Who We Are

Our Board

Our Board

Variety’s all volunteer board consists of dedicated individuals who have been selected for their success and knowledge and how those traits align with Variety’s needs. Variety’s Board of Directors is responsible for the overall fiscal success and the long term strategy of the charity.

Doug Zeiders

Hamburg, Rubin, Maxwell, Mullin and Lupin, President of Variety Board

Doug Zeiders

Hamburg, Rubin, Maxwell, Mullin and Lupin, President of Variety Board

Doug is one of the principals of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin, a Montgomery County law firm.  He has served as the President of Variety since the Spring of 2014, previously having served as a Member of the Board of Directors and, prior to that, having been a member of the Camp Board.  He is a graduate of Dickinson College and Temple University School of Law.  A resident of Lansdale, he is the father of two adult children and an avid golfer and fly fisherman.

Maribeth Roman Schmidt

Vice President of Variety Board

Maribeth Roman Schmidt

Vice President of Variety Board

Communications Strategist

Retired CEO, Vault Communications

B.A., Journalism, 1988, Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed., English, 1997, Arcadia University

Don Faul

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., Treasurer of Variety Board

Don Faul

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., Treasurer of Variety Board

Don is a CPA who is a Shareholder with Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. an independent CPA firm, and a Managing Director of Not-for=Profit and Healthcare Services for CBIZ MHM LLC.   Don and his wife Joanne reside in Fort Washington, PA.

Mark Tierney

Firstrust Bank, Secretary of Variety Board

Mark Tierney

Firstrust Bank, Secretary of Variety Board

Mark is a Senior Vice President at Firstrust Bank.  Firstrust has supported Variety for over 30 years and Mark has worked with Firstrust for 20 years.  He earned an MBA from LaSalle University, a BA in Marketing from Holy Family University, and leadership certificates from Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Institute and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.  In addition to acting as Secretary of Variety, Mark volunteers as President of Doylestown Athletic Association Baseball serving over 500 families.

Mark was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and now resides with his family in Doylestown, PA.

Elizabeth Brightman

Comcast Cable, Variety Board Member

Elizabeth Brightman

Comcast Cable, Variety Board Member

Betsy is the Vice President of Content Acquisition and leads an operations team that oversees content acquisition initiatives in the field as well as with the CMC/national backbone in Denver, CO. Prior to joining Comcast Betsy spent 8 years as the Vice President for Affiliate Relations & Distribution for RLTV. Before RLTV, Brightman was Senior Vice President of Sales Operations for Gemstar TV Guide International.

 

Betsy began her career with the Crosby Vandenburgh Group. While working with CVG, Betsy was a founding board member of the Women In Cable Chapter in Boston. She is also the past President of the Philadelphia Chapter of WICT, serves on the current Board of Directors.

 

She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where she majored in English. She resides in North Wales, PA with her husband Jay and 3 children Andy, Samantha and Emma.

Paul McGovern

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Principal, Variety Board Member

Paul McGovern

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Principal, Variety Board Member

Paul is a Principal in the Deloitte Consulting, LLP Consumer Products Technology practice and primarily serves global Fortune 500 clients.  Paul is the Managing Director of the Philadelphia Consulting practice and since 2004 has been the Deloitte Impact Day leader at the Variety Club camp.  Impact Day, Deloitte’s national day of community service, brings together annually more than 100 volunteers focused on repairing and beautifying the facilities prior to the start of each season providing a warm welcome to families as camp opens. Paul resides in Haddonfield, NJ with his wife Sarah and two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Hope.

Jackie Reinhart

MSS, Variety Board Member

Jackie Reinhart

MSS, Variety Board Member

Jackie Reinhart is the Vice President of Human Resources & Communications at MSS, Inc.  Prior to joining MSS, Jackie spent over 20 years working in the Human Resources field, most recently as the global Managing Director of Human Resources and Talent Management for LECG/Smart & Associates.  Through her experience over the years, Jackie provides the Board with broad expertise in Integration, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources Administration, Communications and Executive Leadership. Appointed to Variety’s Board in the fall of 2014, Jackie also serves on the Development and Nomination Committees. Jackie holds a BS in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. She lives in Wayne, PA with her husband, Rob, and 2 children, Paige and Jack.

Joanna Cruz

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, Variety Board Member

Joanna Cruz

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, Variety Board Member

Joanna serves as the Director of Human Resources for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

David Simonetti

Wawa Inc., Director of Store Operations, Variety Board Member

David Simonetti

Wawa Inc., Director of Store Operations, Variety Board Member

David is responsible for the management of 77 Wawa locations in the Philadelphia Market, which employ over 2,500 associates. David and his team are responsible for all areas of store operations, sales, and people development. He is an active member of the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee and is passionate about the benefits of creating a diverse work environment. David is also part of the Supportive Employment Steering Committee, Wawa’s program for creating employment opportunities for individuals with special needs.

Jack Gilliam

Gilliam Insurance Agency, Variety Board Member

Jack Gilliam

Gilliam Insurance Agency, Variety Board Member

Jack is the owner of Gilliam Insurance Agency.

Jerry Bollenbach

Deloitte Tax, LLP, Business Development, Variety Board Member

Jerry Bollenbach

Deloitte Tax, LLP, Business Development, Variety Board Member

Jerry leads Business Development for Greater Philadelphia for Deloitte Tax and works with companies in financial, tax, and technology architecture. He has over 15 year’s experience in strategic planning and has volunteered with Autism Speaks, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Special Olympics.  He has a BS in Accountancy from Villanova University and a MBA from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Jerry resides in West Chester, PA, with his wife Tina, and 3 daughters, Ashley, Taylor, and Kaitlyn.

Stephanie Diaconis

Specialisterne USA, Inc., Employment Services Manager, Variety Board Member

Stephanie Diaconis

Specialisterne USA, Inc., Employment Services Manager, Variety Board Member

Stephanie is an Employment Service Manager for Specialisterne USA, Inc. She has over 10 years of experience in education and 20 plus years in the business world. She has a BS in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College. Her volunteer experience has been in the areas of education and community development. She is a resident of Hatboro, PA where she lives with her husband and is the mother of two girls who live and work in NY. She has a passion for family, children, and education. Stephanie loves to walk and is trying to learn to play golf.

Tangi James-Boone

Run With Horses, LLC, Principal Consultant & Coach, Variety Board Member

Tangi James-Boone

Run With Horses, LLC, Principal Consultant & Coach, Variety Board Member

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