of Directors and Staff
Board | Staff
Tree Community Health Foundation is a diverse board representing
the various communities served by the Foundation. Chairperson
is John Rollins; Vice Chairperson is Jane Baron; 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
Baron is Senior Advisor to the Dean of Beasley School of Law
at Temple University and serves as the I. Herman Stern Professor
of Law, specializing in property law, trust and estate law, and
ethical practices of law. Jane serves on the Grants Committee.
She resides in Mt. Airy.
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.
Gadsden 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.
former FMC Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Industrial
Chemicals Group and Shared Services. He currently coaches leadership
teams to address reality, focus on key opportunities and threats
and realize substantial improvements. He will serve on the Grants
Committee. Bob and his wife live in Chestnut Hill.
until her retirement in December 2013, was a partner in the commercial
litigation department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, specializing in
reinsurance. Before she began practicing law, Joann had a 15 year
career as a social worker in the Philadelphia area. For the past
five years, she has volunteered with Green Tree Community Health
Foundation, conducting site visits. Joann serves on the grants
committee. She lives 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. Wanda is currently Executive
Director of AchieveAbility. She serves on the audit committee.
Wanda lives in Mt. Airy.
is the creator and director of the SUPPER program. Prior to creating
the SUPPER program she was Director of Family Giving at Cradles
to Crayons, Director of Gift of Life Family House, Executive Director
of Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, and Director of Guest Services
at University of Pennsylvania Health Systems. Debra will serve
on the Development Committee. Debra and her husband live in Wyndmoor.
Rollins is 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 President of the American Public Health Association and
currently serves on the visiting faculties of the University of
Pennsylvania and Drexel School of Public Health. 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 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
Susan M. Hansen, President & CEO
Bethany Flood, MSSA, MNO, LSW, Grants Manager
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, Grants Manager, 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.
Ph.D., President and CEO of the Foundation, has been with
the Foundation since its inception. She has more than 30 years
of experience in health care policy and management and served
as President and CEO of Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia and subsequently
Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, DC before coming to
the Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Health
Care Executives and a member of Philanthropy Network of Greater
Philadelphia. Sue resides in Mt. Airy.