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 D. Yoder, HRBP/Labor Relations, Lockheed Martin
||David R. Breidinger, Division Vice President,
|Sandy Weikel, Liaison,
Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Assn.
|Frederick Schea, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Savings Bank of Perkasie
David Ballai, CIO & Vice President, Commercial Solutions, Reed Technology & Information Services, Inc.
Helen Ljungdahl Betsill, Head of Operations, Merck Vaccines
Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, President of Delaware Valley College
David F. Conn, Esq., Attorney, Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP
David DeLellis, Managing Director, Intrepid Capital Partners
Vincent J. Deon, Executive Recruiter, Profile Consultants LLC
Gayle Goodman, CPA, Independent Consultant
Mary Helf, Esq., Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP
Thomas J. Jennings, Esq., Partner, Hill Wallack LLP
Pearl Kim, Esq., Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Sang Kim, Regional Banking Area President, Wells Fargo & Co.
Harold R. Levenson, CPA, Principal/Founder, LFL Veritas, LLC
Lauren M. Massey, CPA, Managing Director of Finance & Administration, Abbott Capital Management, LLC
Catherine Nguyen, Esq., Associate, Eastburn & Gray
Doreen H. Paynton, Chairman & CFO, Dontech Incorporated
Jonathan Moore Sharaf, Senior Vice President – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Wendy Miller Thomas, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, IDEAL Industries
Norma A. Yabut, RN, BSN, CCRN, Community VolunteerNorma A. Yabut, RN, BSN, CCRN, Community Volunteer
Sandy F. Bates
Peter Conn, Ph.D.
Dean Evans, Ed.D.
John B. Huffaker, Esq.
David Leslie-Hughes, Esq.
James J. Linksz, Ed.D.
Patrick A. Milberger, Esq.
Benjamin Ohrenstein, Esq.
Kenneth L. Plessner, CPA
Joan Block, Executive Director, Hepatitis B Foundation; Welcome House Child
Robert Byers, Jr., President, Byers’ Choice
Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, 8th Congressional District
Janet Haines, Emeritus Board Member
Bill Haines, Former Chairman of the Board & Emeritus Board Member
Dennis Helf, Chairman of QNB
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
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 an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service 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.
Staff of Pearl S. Buck International
Pamela Carroll, Marketing Director email@example.com
Ann Marie Galioto, Grant Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Luna, Vice President of Relationship Development email@example.com
Teresa Mandic, Vice President of Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda McCrillis, Development Associate 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
Kara Sarvey, Public Relations Coordinator email@example.com
Theresa Sheehan, Development Associate firstname.lastname@example.org
Kati Sowiak, Graphic Designer email@example.com
Marie Toner, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site:
Ronald Banes, Grounds
Kenneth Barndt, Groundskeeper
M.J. Baum, Tour Desk
Jill Dansereau, Tour Coordinator email@example.com
David Hartzell, Facilities Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy McElwee, Tour Desk
Donna Rhodes, Curator email@example.com
Erika Sands, Education Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Scanlon, Tour Desk
Raymond Scholl, Grounds
Eileen Yevcak, Tour Desk
Opportunity House Program:
Marie Taylor, USA Opportunity House 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
Welcome House Adoption Program:
Tammy Blymire, Contract Adoption Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Dillard, Contract Adoption Coordinator email@example.com
Amy Durie, Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Patti Dessino Farrell, Contract Adoption Coordinator email@example.com
Heather Hess, Contract Adoption Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Ebony (Cox) Holloway, Contract Adoption Coordinator email@example.com
Bethany Horstman, Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Lanzi, Asst. Adoption Coordinator email@example.com
Ellen Mishel, Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Schapiro, Contract Adoption Coordinator email@example.com
Kristen Slomka, Contract Adoption Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Toole, Contract Adoption Coordinator email@example.com