Members

Name Appointment Date                        Location Title
Sen. Robert M. Tomlinson June 6, 2007 Bensalem Council Chair
The Honorable Barry C. Dozor November 9, 1976 Broomall Council Vice Chair
Marian Moskowitz June 5, 2007 Malvern Secretary
Thomas A. Fillippo September 28, 1998 Malvern Council Member
Christopher Franklin September 6, 2012 Bryn Mawr Council Member
Jonathan Ireland September 28, 2012 Coatesville Council Member
Rep. Stephen Kinsey September 2016 Philadelphia Council Member
Christopher A. Lewis June 30, 2009 Berwyn Council Member 
J. Adam Matlawski June 6, 2007 Havertown Council Member
Susan Yoder Schick March 2020 West Chester Council Member
Ms. Erin Kaliszak June, 2019 West Chester Student Trustee

J. Adam Matlawski
Council Member

Adam concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, zoning/land use, municipal, commercial/business/financial transactions, municipal finance, estate planning and administration and economic development. He serves as solicitor for Marple Township, the Zoning Hearing Boards of Tinicum and Edgmont Townships and the Tinicum Township Civil Service Commission, and as a special counsel for various municipalities and the County of Delaware for certain land development and eminent domain matters.

Adam also serves as Solicitor for the Delaware County Industrial Development Authority and Upper Darby Industrial Development Authority and provides legal services for the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority and the Delaware County Authority.

Adam has provided legal services to various municipalities and authorities and is listed in the ?Red Book? as bond and issuer's counsel for municipal finance matters

Adam serves on the Council of Trustees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania by Governor Edward G. Rendell.  Appointed by Delaware County Council, Adam is a member of both the Delaware County Economic Development Oversight Board and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Delaware.

 

Marian Moskowitz
Secretary & Council Member

For the past 12 years, Marian has served on the board of West Chester University, an institution that has become a shining example of delivering quality education in a community setting. For her dedication to improving our schools, Governor Tom Wolf named Marian to the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

As a community developer, Marian oversaw the adaptation of an abandoned factory in Phoenixville into a one-of-a-kind education and business hub known as Franklin Commons. This award-winning project was applauded by the community for providing learning opportunities for children 3 months of age and up to adults obtaining an associate degree or certificate.

Recently, Marian was named president of the historic Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, which has been a beloved entertainment venue for generations. Marian also serves as chair on the Chester County Economic Development Council and has previously served on the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.

 

Thomas A. Fillippo
Council Member

Fillippo is chairman of the board of Devault Foods and a long-time supporter of West Chester University whose ties to the University extend to his two children, both of whom are WCU alumni (Joelle ’05 and Thomas W. ’15). A member of the WCU Council of Trustees since 1998, he has served both as council chair and as the council representative to the West Chester University Foundation Board of Trustees.

A kinesiology major and former WCU football player, Fillippo is a member of the Rams Athletic Association and an advisory board member of the Sturzebecker Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame, the Killinger Hall of Fame, and the Sturzebecker Hall of Fame. In recognition of his many contributions to the University, he received the President’s Award in 1998, the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, and the President’s Medallion in 2019.

Fillippo serves numerous community and industry organizations as a director of DNB First Bank, a member of the Board of Directors of the North American Meat Institute, director emeritus of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, trustee of Paoli Hospital Foundation, and past president of the Pennsylvania Meat Packers Association, among other roles.

 

The Honorable Barry C. Dozor
Council Vice Chair

Judge Barry C. Dozor was appointed to the Court of Common Pleas by Governor Tom Ridge and swore his oath of judicial office on December 13, 2001. Judge Dozor was then elected for a full judicial term that began on January 5, 2004. On November 5, 2013 Judge Dozor was retained for an additional judicial term of 10 years. Judge Dozor is a lifelong resident of Delaware County, a graduate of Haverford High School, West Chester University (B.A.) and the Widener University School of Law (J.D.). Judge Dozor has attended and was awarded a Certificate from the National Judicial College and participates in many academic and professional forums.

Before his appointment, he was in private practice as a partner in the Law Office of Dozor and Auslander, also served as a Marple Township Commissioner for eighteen (18) years, a Municipal Solicitor for the Boroughs of Prospect Park, Norwood, Collingdale and Tinicum Township; as well as serving as a Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor for Marple Township and the Borough of Darby. He has been active in many civic and charitable organizations and serves on the Council of Trustees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to the Delaware County and Pennsylvania Bar Association, Judge Dozor is a member of the American Bar Association. Having been a practicing attorney for 26 years before becoming a Judge, Judge Dozor was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Judge Barry C. Dozor and his wife, Rose, reside in Marple Township, and they have three children.

Having served in the Family Law and Criminal Trial Sections, Judge Barry C. Dozor is presently serving as Liaison Judge for the Civil Trail Section.

 

Christopher Franklin
Council Member

Christopher H. Franklin is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aqua America. Aqua America is a publicly traded water and wastewater utility holding company with operating subsidiaries serving approximately 3 million people in eight states. Aqua America is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WTR.

Before joining Aqua America, Franklin worked at PECO Energy Company (an Exelon Company).

Franklin earned his B.S. from West Chester University and his M.B.A. from Villanova University.

Franklin is active in the utility industry and serves as a director on the National Association of Water Companies' board of directors. He also served on the board of directors of ITC Inc. (NYSE: ITC) until it was recently sold to Fortis (NYSE: FTS).

In addition, Franklin is active in the community and serves on the following nonprofit boards: Trustee, University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, Philadelphia, PA; Trustee, West Chester University's Council of Trustees, West Chester, PA; Director, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; and Director, The Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA.

Franklin lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife Jennifer and three children, Jack, Isabella and Charlotte.

 

Jonathan Ireland
Council Member

Jon’s sales and marketing career spans for over 30 years. His experience before coming to the investment world included; the hospitality industry, pharmaceutical products and devices, and medical waste industry, and currently have over 20 years of sales experience in the investment industry.

Jon has collectively worked for Valley Forge Investment Corporation for 27 years.

Jon currently serves on the West Chester University Council of Trustees and has served as proxy for Pennsylvania State Treasurer Hafer on the State Public School Building Authority and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority Board. He has also served on The Gettysburg Foundation and Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Boards. Jon has also helped raise contributions for Chester County Food Bank, Michael’s Way, Project H.O.M.E., The Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and Thorncroft Therapeutic Riding Center.

Jon received both his Bachelors of Science and MBA degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and held both a Series “7” & “63” S.E.C. licenses.

Jon grew up in Chester County, PA. Currently lives in Coatesville PA with his wife Kay and their two children.

 

State Representative Stephen Kinsey
Council Member

State Representative Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., is a resident of northwest Philadelphia and a product of the Philadelphia public school system, He has a bachelor's of science from West Chester University and a master's in business administration from Eastern University.

A member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2013, Kinsey is a leader in the Democratic Caucus. ln December 2018, he was elected by his peers to serve as the chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus for the 2019-20 Legislative Session. He serves as subcommittee chairman of education on the Appropriations, subcommittee chairman of public Transportation, subcommittee chairman of health on the Health Committee and subcommittee chairman of drug and alcohol on the Human Services Committees. Representative Kinsey also serves on the Health and Rules Committees. Kinsey was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a trustee at West Chester University, and was selected by House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody to serve on the PA Minority Business Development Authority Board.

Kinsey is the proud father of Shawnessa, Lanessa, Wynessa and Myla. He is actively involved with local schools and community organizations throughout his legislative district. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, which provides leadership training and mentoring to youth throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

Christopher A. Lewis
Council Member

Christopher A. Lewis is the current chairman of the Philadelphia Energy Authority, a member of the board of commissioners for the Delaware River Port Authority, and a trustee on the Council of Trustees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He also currently serves as a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which screens candidates for Senators Casey and Toomey in connection with potential appointments to the federal bench.

Chris is a 1975 graduate of Harvard College, B.A. in Government, magna cum laude, and a 1978 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude. He served in Governor Robert P. Casey’s administration from 1989 to 1991 as secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the agency head for Pennsylvania’s Department of State, and as executive deputy in the Office of General Counsel from 1987 to 1989.

Chris serves as Blank Rome's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Emeritus and as an emeritus member of our Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Chris is married to Kimberly C. Nesmith, a licensed cosmetologist, and has two children: Hope, a graduate of Wellesley College and a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda, and Vance, a graduate of Howard University, and a former Teach for America corps member.

Chris’s interests include golf, sailing, scuba, adventure travel, computer programming, Michigan football, and step aerobics. He is a member of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Boule.

 

Susan Yoder Schick
Council Member

Susan Yoder Schick ’88 is vice president of Video Commerce Storytelling at QVC, the pioneering multi-platform digital retail giant. In that role, she oversees the management and development of the Host team, as well as the production strategy to drive customer engagement through impactful storytelling, both on-air and on digital platforms.

Ms. Schick joined QVC in 1992 and has held roles of increasing responsibility over the past 28 years. She was most recently the VP of Talent, where she oversaw the talent management teams, as well as the overall strategies to leverage QVC’s program hosts to support growth on both existing and evolving platforms. Prior to then, she held a variety of roles within the areas of Digital, Category Production, and our QVC International business. At QVC, she additionally served as a co-lead on the Diversity and Inclusion team and the Women’s Resource group.

While Ms. Schick’s numerous contributions to QVC are woven deeply into the company’s fabric, she is recognized for building effective teams through leadership excellence and for having a strong connection to QVC’s corporate values. Working chiefly in the areas of digital, category production, and talent, she brings a unique perspective gained through experience across the business.

Ms. Schick has deep connections to West Chester University. She is a member of the University’s corporate advisory board and frequently engages WCU students to serve as interns at QVC. Daughter of the late Honorable Dick Yoder ’59, Ms. Schick’s connections to WCU reach literally to her childhood, one that included many days spent on the campus long before her enrollment as an undergraduate. Mr. Yoder’s indelible presence on the campus spanned decades as WCU’s director of athletics, chair of kinesiology, acting associate dean of the School of Health Sciences, and football coach, as well as two-term mayor of West Chester Borough.

Ms. Schick earned her bachelor’s in marketing, with a minor in French, from West Chester University.

 

Senator Robert M. Tomlinson
Council Chair

Sen. Robert M. “Tommy” Tomlinson is a 1964 graduate of Bensalem High School and attended the Bordentown Military Institute. He attended West Chester State College, receiving a B.S. degree in 1970. While at West Chester, he served as captain of the football team in 1969 and helped the team capture the state championship in 1967 and 1969. He also played in the Tangerine Bowl in 1967. In 1971, Tomlinson graduated from Miami Dade University with a degree in Mortuary Science.

Sen. Tomlinson is serving his seventh term representing residents of the 6th District in Bucks County. Previously, Tomlinson served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 18th District from 1991 to 1994. He is also a funeral director, owning and operating Tomlinson Funeral Home in Bensalem, a family business established in 1945.

The senator serves as Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, which works to protect the rights of Pennsylvania consumers and ensures that individuals in regulated professions adhere to the highest standards. Tomlinson is also a member of the Transportation, Education, Community, Economic and Recreational Development and Rules and Executive Nominations Committees.

In addition, he serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and is a member of the Council of Trustees at West Chester University.

He is currently a member of Bensalem Rotary; the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce; the Bensalem Lions Club; the Bensalem Republican Committee; the Bensalem Business Association; the Bensalem Historical Society; Friends of Bolton Mansion; the Pennsbury Manor Society; Washington Crossing Foundation; Friends of the Silver Lake Nature Center; YWCA Advisory Council; West Chester University Football Hall of Fame; Sturzbecker Foundation Hall of Fame at West Chester University; Bensalem High School Hall of Fame; Bensalem High School Alumni Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.

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