Board of Directors
Andrew Walsh, Esquire
Andy Walsh is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Legion Insurance Company in Philadelphia and is a practicing arbitrator in the insurance and securities industries. He joined the Board of Peter’s Place in 2003 and has served as an officer beginning in 2007, serving as Co-Chair of the Board beginning in 2008 and as Chair of the Board since 2015. Andy has served St. John’s Presbyterian Church in several leadership roles and was a member and Treasure of the Board of ReMedi, a reinsurance mediation society. He provides valuable advice to Peter’s Place on insurance, legal and employment issues.
Marcia Martin, Ph.D., LSW
For over 30 years, Marcia Martin served as the associate dean and ultimately the dean at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Having retired from her administrative position in 2012, she continues to teach courses in clinical practice, multiculturalism, and psychopatholology at Bryn Mawr and teaches a course in the DSW program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice where she also supervises the dissertation work of DSW students. In addition, she provides curriculum consultation to the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center. Marcia also serves on the advisory board of the Village, a private child welfare agency located in Rosemont and Philadelphia.
James H. Bromley
Jim “Jamie” Bromley brings many years of executive management experience to Peter’ Place.
He spent 22 years in top management at Rapidforms, Inc, primarily as President and/or CEO, followed by twenty years of consulting to the top managements of small businesses and nonprofit institutions. He has been a Board member and Treasurer at Peter’s Place since 2012. Among his areas of expertise are finance/accounting, strategic planning, organization and management.
George Bodenger, Esquire
George Bodenger is an attorney in private practice, specializing in healthcare law. He currently serves as Secretary to the Peter’s Place Board of Directors, and is a member of its Finance Committee of the Board. George is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League, a non-profit organization that combats Anti-Semitism and bigotry through education and advocacy. At ADL, George has served as a Vice Chair of the Board, Co-chair of the Corporate Partners Program, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee.
Linda Cummiskey, MSS
Linda Cummiskey is a long-time advocate of Peter’s Place. A social worker practicing in child welfare, education and trauma-related services in Delaware County for over 30 years, she appreciates the unique services provided by the organization. Her experience as founding Executive Director of Family Support Line of Delaware County, Inc. in 1988, consultant to Children and Youth Services of Del. Co., and originator of other child-oriented intervention programs informs her work with the Peter’s Place board.
Robert Fahey is an executive vice president of CBRE, a global commercial real estate firm. In that role, he advises institutional and corporate clients in the ownership of investment real estate. Robert was drawn to the mission of Peter’s Place after the murder of his sister, Anna Marie, in 1996. He serves as a founding member of the board of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School and on the Board of Visitors of Temple University Fox School of Business. Robert and his wife Susan live in Radnor and have three children.
Eleanor Morsbach Godin
It was the tragic loss of Eleanor Morsbach’s 10-year-old son, Peter, that provided the catalyst for friends to help found Peter’s Place in 2001. Eleanor volunteers on many levels and is a hopeful symbol for other grieving families and all who are involved with Peter’s Place. Eleanor is a residential real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors in Wayne, PA.
William H. Haines, IV
Bill Haines is Senior Vice President, Client Development for Pennsylvania Trust. With more than 40 years of financial services industry experience, Mr. Haines has been a consultant to the industry as well as a principal for an investment organization. Before joining Pennsylvania Trust, he was a managing director for FMS Group, a global sales and marketing organization operating exclusively in the financial services industry with expertise in the investment management and wealth management segments. Prior to consulting to the industry, he was a managing director and member of the Executive Committee of W.H. Newbold’s Son & Co. Inc., a regional full-service investment company.
Mr. Haines currently chairs the board of Historic Philadelphia, Inc. and is a member of the board of Peter’s Place. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board of Turning Points for Children, the Planned Giving Councils of Montgomery County Community College, Abington Memorial Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia and Chester County Estate Planning Councils. He has served on the boards of Chestnut Hill Academy, Germantown Hospital, and the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.
William G. Kiesling
William Kiesling has been a Vice President of Legal & Licensing of CSS Industries, Inc. since July 2015 and has been its General Counsel since August 2006. He served as Vice President of CSS Industries Inc. from August 2005 to August 2006 and also served as its Vice President of Legal & Human Resources between August 2006 and July 2015. From February 1995 to July 2005, Mr. Kiesling served in various legal capacities, including Vice President and Associate General Counsel, with ARAMARK Corporation, a provider of food, hospitality and facility management services and uniform and work apparel. Mr. Kiesling was associated with the law firms of Pepper Hamilton LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Mr. Kiesling received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jane A. McNeil
Jane McNeil is a playwright, philanthropist, and mother of two. While living on the main line for over twenty years, she has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Ballet and Southeastern Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood. Currently, she also serves on the boards of the Woodlynde School, Hedgerow Theatre, and C.B. Community Schools. Orphaned at thirteen, she and her husband established The Lily Foundation with a passionate mission to help women and children in need.
Karen K. Moon, LCSW
Karen Moon is a psychotherapist specializing in grief and loss due to death, divorce and life transition. She has over fifteen years of experience working as an employee assistance counselor for Merrill Lynch. Notably, she counseled employees affected by the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine shootings and provided numerous trauma process groups for employees affected by September 11th. Through her company, RHK, Karen consults with local companies on grief response and support for employees. Karen has a private practice in Wayne, PA where she works with individuals, families and facilitates a weekly adolescent girls’ therapy group.
Robin Pew has long been associated with Peter’s Place. Within the first year of Peter’s Place opening, she volunteered as a Grief Facilitator. Since then she has been involved in many different ways with a focus on fundraising events for Peter’s Place. She is a full-time residential real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway’s Haverford office.
Bob Prachar is the Founder and President of Springer Leadership, LLC, a consultancy that provides strategic planning, executive team development and community engagement services to emerging companies. Bob is a 25-year veteran of the life sciences industry and has held senior leadership positions with both established and start-up companies across corporate strategy, marketing, sales, business development, financial planning and health policy.
Bryn Smythe, and her daughter Cameron, became involved with Peter’s Place in 2003, after the death of her first husband. After working for 25 years in the private sector for a number of clothing manufacturers and home furnishing giant- IKEA, she turned her talents into volunteering time on non-profit boards, and areas of passion. In addition to Peter’s Place, she also engages as a project strategist for St George’s Church, The Westtown School, Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts, & Endless Arts in Eagles Mere. Becoming immersed in her local community has been an extremely important way for her to make an impact on local communities.
Susan Tiede spent her entire career in public education, first as a teacher in New York State, then as an elementary school counselor in Pennsylvania, and as an Elementary Principal both in the Perkiomen Valley School District and the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. While she was Principal of Devon Elementary in TESD she became acquainted with the work of the recently founded Peter’s Place when two fathers of first graders in the school died very suddenly during a two-week period of time. Peter’s Place provided support to the elementary school community at her request. She completed her career in public education as the Director of Human Resources for the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District when she retired in 2014. Sue served as a founding member of a preschool in New York State, and has served in a number of volunteer leadership positions in both schools and churches. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and an Educational Consultant.
Michael Zisman started his technology career in 1979 when he founded Soft-Switch, Inc. He became CEO of Lotus Development Corporation when Soft-Switch was acquired by Lotus, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM, and later because the vice president for Corporate Strategy for IBM. After retiring from IBM in 2007, Mike founded Golf Genius the leading supplier of tournament management software to the golf industry. Mike is a board member and chair of the finance committee at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Formerly, he served on the boards of Lehigh University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Main Line Health.
James M. Buck III
Having served on the Board since Peter’s Place’s founding in 2001, Jim Buck retired to emeritus status in June 2017. He remains deeply committed to the mission and services of Peter’s Place, participating actively in board governance, fundraising and strategy. He is a Partner with TDH Capital in Radnor and is active with numerous charitable organizations in the Philadelphia area.