The Women’s Center of Montgomery County Announces
Four New Board Members
Joining Board of Directors to Program
Serving more than 5,000 Victims of Domestic Violence Each Year
Elkins Park, PA – The Women’s Center of Montgomery County announces the appointment of four new members of its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of officers and Board members for 2016/2017.
Joining the Board of Directors are Theresa Hummel-Krallinger, Daniel Sean Kaye, Patricia Metzger and Dov Weiner. “Each of these individuals embodies our mission of empowerment, volunteerism and a commitment to ending domestic violence in our community. They bring energy, talent, leadership and vision that will enrich and inform our Board, and strengthen our capacity to reach the growing number of victims we serve each year,” reports Maria Macaluso, Executive Director.
Theresa Hummel-Krallinger is a well-respected senior training professional and performance consultant, but it is her work as a humorist and motivational speaker that sets her apart. Known for her lively and interactive presentation style, she is a frequently requested speaker on topics of employee morale, professional development, performance improvement and workplace communications. Her experience as a professional stand-up comedian enables her to add fun and humor to her consulting and training work.
No stranger to the corporate world, Theresa brings over 25 years practical business experience. She has held executive leadership roles in both the financial services and pharmaceutical industries. She is highly regarded for her ability to help organizations put in place meaningful performance enhancement processes that improve employee engagement and achieve financial results.
She graduated from the prestigious leadership development organization, Women Unlimited in New York City, where she has served as a mentor to rising female leaders. With certifications in Human Resource Management, Behavior Styles training/coaching, Instructional Design, Adult Learning, and Technical Writing, Theresa has a broad array of business tools and educational experience from which to draw. She is on the non-credit faculty at Temple University, where her popular course, “What’s Your Point?” is a key requirement for their Project Management and Leadership certificate programs.
Theresa is the Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) and is the Past President for a local club of Toastmasters International. She was appointed to serve as a member of National Advisors for Chapters in ASTD. She has been published in several professional journals and is writing a book. She has been a featured speaker at numerous regional and international conferences for ASTD, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), DIA (Drug Information Association), Training Directors Forum and others.
Daniel Sean Kaye, 48, is currently the Director of Life Enrichment for Rydal Park, a continuing care retirement community in Abington Township. Prior to coming to this position, he was an award-winning writer and editor, overseeing such magazines as Parents Express, the Art of Living Well, and multiple regional versions of House & Home magazine.
Daniel is an Abington School Board Director in his second term and has served (or is currently serving) on the boards of Katie’s Foundation for Child Safety, Citizens and Police Together, the Abington Educational Foundation, Abington Community Taskforce, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, and Jenkintown Rotary. He still writes monthly for several magazines, has a comic strip in GRID magazine, and is the author/illustrator of the children’s book “Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab” and its forthcoming sequel.
Patricia Metzger is the founder of Lorian LLC, whose mission is to assist individuals in opening their minds and their hearts so that they may receive all the possibilities and find their passion, so they may be able to say that they are truly “Loving Life”. Each of us approaches life differently and finds peace; joy and love differently. Some examples are through exercise; yoga; meditation; volunteering; cooking; and entertaining. Pat’s hope is that she can help others find what they “love” to do so that they can also experience life and love more fully.
Pat is currently undergoing certification to become a Law of Attraction Life Coach. Through this training, it is her intention to guide individuals through their issues to help find clarity through contrast, peace from their struggle, and love from their opening themselves to more possibilities than they ever dreamed possible. She is dedicated to finding the path to help empower women to become independent through financial training and coaching for emotional and spiritual stability.
Dov Weiner has been self-employed since 1980. During the 90’s she helped run a family manufacturing company. The company made aptitude tests – called hand dexterity boards – for the Dept. of Labor. When that company was eventually sold, she and her husband together founded a new company – Aaron Weiner Construction based in Jenkintown.
Dov has been a WCMC volunteer since 2006. As a direct service counselor/advocate she does regularly weekly at-home and in-office hotline shifts. She also provides court accompaniment in preliminary hearings at district court. Dov also participates in our community education and outreach efforts, assisting with information tabling events when possible.
As Dov says, “Being involved at the Women’s Center of Montgomery County has been a big part of my life. I love the people and the ideals of the Center.”
These four highly qualified volunteers join a slate of incumbent Board members that includes:
- Amy Stern, Esq. – family law attorney & partner in the firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford
- Rosemary Santulli – retired research scientist with over 30 years’ experience, including 15 years in academic research and most recently 20 years in pharmaceutical drug discovery research at Johnson & Johnson
- Roanna Burnell – industrial engineering manager with UPS
- Carol Chwal – Nurse Director and Service Line Administrator for Women’s and Children’s Services at Abington/Jefferson Healthcare
Treasurer: Sandy Hyman – Realtor with Re/Max
Secretary: Marsha Levell – Alumni & Business Support Services Manager for Small Businesses Program at the Community College of Philadelphia; Abington School Board Director
Directors at Large:
Sandra Capps – Retired Vice-President from First Union Bank (formerly CoreStates)
Bruce Freedman, CPA –Manager of Testing & Monitoring in Health Care Compliance for Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Solution Companies
Diane Morgan – former Controller of Montgomery County from 2008 to 2011, co-chair of the BoRit Asbestos Superfund Site Community Advisory Group
Lawrence Pauker, Esq. – maintains a law office in Norristown
Lisa Poelck – owner/partner at Astrorep MidAtlantic, Inc.
Marguerite Nocchi, Esq. – sole practitioner with an office in Lansdale
Beth Rubin – retired teacher and ESL Coordinator with the Philadelphia school system
Since 1976, The Women’s Center of Montgomery County has provided help to victims
of domestic violence and their families.
Their Domestic Violence Program provides a number of Prevention, Intervention and Empowerment programs and services with a goal toward the elimination of domestic violence.
These include a 24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling, and legal/medical advocacy.
In 2015/2016 The Women’s Center provided free services to 5,288 victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County out of their six offices.