Board & Staff
Leon Singletary, President
Professional: President and CEO, First Contact HR
Education: B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, M.S. in Human Resource Development, Villanova University, certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Society of Human Resources Management, Licensed Private Investigator.
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership Committee; Past President and current board member of Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association; Adjunct faculty member and national speaker at colleges and associations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. .
Professional: Senior Vice President at Conestoga Bank
Education: B.A. Economics with Magna Cum Laude Honors, LaSalle University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Co-Chair of Economic & Legislative Affairs Committee, member of the Horsham Township Police Pension Advisory Commission, and the Horsham Township Planning Commission. Past board member, President and Treasurer of VNA Community Services.
Professional: General Manager, Dave and Buster's Plymouth Meeting
Education: St. John Neumann High School
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Membership in Internatioinal Society of Special Events
David L. Cohen, AICP
Professional: Sr. Manager, Program Analysis & Development, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA
Education:MBA, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA 2003; Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 1991; B.S. in Communications, Politics and Law, Emerson College, Boston, MA 1987.
Community Involvement: Chairman, Cheltenham Township Economic Development Task Force; Treasurer, Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation; Member, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Public Participation Task Force; Board Member, Beth Sholom Congregation; Recording Secretary, Friends of High School Park; Web Master, Cheltenham Little League; Member, Cheltenham Township Ad Hoc Zoning Committee.
Professional: Director of Community Relations, Brandywine Assisted Living at Dresher Estates
Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and co-chair of the Program Committee; Ambassador for the Alzheimer's Association, secretary of the Eastern Region Collaborative Network for Montgomery County, Mental Health & Long Term Task Network Connections and Mature Resource Network Group.
Professional: Principal, Lance R. Kraemer Associates, Architects
Education: Architecture, Syracuse University
Community Involvement: Co-Chair of the EMCCC BRIC (Business Resource Information Center) Committee, School Board Advisory Co
Mary Ann Murtha
Professional: Chief Retail Officer/Sr. Vice President of Retail Services, Huntingdon Valley Bank
Education: University of Phoenix – Business Administration
Community Involvement: Bucks County Housing Group, Bucks County Jazz Festival
Beth Ann Neill
Professional: Director, Public Relations and Marketing, Abington Memorial Hospital
Education: B.S. in Marketing, University of Delaware; Graduate studies, Temple University
Community Involvement: Advisory Board, Parenting Center at Abington; Advisory Board, Parenting Center of Hatboro and Horsham
2011 - 2014
Thomas B. Carpenter
Professional: Assistant Vice President – Compliance, Hatboro Federal Savings
Education: B.S. in Accounting, Pennsylvania State University; J.D., Duquesne University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and member of the Membership Committee and Leadership Montgomery County Planning Committee; Rotary Club of Willow Grove
Professional: Director of Public Relations, Manor College
Education: B.A. in Jounalism, Temple University
Community Involvement: Chair, Leadership Montgomery County Planning committee, Member - EMCCC Strategic Planning Committee; Past President, EMCCC
W. Russell Koerwer, First Vice President
Professional: President and CEO, CheltenHills Savings Bank
Education: B.A. Muhlenberg College
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Program Committee member, Abington PAL, member of the Chief's Circle and Food Festival Committee, 40-year member and Past President of Jenkintown Kiwanis and Jenkintown Kiwanis Foundation Trustee, Trustee and Past Chairperson of Philadelphia Protestant Home, Director, Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, Class Fund Chair, Muhlenberg College.
Professional: Marketing Consultant
Education: Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Marketing degree, LaSalle University; Graduate, Executive Marketing Institute
Community Involvement: EMCCC Past President, co-chair of Strategic Planning, Member of BRIC, Board of Trustees, Manor College
Professional: President and owner, Senior Transition Services, Inc.
Education: B.A. in German from Temple University and M.B.A. from Drexel University. Completed certificate programs at the LaSalle University Non-Profit Management Center and the Goethe Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors; EMCCC Women’s Business Network program committee member; founder and president of Concordia Trust, a charitable foundation promoting German language education, scholarship and cultural programming.
2010 - 2013
Dr. Karen Wiley Sandler
Professional: Chancellor, Penn State Abington College
Education: B.A., Principia College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Community Involvement: Member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, Member of the Board of PAL of Abington, Member of the Abington Township Economic Development Committee, and Member of Board of Life Sciences Career Alliance. Senior Advisor for the PA Chapter of the American Council on Education's Network for the Office of Women and a volunteer for local church.
Professional: Senior Account Executive, Comcast Spotlight
Education: B.A. in Communications, LaSalle University
Community Involvement: Chair of the EMCCC Communications Committee
Michael G. Cohen, Second Vice President
Professional: President, Situs Properties, Inc.
Education: B.S. in Finance and Marketing, Lehigh University; M.B.A. Finance, Drexel University
Community Involvement: Membership in National Association of Realtors, Tri-State Commercial and Industrial Association of Realtors, Montgomery County Industrial Development Corporation, Bucks County Industrial Development Corporation; Board of Directors for the EMCCC, and Co-Chair of the Business Resource Information Committee
Kent Keith, Third Vice President
Professional: Portfolio Manager, Financial Advisor - Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Education: San Diego State University - Business
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Ambassadors Committee, Government & Economic Affairs Committee; President of the Wealth Education Foundation (non-profit); Boy Scouts of America; American Mensa; Montgomery County Estate Planning Council
Charles K. Harmar, Secretary
Professional: Managing Director, US Realty Capital
Education: B.A., Princeton University; graduate business studies, New York University and Temple University
Community Involvement: Board Member and Ambassador, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and Treasurer, Children's Service, Inc.; Member of Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee
Marty Kalos, Treasurer
Professional: Certified Public Accountant, Kalos, Liu & Company, LLC
Education: BS in Accounting, The Pennsylvania State University
Community Involvement: Treasurer, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Member of Program Committee, EMCCC; Treasurer, Old York Road Historical Society
Robert Maher, Past President
Professional: Partner in Law Firm of Dyer & Maher
Education: Juris Doctor Degree, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, 1974; A.B. English, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, 1969; Estate Planning Certificate, Temple University School of Law Graduate Tax Program, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
Community Involvement: President of Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Distinguished President of Jenkintown Kiwanis Club; Twice elected Kiwanian of the Year; Former member, Elder Services Board for Holy Redeemer Health System; Former Member of Development Committee of Manor College; Counsel to Abington Choral Club; Counsel to American Society of Appraisers, Philadelphia Chapter; Former adjunct faculty at Saint Joseph's University for business law and real estate law courses-Resource authority in presenting retirement planning seminars through Penn-Jerdel Corporation, SPS Technologies, Philadelphia Electric Company, Holy Redeemer Foundation.
2012 - 2015
Dr. Stuart B. Tollen
Professional: Doctor of Chiropractic, Jenkintown Chiropractic Center, Inc.
Education: B.A. in General Arts & Sciences, Minor in Biology, Pennsylvania State University; Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College; Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Community Involvement: President of Jenkintown Kiwanis Club; Jenkintown Community Alliance member; EMCCC Board member