Board of Directors
Andrew Walsh, Esquire
Andy Walsh is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Legion Insurance Company in Philadelphia. As a board member, he provides valuable advice to Peter’s Place on insurance, legal and employment issues.
James H. Bromley
Jim “Jamie” Bromley brings many years of executive management experience to Peter’s Place, including 15 years of consulting to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Among his areas of expertise are strategic planning, organization and management and finance/accounting. Before joining the Peter’s Place board, he facilitated the Peter’s Place strategic planning initiative as a consultant.
George Bodenger, Esquire
George Bodenger is Founding Member of Law Offices of George W. Bodenger, LLC, a boutique health law practice. George concentrates his practice in health law and represents hospitals, physician groups, and other healthcare providers on a wide variety of corporate, transactional and compliance issues. George is also on the Board of the Anti-Defamation League, Eastern PA Chapter.
James M. Buck III
Jim Buck helps oversee the development effort, particularly focusing on charitable grants from foundations. Jim’s older sister, Sissy, died in 1975 of a rare blood disorder. He is a Partner with TDH Capital in Radnor and is active with numerous charitable organizations in the Philadelphia area.
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.
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’s a residential real estate agent with Prudential Fox & Roach in Wayne, PA.
William H. Haines, IV
Bill Haines is senior vice president, director of marketing and business development of Pennsylvania Trust.
Bill brings over 30 years of financial services industry experience both as a consultant to the industry and as a principal for an investment organization. Most recently, 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 organization.Read more
Marcia Martin, Ph.D., LSW
For over 30 years, Dr. Marcia Martin served as the associate dean and ultimately the dean/director at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.Read more
Jane A. McNeil
Jane McNeil moved to Pennsylvania over 20 years ago. In 1993, she met her future husband and a handful of years later they have a son, Liam, and a daughter, Libby. She owned and managed a successful monogramming business, Under the Apple Tree, for several years.Read more
For fun, she enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, playing tennis, practicing yoga and walking her two dogs, Lillian and Charles.
Her love in life, other than family, is helping organizations that do more than give: they leave their mark on the world in a positive way.
Karen K. Moon, LCSW
Karen Moon is a psychotherapist in private practice 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 and the Columbine shootings, and provided numerous bereavement groups for employees and families affected by September 11th.
James K. Paul
James K. Paul is Executive Vice President of Operations at Thomas J. Paul, Inc. Creative Marketing Services. Jim is a principal of the firm and John T. Paul is President. For the past 29 years, he has been a proponent and practitioner of integrated marketing communications, supporting client initiatives in Corporate Design, Package Design, Sales Promotion and Merchandising, Multimedia Sales Presentations and New Product Introductions.
Robin Pew has long been associated with Peter’s Place, from the time her family came to us following the death of her first husband, to her work as a Grief Facilitator, to co-chairing the 2008 Bowling Ball fundraiser. Robin will concentrate on development and fundraising for Peter’s Place.
Bob Prachar is an independent consultant to the life sciences industry.
Bob has more than 20 years of commercial leadership experience and has held management positions at both start-up and established companies including Sandoz, Endo, Shire, Johnson & Johnson and Abbott Laboratories. His expertise includes strategic planning, marketing and business development.
Bryn Smythe became involved with Peter’s Place in 2003 due to the death of her first husband. She and her daughter Cameron enjoyed the group time — one thing they felt they could handle during that time. They participated in programs at Peter’s Place for three years.Read more
Today you will find Bryn volunteering in a multitude of places, including The Westtown School, St. Georges Episcopal Church, scouting and various tennis and paddle groups, as well as at Peter’s Place. Bryn is an advocate for Peter’s Place in her role as a member of the board, concentrating on development and fundraising.