Advancement Council

The Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Advancement Council exists to support the Thomas Jefferson University Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce in achieving a national reputation as provider of innovative, transdisciplinary design, engineering and business programs. The goal is to increase the value of the University’s degree for all alums, while enhancing the reputation of Thomas Jefferson University as an innovation-focused, innovation-producing institution. The Advancement Council will support Thomas Jefferson University’s Nexus Learning approach, which crosses active, collaborative, and industry-based learning to prepare graduates to be leaders in their careers.

The current Kanbar College Advancement Council includes:

Officers

Jim Cass ’90 (Chair)
Principal 
Hidden Crest, LLC 

Deanna Amorello ’02, M’04 (Chair-Elect)
Product Director, Fittings and Fixtures
Waterworks

Robert L. Nydick, Ph.D. ’78 (Chair Emeritus)
Professor, Management and Operations
Villanova University School of Business 

Members

Mary Lynne Bercik ’90
Executive Director, Procurement
Merck 

Charles Bernier ’74
President and CEO
ECBM

Salvatore A. Boccella, III ’83
Owner
The Goddard School 

Jeff Bruner ’73
President
TexInnovate, Inc.

Andrew Cherry ’87
Partner
KPMG

Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Esq. ’83
Director
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

James G. Geise ’89
Senior Account Executive
Sales & Product Development
S. Lichtenberg & Co., Inc.  

Irving R. Gerber ’69
Retired

Bryant M. Greene M’96
Owner and Administrator
Always Best Care Senior Services 

Marc Kantor
President
Printers Apparel Corporation

Kate Kibler ‘97
Vice President, Direct to Consumer
Timberland 

Christine Kobeski ’86
Senior Director, Human Resources
Siemens Healthcare 

Jan Maiden ’81
Senior Vice President
Human Resources and Systems Protection
Tenneco Powertrain 

Salvatore J. Patti ’90
Senior Vice President and Director, Commercial Banking and Wealth Client Management
WSFS Bank 

Jerry Rosenau M’96
Professor Emeritus
Thomas Jefferson University

Stuart Segal ‘70
Chief Behavioral Officer
Tridiuum 

Mark A. Sunderland ’84, M’06
Vice-President Innovation+Technology
Jefferson Strategic Ventures
Robert J. Reichlin High-Performance Apparel Chair
Thomas Jefferson University

David Tuttleman ’83
CEO
Matrix NV

Jeannette Wistner ’94, M’99
Partner
Global Mobility Services
KPMG LLP

Michael N. Zimmerman ’98
President
Regal Wealth Advisors