New Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Board Members Announced |
PHOENIXVILLE – The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors.
“We are delighted to introduce four new board members who have backgrounds in finance, community mobilization, nursing and social media,” according to a press release issued by the foundation. “Each member will bring their expertise, as well as their passion for the Greater Phoenixville community, to the governance of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. We are proud to continue to add diverse voices to our table.
The new members of the Board of Directors began their terms on July 1.
Here are the names and general information about the new board member:
• Chelsea Perugini: Chelsea’s expertise lies in social media strategy and online community management. She is currently Associate Director of Social Media at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is passionate about health education, violence prevention and volunteering. Chelsea holds two BAs from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in Communications and Women and Gender Studies and is a graduate of PCHF’s Community Health Leadership Academy. This will be his first experience on a non-profit board of directors.
• Dolores (Dolly) Winston is a woman who wears several hats. She is a bestselling author, community mobilizer for Communities That Care in Phoenixville, and the Borough of Phoenixville’s Superintendent of Community Programs since 2000.
Dolly’s role with Communities That Care is to observe and examine the risk factors that are causing problems in the community. She works with key leaders and organizations in the region to develop action plans that address both risk factors and resulting issues. She is a facilitator, performer and people finder. Dolly Winston does it.
Its mission is to mobilize a community through collaborative efforts, avoiding duplication of efforts; allow leaders of organizations to sit down and work together to solve problems. Her real passion is helping people with urgent needs, helping them find services to get back on track. Dolly sits on the Chester County Children and Youth Advisory Council and the South East Region Commonwealth Prevention Alliance / CTC Coalition.
Dolly has received numerous awards and recognitions, and most recently, in 2017, she received the “Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award” from the Phoenixville Social Concerns Committee. She also received an award in 2011 for “Recognizing Leadership, Service, Volunteerism, Dedication and Hard Work to the Phoenixville Community”. 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 on numerous management panels in several colleges and has been featured on talk shows and in newspapers.
• Nick Bucci joins the Board of Directors with a background in finance. He is a financial advisor at BLBB Advisors, LLC. working with complex family groups and non-profit institutions. Additionally, Nick teaches graduate and undergraduate finance courses at two local universities.
Nick lives in Phoenixville and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. Most weekends they enjoy going to the beach or spending time at home and exploring the many parks that Phoenixville has to offer.
Nick graduated from the University of Shippensburg with a BS in Finance and Management Information Systems. He received an MBA from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. He is also a certified financial planner.
• Barbara O’Connor began her nursing career 31 years ago as a graduate nurse in the Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. To complete her training and nursing studies, she pursued both her BSN and her MSN. For the past 20 years, Barb has dedicated her career to the discipline of community health nursing and holds certification as a Certified Specialist in Diabetes Care and Education.
One of his areas of interest is the health and well-being of underserved populations, particularly the Latin American community within the community of Phoenixville. She advocated for bilingual patient representatives to help patients navigate the complex healthcare environment.
In her personal life, Barb is married and is the proud mother of three and has three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Barb loves to travel and the beach is her happiness. She also enjoys solving Soduko’s puzzles and watching HGTV.
About the foundation
The mission of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is to improve the health and quality of life of residents of the greater Phoenixville area by improving access to quality health services and promoting healthy communities through grant grants and collaborations with health, civic, business and community partners. The Foundation strives to make the greater Phoenixville area one of the healthiest places to live and work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.