Board of Directors
Tom Shoemaker, ChairPA Market President of TD Bank
Tom Shoemaker is the Market President for TD Bank in Pennsylvania. He oversees four regional teams that include 35 lending officers with a $2.2 billion loan portfolio and 98 stores with $13 billion in deposits. The PA Market ...
Tom Shoemaker is the Market President for TD Bank in Pennsylvania. He oversees four regional teams that include 35 lending officers with a $2.2 billion loan portfolio and 98 stores with $13 billion in deposits. The PA Market is one of the largest and most profitable markets at TD Bank.
In 2001, Tom joined TD Bank (then known as Commerce Bank) to help start a leasing company and was its president from 2002 to 2004. Tom successfully transitioned to Regional Vice President (RVP) of Montgomery County in 2005. Tom was promoted to Suburban Pennsylvania/Delaware Market President in February 2008 and to Pennsylvania Market President in December 2011.
Tom is a native of Collingdale, PA, and graduated from the first class of Academy Park High School. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from Susquehanna University and his MBA from Villanova University.
Tom currently resides in Delaware County with his wife and five children. He is very active in the community, including with his local youth sports association. He is on the boards of the Institute of Economic Development in Chester, PA, the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, the Corporate Council of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and the finance committee of the Elwyn Institute in Media.
Dr. Julie Wollman, Vice ChairPresident of Widener University
Dr. Julie Wollman began her tenure as Widener University President in January, 2016. Prior to assuming this role, she served as President of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to becoming president of Edinboro...
Dr. Julie Wollman began her tenure as Widener University President in January, 2016. Prior to assuming this role, she served as President of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to becoming president of Edinboro, Wollman served as vice president for academic affairs at Wheelock College in Boston, Mass. Before that, she was vice president for academic affairs at Worcester State University, and dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College, where she also co-directed the doctoral program and held rank of full professor
Gerald Miller, Board Treasurer
Gerald Miller retired in January 2007 as president and chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System. He continues as a member of several health care organizations b...
Gerald Miller retired in January 2007 as president and chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System. He continues as a member of several health care organizations boards of directors. He is the immediate past chair of the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance and is the immediate past chair of VHA. Miller was a member of the HAP Board of Directors from 1997 to 2005, serving as chair in 2002 and 2003. In 2001, Miller was appointed president and chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System. In 1998, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Crozer-Keystone Health System and since 1986 chief executive officer of the System’s Health Services Group. As such, he had responsibility for the strategic direction of the System’s five hospital campuses and the long-term care division with its 700 beds throughout the Philadelphia region. The Crozer-Keystone Health System is a not-for-profit, integrated health delivery system providing a full range of services meeting the diverse health needs of its communities.
He previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa. Prior to joining Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Miller was the administrator of Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He also has held several administrative positions at the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., and at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N. J.
Miller received his undergraduate degree in economics from Rutgers University in 1969. He received a master’s degree in public health from Yale University in 1972.
He resides in Mt. Airy, Pa., with his wife, Lois, and three children.
Chris AlbrechtSenior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah's Philadelphia
Chris has been Senior Vice President and General Manager at Harrah’s Philadelphia’s since September 2016. Chris joined Caesars Entertainment in 2005 as a President’s Associate in Slot Operations in Lake Tahoe. He also p...
Chris has been Senior Vice President and General Manager at Harrah’s Philadelphia’s since September 2016. Chris joined Caesars Entertainment in 2005 as a President’s Associate in Slot Operations in Lake Tahoe. He also previously held the role of Director of Compensation & HR Effectiveness in the corporate office, overseeing the development of the HR People Effectiveness Scorecard and administering the company’s Long-Term Compensation Program and Annual Management Bonus Program. In 2010, Chris was promoted to Vice President and Executive Associate to the Central Division President, where he worked on a variety of high-profile projects. He returned to the property side in 2012 as Assistant General Manager at Horseshoe Cincinnati, where he assisted with hiring 1,700 employees and managed the successful grand opening in 2013. Chris joined Horseshoe Hammond outside Chicago in 2014, also as an Assistant General Manager. Under his leadership, the property achieved strong financial and service results. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Dr. L. Joy Gates BlackPresident of Delaware County Community College
Dr. L. Joy Gates Black was selected unanimously by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees in 2017 to be the fourth president of the College since its founding. She is the first woman and the first African Ameri...
Dr. L. Joy Gates Black was selected unanimously by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees in 2017 to be the fourth president of the College since its founding. She is the first woman and the first African American to head the College.
A well-respected higher education administrator with decades of experience at both community colleges and four-year institutions, Dr. Gates Black was chosen after an extensive national search to lead the College, which serves nearly 27,000 credit and non-credit students annually.
Dr. Gates Black most recently served as vice chancellor at Tarrant County College District (TCC), a comprehensive, community college in Fort Worth, Texas that annually serves more than 100,000 credit and non-credit students at multiple campuses. She joined TCC in 2010 as vice chancellor for Student Success, during which time she also served as interim president of Tarrant’s South Campus.
Prior to her tenure at TCC, Dr. Gates Black held a number of positions at community colleges across the country, including: vice president for Student Success and Enrollment Management at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, which annually serves more than 24,000 students; dean of Student Affairs at San Antonio College in Texas, which annually serves more than 40,000 students; and assistant vice president for Administration and dean of Equity and Diversity at Los Angeles City College, annually serving more than 32,000 students. Dr. Gates Black also served as associate dean of Admissions for the Los Angeles Campus of the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA; and as assistant dean at Cambridge College’s Springfield Campus in Springfield, MA.
She also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Dallas Campus of the University of North Texas, San Antonio College and at Cambridge College.
Dr. Gates Black holds a graduate studies certificate and a Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College, a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, and has pursued additional doctoral studies in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding University in Santa Barbara, California.
A U.S. Air Force veteran and a native of Dayton, TX, Dr. Gates Black is married to Dillet Black. They have four adult children and five grandchildren.
Vince Del RossiOwner and President of Health Mats
Owner and President of HealthMats, Vince, oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the company, which includes a staff of over 25 employees. Inquisitive by nature, as a child Vince...
Owner and President of HealthMats, Vince, oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the company, which includes a staff of over 25 employees. Inquisitive by nature, as a child Vince would visit his father’s diaper service facility to learn how the business and machines worked. It was not long before Vince’s entrepreneurial spirit emerged and he devised ways to improve things at the business. Vince and his wife Nancy bought the business in 1976 (which by this time had switched from a diaper service to a mat service) from his father when Vince Del Rossi, Sr. retired.
A hands-on leader, Vince’s creative thinking and leadership have enabled Health Mats to emerge as the leading mat service provider in the Philadelphia regions. Always eager to improve the processes of his business, Vince stays current with all of the most recent technology, and has attended numerous seminars and workshops on the subject. Vince was a founding member and president of our industry’s trade association, Dust Control Association (DCA) as well as the president of its successor, the Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA).
Vince has been an active member of his community, serving as a member and chairman of his township’s sewer authority, and elected auditor of his township. To relax, Vince enjoys attending all Philadelphia sporting events, boating, and spending time with his two grandsons.
Steven FischerExecutive Director of Chester Housing Authority
Steven Fischer is the Executive Director of the Chester Housing Authority where he brings over 30 years of housing management and development experience. Prior to his arrival in 2005, he headed the Housing Authority in Kingston...
Steven Fischer is the Executive Director of the Chester Housing Authority where he brings over 30 years of housing management and development experience. Prior to his arrival in 2005, he headed the Housing Authority in Kingston, New York for 17 years.
Before that, he worked for the City of New York, the Department of Housing & Urban Development and served in the Peace Corps for three years in the Central African Republic. Fischer has held a seat on the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association’s Board of Trustees since 2002, where his service as Chair of the Legislative Committee has placed him among industry leaders in the advocacy of affordable housing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida.
Patrick GavinChief Executive Officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System
Patrick Gavin is the Chief Executive Officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System, the largest employer in Delaware County with over 6,000 employees. Pat joined the Health System in 2010 as the president of Crozer-Chester Medical...
Patrick Gavin is the Chief Executive Officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System, the largest employer in Delaware County with over 6,000 employees. Pat joined the Health System in 2010 as the president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center and was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2012. Pat holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University, an MBA in information systems from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University. Before coming to the Health System, Gavin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, PA. He previously held senior leadership roles with Lehigh Valley Health Network, in Allentown; Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, in Philadelphia and Chilton Memorial Hospital, in Pompton Plains, NJ.
Pat serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania, The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County and the Boys and Girls Club of Chester, of which he is the former Chair.
Steve JohnsonChief Executive Officer of Community Professional Loudspeakers
Steve Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of Community Professional Loudspeakers. Community is an American original whose products have shaped the professional sound industry since 1968. Headquartered in Chester, PA, Community...
Steve Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of Community Professional Loudspeakers. Community is an American original whose products have shaped the professional sound industry since 1968. Headquartered in Chester, PA, Community designs and manufactures high performance indoor and outdoor loudspeakers that provide reliable, long-term service, often for applications in extreme and challenging environments. Community’s products can be found in the world’s leading sports venues, auditoria, theme parks, worship facilities and convention centers.
Johnson joined Community Professional Loudspeakers as the CEO in 2013. He came to Community from Bosch Communications Systems in Burnsville, MN, where he served as Global Brand Manager and Business Line Manager for Electro-Voice, RTS, Telex and Dynacord audio products worldwide. Steve’s previous roles have included marketing and engineering leadership positions with Harman, Shure, and Motorola.
Johnson has over 30 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the pro audio and communications industries. He earned a BSEE from Kansas State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Robert JudgeExecutive Manager of Chester Water Authority
Mr. Judge was appointed Executive Manager of the Chester Water Authority (CWA) in January 2016. The CWA provides water service to more than 200,000 residents and businesses in southern Chester County, Western Delaware County, a...
Mr. Judge was appointed Executive Manager of the Chester Water Authority (CWA) in January 2016. The CWA provides water service to more than 200,000 residents and businesses in southern Chester County, Western Delaware County, and the City of Chester. Prior to joining the Authority, he worked as Exelon Generation’s Manager of Communications for the Mid-Atlantic Region for eight years. Judge previously served as Secretary of the Department of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for over five years.
The former Harrisburg politician, who served under Gov. Tom Ridge in the 1990s, underwent a career change by his appointment of Executive Manager. He is the son of Thomas J. Judge Sr., longtime chairman of the Delaware County Republican Party. The younger Judge has navigated careers as Delaware County treasurer, a Delaware River Port Authority executive, and a communications manager for Exelon Generation Co. Judge holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Widener University.
Adam KalinerFounding Partner of Power Home Remodeling Group
As founding partner of Power Home Remodeling Group, Adam Kaliner is responsible to oversee and provide direction for the company’s operations, accounting, technology, and vendor relations departments. Post college graduation,...
As founding partner of Power Home Remodeling Group, Adam Kaliner is responsible to oversee and provide direction for the company’s operations, accounting, technology, and vendor relations departments. Post college graduation, Adam co-founded Power Home Remodeling Group with his first cousin, Jeff Kaliner in 1992 with clear vision of creating a home improvement company focused on the customer experience.
Since the company’s inception, Adam has helped see his vision realized with Power being nationally recognized as an organization focused on ethics, integrity, and customer loyalty. Under his leadership, Power is among the top 1% of all home improvement companies when it comes to customer satisfaction. Power is also the nation’s 3rd largest exterior home remodeling company with $245 million in sales and projections of $300 million in 2014.
Power now employs more than 1,350 people across nine territories and has been recognized as a “Top Workplace” for the fifth consecutive year. Adam serves on the Remodeling Futures Steering Committee for Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, is a member of the Window and Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA), and sits on the board of The Institute for Economic Development, which is focused on the physical, economic and social revitalization of the City of Chester. He has also been an active philanthropist for charities such as National Gaucher Foundation, The Mission Continues, Habitat For Humanity and YouthBuild, USA and has ignited the company’s corporate sponsorship for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Since this partnership began in 2011, the company has raised more than $425,000 to fight pediatric cancer.
In addition to his many industry and charitable accomplishments, Adam has won several awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and The Philadelphia Business Journal CFO of the Year award.
Adam holds a bachelors degree in business management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in College Park. He currently resides in Bryn Mawr, PA with his wife, Lauren and their three children, Pierce, Aiden and Ashton.
Tim McDermottChief Business Officer of Philadelphia Union
Tim McDermott joined the Philadelphia Union as Chief Business Officer on Jan. 27, 2016. He oversees all of the club’s business operations, including working closely with their USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, who played their ...
Tim McDermott joined the Philadelphia Union as Chief Business Officer on Jan. 27, 2016. He oversees all of the club’s business operations, including working closely with their USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, who played their inaugural game in 2016, as well as the Philadelphia Union Academy.
Since joining the Union, McDermott’s efforts have been focused on increasing the brand strength, fan base, and revenue opportunities. McDermott launched the inaugural Fan Advisory Board, in an effort to provide fan feedback and input on a variety of topics to help create the best possible fan experience at Talen Energy Stadium and on official team broadcasts.
McDermott previously spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Capitals. For the Sixers, McDermott served as the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer. While with the team, his strategy led to the enhancement of the team’s digital and data capabilities, the unveiling of a new brand identity and the transformation of the team’s game entertainment through one of the first permanent, state-of-the-art 3D court projection systems in the NBA.
McDermott also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at the Eagles. During his time, they were recognized by Forbes as the Fastest Growing Brand in Sports. McDermott helped launch the Eagles Tackling Breast Cancer Campaign in 2004, which has since grown into a league-wide initiative. McDermott also built a content strategy which generated the team’s highest-ever cumulative TV ratings and transitioned philadelphiaeagles.com into its own scalable network. During his tenure, Eagles Television Network was nominated for 28 Emmy Awards.
From 2006-09, McDermott led the Washington Capitals’ marketing and communications efforts. In his final season with the team, they sold out all 41 home games for the first time in franchise history. McDermott’s time in Washington was marked with record increases in attendance, television ratings, merchandise sales and web traffic.
In addition to his experience in professional sports, McDermott also spent several years with Comcast in New Media Development incubating new business ventures, such as multi-room DVR, voice activated remote control, and home controls, utilizing advanced technologies. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing for the San Diego Chargers, and began his career in Corporate Sponsorships with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
McDermott earned his MBA from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell, where he was a three-year letter winner in football. In 2011, he was named 40 under 40 by the Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2014, he received the CMO Club Programmatic Marketing Award for demonstrated success using technology that leverages data science to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of digital marketing. His brother, Sean, is the Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills.
Dan MurphyOwner of Murphy Ford
Daniel G. Murphy, IV has a B.S. in Business and has completed National Automobile Dealer School (NADA). He has an extensive background in the automotive industry, dealer management, customer satisfaction, and sales management.<...
Daniel G. Murphy, IV has a B.S. in Business and has completed National Automobile Dealer School (NADA). He has an extensive background in the automotive industry, dealer management, customer satisfaction, and sales management.
He started working at the Murphy Ford dealership in 1999 and is the third generation that will continue the family business. His family business has come a long way since his great grandfather left dairy farming in Chester County to sell cars in 1948 for Chester Lincoln Mercury. The Murphy family has been leading the business for over fifty years and they pride themselves on treating their customers like family. Murphy Ford is the only Motor Trend Certified dealership in the greater Philadelphia Area. The facility now has a body shop, parts department, full service department, and sales department.
Brett RoePresident of Roe Fabricators, Inc.
Jeffrey K. WarmannChief Executive Officer and President of Monroe Energy, LLC, the Trainer Refinery
As an industry recognized visionary leader and author with a proven track record, Jeff Warmann accepted the challenge of leading the newly acquired Monroe Energy, LLC, the Trainer Refinery, as Chief Executive Officer and Presid...
As an industry recognized visionary leader and author with a proven track record, Jeff Warmann accepted the challenge of leading the newly acquired Monroe Energy, LLC, the Trainer Refinery, as Chief Executive Officer and President. An energetic, creative refining, and marketing executive he combines management, refining, and marketing skills to enhance companies and growth-oriented organizations. Jeff’s unique style of leadership led to the successful start-up of Monroe Energy, LLC. Surpassing all expectations, the Warmann team completed the start-up and produced jet fuel for Delta Airlines, the parent company, ahead of schedule.
With over 30 years of refining industry experience in the chemical and petroleum industry, including extensive experience in petroleum refining, marketing, trading, supply, and distribution operations, Jeff combines extensive knowledge with an entrepreneurial zest for identifying opportunities, integrating assets, and assembling teams to capitalize on potential for growth and to bring those opportunities to fruition.
As the Refinery Manager at Murphy Oil, USA Inc., Jeff led the Meraux Refinery to set all-time safety, environmental compliance, and throughput records. His uncompromising pursuit of excellence and inspirational leadership contributed to Meraux’s improvement from a 4th quartile Solomon refinery into a 2nd quartile refinery in less than one year. Additionally, under his leadership, Meraux’s average net income continually improved to a positive $10-20MM per month versus losing $10-20MM per month. Serving as Senior Consultant at Whitewater Strategies, Jeff developed a restructuring plan to increase the profitability of a Louisiana Gulf Coast Refinery. He was the steward of efforts to improve the turnaround team and renew the refinery’s focus on increased performance.
Jeff’s career includes a number of leadership roles. At Frontier Refining & Marketing, Inc., he served as the Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development. He played a key role in searching for, developing, evaluating, negotiating, and transitioning merger and acquisition opportunities. At Western Refining Company, while serving as Manager of Special Projects, Jeff was responsible for the capital budget investment of $500MM Clean Fuels and Expansion Projects, including a DHDS expansion, a new Hydrogen plant, a new Prime G+ plant, a new LSR NHT plant, two new Amine plants, a new Sour Water Stripping plant, a revamped infrastructure, and OSBL associated work.
Other industry experiences include International Alliance Group, The Williams Companies, Process Services, Inc., EDECO, Inc., Warmann Oil Company, Fina Oil and Chemical Company, and Colorado Specialty Chemicals.
Jeff is an author and inventor and has co-authored two books: Effective FCC Revamp Management Leads to Substantial Benefits, National Petrochemical and Refiners’ Association Annual Meeting, March 2000, and Fast-tracked FCC Revamp Meets Project Goals, Oil and Gas Journal, June 2000.
Jeff served as the lead co-inventor of eight patents concerning additive injection and ratio blending. Jeff holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
A man with a balanced life, Jeff is a devoted husband and father of two.
Robert WillertExecutive Director of DELCORA
Robert Willert is the Executive Director of Delcora. Prior to this position, he was the Township Secretary/Treasurer of the authority board of Delcora for eleven years. DELCORA, the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Contr...
Robert Willert is the Executive Director of Delcora. Prior to this position, he was the Township Secretary/Treasurer of the authority board of Delcora for eleven years. DELCORA, the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority collects, conveys, and treats water to prevent contamination of the community’s streams, rivers, and general water supply. As a result, the citizens of our region enjoy clean, healthy water. During a 10-year period, from 1999 to 2009 DELCORA developed a long-term control plan and invested $5 million in infrastructure improvements to address the issues of overflows during rain events that impacted the combined wastewater system in Chester.