PCHF Welcomes New Board Members- July 2021

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Press Release July 15, 2021

PHOENIXVILLE COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO THEIR COMMUNITY

Diverse new slate of members brings a wide variety of experiences.

We are excited to introduce 4 new board members who have backgrounds in finance, community mobilizing, nursing, and social media. Each Member will contribute their expertise, as well as their passion for the Greater Phoenixville community to the governance of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation (PCHF). We are proud to continue to add diverse voices to our table.  Board members began their term on July 1, 2021

Welcome:

 Chelsea Perugini: Chelsea’s expertise is in social media strategy and online community management. She currently serves as the associate director of social media at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is passionate about health education, violence prevention, and volunteerism. Chelsea holds two bachelor’s degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in Communications and Women’s and Gender Studies and is a graduate of PCHF’s Community Health Leadership Academy. This will be her first experience on a nonprofit board, and she is excited to jump in and learn from her fellow board members while serving the greater community.

Dolores (Dolly) Winston is a woman who wears many hats. She is a Best-Selling Author, Community Mobilizer for Communities That Care in Phoenixville, and the Community Programs Superintendent for the Borough of Phoenixville since 2000.  Dolly’s role with Communities That Care is to observe and examine the risk factors that cause problems in the community. She works with area key leaders and organizations to develop action plans that address both risk factors and their resultant problems.  She is a facilitator, an implementer, and a people finder. Dolly Winston makes it happen. Her mission is to mobilize a community through the efforts of collaboration, avoiding duplication of efforts; allowing the leaders of the organizations to sit down and work together to resolve issues. Her true passion is to help people with urgent needs, assisting them in finding services to get back on the right track. Dolly serves on the Chester County Children & Youth Advisory Board and Southeast Region CTC/Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Coalition.

Dolly has received multiple awards and acknowledgments, and most recently she was the 2017 recipient of “The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award” given by the Phoenixville Social Concerns Committee. She also received an award in 2011 for “Recognition for Leadership, Service, Volunteerism, Dedication and Hard Work to the Community of Phoenixville.”  In 2006, she received the “OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) Believing and Achieving in the Better Community Award”, and the “Woman in Community Award” in 2004.  Dolly has participated as a speaker for many leadership panels at several colleges and has been featured on Talk Shows and in the newspaper.

Dolly loves the LORD and her community.  She has a passion for helping others find hope for their lives, and it is no wonder that people say,” If you are looking for a resource to help solve a local problem, ask Dolly Winston”.

Nick Bucci joins the board of PCHF with a background is in finance.   He is a financial advisor with BLBB Advisors, LLC.  working with complex family groups and nonprofit institutions. Additionally, Nick teaches graduate and undergraduate finance classes at two local universities.

Nick lives in Phoenixville and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.  On most weekends they enjoy going to the beach or hanging out at home and exploring the many parks Phoenixville has to offer.

Nick is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems. He earned a Master of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in Financial Services from Saint Joseph’s University.  He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Barbara O’Connor began her nursing career 31 years ago as a RN graduate of Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. To further her nurse training and education, she pursued both her BSN and MSN. For the past 20 years, Barb has dedicated her career to the discipline of community health nursing and maintains a certification as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Barb has a passion for helping others and uses her knowledge and expertise to collaborate with others to build a healthy community. One of her areas of focus is the health and wellbeing of the underserved populations, especially the Latino community within the Phoenixville Community. She has advocated for bi-lingual patient representatives to assist patients in navigating the complex healthcare environment. In her personal life, Barb is married and is the proud mother of 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Barb loves to travel, and the beach is her happy place. She also enjoys solving soduko puzzles and watching HGTV.

 

 

 

 

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