The President's Advisory Council at Delaware Valley College is a select group of distinguished professionals from varied industries who provide insight and counsel to President Joseph Brosnan on critical strategic issues facing the College. As industry leaders with diverse skill sets, council members provide a breadth and depth of experience in the management of complex organizations. 

Members have been instrumental in key campus initiatives including the Economic Recovery Center, which launched in May 2009, and the development of the Precarious Alliance Symposia which were held on campus in October 2010 and October 2012. As Dr. Brosnan leads Delaware Valley College through the current strategic planning process, the council will continue to serve a vital role in providing leadership to him and to the College at this critical juncture in the College's history.

The group meets two times per year, with a fall meeting in New York City and a spring meeting on campus in Doylestown. Any questions regarding the Council may be directed to Joe Erckert, vice president for institutional advancement, and staff liaison to the Council, at 215.489.2396.

President's Advisory Council, 2013-14

  • Melissa V. Bond, Esq.
    Senior Partner, Bond & McCullough
  • John Dillon Bray
    Executive Vice President, Vincent Pools, Inc.
    President, Atlantic Aquatic Engineering, Inc.
  • W. Warner Burke
    Edward Lee Thorndike Professorship of Psychology and Education and Education
    Program Coordinator for Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Bob Byers, Jr.
    President, Byers' Choice Ltd.
  • RADM Stephen Chadwick, USN (Ret)
    Owner and President, Rhyfel, Inc.
    Former Executive Chairman, Prodesco Inc and Secant Medical, LLC
  • Iris Chen
    Beyond Z
  • Tom Clemens
    Senior Vice President, Clemens Food Group (The Clemens Family Corporation)

    Senior Vice President, Hatfield Quality Meats
  • Roger C. Collins
    Chief Executive Officer, Bucks County Opportunity Council
  • Louis Csabay
    Consultant and Generalist in Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • Clifford C. David
    President and CEO, Conservation Economics 
  • Gregory Davis
    Vice President, NFP Lincoln Benefits Group
  • Tom Debrowski '72
    Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Mattel, Inc. (retired)
  • Tony D'Orazio
    Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Screen, Inc.
  • Bruce A. Ellsweig, M.D.
    Orange Regional Medical Center
  • Jerry Fritz
    Owner, Jerry Fritz Garden Design, Inc
    Owner, Linden Hill Gardens
  • Michael Gallis
    Principal, Michael Gallis & Associates
  • Dr. Vail Garvin Unterberger
    Executive Director of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Jun Iwata
    Managing Member, JI International LLC
  • Arthur Levine
    President, The Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • James J. Linksz
    Past President, Bucks County Community College
  • Col. Tom Manion (Ret.)
    Business and Information Technology Executive, Johnson & Johnson
  • Jeffrey H. Nicholas, Esq.
    Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Jim Peruto
    Owner and President, Keenan Motors
  • Tony Petitti
    President and Chief Executive Officer, MLB Network
  • James R. Ricciuti, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Aetna, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Umosella
    President, Universal Supply Company
  • Thomas W. Watson
    Consultant, Vice Chairman Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Omnicom University, Omnicom Group, Inc.
  • Sheila R. Willard
    Senior Vice President, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC