS, RD is a registered dietitian in Philadelphia,
with a primary focus on childhood and adolescent nutrition. She
earned her master's degree at New York University and completed
clinical training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine in
Bronx, New York. Erin serves on the Grants Committee. She resides
in Lafayette Hill.
retired from Germantown Friends School in 2007, where he served
as Associate Head of School for Financial Affairs. He had worked
with Germantown Friends for 11 years. Prior to that, he had a
long career heading up the marketing division of the Philadelphia
Inquirer. John also served on the boards of Awbury Arboreum Association,
the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, and The Wyck Association.
John serves on the Finance Committee. John and his wife Carolyn
live in Chestnut Hill.
is a founding partner of Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP,
a Pennsylvania law firm concentrating in estate planning, trust
and estate administration and litigation, charitable gift planning
and related areas of tax and personal and fiduciary law. He received
his B.S. from Yale College in 1968 and his J.D. from Yale Law
School in 1973. He has been recognized as one of the nation's
top estate planning lawyers by inclusion in The Best Lawyers in
America and Who's Who in American Law. Chris serves on the finance
committee. He resides in Chestnut Hill.
served Green Tree from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Johnson, formerly
with Glenthorne Capital, Inc., brings his expertise in growth
strategy to the Foundation. Craig serves on the development committee.
He lives in Chestnut Hill with his wife.
Wanda Mial, MGA has been a leader in the non-profit, governmental,
and philanthropic sectors for over twenty years. She has served
as Senior Program Associate of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF),
Chief Executive Officer of Women's Christian Alliance (WCA), Chief
Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia's Department of Human Services,
and Deputy Director of Congreso de Latinos Unidos. Ms. Mial has
held previous positions at the American Red Cross, Maternity Care
Coalition, and Planned Parenthood SEPA. She serves on the audit
committee. Wanda lives in Mt. Airy.
Rollins Prior to his recent retirement, John was Executive
Vice President at Accolade, Inc., a built-for-purpose company
that assists employees and their families to confidently navigate
the healthcare system so they get the care they need. He was previously
a managing partner at Accenture where he worked with large companies
to use information and technology to compete and serve customers.
John holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. John is
a past chair of the Wilma Theater, a retired director of Opera
Philadelphia, and currently is Board President for the Friends
of the Wissahickon. John serves on the Audit Committee. He and
his family live in Wyndmoor.
Al Thorell, Current Vice Chairman, Spring Garden Lending
LLC; Founder and Chairman Valley Green Bank; Exec. VP & Director,
National Penn Bank; Founder, Chairman, CEO, Chestnut Hill National
Bank; Founding Board Member, Treasurer and President Wissahickon
Hospice, the first Medicare Certified hospice in Pa. Founding
Member and Treasurer, Mt Airy USA, a community development corporation,
Served as Executive Director Chestnut Hill Business Association.
He is a welcome addition to the board and will serve on the Audit
Committee. Mr. Thorell and his wife live in Chestnut Hill.
Tsou, MD, MPH, has a distinguished public health history.
He is Past President of the American Public Health Association
and currently serves on the visiting faculty of the University
of Pennsylvania. He served as Health Commissioner of Philadelphia
and was the founding Deputy Director for Personal Health Services
and Medical Director of the Montgomery County Health Department.
Walter also has served on several boards including the Maternity
Care Coalition, and the Philadelphia HIV Commission. Walter serves
on the governance committee. He lives with his family in Mt. Airy.
is the former Deputy Administrator for Mental Health Services
for Montgomery County. She is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College
with a BA in Sociology and has a MS in Healthcare Administration
from St. Joseph's University. A champion of individuals with mental
health challenges, an advocate for family members, a partner to
providers, and a leader and consensus builder in the community,
Nancy has worked in the mental health field her entire career.
She has experience in planning, program development and implementation,
and public financing and policy. She currently serves on the board
of the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy. She is a Reach for Recovery
Volunteer and a Project LEAD graduate of the National Breast Cancer
Coalition. Nancy serves on the Grants committee. She resides in
Bethany Flood, MSSA, MNO, LSW, Executive Director
Sue Lee, Accountant
Sharon Anderson, Office Manager
Anderson, Office Manager. Sharon joined the Foundation in
February 2013. Sharon was a 35-year employee at Jeanes Hospital
working in an administrative position which included overseeing
the office management function. Sharon also served as assistant
secretary to the Board of Directors.
Flood, MSSA, MNO, LSW, Executive Director, joined the foundation
with more than 10 year of experience in development and family
social work. Bethany is currently responsible for accepting all
grant applications, screening them for required elements and tracking
their progress from approval to year end site visits. She is a
member of the National Association of Social Workers and Grants
Managers Network. Bethany resides in Mt. Airy.
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