About For Pete’s Sake
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is strongly committed to the mission and goals of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. Each member serves actively on at least one standing Operating Committee and attends programs, events and fundraisers throughout the year. FPS Board Members are responsible for actively participating in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of appropriate donors while remaining informed about FPS business, especially regarding fiscal, legal and contractual matters.
The purpose of the Advisory Board at For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation is to serve as ambassadors and advisers for the organization. Members of the Advisory Board shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and have only such authority and obligations as determined by the Board. Advisory Board members may include former members of the Board of Directors.
Christopher J. Solecki is currently the Director of Human Resources & Legal Affairs for Givnish Family Funeral Homes, a regional operator of funeral homes with locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to his work with Givnish he worked in risk management at Prudential Life Insurance Company.
Chris received his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and Accounting, was a member of the tennis team, a member of Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity and was elected to Pi Gamma Mu International Honors Society. Chris is also a graduate of LaSalle College High School.
Chris is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and is a Leadership Philadelphia Fellow.
In addition to his work with For Pete’s Sake, Chris is a Southeastern Pennsylvania Advisory Board Member for Best Buddies of Pennsylvania, an organization established to create increased opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Chris and his wife Robin reside in Lafayette Hill with their four children.
Marci is Founder and CEO of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. Please click here to read her bio.
Joe Nicolas is the CEO of Magellan Search & Staffing. Joe is a highly motivated executive. His leadership style promotes a competitive but friendly workplace which enables the Magellan team to excel. While Joe is driven to achieve his own goals, his focus on making a true difference in the lives of others is what makes him a success.
Kevin Norris is President & Chief Investment Officer of Girard Partners and President of the Wealth Management Division of Univest Bank & Trust Company. Kevin relies on his 30+ years of financial experience to drive Girard Partners goal-based investment strategy and practices, in addition to inspiring the firm’s steady growth. In his position, he has oversight responsibility for formulating the investment strategy and securities selections, while still retaining personal relationships with clients on a daily basis.
On December 19, 2013, Girard Partners agreed to join the Univest Corporation, a financial solutions provider that has served its customers, communities, employees and shareholders for 137 years. The firm decided to join with Univest, because of a similar vision and strategy of always acting in the best interests of the clients.
Before joining Girard partners in 1996, Kevin held Vice President positions at Black Rock Institutional Management for 3 years, and at The Fairfield Group for 5 years, where he was responsible for the management of over $3 billion in institutional assets. Previously, he held a variety of positions at Beneficial Savings Bank during his 13-year tenure there, concluding in a Vice Presidential role. Kevin is a registered Securities Principal and a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He graduated from LaSalle University with a B.S. in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Accounting.
Kate Shields is an award-winning public relations and social media professional with more than 10 years of diverse experience – working both within agency and Fortune 500 corporations to develop and execute business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing communications and social media strategies.
Kate began her career at Vault in 1998 – three days after earning her master’s degree in public relations from the nationally-acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
In 2000, Kate moved into the in-house public affairs department for Campbell Soup Company, where she served in a number of roles including brand communications manager for the company’s two largest divisions. In this role, Kate served as the internal liaison for public relations to dozens of marketing managers, while managing five public relations agencies and more than $5 million in marketing budget allocation. While at Campbell, Kate contributed to nationally-renowned public relations campaigns such as Chunky soup’s “Tackling Hunger” partnership with the National Football League, the Campbell Soup Labels for Education program, the Campbell Soup Company/National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” initiative and the Pace salsa/Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association partnership on cowboy heritage. During her tenure, Kate earned the Dorrance Award, Campell’s highest team honor, for her contributions to double-digit growth of the Pace salsa brand.
In 2003, Kate began a new role at ARAMARK, a $10 billion provider of food-service and facility management services. At ARAMARK, Kate served as communications manager for the company’s Sports and Entertainment division, and led the company’s public relations outreach for the 2004 opening of Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston’s Reliant Stadium and the 2004 All-Star Game in Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Kate also held responsibility for tourism public relations campaigns for national parks managed by ARAMARK, such as Shenandoah National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Denali National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powel).
Kate returned to Vault as Vice President & Manager Partner in 2005, and provides strategic planning input for all clients, while focusing on the agency’s new business development, pro bono, professional development and client satisfaction initiatives. Currently, Kate leads strategic PR planning and social media programs for client such as Tasty Baking Company (Tastykake), Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company, Apple Vacations, Campbell Soup Company, Alouette Cheese, Airgas, FineStationery.com, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Office of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
In addition to her graduate degree from Syracuse University, Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in English and communication from the University of Scranton. Kate is an enthusiastic advocate for the education of young women, the well-being of the developmentally disabled and cancer patients and their caregivers. Following suit, she is actively involved at her alma mater, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and serves on the Montgomery County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Board.
With more than 16 years of commercial banking expertise, Charles “Chuck” Greenberg is your Market Executive for Commercial Banking in Pennsylvania.
Chuck leads Bank of America’s team of commercial bankers developing comprehensive financial solutions for companies with revenues between $50 million and $2 billion in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Ohio.
Chuck graduated with a degree in Finance from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and currently sits on the Board of Directors for City Year Greater Philadelphia and For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.
A native of Montgomery County, Chuck currently resides in Abington Township with his wife, Amy and their four children.
R. Bradford Minor, Jr. is a Financial Consultant at AXA-Advisors. Brad has been involved with the southern New Jersey Business Community for over 24 years. In 2012, he joined AXA-Advisors as a Financial Consultant. Brad’s goal is to help individuals and businesses develop sound financial strategies and risk management plans. As part of the process, he provides current financial pictures to clients, in concert with their tax, accounting and legal advisors, in order to help them achieve their financial goals.
Prior to joining AXA, Brad was Vice-President, General Manager for Minmar Marine in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, one of the largest privately owned marinas in South Jersey. Brad was elected to the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Marine Trades Association for two terms, from 2004-2008.
Brad and his wife Kelly have enjoyed working with a number of charity organizations, including Charlie’s Fight, which helps to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in Philadelphia area, the Bradley Allen Hublien Foundation, which has raised money for local Delaware charities, and For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.
He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts. He currently lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife Kelly and their four children.
Christopher Selgrath, DO is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement of the hip and knee, currently at the Rothman Institute. Dr. Selgrath received a B.A. in Biology from LaSalle University and his D.O. degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Selgrath completed his orthopedic surgery residency and was named Chief Resident at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Orthopedic Surgery Department. After residency, Dr. Selgrath was awarded a fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University for the year 2003/2004. He and his wife, Elizabeth, created and co-chaired the For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation Charity Gala for its first 3 years and helped to raise over $270,000. They are also part owners of Sylvester’s Fish Market and Restaurant in Avalon, N.J. with his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Bernadette Selgrath and younger brother Matthew, who are also involved in FPS and the Charity Gala. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation Foundation and a member of the AOA, AOAO, POS, and ACOS. Dr. Selgrath is the treasurer and holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Orthopedic Society.
Dr. Selgrath and his lovely wife Elizabeth have two beautiful children Nathan and Emerson.
Deb Rinaldi, Publicist, Business Communications, Philadelphia Phillies
Deb first started working for the Phillies in 2001, where she was involved in promoting and publicizing the progress related to the construction and development of the team’s new ballpark. Since the opening of Citizens Bank Park in 2004, Deb’s responsibilities have shifted to securing strategic news coverage in regards to the organization’s business relations with corporate partners, philanthropy in the community, high-profile promotions and other off-field events. Her experience includes preparing and staging news conferences, writing and distributing news releases and media advisories, prepping executives and staff for interviews, and assisting with the team’s social media and online efforts.
Prior to the Phillies, Deb was the Trade Show Promotion Director at North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) in Philadelphia, where she was responsible for promoting the company’s various tradeshows, conferences and exhibits. She was also NAPCO’s Advertising Promotion Manager for their trade publications in the commercial print and direct marketing industries.
In addition, her experience includes working for SMG as their marketing coordinator, where she was responsible for coordinating new business proposals related to the management of stadiums, arenas, theatres, and convention centers across the country.
Deb is a member of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association, a board member of the For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation, and is involved in fundraising efforts for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She attended The College of New Jersey and has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Professional Writing. Deb resides in Marlton, N.J., with her husband, Joe, and son, Chase Joseph.
For the last 20 years, Alice has served as Vice President and General Counsel for her family’s construction and materials companies, James D. Morrissey, Inc. and Eureka Stone Quarry, Inc. Prior to her current position, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph McGlynn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She worked as a financial auditor for the global accounting firm, KPMG before attending law school. In addition to her juries doctor, Alice has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Villanova University.
Alice lives in Gwynedd Valley with her husband, daughter and son.
Joseph J. Manion, Jr. is currently VP of Finance & Strategic Initiatives for Essent US Holdings, Inc., part of Essent Group, Ltd. Through its subsidiaries, Essent Group serves the housing finance industry by offering mortgage insurance, reinsurance and risk management products to mortgage lenders and investors to support homeownership. Prior to his work at Essent, Joe served as corporate controller of Commerce Bancorp, Inc. and its successor, TD Bank.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Villanova University and is a CPA. He lives in Bryn Mawr, PA. with his wife, Mary Eileen and their four children.
Susan Quinn Schultz has been involved with FPS since 2011. Prior to that, she was raised in Havertown, PA before attending Villanova University in 1992. Susan met her husband, Dan while at Villanova and both graduated with Civil Engineering degrees in 1996. They married in 1998, had their oldest daughter, Madelyn in 2002 and completed their family in 2005 with the birth of their triplets, Avery, Sadie and Quinn. In 2010, Dan was diagnosed with metastatic sarcoma and began clinical trials at many sarcoma centers throughout the country, including Penn, Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson. Despite the endless hours of treatments and appointments, Dan, Susan and their kids were able to take a break from cancer in 2011 and travel to Orlando, Florida for a much needed FPS respite. The trip provided the family with memories that will last a lifetime. They consider these memories priceless, especially after Dan passed away in 2012. Dan was a big supporter of FPS and its mission so Susan and the kids continue to honor Dan through their involvement and support of FPS. Their communities in Rosemont/Wayne hold an annual yoga and 5K event in Dan’s honor – Dan’s Down Dog and Dash. Part of the proceeds from this event are donated to FPS so that other families facing cancer can create priceless memories like the Schultz family.
Susan was so inspired by the nurses who cared for Dan, especially the one who encouraged Dan to apply for the FPS respite that she went back to school after Dan passed away and graduated with a nursing degree from Villanova University in 2015. Susan is fulfilling her dream of being a patient advocate and providing patient centered care. She currently works at Lankenau Medical Center and joined the Board in 2018. Susan and her four children reside in Rosemont, PA.
FPS Advisory Board
- Deborah Bacon
- Patrick Bello
- Jeffrey Boyle, CPA
- Patricia Gambino
- Marta Hobbs
- Michael Keenan
- Mariann E. Kuttler
- Thomas Leonard
- Ed Mannello
- Thomas McGinn
- J. Scott Miller
- John Murabito
- James Murray
- Joseph Sundheim, CPA
- Stephen C. Target
- John Washlick, Esquire
- Chris Sullivan
- Steve Harfst
- Kevin McKenna, Esq.