The 2019 session of the Arts + Business Council’s Business on Board is underway, and this year brings the most diverse class of business leaders.

In its 23rd year, Business on Board is the only program in Greater Philadelphia dedicated to promoting good leadership and governance to the nonprofit arts and cultural sector, going as far as directly matching and placing skilled leaders with the arts and cultural organization that needs them most.

Participants are prepared over the course of four day-long sessions held over a four-month period, featuring presentations by highly qualified for-profit and nonprofit consultants, professionals, BOB alumni, and members of the arts and cultural community. Classroom instruction is enhanced by the unique learning experience of observing a board in action for the duration of the program.

The cohort includes both prospective and current board members of a variety of nonprofit cultural organizations. Prospective board members are matched to an arts organization to observe over the course of the program, while current members bring their gained knowledge back to their boards.

This year, Knight Foundation, Carole Haas Gravagno Charitable Trust, Connelly Foundation, and PNC Arts Alive have supported our cohort, providing full-tuition scholarships to multiple applicants. Knight Foundation alone has provided 8 full-tuition Diversity Scholarships for the program, resulting in Business on Board’s most diverse cohort to date. This dedication to diversity addresses the evolving demographic changes in our region, and is fundamental to the growth and sustainability of the nonprofit cultural organizations in Greater Philadelphia.

We’re proud to introduce the 2019 Business on Board cohort.

Elbert Black
Controller, The Franklin Institute

Olivia Brady
Inheritance Tax Clerk, County of Montgomery

Briana Broadus
Communications Coordinator, Comcast NBC Universal

Christopher Bryan
Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth

Kim Carter
Vice President, Partnerships, The Enterprise Center

Kelly Colarelli
Director, Customer Financial Operations, PECO

Kathleen Conlon
Public Relations Manager, Independence Blue Cross

Chris Cowman
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Comcast NBC Universal

Davina DeMark
Diversity & Inclusion Programs Manager, Janney Montgomery Scott

Lauren Dussault
SVP, Director of Retail Operations, Beneficial Bank

Kimberly Fields
Manager, Sales, Learning & Development – Oncology, Janssen Oncology

Meghan Fotopoulos
Managing Director, Healthcare Analytics, Accenture

Christine Friello-Fini
Head of Global Workplace Environments, AXA XL

Patrick Fyock
Associate Media Director, Harmelin Media

Michael Gers
Vice President – Relationship Manager, TD Bank

Manish Gorawala
President and CEO, Tri-Force Consulting Services, Inc.

Lorne Hammond
Managing Partner, The Harvest, Family Business Advisors

Ayanna Haskins
Advisor, Datcher Group, Inc.

David Heck
Director of Philanthropy, WHYY

Ingrid Heim
Consultant, Ingrid Heim, LLC

Joseph Hochreiter
Board Member, Project 440

Angela Horstmann
US Vaccines Consumer Lead, GSK

Shurdonna Joseph
Financial Planner, Janney Montgomery Scott

Bridget Keeley
Private Banking Marketing Director, SEI

Gary King
President, Board of Directors, Orchestra 2001, Inc.

Brooke Krandel
Managing Senior Counsel, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Katie Law
Senior Product Delivery Lead, Comcast

Alice Lawler
President, Label Rite, Inc.

Zainep Mahmoud
Executive Director, Digital Sales & Marketing, Comcast NBC Universal

Ritesh Mantravadi
Senior Business Analyst, GEP, Inc.

Chris Martin
Recruiter, Pariveda Solutions

Tomika McFadden
CEO, Pennsylvania Care Associates, LLC

Larasz Moody

Ashley Moran
Senior Director, Product and Experience Design, Comcast

Robb Muse
Senior Vice President, SEI

Sabrina Pfautz
Partner & Creative Director, Push10

Lindsey Pierce
Vice President and Investment Advisor, Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth

Sharon Place
Director of Development, Koresh Dance Company

Lawrence Ragone
President, Lawrence Ragone Assocites, LLC

Robert Raymond
Vice President, HUB International

Ronaldo Ribeiro
Executive Director, Whitemarsh Art Center

Patricia Ryan
Media Director, Harmelin Media

Andrea Smith
Financial Advisor, Janney Montgomery Scott

Timothy Snyder
Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Dean Solis
Manager, EisnerAmper LLP

Richelle Todd-Yamoah
Vice President of Programs and Operations, Pascale Sykes Foundation

Kelci Trent
Region Business Director, Johnson & Johnson

Charles Waring
Director, EisnerAmper LLP

Shoshanna Wiesner
Membership Manager, Emerging Arts Leaders – Philadelphia

Gary Zimmaro
Vice President – Commercial Credit Manager, TD Bank