About Us  |  Leadership

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is strongly committed to the mission and goals of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation and thus, takes the lead in the planning the FPS strategic vision.

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.

R. Bradford Minor, Jr. - Board Chairman

R. Bradford Minor, Jr. is a Financial Consultant at Equitable Advisors. Brad has been involved with the southern New Jersey Business Community for over 24 years. In 2012, he joined Equitable 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 Equitable Advisors, 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 the 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.

Marcella B. Schankweiler, Esq. - FPS Founder and President

Marci Schankweiler, the founder and CEO of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (FPS), channeled her profound personal loss into a force for good. After losing her husband Pete to testicular cancer when he was just 30, Marci, a skilled tax attorney and litigator, pivoted from her legal career to launch FPS. Inspired by her experiences as Pete’s caregiver, she utilized her unique blend of business acumen and emotional insight to establish this impactful non-profit.

With over two decades of dedication to adult cancer patients and their families, Marci has garnered widespread recognition. Her contributions have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including as an honoree in the 2023 Philadelphia Business Journal’s Faces in Philanthropy, receiving the “All-Stars Among Us” recognition from People Magazine and MLB, and the 2018 Woman of Excellence Award from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County. Marci’s work has also been featured in prominent publications such as Women’s Day, Redbook, People Magazine, AARP, and numerous other local, regional, and national media outlets. Marci’s insights also resonate in the podcast world, appearing on platforms like NotefromCancerWorld.org, ShadowHer, and Bold Brave TV.

A respected voice on non-profit management and the profound benefits of respite for cancer patients and their supporters, Marci is a sought-after speaker. She addresses audiences across various sectors, from healthcare to education, inspiring others with her advocacy for ‘PAUSE on Purpose’—a call to recognize and harness life’s pivotal moments for personal and community betterment.

Beyond her tireless work of helping families with cancer, she finds joy with her family, including her husband, Mark, and their two daughters, who are proud students at La Salle University. They cherish their time at the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. This place holds a special spot in Marci’s heart for all the memories they have created there and as the home of Maryann Pastry Shoppe, a bakery that has been in Marci’s family for generations.

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Meghan Patton - FPS Vice Chairman

Following the merger of Abington Health and Jefferson Health, Meghan became the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Associate Chief Human Resources Officer for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. She had previously served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for Abington Health and has over 25 years of Human Resource experience. Meghan has a strong record of accomplishments in developing and executing strategic Human Resources initiatives.

Meghan holds a Master of Science in Human Organization Science from Villanova University and has held various certifications. She is a Fellow of the Advisory Board (FABC) and a 2014 Baldrige Executive Fellow. As a past Delaware Valley Human Resources Person of the Year Awardee, Meghan has served as a National Malcolm Baldrige Senior Examiner and is a 2020 Perkiomen Valley Hall of Fame Inductee. She is also an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph’s University, teaching in their Masters of Strategic Human Resource Management program.

Meghan has been an active volunteer in her local community, serving on both community and educational boards. She is currently a member of The Forum of Executive Women and is on the Board of Directors For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. She and her husband, Skip, live in Glenside and have two daughters, Carey and Libby.

Brian Havrilla - FPS Board Secretary

Brian M. Havrilla is currently Senior Territory Business Manager for Alkermes, Inc., a Bio-tech company based in the Boston area. With more than 18 years in the Pharmaceutical industry, Brian is a proven sales and marketing leader in the Central Nervous System (CNS) market for the advancement of treatments for serious mental illness.

Brian graduated with a degree in Spanish from Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA) and earned his M.B.A. from Penn State. He lives in Blue Bell, PA with his wife, Audra and their two children, Hannah and Sophia.

Joseph Manion - FPS Board Treasurer

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.

Kate Shields

Kate Shields is Chief Executive Officer of Vault Communications, one of the fastest-growing marketing communications firms in the U.S. as recognized by Inc. magazine, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Philadelphia 100. For more than two decades, C-level executives from diverse industry sectors have entrusted Kate to counsel them in strategic communication planning, crisis communications, corporate social responsibility, media relations and digital/emerging media. Kate brings valuable client-side perspective to her work, having held communication roles in-house at Campbell Soup Company and ARAMARK.

Kate has served as an Adjunct Professor of Communication at La Salle University, teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the Philadelphia and Prague campuses. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, The Forum of Executive Women, For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation and Audubon Pennsylvania. A mother to three daughters, Kate is passionate about the professional advancement of women and has served as Chair of Take the Lead for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia’s prestigious Paradigm Award selection committee and as an active volunteer for her alma mater, Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Named one of the “Most Admired CEOs” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and one of the nation’s “Top Women in PR” by PR News, Kate holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton and a graduate degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Christopher Selgrath, DO

Christopher Selgrath, DO, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee joint replacement, 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 in 2003/2004. He and his wife, Elizabeth, created and co-chaired the For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation Charity Gala for its first three 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 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.

Susan Schultz, RN BSN

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.

Peg Beavers

Peg’s resume is diverse and she is currently Executive Vice President, Biocoat, Inc. In her early career, she worked in outside sales for Pitney Bowes and Sprint before moving to customer service/sales at Alstin Advertising. She also worked as a preschool teacher, as a salesperson for Pampered Chef and put together a monthly publication for Montgomery Publishing. In 2003, she took a board position for Biocoat, Inc., a medical device coating company located in Horsham, PA and soon became board secretary. After years of serving on the board, she was offered a sales position.

Today she continues to work at Biocoat, heading up the Engineering, Facilities, Shipping & Receiving and Customer Service teams. She was responsible to deliver on time and budget a 37,500 sf facility buildout with Class 7 and 8 cleanroom space to support product manufacturing.

She is happily married to Cary Beavers and a proud mother to Zack, Derek and Maggie.

Susan Buehler

Ms. Buehler has 20 years of media and strategic communications experience. At PJM, she has raised the profile of the nation’s largest electric grid and wholesale energy markets.  She is responsible for strategic communications plans, internal communications initiatives and messaging around energy policy. In addition, she is responsible for corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Prior to joining PJM, Ms. Buehler was executive vice president for Bellevue Communications, where she managed the day-to-day operations and some of the firm’s largest clients. In addition, she spearheaded the firm’s media training and crisis communications initiatives.

Ms. Buehler is a former Emmy Award-winning television journalist with experience working as a reporter, editor and producer at stations in Philadelphia, Des Moines and Sioux Falls. She became the managing editor of Fox News in Philadelphia where she made key editorial decisions on news coverage, planning and scheduling. Ms. Buehler is a four-time Emmy Award nominee for outstanding general reporting and breaking news coverage.

In addition to her television news experience, Ms. Buehler served as a spokesperson for PECO Energy in Philadelphia and represented major corporate brands including McDonalds, Campbell Soup, Citizens Bank and Chemring USA.

Ms. Buehler is active in community organizations. She serves on the boards of College Possible Philadelphia, the Philly Ad Club, and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association. Previously, she served on the executive committee of the board of trustees for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Board of Governors. She is past president of the board of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is active in the Public Relations Society of America. Ms. Buehler has been honored with a Woman of Distinction award by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Ms. Buehler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.

Colleen Lange

Colleen Lange is currently an Associate Director of Global Security for Merck & Co., Inc. For the past 22 years, Colleen has worked for Merck in various capacities that took her to all corners of the world. She held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering capital projects, manufacturing strategic planning, global and executive communications, crisis management and is currently supporting industry led practices for insider risk, workplace violence, product integrity, and product supply chain security for Merck. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Mercy Career and Technical High School and Co-Chair for Cranaleith Spiritual Center both in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Eucharistic Minister for her parish, Saint Robert Bellarmine, a volunteer at Doylestown Hospital and mentor in various industry and college programs for science and engineering students. Colleen has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Saint Joseph’s University. She currently resides in Doylestown, PA

Amy Beilman

Amy Beilman is currently the Director of Revenue Management for Woodloch. Woodloch is an award-winning family resort nestled in the Pocono Mountains Lake Region; and great partners with For Pete’s Sake. For the past several years, Amy has been a trusted liaison between FPS and Woodloch to help put together and plan for FPS group and individual respites. She is a 2007 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management.

Amy resides in Hawley, PA with her husband Scott and two daughters, Eleanor and Grace.

Paul Mullen, CRPC

Paul Mullen CRPC, Managing Director, Senior Resident Director at Merrill’s Blue Bell office based in Blue Bell, PA.

Paul has held financial and managerial positions with Merrill for 32 years.  Paul works with individuals, senior-level executives, business owners, corporations, endowments, and estates.  Services he provides to his clients include financial and investment strategies along with crafting custom-built portfolio for each client.  Paul has been recognized as one of the top Financial Advisors in Pennsylvania by Forbes, “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors” list for the past 5 years.   Paul also represents other managers and advisors –working directly with the firm’s senior management and served for four years on Merrill’s Resident Director Advisory to Management (RDACTM) counsel.

Paul is a graduate of Shippensburg University and has a B.S.B.A. in Marketing. Paul also holds a designation as a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) from the College for Financial Planning.  He lives in Horsham, with his wife of 30 years and his three daughters.

Vanessa Mapson

Vanessa Mapson is the senior director of group sales for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. Her department oversees the coordination, planning, and execution of all game-day group events held at Citizens Bank Park, including general group sales, community/corporate events, fundraisers, party suites and decks, hospitality areas, and theme nights.

Vanessa began her career with the Phillies as an intern in the Sales Office in 2000 before moving into other roles as coordinator, group sales operations, manager, group sales, and director, group sales prior to her current position. Before joining the Phillies, Vanessa served as a management intern for Philadelphia Women’s Basketball 2000, which was the local organizing committee for the 2000 NCAA Women’s Final Four. One of her main duties was assisting with the recruitment of over 700 volunteers. Vanessa also served in various roles at key events, including fundraising luncheons that featured legendary University of Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt and Anchor/Reporter Robin Roberts, and various Championship Week Events.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Harlem, N.Y., Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. (1998) and a Master of Education degree in sport & recreation administration from Temple University (2000). She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a board member of the Black Women in Sport Foundation and Junior Baseball Federation.

Vanessa currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Christopher Condon

Chris Condon is the Founder and President of TobinPeters Project Management. After twenty-plus years in construction management, Chris decided to become an independent construction project manager. Based on his experience managing tenant improvement, capital improvement, and ground-up development projects on the ownership side for the last 16 years, he brings a unique perspective to all his projects. He has extensive experience throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia), as well as Boston, MA, Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA.

Before starting TobinPeters, Chris worked as Senior Vice President of development, construction, and operations at Coretrust Capital Partners, LLC. His other roles include Executive Director of Tenant Improvement Construction with Brandywine Realty Trust and Senior Construction Manager for Thomas Properties Group. Early in his career, he worked at BPG Development Company and Turner Construction Company.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The Catholic University of America and is currently working on his Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate at Georgetown University. Chris is also an active father of four and enjoys being on the board at FPS.

Caroline Duffy*

Caroline Duffy is a Commercial Lines Account Manager for USI Insurance Services, LLC. In this role, she services her book of clients daily and negotiates insurance coverages on their behalf. She received her Pennsylvania Property & Casualty Insurance License in May 2021 and received her Associate in Insurance Data Analytics in October of 2023.

Caroline has been volunteering with For Pete’s Sake since 2021. Along with fellow board member Frank Fanto, she is a co-leader of For Pete’s Sake’s Young Friends Society. The mission of this society is to increase engagement among younger generations of volunteers so For Pete’s Sake can continue to serve its community for many years to come.

In addition to volunteering with For Pete’s Sake, she spends her free time playing ice hockey, charter fishing, and going for walks.

Caroline graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Food Marketing and Business Intelligence & Analytics. She currently lives in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania with her sister Maura and their three cats.

Frank Fanto*

Frank Fanto is currently a Senior Analyst of Investor Relations at Essent Guaranty, Inc., part of Essent Group, Ltd., located in Radnor, PA. Through its subsidiaries, Essent Group serves the housing finance industry by offering private mortgage insurance, reinsurance, risk management products, title insurance, and settlement services to mortgage lenders, borrowers, and investors to support homeownership.

Along with fellow board member Caroline Duffy, he is a co-leader of For Pete’s Sake’s Young Friends Society.

Frank graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Organizations, and Society. He also minored in Applied Mathematics. He lives in Fairmount, PA, with his wife and rescue dog, Nelly.

Charles "Chuck" Greenberg - LOA

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.

FPS Advisory Board

  • Deborah Bacon
  • Patrick Bello
  • Jeffrey Boyle, CPA
  • Dr. Et-Tsu Chen
  • Patricia Gambino, RN, MSN
  • Steve Harfst
  • Marta Hobbs
  • Michael Keenan
  • Mariann E. Kuttler
  • Thomas Leonard
  • Edward Mannello
  • Thomas McGinn, CMA
  • Kevin McKenna, Esquire
  • J. Scott Miller
  • John Murabito
  • James Murray
  • In loving memory of Daryl Robinson
  • Christopher Sullivan
  • Joseph Sundheim, CPA
  • Stephen C. Target
  • John Washlick, Esquire