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PEC Board of Directors Elections for 2015-16
Elects as Chair, Michael Verrill and elects new members Jill Aschkenasy and Trina R. Smith

Philadelphia, PA - September 9, 2015 - The People's Emergency Center (PEC), West Philadelphia agency dedicated to nurturing families, strengthening neighborhoods and driving change, announced the election of the following officers to the Board of Directors:

  • Chair, Michael Verrill, Director of Business Development, McGladrey LLP, Blue Bell, PA
  • Co-Vice Chair, Ellen Brotman, Esq., Member, Griesing Law LLC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Co-Vice Chair, Greg El, Senior Partner, TriZen, Glenside, PA
  • Treasurer, Christine A. Jacobs, Former energy company executive, Philadelphia, PA
  • Secretary, Damien Ghee, Vice President and Relationship Manager, Pennsylvania Middle Market Lending, TD Bank, Philadelphia, PA

The Board also elected the following new members to the Board of Directors in June:

  • Jill Aschkenasy, Executive Director/Founder, Our Closet, West Conshohocken, PA
  • Trina R. Smith, Senior Managing Consultant, Publice Financial Management, Philadelphia, PA

And re-elected the following Directors to serve on the board for a term of two years:

  • Blair Boroch, Chief Operating Officer, United Healthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ellen Brotman, Esq., Member, Griesing Law LLC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Brian Keech, Senior Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Arthur J. Momjian, Esq., Partner, Duane Morris, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rita Toliver-Roberts, Ed.D., Vice President, Academic Advancement, Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Francis Vargas, Vice President - Elon Group, The Altman Group/Allied Construction, Fort Washington, PA

About PEC: People's Emergency Center (PEC) nurtures families, strengthens neighborhoods, and drives change. We are committed to increasing equity and opportunity throughout our entire community. We provide comprehensive support services to families experinencing homelessness, revitalize our West Philadelphia neighborhood, and advocate for social justice. Our community development arm, PEC Community Development Corporation, revitalizes the neighborhood where PEC provides services.  Together, PEC and PECCDC build strong families and strong communities.

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