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, Teachers College, Columbia University
Education Coordinator for Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Bob Byers , Jr.
President, Byers' Choice Ltd.
RADM Stephen K. Chadwick , USN (Ret)
Owner and President, Rhyfel, Inc.
Former Executive Chairman, Prodesco Inc and Secant Medical, LLC
Executive Director, The Fund for Public Schools
Senior Vice President, Clemens Food Group (The Clemens Family Corporation)
Senior Vice President, Hatfield Quality Meats
Roger C. Collins
Director of Housing and Community Development, County of Bucks
Consultant and Generalist, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Screen, Inc.
Clifford C. David
President and CEO, Conservation Economics
Vice President, NFP Lincoln Benefits Group
Tom Debrowski , '72
Retired Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Mattel, Inc.
Bruce A. Ellsweig , M.D.
Physician, Orange Regional Medical Center
Owner, Jerry Fritz Garden Design, Inc.
Owner, Linden Hill Gardens
Principal, Michael Gallis & Associates
Managing Member, JI International LLC
Thomas J. Jennings
Partner, Curtin & Heefner, Morrisville, PA
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
President and Chief Executive Officer, MLB Network
James R. Ricciuti , Ph.D.
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Aetna, Inc.
Stephanie Shanblatt , Ph.D.
President, Bucks County Community College
President, Universal Supply Company
Vail Garvin Unterberger
Executive Director, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
Thomas W. Watson
Consultant, Vice Chairman Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, Omnicom University, Omnicom Group, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC