Board and Staff
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of a group of community leaders with a willingness to commit time, energy, and personal resources to the organization. The Board of Directors plays a key role in the organization's financial strength and stability.
|Chairman of the Board
David R. Breidinger
Senior Vice President
CIO & Vice President, Commercial Solutions
Reed Technology & Information Services, Inc.
Helen Ljungdahl Round
Chief Marketing Officer Latin America
President and Chief Executive Officer
First Savings Bank of Perkasie
Timothy Boyle, Police Officer, Franconia Township.
Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, President of Delaware Valley College
David DeLellis, Managing Director, Intrepid Capital Partners
Charles A. Eldering, Ph.D, President, Expanse Bioinformatics, Inc.
Gayle Goodman, CPA, Independent Consultant
Mary Helf, Esq., Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP
Thomas J. Jennings, Esq., Partner, Hill Wallack LLP
Francis Jeyaraj, M.D., Pediatrician, Lansdale Pediatrics & Adolescent Medical Associates
Pearl Kim, Esq., Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Lauren M. Massey, CPA, Managing Director of Finance & Administration, Abbott Capital Management, LLC
Wendy Miller Thomas, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, IDEAL Industries
Jonathan M. Sharaf, Senior Vice President – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Sandy R. Weikel, Liaison, Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Assn.
Sandy F. Bates
Peter Conn, Ph.D.
Dean Evans, Ed.D.
John B. Huffaker, Esq.
Sang H. Kim
David Leslie-Hughes, Esq
James J. Linksz, Ed.D.
Jane S. McKenna
Benjamin Ohrenstein, Esq.
Kenneth L. Plessner, CPA
Norma A. Yabut, RN
David D. Yoder
Carole M. Watters
Joan Block, Executive Director, Hepatitis B Foundation; Welcome House Child
Robert Byers, Jr., President, Byers’ Choice
Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, 8th Congressional District
Janet Haines, Former Board Member
William Haines, Former Chairman of the Board
Dennis Helf, Chairman of QNB
Robert Laws, Retired Superintendent of Central Bucks School District
Commissioner Robert Loughery, County of Bucks, PA
PA Senator Charles McIlhinney, 10th Congressional District, State of PA
David Navazio, Executive Vice President and Founder of Gentell
Doreen H. Paynton, Chairman & CFO, Dontech Incorporated
Daniel J. Reavy, Director of External Affairs, Verizon
Robert Solarz, President, Gilmore & Associates
PA Representative Katharine Watson, 144th Legislative District, State of PA
Bridget Wingert, Editor, Bucks County Herald
Chief Executive Profile
Janet L. Mintzer holds a Master of Social Work from Temple University. She has served as President & CEO of nonprofit organizations for over twenty years and also has experience at the director level in the for-profit sector. While serving as CEO, she concurrently served as President of a state membership association and won two national awards recognizing her leadership in fund development and collaborative legislative advocacy before coming to Pearl S. Buck International as Vice President & COO in February 2001. Ms. Mintzer was promoted to President & CEO in September 2001.
She received the Ted Lindenman Foundation Humanitarian Award in 2013, an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Bucks County Community College in 2009, the Symetra Financial Community Champion Award in 2008, the March of Dimes Women of Business Achievement Award in 2006 and the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce President's Award in 2006. She was also named Honorary Principal of Chongshu Girls School in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China in 2013.
Staff of Pearl S. Buck International
Pamela Carroll, Marketing Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura L. Gaines, Development Associate email@example.com
Leslie Lanzi, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Liddington, Development Director email@example.com
Tony Luna, Vice President of Relationship Development firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Mandic, Vice President of Programs email@example.com
Janet L. Mintzer, President & CEO firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Morrison, Database Project Coordinator email@example.com
Jill Reeder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Sheehan, Development Associate email@example.com
Kati Sowiak, Graphic Designer firstname.lastname@example.org
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site:
Kenneth Barndt, Groundskeeper
M.J. Baum, Tour Desk Operator
Jill Dansereau, Tour Coordinator email@example.com
Rebecca Kiefer, Tour Desk Operator
David Hartzell, Facilities Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy McElwee, Tour Desk Operator
Erika Sands, Pearl S. Buck House Director email@example.com
Jeanne Scanlon, Tour Desk Operator
Raymond Scholl, Grounds Assistant
Marie Toner, Curator firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Sponsorship Program:
Marie Taylor, USA Program Coordinator email@example.com
Wang Chengwei, China Sponsorship Manager
Kyunghee Bae, Korea Executive Director
Maria Margarita Lavides, Philippines Executive Director
Hsiu-Ling Hsiao, Taiwan Executive Director
Suntaree Rangkusone, Thailand Executive Director
Hang Minh Pham, Vietnam Country Director