Our Board of Directors
When transferred back to the United States, Marybeth worked for the American auction house of Pook & Pook in Downingtown, Pennsylvania in Auction Services. She later worked in the Trusts and Estates department developing new business from 2007 through 2013. Marybeth is also a licensed Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual where she retired in 2015.
She is an avid golfer and was the 2015 Ladies Golf Chair and sat on the golf committee as a board member of Philadelphia Country Club until the end of 2016.
Ronald P. Feldman
Ronald P. Feldman graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware. Ron has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1985 and is currently a partner at the regional accounting firm of Gitomer & Berenholz, PC. His experience includes managing and performing the fieldwork of numerous non-profit organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He is certified in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. He is on the board of the Greenfield Foundation, a national philanthropic organization contributing over three quarters of a million dollars each year to various non-profit organizations. He has also served as Vice President of the Board of Commissioners of Upper Dublin Township since 2005 and has recently been appointed to the Upper Dublin Municipal Authority.
Ron’s interest in serving on the board of Friends of the Manor stems from his non-profit accounting work and his desire to support the efforts of this worthy cause.
Steve Killelea has always had an extraordinary drive for excellence. A Brooklyn N.Y. native, he excelled in both the classroom and the athletic field while attending Lynbrook Senior High School. Although he was the Senior class scholar/athlete award winner, he was always most proud of being voted by his peers as the person in the senior class with the best personality. Upon graduation Steve went on to matriculate at the University of Delaware where he earned a BS in Accounting.
After spending 4 very happy years in Delaware, he headed back to New York to start his business career in the Manhattan office of the international accounting firm Price Waterhouse. After a short stint in accounting, Steve was convinced that he was best suited for a career where his natural ability and love to work with people was a focal point of each day. To that end, he accepted a sales position with the Fortune 500 company Armstrong World Industries where he excelled, winning numerous prestigious corporate awards while also leading the United States in sales volume in his division. As he rose quickly through the corporate ranks, he accepted promotions with increasingly more responsibility, Steve was approached one day by a small customer, Bob Wagner, who had become a close friend. Bob wanted to expand his small family floor covering business and thought Steve’s skill set would be a perfect fit to help him accomplish his goal. Although this opportunity totally caught Steve by surprise, he accepted the offer and has been an instrumental part over the last 30 years in growing Bob Wagners Flooring America into a regional powerhouse employing more than one hundred people.
Steve’s drive for excellence has always served him well but that drive has now turned into a passion for enhancing the quality of life for young men battling the disease of addiction. He is committed to promoting world class programs that will change current views on what effective addiction recovery looks like in the U.S. His finely honed business skills combined with his interpersonal skills and ability to build and lead a team make him uniquely qualified to do exactly that .
Board President Linda Kunze is a Suma cum Laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Now retired, Linda spent her 32 year career as a mortgage banking executive. Resourceful and results oriented, Linda has extensive expertise in both sales and operations and has been responsible for budgeting, recruitment and training, marketing, new business development, process engineering and systems implementation.
In early 2016, Steve approached Linda to discuss his interest in building a therapeutic community in the Phoenixville area. Inspired by his personal journey with his son John and understanding the rising epidemic of substance abuse in our community and throughout the U.S., Linda quickly agreed to work with Steve to create an alternative approach to battling a disease that takes the lives of 120 people each and every day.
Linda has been a resident of Phoenixville for over 26 years. She and her husband, Greg Cordes, have one daughter, Emma.
Donna M. Mundy
Board Secretary Donna M. Mundy has more than 40 years of working in the retail industry, has progressive experience in training, sales management, business development and public relations. She’s experienced in general management, human resources, customer relations and communication.
Donna started out with Genuardi’s Family Markets and assisted opening many new stores, interviewing and training store personnel. After Safeway Inc, acquired the chain, she continued to manage stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She was an original Employee Caring Fund Board Member, overseeing distribution of funds to local non-profit organizations focused on education, special needs and hunger. She earned
district fundraising champion by chairing MDA, Easter Seals, Prostrate Cancer and Breast Cancer fundraising programs.
In 2012, Giant Foods acquired Safeway, Inc. Since then, Donna continues to work in the food industry, managing and training in the surrounding market area. She is a member of WAV (Woman Adding Value) which provides career development opportunities for both men and women in the industry.
She graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Business and Economics. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about helping others and wants to make a difference. Friends of the Manor provides Donna the opportunity to utilize her extensive experience for the betterment of others.
Bill Pocklington has 30+ years of experience starting, building and growing technology and services companies. He has a strong background in Sales, Finance, Strategy and Operations.
Bill is an active investor in several companies including Array Health (GetInsured), Bellrock Intelligence, Clarip, Clutch, Jet.com, Matrix, Smarter Services and Warby Parker. Bill is also a Director/Board Member with Bellrock Intelligence, the Global Neurosciences Foundation and Friends of the Manor. He is also an advisor to Clarip and Smarter Services. Bill has been a Director for Adaptiv Learning, Array Health, Portico Systems and SMG, prior to their acquisitions.
Prior to May, 2017, Bill was with McKesson for six years following McKesson’s acquisition of Portico Systems. While at McKesson, Bill was a Vice President running Sales for Portico’s enterprise Provider Management platform to Healthcare Payers (to manage the Provider supply chain). Bill was a Founder/Investor/Director for Portico and led Sales, averaging 35% YOY revenue growth for seven years prior to McKesson’s acquisition.
Prior to Portico, Bill led sales and consulting services for more than twenty years for Strategic Management Group, Inc. (SMG), a highly successful computer-based business simulation software company. Under Bill’s leadership, SMG grew from $200K to $27.5M in annual revenue, averaging over 15% YOY growth over twenty years. SMG proudly consulted with over 150 of the Fortune 500 during Bill’s tenure.
Bill graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Finance and Accounting. Bill and his wife have a ten year old daughter and a myriad of animals on their farm in suburban Philadelphia. Bill is also an avid golfer.
SAMUEL B. WHEELER
Mr. Wheeler has a 35 year track record as a successful entrepreneur in the graphic arts, real estate and restaurant industries.
Mr. Wheeler started his career in Washington DC as a sales executive with W.R. Harris and Co., specializing in serving association and quasi-independent government agencies such as the FDIC, FSLIC, Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve. He was also a part owner, investor and operator of a popular Washington DC restaurant. Mr. Wheeler formed ABS Print Management in 1983 upon returning to Philadelphia and developed a successful strategy for providing print inventory, warehouse and distribution services for many national retail and insurance clients. Mr. Wheeler also served as a partner and investor to ARCWheeler and developed many successful commercial real estate projects in the Mid -Atlantic region.
In 2011, Mr. Wheeler became President of the newly organized Patriot Direct Inc. (PDI), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), using his experience to make PDI a leading provider of marketing and corporate branding strategies, electronic printing, and life cycle document management services. In his community, Mr. Wheeler has served as a coach and director of the Devon Strafford Little League and Treasurer of the West Point Parents Club of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Currently Mr. Wheeler is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees for Christ Church Preservation Trust and serves on the board of the West Point Society of Philadelphia and the Association of the United States Army, William Penn Chapter.
Mr. Wheeler was the 2012 recipient of the West Point Society of Philadelphia Paul Pryor Award for lifetime achievement. Two of Mr. Wheeler’s sons are currently on active duty with the US Army and US Navy respectively. Mr. Wheeler holds a BA in International Affairs and Economics from the George Washington University.
Ellen P. Wheeler
Ellen Wheeler is recognized and highly regarded as an event planner and non-profit consultant having consulted for many high profile charitable groups and for the Philadelphia Flower Show for 40 years.
Before coming to Philadelphia, Ms. Wheeler started her career working for a multi-management association in Washington DC which led to a deputy director position for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. In 1979, Ms. Wheeler moved to Philadelphia with her husband and accepted a position at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). As executive assistant to the Society President, Ernesta Ballard and later Jane Pepper, she managed many of the departmental and business affairs of PHS and its $20 million budget. For the last many years, Ms. Wheeler has managed and directed the Society’s most important fundraising event, the Preview Party for the Philadelphia Flower Show which at its peak had 3,000 guests and raised $1 million in one evening. Overall, since Ms. Wheeler has had oversight of the event, PHS has netted nearly $15 million. Due to Ms. Wheeler’s operational and administrative know-how, the planning, budgeting, relationship-building and database management she has implemented have assured success year after year.
In 1993, Ms. Wheeler also accepted the role of Executive Director for The Assemblies, an historic Philadelphia organization begun in 1748, which celebrates yearly with a white tie ball. Working with a small board, she has developed best practices that combine the respect for historical tradition while introducing non-profit business rules and governance that has allowed the organization to grow despite its “old fashioned” perception.
Ms. Wheeler and her husband, Samuel, have 3 grown sons and live in Devon. Two of her sons serve the country as officers in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.
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