The President's Advisory Council at Delaware Valley University is a select group of distinguished professionals from varied industries who provide insight and counsel to President Joseph Brosnan on critical strategic issues facing DelVal. 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 2010, 2012, and 2014. As Dr. Brosnan leads Delaware Valley University through the current strategic planning process, the council will continue to serve a vital role in providing leadership to him and to DelVal at this critical juncture in the institution'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,​ 2015-16

Melissa V. Bond, Esq.
Senior Partner, Bond & McCullough

John Dillon Bray
Executive Vice President, Vincent Pools, Inc.
President, Atlantic Aquatic Engineering, Inc.

Dr. 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

Iris Chen
Former Executive Director, The Fund for Public Schools

Tom Clemens
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

Louis Csabay
Consultant and Generalist, Human Resources and Organizational Development

Tony D'Orazio
Chief Executive Officer, Vertical Screen, Inc.

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)

Dr. Bruce A. Ellsweig
Physician, Orange Regional Medical Center

Jerry Fritz '88
Owner, Jerry Fritz Garden Design, Inc.
Owner, Linden Hill Gardens

Michael Gallis
Principal, Michael Gallis & Associates

Jun Iwata '91
Managing Member, JI International LLC

Thomas J. Jennings
Partner, Curtin & Heefner, Morrisville, PA

Dr. Arthur Levine
President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Dr. James J. Linksz
Past President, Bucks County Community College
Interim President, Montgomery County Community College

Col. Tom Manion (Ret.)
Business and Information Technology Executive (retired), Johnson & Johnson

Jeffrey H. Nicholas, Esq.
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Tony Petitti
Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball

Dr. James R. Ricciuti
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Aetna, Inc.

Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt
President, Bucks County Community College

Jeffrey Umosella
President, Universal Supply Company

Vail Garvin Unterberger
Executive Director, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Thomas W. Watson '57
Consultant, Vice Chairman Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, Omnicom University, Omnicom Group, Inc.

Senior Vice President (retired), Comcast Cable Communications, LLC