About For Pete’s Sake

Operating Committees

Our operating committees are the backbone of our organization. It is within these committees that scores of talented volunteers come together to chart a path of success in our daily operations, annual development goals and the future strategic initiatives. Currently, there are seven operating committees: Finance and Investment, Audit, Patient Advisory, Advancement, Governance, Planned Giving and Executive. We are also in the process of forming an Ecumenical committee.

Along with these committees, FPS has an extensive network of additional volunteers in varying capacities. These individuals serve on special event committees, office volunteer groups (evening and day), and most recently an expansion committee aimed at further resourcing the organization with the hope of reaching out to more cancer patients and their loved ones in crisis. If you are interested in volunteering for For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation, please call our office or email Marissa@takeabreakfromcancer.org.

Finance and Investment Committee

The role of the Finance and Investment Committee is to provide oversight and guidance to the Board of Directors with respect to the critical key components of fiscal reporting and management in the operation of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. The three key components of fiscal oversight are: investment management and budget planning and evaluation. The Committee also reviews the long term financial plan of the organization as it relates to cash position and development opportunities

  • Kevin Norris
  • Joe Nicolas
  • Ann Russell
  • Charles Quatrone
  • Christopher Carroll
  • Lester Rich
  • Paul Mullen
Audit Committee

The role of the Audit Committee is to review all items related to the audit including appropriate allocations and compliance with mandated 990 requirements. This committee will also be defacto members of the Finance and Investment Committee and will be involved in those outlined aspects above in addition to the audit function.

  • Charles “Chuck” Greenberg
  • Christopher J. Solecki
  • Chris McBryan
  • Dennis McGowen
  • Jim Mahoney
  • Kevin Norris
  • Sara O’Brien
Patient Advisory Committee

The Patient Advisory Committee oversees the planning and implementation of the Patient Program and Ancillary Support. They specifically form the internal and external program guidelines, review patient program expenditures with recommendations for resource efficiency, formulate processes for program operation to ensure a flow of donated accommodations. They also develop Ancillary Support services for Patients and surviving caregivers to ensure their involvement in the FPS Community. The committee reports patient statistics and program highlights to the Board of Directors monthly.

  • Christopher Selgrath, DO, Aria Health
  • Et-tsu Chen, MD, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Fern Nibauer, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Gerry Molyneaux, La Salle University
  • Lisa Doncecz, Health Quality Partners
  • Luanne Chynoweth, LCSW, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Mary Oleksiak, MSW, Abington Jefferson Health
  • Mary Thomas, RN, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Melissa Kratz, RN, MSN, Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Patricia Gambino, RN, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Advancement Committee

The Advancement Committee concentrates their efforts on For Pete’s Sake’s annual giving campaigns including signature and community events.

This committee is responsible for working toward meeting the long term financial goals of FPS and ensuring the organization’s success and sustainability.

  • Trish Sinnott
  • Brad Minor
  • Alex Dergalis
  • Drew Maginnis
  • J. Scott Miller
  • Jim Murray
  • Joe Coleman
  • Joe Nicolas
  • John Monaghan
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Lisa Duemler
  • Nicholas Carroll
  • Patrick Bello
  • Walter Kulp
  • Deb Rinaldi
  • Kate Shields
  • Alice Ann Bossow
  • Alyce Cernigia
  • Jon Sobotkin
  • Christopher Condon
  • John Kovatch
  • Andrew Gerardi
  • Warren Becker
Executive Committee

This Committee meets to review major issues confronting For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation. The Committee meets between scheduled board meetings and is given limited authority to act on the Board’s behalf as dictated by the organization’s Bylaws. The committee is compromised of the chair, co-chair, treasurer, secretary, and CEO.

Planned Giving Committee

The role of the Planned Giving Committee is to provide guidance and lend their expertise in the development of legacy and planned gifts to support our mission. Members assist in the creation of personalized charitable giving plans and ensure donor relationships are stewarded appropriately.

  • Bob Jones, Esq.
  • Carol Livingood, Esq.
  • Scott Miller, Jr.
  • David Shoup
  • Tom Sumter, Esq.
Governance Committee

This Governance Committee oversees the legal and human resource processes of FPS.  It conducts an annual review of the Bylaws and policies and recommend changes.  It also ensures that all Board Members adhere to the Bylaws and Roles and Responsibilities, including board giving and attendance.  Lastly, it oversees Board recruitment and composition, knowledge, effectiveness and leadership.  It is comprised solely of members of the Board who are not employed or otherwise paid by FPS.

  • Chuck Greenberg
  • Chris Selgrath