Board & Committees

Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors represents a cross-section of community leadership. The Board directs the investment of funds, the distribution of grants, and the setting of strategic goals.

*Serves as an officer, not a board member.

Susan N. Denaro, Esq.

Board Chair
Attorney
Plank Frankowski

Kevin K. Murphy

President
Berks County Community Foundation

*Frances A. Aitken, CPA

Treasurer
Berks County Community Foundation
Chief Operating Officer

*Jay R. Wagner, Esq.

Secretary
Stevens & Lee
Shareholder

Lyn Camella-Rich

Retired Resident Director, Vice President
Merrill Lynch

Vicki Ebner, Esq.

Senior Counsel
East Penn Manufacturing

Gabriela Raful, Esq.

Senior Partner
Galfand Berger, LLP

Michael J. Rowley,
ABV, CVA, CPA, CFF

Partner, Chairman of Board
Herbein + Company, Inc

Ramona D. Turpin

Workforce Development Instructor
Literacy Council of Reading-Berks Inc.

Douglas F. Smith

Vice President
Commercial Loan Officer
Mid Penn Bank

Thomas Flynn

Former President of Alvernia University

Richard L. Stoudt, Jr.

President
High Construction Company

Alfred J. Weber

Past Chair
President
Tweed-Weber-Danks Inc

Hon. Carissa Johnson, MBA

Magisterial District Judge
District Court 23-1-02

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is responsible for managing the Community Foundation’s assets. The committee establishes and reviews investment guidelines and evaluates investment performance on a regular basis.

Lyn Camella-Rich

Stephen M. Fritz

Charles E. Lumis, CPA

Susan N. Denaro, Esq.

Kevin K. Murphy

P. Sue Perrotty

Douglas F. Smith

J. William Widing III, Esq.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee assists the Berks County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to the Foundation’s financial, operational and compliance information. They are responsible for overseeing the financial reporting process and annual independent audit on behalf of the Board and reporting results of their activities to the Board.

Stephen M. Fritz

Vicki Ebner, Esq.

Susan N. Denaro, Esq.

Charles E. Lumis, CPA

Michael J. Rowley, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF

Douglas F. Smith

J. William Widing III, Esq.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews and oversees the financial performance of the Community Foundation. It also engages with the independent auditors to assure a thorough and transparent presentation of the Community Foundation’s financial condition.

Susan N. Denaro, Esq.

Vicki Ebner, Esq.

Stephen M. Fritz

Kevin K. Murphy

Michael J. Rowley, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF

Douglas F. Smith

J. William Widing III, Esq.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee has the authority to act for the board between meetings and, without the CEO present, reviews and makes recommendations to the board regarding executive compensation.

Lyn Camella-Rich

Susan N. Denaro, Esq.

Michael J. Rowley, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF

Kevin K. Murphy

Jay R. Wagner, Esq.

Alfred J. Weber

Ramona D. Turpin

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee reviews the governance practices of the Community Foundation, determines the resolution for conflicts of interest and nominates board members and officers for the board’s consideration.

Susan N. Denaro, Esq.

Julia H. Klein

Kevin K. Murphy

Gabriela Raful, Esq.

Ramona D. Turpin

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