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.
Vault Communications, Variety Board President
Deloitte Tax, LLP, Business Development, Variety Board Vice President
Jerry leads Business Development for Greater Philadelphia for Deloitte Tax and works with companies in financial, tax, and technology architecture. He has over 15 years 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 three daughters, Ashley, Taylor, and Kaitlyn.
Hamburg, Rubin, Maxwell, Mullin and Lupin
Doug is one of the principals of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin, a Montgomery County law firm. He has previously served as the President of Variety and 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.
Firstrust Bank, SVP of Business Banking
Mark has worked with Firstrust Bank for over 20 years and is now Senior Vice President of Business Banking. 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. 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.
Comcast Cable, Vice President, Content Acquisition
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 where she majored in English. She resides in North Wales, PA with her husband Jay and 3 children Andy, Samantha and Emma.
Run With Horses, LLC, Principal Consultant & Coach, Variety Board Secretary
Tangi James-Boone, MS, PCC is an entrepreneur, certified professional coach, and a Cabrini University faculty member. She brings two decades of dynamic corporate and consulting experience in marketing, sales management, leadership, career and professional development within Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunications/mass media, educational services and faith-based organization arenas. Tangi received her B.A. and MS from The Pennsylvania State University. Her volunteer experience has been in the areas of public service, economic development, and early childhood education. Tangi resides in Skippack, PA with her husband. They have three daughters.
CBIZ, Managing Director, Variety Board Treasurer
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.
Community Affairs Specialist, Independence Blue Cross
Marie Gillespie joined Independence in April 2015, as a Community Affairs Specialist. She works to strengthen the corporate volunteer program’s reach in the community. Prior to joining the team, Marie worked in recruitment and was a licensed Realtor. She enjoys navigating and networking the logistics of partnering with local non-profits to improve the health of our communities.
Julie graduated American University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and then went on to receive her MBA from Temple University. She is currently a council member of the Office of Development Programs (ODP) of Montgomery County and Families CCAN, a support group for parents with children who have special needs. She has attended many training sessions related to ID and Autism and her daughter attends our Vocational program as well as summer camp.
Allan Myers, Executive VP, Corporate Services
Bob has been the Senior Vice President of Corporate Service at Allan Myers for almost 15 years. In addition to being an Executive Committee member he is responsible for leading Human Resources, Safety, Enivronmental, Information Technology, and Risk Management. Bob graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology with a Minor in Occupational Safety and Health.
Philadelphia Zoo, Nutrition Program Director
Principal Architect and Executive Leader, Meyer
As a Principal Architect and Executive Leader at Meyer for almost 25 years, Phil has influenced the transformations of many iconic Philadelphia companies. With a passion for meeting new people and real estate deal making, Phil is well connected in both the Philadelphia marketplace and the national real estate market. Phil serves as an Executive board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of NAIOP as well as the Director of Prosperity for the American Institute of Architects. He also serves on NAIOP’s National Education Committee, DASD Advisory Education Innovation Board and as an Ambassador for the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He has a BS in Architecture from Temple University. Philresides in Havertown, Pa with his wife Cathy and 2 daughters, Carly (5) and Sydney (3).