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.
Kevin is currently the General Partner of Equity Premium Investors; a small Pennsylvania limited partnership that makes use of option premiums for investment returns. He is also President of Mailey Consulting LLC; a firm that specializes in raising capital for alternative investment vehicles including individual companies.
He was President of Quaker Funds from 2000-2005, presiding over growth from $70 million to $700 million. From 1990-1996 as Senior VP he grew William Penn Funds from $170 million to $650 million and sold them to Federated Investors.
Kevin started Neuberger Berman’s Institutional Mutual Fund Division in 1986, and was responsible for their entry into the annuity space forming partnerships with, Nationwide, Aetna and Life of Virginia. Kevin ran John Hancock’s Mid Atlantic Institutional Division from 1983 to 1986 He was the Overall Production Leader in 1983 and 1984 bringing in over $750 Million. He has held senior marketing positions at First Pennsylvania Corp., CoreStates, and First Union.
He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1974 which he attended on a football scholarship. Kevin’s senior year, the 1973 Irish won the National Championship beating Bear Bryant’s Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Kevin stayed at Notre Dame for MBA work and while on Ara Parseghian’s last staff in 1974 he coached Rudy Ruettiger of the popular movie “Rudy”.
John I. McMahon, Jr., Esquire has been a practicing criminal lawyer in Pennsylvania for thirty years with offices in Norristown, Montgomery County. He graduated from the Widener School of Law where he served as Note and Comment Editor for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.
Thereafter, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for three years in the drug prosecution unit, as well as prosecuting numerous homicide cases.
During his career as a criminal defense lawyer, he has defended clients in most counties throughout eastern Pennsylvania as well as in Federal Court. In 2015, Mr. McMahon was tapped by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman to serve as a Special Assistant District Attorney to assist in the investigation of former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane who was later convicted of multiple criminal charges.
Although well-known and very accomplished as a trial lawyer who has obtained a long list of acquittals for clients in many high profile murder, sexual assault, felony drug, aggravated assault and other cases, Mr. McMahon has recognized and staunchly advocated for treatment for his clients, most of whom have drug and alcohol, as well as co-occurring mental health issues. He is a staunch believer that, although the criminal justice system has made significant progress in making treatment available for substance addicted defendants, it is still woefully under- equipped to address the massive treatment needs of addicted defendants, particularly those suffering from opiate addiction.
In 2012 The Caron Foundation Treatment Center awarded Mr. McMahon its annual legal professional public service award in recognition of his efforts to advance treatment opportunities for clients and others. Mr. McMahon is a member of the Montgomery County Bench Bar Committee, Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers as well as the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he serves on multiple committees.
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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