Board of Directors
Tom Cox, President
Professional: Employee Benefits Consultant for iSolutions Insurance Advisors
Education: B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) Bowdoin College; Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Designation from the American College, Certified Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act Professional from the National Association of Health Underwriters; Licensed Life and Health Insurance agent.
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Member of the Membership Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Scholarship Committee; President, BNI, Main Line 2 (Largest Chapter in the U.S.); Board of Directors, Innovations Home Care; Past President and current Board of Directors of St. Sophia Church; frequent speaker to Community Groups on Health Care Reform; Member, Society of Human Resources Management; Member, National Association of Health Underwriters; Member, National Society of Financial Professionals
Gary Kozick, First Vice President
Professional: Sole proprietor, Gary Kozick Elder Care Solutions, L.L.C.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh Master of Social Work, Adelphi University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, EMCCC Ambassador, EMCCC Membership Committee, Member of Chestnut Hill Healthcare Consortium, Member of Montgomery County Estate Planning Council
John Dean, Second Vice President
Professional: Vice President, Commercial Lending, Centric BankEducation: B.A. Muhlenberg College. Master’s in Banking from Sheshunoff/LSU School of Banking from Stonier Graduate School of Banking
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Loan Committee Chair at Community Lenders Community Development Corporation, Boy Scouts of America, Board of Observers and Alumni at Muhlenberg College, Academy Chorale and Abington Presbyterian Church.
Mary Ann Murtha, Secretary
Professional: Owner, A Never Ending Basket
Education: Philadelphia University - Organizational Leadership
Community Involvement: Member of Board of Directors & Walk Co-Chair of Greater Philadelphia, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [AFSP] and Member of Board of Directors & Education Committee Co-Chair of Greater Philadelphia, National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO]
Ella Saginor CPA, Treasurer
Professional: Partner, LG Legacy Group
Education: B.A. Temple University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Fort Washington Business Alliance Member
Marty Kalos, Past President
Professional: Certified Public Accountant, Kalos, Hutchings & Company, LLC
Education: B.S. 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
2019 - 2022
James R. Fisher
Professional: Director of Marketing, The Aranda Group
Education: B.S., Virginia Tech
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Chair of the Young Professionals Committee, Delaware River Greenway Partnership Vice President and Trustee, Nancy’s House Board of Directors, Philadelphia SCCA Chair of Street Survival, Bike Chester County Steering Committee, Delaware River Sojourn Steering Committee, French & Pickering Creek Conversation Trust - Iron Tour Steering Committee
Professional: Community Liaison, The Philadelphia Protestant Home
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: 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: Partner, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Education: B J.D. Temple University School of Law; B.S. Physics, Temple University
Community Involvement: Member of the EMCCC Technology Committee
2017 - 2020
Bryan T. Havir
Professional: Township Manager, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, PA
Education: M.P.A., Public Administration, Penn State University; B.A., Political Science, Penn State University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, TTF Watershed Partnership Board of Directors, member of the American Planning Association (APA), member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Professional Planner in State of New Jersey, Board Member of Old York Road Historical Society
Professional: Senior Investment Officer, Lindy Communities
Education: B.S., Widener University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, PAA Legislative Affairs Committee
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: Past 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.
2018 - 2021
Professional: Director of Major Gifts, Abington Health Foundation at Abington - Jefferson Health
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University; A.A. Bryn Athyn College
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, General Church of the New Jerusalem Board Member; Corporation Member, Academy of the New Church.
Professional: Next Level Financial Advisors
Education: San Diego State University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors ; President of the Wealth Education Foundation (non-profit); American Mensa; Philadelphia Estate Planning Council; Center City Opera Theatre Board of Directors
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 Committee
Professional: Sales and Service Manager, Penn Community Bank
Education: B.S. Degree, LaSalle University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Jenkintown, Lady Drakes of Jenkintown
Mark A. Pliner CRPS®
Professional: Financial Advisor, MassMutual Greater Philadelphia
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors
W. Russell Koerwer
Professional: Penn Community Bank, Montgomery County Advisory Board
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: Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Education: B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed. Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, IOM, Institute for Organization Management, US Chamber of Commerce
Community Involvement: Board of Directors, Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board; Member, Abington Township Economic Development Committee; Board Member, Jenkintown Rotary Club; PA Chamber of Commerce Executives; Board Member, MontcoWorks
Contact me: Wendy@emccc.org or 215-887-5122
Professional: Membership Coordinator, EMCCC
Education: B.A., Penn State University; A.A., Community College of Philadelphia
Community Involvement: Explorer Girls Leader, Chelten | A Church of Hope
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