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Board of Directors 2019-09-17T17:45:38+00:00

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Board Member Bios

Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein, Executive Vice President at A-Best Vending and Coffee Service has been with the company for over 10 years. Coming out of Muhlenberg College, Alex continued his passion of Music and Radio and worked at WPHI 103.9 and WRDW 96.5 until moving over to the family business in late 2005. Developing business processes, sales and great teamwork is a foundation for success. Working with the MS Society and community outreach is dear to his heart. Alex is a goal oriented leader that enjoys working with others to create success for all team members.

David Fair
David FairChairman of the Board

David Fair has had a long career in both the public and nonprofit health and human services sector, and as both a provider and funder of services. He currently works as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children, a Philadelphia-based child welfare agency. Previously, Fair served as Senior Vice-President for Community Impact at United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and as a deputy commissioner responsible for the Division of Community-Based Prevention Services of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Bruce Fishberg
Bruce FishbergTreasurer

Bruce Fishberg, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer at JEVS Human Services. Most recently he was the CFO and Senior Operating Officer of Beth Tfiloh Synagogue and Schools in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to that position, Bruce was the CFO and eventually CEO of Pincus Bros., Inc. a once clothing manufacturer in Philadelphia. He is a member of the AICPA and PICPA. Bruce graduated Summa Cum Laude and first in class from Drexel University. He serves on a number of non-profit and community boards.

Anastasia Fleckser
Anastasia Fleckser

Anastasia Fleckser is Assistant Vice President overseeing Excess Casualty National Accounts for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Zone. Anastasia has been with ACE/Chubb for 11 years, first in Financial Reporting and then moving on to underwriting where she has held various roles of increasing responsibility within the Chubb Global Casualty and Excess Construction Divisions. Prior to joining ACE, Anastasia was an associate auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Anastasia graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Mary E. May, MFT
Mary E. May, MFT

Mary E. May, MFT is a Relationship Therapist with a passion for healing relationships perpetuated by violence and trauma in children and adults. With over two decades’ experience, Ms. May has the keen ability to simplify difficult life challenges through interactive evidence-based techniques. She served as clinical contributor for the Piton International Film Festival with their healing relationship series. Her expertise in trauma has allowed guest appearances on NBC 10, local radio shows and training. Keynote Speaker with conferences in the Eastern Caribbean (St. Lucia and St. Thomas) for nearly 5 years.

Ms. May is also compassionate around preventative care and bridging the gap of wellness integrating advocacy, cultural diversity and inclusion and psycho-education. The scope of expertise of prevention is aligned with Intimate Partner Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, Bullying in the academic setting and work-place, and Suicide prevention. Ms. May has received a citation from Councilman David Oh. She is the instrumental Lead with symposium – Our Voices, Our Issues. Ms. May is an innovative and creative trainer for professional development and community development. She also has a podcast, relationship groups, and advocacy roundtables to continue to provide resources to the community holistically.

Romell Parham
Romell Parham MPS

Romell Parham is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and a licensed social worker with over 15 years of experience within the Human Services field. He currently serves as the Director of RHD’s School Based Mental Health Program and has spent most of his professional career in the behavioral health sector both working with and managing youth serving organizations.
Prior to his position at RHD, Romell spent 5 years as the Associate Program Director of a residential treatment facility for adolescent and young adult males and 12 years managing school based behavioral health and alternative education services within the city of Philadelphia. Romell was a key member in the School District of Philadelphia’s Crisis Response and Management team and is an adjunct professor at a local junior college.

Erica S. A. Patterson
Erica S. A. Patterson

Erica S. A. Patterson is the Director of Contracts Management & Supplier Diversity in the Supply Chain Department at Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).  She has been employed with PGW for the past 6 years.  Erica has over 15 years of experience within various areas of business – Business Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, and Supplier Diversity overall.  Previous professional experience consists of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) – Contracts Manager; Arkema Chemical Manufacturing Company – MRO Data Analyst; and Sunoco, Inc. – Sr. HR Payroll Clerk and Sr. Procurement Buyer.

Erica has received company recognition for her overall achievements; recipient of PGW’s Bronze Safety Award and the Gold Total Quality Performance award for her achievements and exemplary contributions to safety and achieving corporate objectives through streamlining procurement processes and diversity inclusion. Erica received the Sunoco Award of Excellence and Certificate of Appreciation for her commitment to teamwork and dedication for the successful completion of the Sunoco and Speedway Acquisitions. In addition, Erica has received other certificates of recognition for her continued support and volunteerism on other committees related to her current board duties with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

Erica currently attends University of Phoenix, pursuing her doctorate degree in Management and Organizational Leadership; due to complete in 2019.  She holds a Masters in Management and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix; and a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Penn State University.

Erica was elected to serve as Vice President on the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) organization for their 2018-2019  and re-elected for their 2019-2020 board term.  On behalf of PGW, she is an active corporate member of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC); the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HPCC); African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC); Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC), and the Women Business Enterprise Council (WBEC-East).

John Milne
John Milne

John Milne is an accomplished Healthcare Executive with more than 15 years of sales, management and consulting experience who has earned an industry-wide reputation as a subject matter expert and creative developer of benefits solutions for his clients. As a licensed Benefits Consultant, Compliance & Healthcare Reform Specialist with Corporate Synergies, John provides employers and employees, with customized benefit solutions to control costs and ease administrative burdens.Prior to Corporate Synergies John has held management and consulting position with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mid-Atlantic Capital, Dollar Tree Inc., and Merrill Lynch. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rutgers University.

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