Meet Our 2012 Advisory Council

Women leaders from across the state have been selected for the Advisory Council for the 9th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, these women work together to create an empowering and inspirational day for attendees year after year. 

The Council is comprised of women who understand the importance of personal and professional development and who are committed to dropping the ladder down for the next generation of aspiring female leaders:

Mary Stengel Austen, President & CEO, Tierney

Loraine Ballard Morrill, News and Community Affairs Director, Clear Channel Radio

Elva L. Bankins, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, OI Partners

Autumn Bayles, VP Strategic Development, Aramark

Ellen M. Cavanaugh, Vice President – Support Services Exelon, Exelon Corporation

Patricia A. Coulter, President & CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia

Maxine Dotseth, Managing Director, Sales – BNY Mellon Asset Servicing

Happy Craven Fernandez, President, Moore College of Art and Design

Varsovia Fernandez, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Carol Fitzgerald, Executive Director, The Pennsylvania Society

Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., President, University of Pennsylvania

Ronna Hall

Irene Horstmann Hannan, Senior Vice President, Citizens Bank

Gail Kessler

Meryl Levitz, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Campaign

Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation

Kyra G. McGrath, Executive Vice President & COO, WHYY, Inc.

Judith L. Mondre, Founder & President, Mondre Energy, Inc.

Henri G. Moore, Senior  Vice President & Director of Public Affairs – PA, NJ, DE, Citizens Bank

Linda Munich, Vice President of Public Affairs, WPVI-TV

Bernadine Munley, Esq., Partner – Litigation Division, Eckert  Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Lisa J. Nutter, President, Philadelphia Academies, Inc.

Eliana Papadakis, M. Ed. Hon. Ph.D.

Natalye Paquin, Esq., CEO – Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Alicja Plonska, CSNA, PIA, Financial Advisor – Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Siobhan A. Reardon, President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia

Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Councilwoman, Philadelphia City Council

Commissioner Leslie S. Richards, Vice Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

Heidi D. Rose

Anne L. Rosenberg, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Molly D. Shepard, MS, MSM, President & CEO, The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design

Sally W. Stetson, Principal & Co-Founder, Salveson Stetson Group, Inc.

Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA, DE, SNJ

Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Diversified Search

Patricia D. Wellenbach, President & CEO, Sandcastle Strategies Group

Kathleen Wilkinson, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Lynn Hardy Yeakel, Director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and Founder & Co-Chair of Vision 2020 Drexel University College of Medicine

Ahmeenah Young, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

Learn more about our Advisory Council members here

Download a press release about the Advisory Council Download the press release here (pdf)