BOARD & STAFF
Tricia Lefkof, Chair
Tricia Lefkof currently serves as vice president of commercial banking at Penn Liberty Bank. She has worked at Penn Liberty in treasury management for over 10 years. Tricia is an active member in the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Professional Women. She has served on the Grants Allocation Committee and the Development Committee at CCFWG. She also co-chaired our Making a Difference Luncheon this past year.
Judi Bell, Vice Chair
Judi Bell serves as chief operating officer (COO) for People 2.0, overseeing company operations that deliver back office support and services for independent staffing companies throughout the US. Judi holds a BA in management from Florida Atlantic University and has worked over 25 years in management roles for computer manufacturing and temporary staffing industries. She has served on numerous non-profit boards in Florida and Colorado with organizations focused on women’s issues. Judi has volunteered for CCFWG since 2011 in many areas, including the Making a Difference Luncheon and the Girls Advisory Board and Development committees. She also serves on the West Chester Rotary board.
Mary Beth Morrissey, Treasurer
Mary Beth Morrissey is senior vice president of finance and accounting at Liberty Property Trust, responsible for accounting, financial analysis, budgeting and the management of all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance. Prior to joining Liberty’s predecessor, Rouse & Associates, in 1986, she served as an auditor with Price Waterhouse. Mary Beth holds a dual bachelor of science degree in accounting and business from Mount Saint Mary’s College. She is a certified public accountant and a PIAA basketball referee. Mary Beth currently sits on the Grants Policy, Finance and Investment Committees and served on the Grants Allocation Committee this past year.
Ingrid Tomlinson, Secretary
Ingrid Tomlinson has served on the Grants Allocation Committee and volunteered on the Making a Difference Luncheon in many capacities for numerous years, including acting as the Luncheon Day of Co-Chair. When Ingrid isn’t volunteering, she works as a professional photographer. She spent 12 years as a senior photographer at QVC, working within the company and with vendors on many retail divisions. She currently works on freelance assignments for a variety of companies.
Nora Alvarez serves as a senior project manager with Horizon Associates LLC, where her responsibilities include managing software implementation and pertinent resources, providing ongoing support and overseeing special projects for a variety of clients. She also consults on business processes and best practice. Nora was born in Cuba and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds a master’s degree in information science from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree in organizational dynamics from Immaculata University. She is a past member of the Grants Allocation Committee, and a current member of the Grants Policy Committee and the 20th Anniversary Committee.
Mary Chan is the vice president of information/data management at the Access Group. She joined CCFWG last year as a member of the Grants Allocation Committee and currently sits on the Grants Policy Committee.
Pattie Diggin has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, and serves as an adjunct professor in the marketing and management departments of the College of Business and Public Policy at West Chester University. She recently joined the Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center as a coordinator. Pattie has been involved with CCFWG since it was established 20 years ago. She previously co-chaired the 2017 Making a Difference Luncheon and will chair it again in 2018. In addition to her work at the Fund, Pattie is a volunteer counselor at Chester & Delaware County Score and actively fundraises for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Siena College and an MBA from West Chester University.
Erin Duffy is a 2007 Girls Advisory Board (GAB) alumna and has grown with CCFWG over the last five years through facilitating GAB and serving on the GAB planning committee. She is also a member of the Grants Allocation Committee. Erin graduated from West Chester University with a degree in elementary education and now serves as the middle school head teacher at the Benchmark School. While studying at WCU, she was the president of Alpha Upsilon Alpha.
Paula Hudson is a native of Canada but has resided in Chester Springs for almost 30 years. She and her husband Graeme raised their three children in Chester County. Formerly a teacher in the Lower Merion School District, Paula now works with her husband in his Exton dental practice. She is one of the founding members of the Community Helpers in Common Service (CHICS), a local philanthropic effort that provides emergency funds for women in Chester County. Paula began her involvement with CCFWG when her daughter Lindsay graduated from the Girls Advisory Board in 2009. Since then, she has served on the Grants Policy and GAB planning committees.
Lisa M. Passante currently serves as interim executive director of DirectWomen, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of women lawyers on public company boards. In prior years, she served as vice president and associate general counsel at Thomson Reuters for the Intellectual Property & Science business unit, and as a member of the legal department of DuPont, a role that included acting as general counsel for DuPont Performance Coatings. Lisa was the past president of the National Association of Women Lawyers, serves on the advisory board of Vision 2020 and is a member of the Philadelphia Forum of Executive Women. She is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law and West Chester University.
Amy Reimer began her involvement with CCFWG as a member of the Girls Advisory Board in 2009. She has continued to stay involved, most recently as a member of the Grants Allocation Committee and Making a Difference Luncheon Committee, where she served as Chair of the Raffle Committee. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Amy is currently a civil engineer at Kleinfelder.
Catherine Sennett, Esq.
Catherine Sennett serves as director of advisory services for Jackson Cross Partners. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the Eastern District of the United States. A graduate of Drexel University, she is also a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a real estate salesperson in New Jersey. Catherine is also an adjunct professor in the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law’s co-operative education program. Catherine served as the Board Chair from 2011 until 2014.
Christina Shipe serves as the national recruiting associate at the Siegfried Group. Christina has been involved with CCFWG for many years, serving on the Digital Media Committee, Development Committee and Grants Allocation Committee. She is currently on the Grants Policy Committee and co-chairs the Young Women’s Initiative, togetHER.
Maia Tolsdorf is an engaged member of CCFWG’s Development and Grants Policy committees, and has served on the Grants Allocation Committee. Maia helped create CCFWG’s Women Talk lunch series and chairs the newly created Education Committee. She volunteers with many local charities and has served on several other non-profit boards that focus on the needs of women and children. She is currently a board member at Fairville Friends School and Unite for HER (Helping to Empower and Restore), a local non-profit that works with breast cancer patients. She has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Kathy Weber has been an active member of CCFWG since 2008. She has twice served on the Grants Allocation Committee and is now a member of the Making a Difference Luncheon and Grants Policy committees. This past year she served as the Sponsorship Chair for the Making a Difference Luncheon Committee. Kathy is a 30-year resident of Chester County and has been an active volunteer with many of her sons’ school-related activities, including eight years with Art Goes to School and ten years with the Downingtown East Football Association.
Denise Wine recently served as Co-Chair for the Making a Difference Luncheon. She also served on the Grants Allocation Committee. Denise was recently co-chair for Uptown! Entertainment Alliance Fall Fundraiser and co-chair of the Chester County Women of Achievement Awards benefiting the March of Dimes for four years. She currently serves as an advisor to the Hamels Foundation, and a board member of the West Chester Rotary Club. Denise is a financial consultant.
Barbara Jordan, Honorary Board Chair
Barbara McNeil Jordan is the founding Chairman of the Board and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of CCFWG. She is a director of the Claneil Foundation and a member of Springside Schools’ Honorary Alumnae Council. She recently retired as chairman of the board of Claneil Enterprises, Inc., a family holding company, and as a director of Wawa, Inc. Her past community commitments include serving on the board of trustees of the Episcopal Academy and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. She was a trustee of the Chester County Historical Society for 13 years, serving terms as vice chairman and chairman of the organization. Barbara also co-chaired their $5 million Historic Vision campaign.
Michelle Legaspi Sanchez,
Brandon Szerenyi, Office Manager
Cynthia Jaros, Development Director
Maeve Kelly, Communications and Program Associate