Dave leads a dynamic team of talented clinicians, educators, health care professionals, volunteers and support staff at Ranch Hope, where he has served as CEO for 15 years. Dave’s focus each day to be servant leader whose strengths include fundraising, public speaking, relationship building and bringing the necessary energy each day to accomplish each. His daily goal? Show up! He strives to be a champion of trauma informed care, social enterprise, green design, technology and seeking partners for collaboration. Dave serves on the Boards of the New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth and Families, Salem County Chamber of Commerce, Salem Community College Foundation and Salem Medical Center Advisory Committee. In addition Dave is a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and coach of youth sports. Dave and his wife Julie are the proud parents of 3 young adults who know how to laugh at themselves (and him), care about others, and explore the world. Dave received his Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and Master’s in Non Profit Management from Eastern University.
Ronald Burkhardt, MSOD
Assistant Dean of Institutional Research and Planning
Salem Community College
Ron is an experienced higher education professional with competencies in customer service, budgeting, compliance,risk management, program management, project management, strategic planning, and operations. At SCC, he leads the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness, which is the primary depository and clearinghouse for institutional data and information. IRP&E collects data from both internal and external sources, and then analyzes and communicates this information for use in planning, decision-making, and policy making. IRP&E is responsible for the integrity of data in the student information database and works collaboratively with divisions and departments to ensure the consistency and accuracy of institutional data. IRP&E assists Academic Affairs with the Academic Program Review, Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and Student Engagement. IRP&E supports the following efforts on campus. Before joining SCC, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania, most recently as residential services manager. He earned a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from Penn State, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and an associate’s degree in marketing and management from Community College of Philadelphia.
Les has spent more than a quarter century as the Director of the Betty and Milton Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. He began his career as a Teen Camp Director at the Flushing YMHA, then served as Associate Director of the Hartman YMHA, Executive Director of the JCC in Norwalk, Connecticut, and as a national consultant for the JCC Association in New York City. Les has received numerous awards and held many leadership positions, serving as past Chairman of his JCC’s Executive Group, Co-President of Camden County United Way Executives Council, Vice-President of the Association of Jewish Communal Professionals and Chairman of the Tri-State Regional Conference. Under his leadership, the JCC has become the hub of Jewish life in Southern New Jersey, with services for all ages and abilities, including classes older adults, a kosher meal program for the elderly, community-wide programs, the largest Jewish Day Camp in North America, an award-winning early childhood center, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an after-school program for children and teens.
Director of Member Services
Center for Non Profits (NJ)
Debbie joined the Center in June 2006 and is responsible for coordinating the Center’s workshops and events; promoting Center activities, managing member benefits programs, and maintaining member services including the HelpDesk (phone & e-mail information and referral service), resource directory and materials. She holds a Bachelor’s in Spanish and Master’s degree in Public Administration and had over 25 years of experience as staff and volunteer with non-profits, in such diverse fields as: health prevention education, pre-school to adult education, vocational training, fundraising, community organization, mental health, parent training, and cultural competency. Debbie has enjoyed extensive training in many program areas, including leadership, organizational development, fundraising, client services, conflict management, and much more. Having lived abroad from the ages of 3 to 14, and later two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, South America, Debbie is fluent in Spanish and a perennial student of human diversity and culture on all levels. Since moving from New York State to New Jersey in 1999, Debbie has worked at the Hispanic Family Center in Camden as Prevention Education Coordinator and with the American Heart Association in Cumberland and Salem counties.
Community Foundation of South Jersey
Andy left as Executive Director of Prosperity Indiana after a ten year tenure to serve as Executive Director of the Community Foundation of South Jersey starting on March 2, 2018. While Frazier was at Prosperity Indiana, the organization stopped predatory financial legislation, created new safeguards in the law for Hoosiers in foreclosure, ensured funding for affordable housing development, created access to fair credit products, funded sustainable energy and program innovation in financial access with members, delivered high quality consulting and training to empower neighbors and practitioners, and connected the diversity of local organizations and industries that encompass the state’s community economic development field. He came to CFSJ following a national search. CFSJ manages $21 million in donor-advised funds across eight counties in Southern New Jersey.
Lois W. Greco
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation & CDC
The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation & CDC concentrates its resources on the creation and implementation of resident-driven neighborhood plans, which focus on a neighborhood’s physical and economic revitalization, improved access to quality affordable housing, the development of the neighborhood’s leadership and civic involvement, and the provision of services needed by the children and families. Since taking this position in 2001, Lois has managed the Foundation’s portfolio of performance-based grants with an approximate award value of $92 million, assisting the Foundation’s grantees in developing, assessing and refining their programs for heightened impact. Lois aides the Foundation in refining its own grant program based upon the data gathered and lessons learned across the grant portfolio. Lois joined Wells Fargo & predecessors in 1994 and has served in various training and management roles in the commercial bank. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she served as Goodwill Industry of Eastern North Carolina’s first Director of Development. She began her career in banking in 1988 at Chemical Bank New York’s Not-For-Profit Group, a specialized commercial banking group. Active in her community, Lois is on the Board of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, a member of the Finance Committee of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), co-chairs CNJG’s Place Based Funders Affinity Group, and is a leader of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church Mission Team. Lois has published several articles on effective practices of the foundation, and has presented on the best practices in philanthropy and neighborhood revitalization at national, regional and local events. Lois earned a BA with Highest Honors in economics from Rutgers College.
Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust
Stuart has spent his entire career as a Real Estate Developer primarily in Center City Philadelphia. He was responsible for the legislation to allow the first Condominium in Pennsylvania and then developing Green Tree Run, developing the first Historic Rehab of a warehouse to loft apartments in the US under the 1976 Tax Reform Act (Sugar Refinery apartments in Old City Philadelphia ), and developing the first apartments on the Philadelphia waterfront (The Piers at Penns Landing-Pier 5 ,Marina and Pier7). Currently Stuart is the Chair and Founder of the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust, was one of the two Founders of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, is on the Advisory Board of a National Energy company and sits on the Haddonfield Borough Planning Board. He has served on various boards such the Advisory Board of the Temple University Business School, Family Services (Oaks), The Delaware River Ferry Commission, and Chaired the West Shipyard Preservation Trust. He has received awards including those from The State of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia for both Historic Preservation, and Ecology and the Driscoll Award from the Haddonfield Civic Association. He is a graduate of the Temple University School of Business, is a Fellow of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and has lectured at Temple, Drexel and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chairman, Holman Enterprises
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Melinda “Mindy” Holman is Chairman of Holman Enterprises and represents the third generation of Holman leadership at the helm of this family-owned and operated business. As Chairman, she is responsible for overseeing Holman’s six different lines of business: Holman Automotive, one of the largest privately-owned dealership groups in the United States, with over 38 retail franchises, 17 brands and locations from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest; Steward Financial Services, an auto retail finance company providing personal and commercial auto lending in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Florida; Holman Insurance Services, a commercial and consumer insurance services company providing a full array of insurance products to retail customers and customized insurance and risk management solutions to commercial clients; Holman Parts Distribution, a national multi-brand powertrain parts distributor; Auto Truck Group, a truck up-fitting business; and ARI, the largest privately-owned fleet leasing and management company in North America. She joined the Holman organization in 1986 first as a management trainee and then as an F&I Manager with one of the company’s New Jersey dealerships. She subsequently went on to serve as the General Manager of different dealerships within the company throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, before becoming Vice Chair of the company in 1994. She was named President of Holman Enterprises in 2002, CEO in 2004, and Chairman in 2015. Mindy is married to Frank Beideman, Executive Vice President, Human Resources for the Holman organization, and they have two sons together – Brad, 24 and Joe, 21. Mindy also has two brothers – Jeff, a high school guidance counselor and tennis coach, and Steve, who joined the family business in 2014 as Director, Community Programs.
Vice President of Strategy
NCI Information Systems
Bart has almost forty years of experience in the federal information technology services industry. In 2017 he joined NCI Information Systems as vice president of strategy, focusing on the development of NCI’s position in artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and agile software development markets. In 2016 he retired from Lockheed Martin after thirty-seven years with its information technology and services businesses, where he held executive and management positions in corporate strategy and proposal development. As director of strategy from 2000 until his retirement, he led and supported the development of strategic plans and initiatives instrumental in driving double-digit growth over a wide range of federal and international markets. He held this position initially for the Information and Technology Services business area ($2 billion in 2000 sales) and then, beginning in 2007, for the Information Systems and Global Solutions business area ($12 billion in 2010 sales). Bart is a lifetime resident of South Jersey and lives in Voorhees with his wife and one of their two daughters. He has actively supported nonprofit arts organizations throughout his career, serving in leadership positions on the Arts & Business Partnership, Symphony in C, and the Westmont Theater.
Fran McElhill, Esq.
Fran has more than 30 years’ experience representing education clients, and has served as chief outside counsel to several area colleges and universities, including The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has also served as chief outside counsel to various United States and international consortia of higher education clients. Prior to joining Archer, Fran was outside corporate counsel to Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., and LaSalle University in Philadelphia. She provides legal services to a number of higher education institution clients, including advice on corporate governance, tax-exempt and taxable financing, federal student loan program qualification, students affairs issues, federal and state tax issues, articulation agreements, expert control laws, endowment, scholarship and charitable giving issues, corporate sponsorship agreements, executive compensation issues, construction contracts, and public bidding issues (where applicable) to Rowan College at Burlington County, Rowan College at Gloucester County, Rowan University, Princeton University and Stockton University. Fran also represents significant United States private foundations and public charities with affiliated foreign NGOs, and has experience with the expenditure responsibility and equivalency determination requirements, and United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions and Specially Designated Nationals list and United States State Department Terrorist Exclusion List issues. She has represented a number of large social service agencies in a number of mergers, consolidations, affiliations and private-public joint ventures and also has decades of experience in public finance transactions for tax exempt organization clients including large health systems.
Chair, NPDC Advisory Board
As the Chief Executive Officer of Bancroft, one of the largest human services providers in NJ/PA, Toni has positioned the organization for a strong and sustainable future by growing and diversifying the services and programs provided for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and those in need of neurological rehabilitation.Programs and supports include a wide range of programs for children and adults, including the flagship Bancroft School along with early education special-education school, vocational and day programs for adults, more than 200 homes and apartments in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Bancroft also works in partnership with many businesses and community organizations to provide employment and volunteer opportunities for those Bancroft serves. Most recently, Toni spearheaded the largest expansion and construction project in the 134 year history of Bancroft leading to the opening of the 80 acre Raymond & Joanne Welsh Campus in Mt. Laurel featuring a 175,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Ten years in the making, the campus includes The Bancroft School, Lindens Center, with Campus Residential Treatment Programs and an unprecedented Activity Center, all designed to set a new standard of care in providing the highest level of service and recreation for students. The campus opened in January 2018 as a destination of hope for the greater autism community throughout the state and well beyond. Under Toni’s leadership, Bancroft expanded neuro-rehabilitation and brain injury services with four locations in New Jersey—Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Plainsboro and Brick— providing outpatient, acute medical day and residential services. She currently serves on the boards of Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Services in Camden, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, and Peirce College. She also serves as an advisory member of the FPA Wealth Management.
Karen Talarico, Esq.
Executive Director (Retired)
Karen joined Cathedral Kitchen as its first executive director in 2003 and retired 16 years later, after leading the Camden-based organization to become of one of the city’s most respected and steadfast nonprofits. The Kitchen serves over 100,000 meals to the impoverished and homeless in Camden over the course of one year. It enrolls nearly 60 students in its culinary arts and baking arts programs, which lead to 80 percent of those students finding jobs. It cooks 1,600 meals a day for shelters and halfway houses across the city. It provides on-site dental care and other services to its guests and students. And it operates two lunch cafes, a catering service and a “souper van” that help fund its mission to use food to change lives. Karen first began working in the nonprofit field as a business administrator for St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Gibbsboro. In 2002, Karen left her job working as the executive director of the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia to travel to Pittsburgh to care for her ill mother. After her mother’s death, she decided she would only work again if the job directly helped people. She had known about the Cathedral Kitchen from making casseroles for the kitchen back when she first moved to South Jersey, and when she saw the executive director job advertised, she decided to apply. The Kitchen did not have an actual kitchen at the time she started. It was serving meals in the gymnasium of an old school next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The nonprofit had just bought a building at 11th and Newton streets that they had planned to make its new home. They hired Karen to raise the $1 million needed to completely renovate the space. The city would not allow them to build on that lot, and they were forced to find another spot in the city for its new home. In 2004, with the help of the city, the site of the old Antrim Hardware Store at 1514 Federal Street was suggested. The building site required extensive environmental clean-up and site work to clean-up the remnants of buried oil tanks and make sure the ground could support the building. It also had to be raised several feet due to it being in the 100-year floodplain. Finally, on a November Friday in 2008, it served its last meal along Market Street, and the following Monday served its first meal at 1514 Federal Street. A major part of Cathedral Kitchen’s work is its culinary and baking training programs, something that Karen saw in 2009 as a way to further extend Cathedral Kitchen’s mission of helping change people’s lives with food. When they opened up the CK Cafe next door in 2015, a lunch spot that helps fund the nonprofit, it also started a bakery training program with more space. Now, in addition to serving meals and training students, it operates a catering business, contract meal services, and two restaurants: the CK Café on Federal Street and LunchBox, located in Roosevelt Park Plaza in downtown Camden.
Joe joined Republic Bank as Market President and supports the growth of the bank’s commercial and retail customer base in Pennsylvania. He was most recently Regional Vice President at TD Bank after a 27-year career beginning at Commerce Bank in 1992. He started as a credit analyst prior to serving as an asset recovery officer, a credit underwriting manager and a commercial lender. Joe serves as a board member of Rowan College at Burlington County College Foundation, Kennedy Health Foundation, Thomas Edison State University Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Community Foundation of South Jersey and Camden Business Assistance Corporation. He is also the vice chair of Rowan College Burlington County Foundation Board and Treasurer of Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Haddon Township with his family. As one of the largest Philadelphia-based retail banking institutions with more than two dozen locations regionally, Republic Bank stores are open seven days a week, 361 days a year, with extended lobby and drive-thru hours, providing customers with the longest hours of any bank in the area. The bank also offers absolutely free checking, free coin counting, ATM/Debit cards issued on the spot and access to more than 55,000 surcharge free ATMs worldwide via the Allpoint network.