Lynne Williams, Ed.D. Candidate
Lynne M. Williams, Ed.D. Candidate, is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides career education and networking connections for: 1) jobseekers in career transition, including veterans and 2) employed and self-employed for career management. In addition, Lynne is also the owner of Around the Clock Executive Helper, a writer of resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Lynne presents unique research-based workshops on LinkedIn, resumes, the Applicant Tracking System, the Art of Networking In Person & Online, and other career-related, social media, and technology topics. She is currently working on writing her doctoral dissertation and is a contributing author to Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love along with the late Dick Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?. In addition, she writes a weekly career column in Vista.Today Montco.Today and Delco.Today and other publications with LinkedIn tips and more. Connect with her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewilliams with a personalized message and visit the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group website at https://greatcareersphl.org.
Steven D. Ritchey is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, President of the Board of Trustees of the Adelphic Cornell Educational Fund, Principal Consultant with the Parallax Management Group (PMG, ltd), a member of the Nonprofit Consultant Network, a member of the Cornell University Council, and a leading Cornell Social Media Ambassador. A believer in mission-driven operationally-active boards, Steven has led numerous nonprofit program initiatives and their related fundraising including an alumni-funded Veteran’s Advocate 3-year pilot program and an award-winning Giving Day campaign. Steven joined the Board of the Great Careers Group as it was transitioning to a 501(c)3, heads the Board’s Marketing & Communications Committee, the Development Committee, and leads one of the weekly meetups.
Sean T. Reynolds
Mark J. Raschiatore, CPA, MBA
Mark J. Raschiatore is a certified public accountant with over 35 years’ experience advising small and medium sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. He has worked with a diverse array of industries including professional services companies, manufacturing and construction, nonprofits, and workers compensation, and retirement plans. He excels at developing innovative financial strategies along with analytical skills and creative problem solving. Mark is a flexible and detail-oriented leader who manages change, utilizes a collaborative communication style and provides relevant trusted advocacy.
Mark is the founder of Raschiatore Consulting, which provides interim and fractional CFO services to small and medium sized businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Mark was a principal at Clifton Larson Allen, LLP, the 8th largest CPA firm in the United States where he led the Plymouth Meeting, PA office employee benefits audit practice. During his career, he issued more than 1500 audits and completed more than 4500 corporate partnership, individual, and nonprofit tax returns.
He earned his Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Villanova University.
Mark is also currently a member of the Finance Committee for Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.
Steven Rosen, JD, MBA
Steven A. Rosen has a B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an M.B.A. from Temple University focusing on International Business and a law degree from Villanova University.
Shortly after completing his Juris Doctor degree at Villanova, Steven became General Counsel for AAMCO Transmissions, a franchise company.
Afterwards, Steven worked as general counsel for Safeguard, a New York Stock Exchange company, doing mergers and acquisitions. He later was promoted to President and Chief Operation Officer of a division of Safeguard Business Systems. When Safeguard Business Systems was sold, he started his own businesses.
Steven is a founding partner and Chairman Emeritus of FranNet, an international franchise consulting firm. He has a current license to practice law in Pennsylvania. He is also President of Sunbelt of Pennsylvania and on the Board of Directors of both profit and non-profit organizations.
For 30 years Steven has worked with companies and individuals who are interested in starting a franchise business or selling or buying a Main Street or Middle Market business. FranNet works with more than 100 of the top franchises and Steven assists potential franchisees to select, investigate and finance the startup of a business which is right for them. He works with accountants, other attorneys, financial planners, and a variety of lenders who assist in completing the transactions.
As past President of the Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association, Steven has shown leadership in his field. Steven is a member of the following organizations: American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, International Business Brokers Association, International Franchise Association, Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association and M&A Source.
Beth Zurcher, SHRM-SCP
Beth Zurcher is an award-winning servant leader with over 14 years as a trusted Business Partner and Executive. As an innovative solutions seeker, she finds mutually beneficial solutions for employees and companies alike through top-notch employee relations management to enhance employee engagement. Diverse professional who excels in privately held, publicly traded, non-profit, board governance, and consulting environments for organizations ranging from 34 to 2,500 employees in up to 96 locations.
Pressy Abraham, M.Ed, BS, RDMS
Pressy Abraham is the VP of Operations with Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group. She is a student of Diverseforce on Boards at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; graduating April 2020.
She is a first-generation Indian, whose parents are from Kerala, India.
She transitioned into a position as Project Manager working with software rollout and business readiness. Previously Pressy worked for 15 years as a Sonographer in the healthcare industry educating and training students and residents about picture acquisition and technology usage and troubleshooting. She volunteers with the ARDMS to write board exam questions.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University with a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and curriculum design and Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound with a minor in Philosophy.
Pressy believes in balance, focusing on connecting, education, training, and self-development to achieve success both personally and professionally. She sees herself as a servant leader and doing all things with love.
Gary Morel, MHA, FACHE
Gary Morel, MHA, FACHE (PA Regent), serving as the Co-chairman/CEO of the Business Executive Networking Group was instrumental in leading the effort to merge with the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group. In the combined organization, Morel serves as the Vice-President of Strategic Insights. He is the founder of Central PA’s 501(c)3 non-profit Population Health Collaborative and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Population Health Economics. Previously, Morel served as the visionary CEO of two teaching hospitals and a regional healthcare alliance. Morel has held national health leadership and board roles in the fields of wellness, quality, policy, and business advocacy. Morel, a serial entrepreneur, formed several healthcare companies including a health plan management and private equity investment firm. His proudest career moment was a three-year failed attempt to privately license a health insurance company. Morel quipped, “We learn from our mistakes – I would do it again!”
Dr. Laura Dowling
Dr. Laura Dowling, MBA-TM, CHFP, CRCR, CSBI, president of Health Management Solutions consultancy, is an accomplished healthcare industry executive with over 20 years of experience across the healthcare ecosystem. She fuses operational strategies with leadership development, human capital management, behavioral change, and industry best practice to enable healthcare operational innovation and drive performance improvement. Dr. Laura builds and leads high performing, cross-functional teams that exceed expectations. She established 3 corporate healthcare management training & education departments and designed boot camps and train the trainer programs. Dr. Laura has presented at healthcare industry conferences, contributed thought leadership articles, and authored many white papers, quick reference guides, SOPs, P & Ps, and desk references. She has educated and trained 500+ business, technical, and clinical subject matter experts, and support staff. Dr. Laura holds several healthcare industry certifications.
Dr. Laura has over 13 years of experience in designing and teaching Master’s and Bachelor’s level courses in in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Management and Leadership at Gwynedd Mercy University.
Dr. Laura is a certified career management & educational coach who has managed, coached, and mentored hundreds of employees and students over the years. She is a certified Emotional Intelligence (EI) practitioner, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner, and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner who enjoys providing career management and job transition support through education and motivational speaking to participants at all stages in their career, from C-level to high school students.
Kathleen H. Dooley, Esq.
Kathleen Dooley enjoyed a decades-long career as a partner litigating complex commercial cases with national and international law firms in New Jersey and then North Carolina before transitioning to an in-house position as General Counsel with a tech startup. She is passionate about paying it forward and mentoring. Kathleen joined the Board of the Great Careers Group upon its merger with BENG, where she also served on the Board of Directors, and now serves as VP Member Services.
Kathleen received her BA and JD degrees from Seton Hall University. She also received an Advanced Leadership Certificate from the Kellogg School of Management and a Healthcare Compliance Certificate from Seton Hall University.
Tony DiGirolamo, CPA, CGMA
Tony DiGirolamo is a seasoned financial executive with 25 years of experience in CFO and Controller’s roles. Under the AQualityCFO, LLC name, he currently provides financial advisory services to small and medium sized businesses.
Tony has held leadership roles at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Rockwell Corporation, Otis Elevator, A.B. Dick Company, and Sweet Street Desserts, Inc. In his work, Tony has focused on capital raising, leveraging tax savings opportunities, setting up of international operations financial infrastructure, and provided financial guidance in operational and customer deal- making decisions.
Tony holds his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Joe Gordon, Esq.
Joseph Gordon is an attorney with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he practices out of the firm’s Philadelphia office. His legal practice principally focuses on defending companies against lawsuits brought by former employees and representing businesses in commercial litigation disputes. Mr. Gordon graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2008 and magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a degree in finance. He has been selected as a Rising Star by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers publication every year since 2016 and currently serves as a Co-Chair for the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association.