Board of Directors

Name
Samuel AllenLouis R. MatlackJohn Slater
Ginny ChristensenH. David RaperRobert M. Taylor
John M. ColemanNorval D. ReeceThomas P. Williams
Deborah W. FrazerDaryl RenschlerRichard B. Willis, Jr.
Robert G. Hayden, Jr.Christina RepoleyRoger F. Wood
Bruce E. HuntWilliam Schmidt
Arthur M. LarrabeeLouise Williams Senopoulos

Samuel Allen

  • Sam is Friends Fiduciary’s Treasurer and a member of the Finance and Governance Committees.
  • He has spent most of his career as president of the company he started in Philadelphia in 1975, Universal Motor Distributors, which provides distribution and services for electro-mechanical rotating equipment.
  • Sam attends Mount Laurel Meeting as a member of Moorestown Meeting (NJ). His Quaker service has included key leadership positions on the school committees for Westtown School and Moorestown Friends School. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees of Cooper University Hospital, a Camden, NJ, teaching hospital originally founded and built by Quaker physician Richard M. Cooper and his family in 1887.
  • Attended Moorestown Friends School; Graduate of Westtown School; B.A. University of Delaware.

Ginny Christensen

  • Ginny joined our board in 2011 and serves on the Human Resources Committee and the Governance Committee.
  • Owner of Strategy for Growth, LLC, Ginny provides board development, strategic planning, and coaching to boards, Heads, and CEOs of independent schools and nonprofits across the country.  Her prior experience includes service as Head of School at Media-Providence Friends School, as Assistant Head and Lower School Director at Abington Friends School, in teacher preparation at the University of Pennsylvania, and teaching at multiple levels.
  • Ginny is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting (PA) and for many years has served on boards or committees of Quaker institutions, including Friends Council on Education, Friends Education Fund, Haverford College, and Greene Street Friends School.
  • BA, Wellesley College; MSEd, Wheelock College;  EdD, Fielding Graduate University.

John M. Coleman

  • John serves on the Human Resources Committee and the Investment Committee.
  • He is chief operating officer of NCI Consulting, a management consulting firm. As senior vice president – Law and Public Affairs of Campbell Soup Company and then for the Gillette Company, he led nationwide efforts to elevate standards of corporate governance and accountability. He teaches a graduate seminar in corporate governance at Rutgers University.
  • John is a member of Moorestown Meeting (NJ). He has served on the boards of many public and private companies and nonprofit organizations, including Financial Oversight of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and the school committees for Westfield and Moorestown Friends Schools.
  • B.A. Haverford College; J.D. University of Chicago; additional graduate study, Harvard University.

Deborah W. Frazer

  • Deborah is a member of the Finance Committee.
  • She is the Executive Director of Friends Foundation for the Aging, a foundation established in 2008 to fund innovative approaches to care for older Friends and those in sympathy with Friends principles.
  • Deborah has been a director in for-profit, non-profit and governmental organizations concerned with aging services and behavioral health.
  • A member of Germantown Monthly Meeting, Deborah has been an active volunteer with a number of Friends organizations. She currently serves on the Haverford College Corporation, and the Germantown Friends School, School Committee.
  • B.A. Swarthmore College; Ph.D. Temple University.

Robert G. Hayden, Jr.

  • Bob is a member of the Investment Committee.
  • He is an Associate Vice President – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in Philadelphia serving retail and institutional clients.
  • Bob is a lifetime member of Swarthmore Friends Meeting. He is a long-time member of the Investment Committee of the American Friends Service Committee and has served on the Board of Friends Fiduciary in the past. Bob is a volunteer firefighter with the Swarthmore Fire & Protective Association, currently serving as their Treasurer and Engineer.
  • B.A. Swarthmore College.

Bruce E. Hunt

  • Bruce is clerk of the FFC Charitable Services Committee.
  • He founded and serves as President of Rose Valley Asset Management, an independent investment advisory firm, following many years of experience at other investment advisory firms including The Vanguard Group and Wescott Financial Advisory Group, LLC.
  • He is active in professional organizations including the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association.
  • A member of Swarthmore Meeting (PA), Bruce serves as an advisory trustee and member of the planned giving and investment committees for Media-Providence Friends School.
  • He is a member of the finance committee for Swarthmore Presbyterian Church; and serves as a Director and member of the investment committee for the Garrett-Williamson Foundation.
  • B.A. Earlham College; M.B.A. Widener University.

Arthur M. Larrabee

  • Arthur serves on the Charitable Services Committee.
  • He is the General Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Previously Arthur was a practicing attorney and founded the law firm now known as Larrabee, Cunningham and McGowan. He is often invited to make presentations on  Quaker decision-making and clerking skills for Quaker meetings, schools and boards across the country.
  • A member of Central Philadelphia Meeting (PA), Arthur has served as clerk of that meeting as well as of the board of trustees of Westtown School where he is an emeritus trustee. Before becoming General Secretary, he had served in many leadership positions at PYM, including clerk of the Yearly Meeting. He is a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • B.A. Yale University; J.D. University of Pennsylvania.

Louis R. Matlack

  • Lou is a member of the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee.
  • Lou spent 6 years as CEO of a publicly held paint manufacturer and 17 years with Scott Paper as a director of research and development and also as a plant manager. In addition, he has experience with venture capital as a Registered Representative under the rules of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Lou ended his professional career as the head of Matlack Mediation, through which he served as a professional mediator in land use and multi-party, complex cases, and as a public policy facilitator for the PA Turnpike Commission, among others.
  • A member of Moorestown Meeting (NJ), Lou has served for over 50 years as a trustee for Quaker schools, including Haverford College. He also served on the NJ Hazardous Waste Facilities Sitting Commission and the board of Yardville National Bank. His current activities include: co-trustee, D’Olier Foundation; member of Institutional Review Board, Coriell Institute;  former director, Albion Engineering (retired).
  • B.S. Haverford College; Ph.D. Princeton University.

H. David Raper

  • David serves as clerk of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Investment and Marketing Committees.
  • A financial economist and a CPA, David has extensive experience in investment management, banking and economic planning with the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Rushmore Trust and Savings of Bethesda, MD. He has consulted on acquisitions, mutual-to-stock conversions, evaluations of the thrift industry and other aspects of banking. David also wrote a financial guide to home equity conversion (reverse mortgages, etc.) published by the AARP.
  • David is a member of New Garden Meeting (NC) and has been the chair of the meeting’s stewardship and investment committees.
  • B.A, Wake Forest University; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; School of Mortgage Banking, Stanford, Notre Dame and Northwestern Universities; Post-graduate study in Accounting, George Washington University.

Norval D. Reece

  • Norval joined our board in 2011 and serves as clerk of the Marketing Committee and as a member of the Investment Committee.
  • Now retired, he was CEO of Reece Communications Inc. founded in 1988 to develop cable television in the USSR and Eastern Europe, and Chairman Emeritus of Kane Reece Associates, a global appraisal and consulting firm for media and financial companies.  He was Vice President for New Market Development for Teleprompter, then the largest cable TV company, and helped double its size in five years.  He was Pennsylvania Secretary of Commerce and appointed by President Jimmy Carter to White House Conferences on Small Business and Economic Development and by President George H.  W. Bush to the White House Conference on Business Opportunities in Eastern Europe.
  • A lifelong Friend and a member of Newtown Friends Meeting (PA), Norval has served as Clerk, Financial Oversight Clerk, and on the Newtown Friends School Committee.  He has served on over forty boards, including the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (Chair), Founding Board member of C-SPAN, American Friends Service Committee, and PYM Quaker Quest.  He is currently a member of Haverford College Corporation, George School Board of Trustees, AFSC Centennial Campaign Leadership Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the David Library of the American Revolution.
  • B.A. DePauw University; B.D., M.Div. Yale University.

Daryl Renschler

  • Daryl is a member of the Finance Committee and the Marketing Committee.
  • Now retired, his professional experience was focused on business management and research. This includes his tenure as president of Simco Company in Hatfield, PA, and CEO and President of SL Corp in Marlton, NJ.
  • Daryl is a member of Solebury Meeting (PA) and has served on the boards of directors of Earlham College, George School, Buckingham Friends School (clerk), and on various corporate boards as well.
  • B.A. Earlham College; Ph.D Pennsylvania State University.

Christina Repoley

  • Christina serves on the Human Resources Committee and Marketing Committee.
  • She is the founder and Executive Director of Quaker Voluntary Service.
  • Christina worked for the American Friends Service Committee on several program initiatives and as Program Coordinator for the Faith and Service Program of the Cousins Family Foundation.
  • A member of Atlanta Friends Meeting, Christina has been active with a number of Friends organizations. She served on FGC’S Youth Ministries Committee and their Stoking the Spiritual Fire of Quakerism Capital Campaign Steering Committee.
  • B.A. Guilford College; MDiv Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

William Schmidt

  • Bill serves as clerk of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Governance Committee.
  • Now with RBC Wealth Management, he has been in the investment brokerage business for 32 years, serving both individuals and institutional clients.
  • Bill is a member of Haddonfield Meeting (NJ), where he has served as clerk of the school committee. His volunteer work includes service on the boards of Friends School Mullica Hill and New Castle (Delaware) Historical Society.
  • B.A. Swarthmore College.

Louise Williams Senopoulos

  • Louise is the Chair of our Board of Directors. Since joining the board she has served on all committees and clerked the Governance Committee.
  • Louise’s professional background is in portfolio management, most recently with CoreStates (now Wachovia) Trust and Investment Group.
  • Louise is a member of Haddonfield Meeting (NJ). She is clerk of the board of Haddonfield Friends School, a member of the AFSC investment committee, and previously served on the board and finance committee of Cadbury Continuing Care Retirement Community.
  • B.A., Trinity College; M.B.A., Finance, Drexel University.

John Slater

  • John serves on the Investment Committee.
  • Now a private investor, his career in investments and consulting encompassed investment banking firm White, Weld & Co. (acquired by Merrill Lynch), management consultant McKinsey & Co. and TeleSession Corporation, all in New York.
  • John is a member of Morningside Meeting (NY). He is a trustee for New York Quarterly Meeting and clerk of its finance sub-committee. John also serves as a trustee of New York Yearly Meeting and as a member of the investment committee for Friends Seminary. He is a member of the Kendal on Hudson marketing/public relations committee and philanthropy committee.
  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.S. Columbia University; Additional graduate study, New York University.

Robert M. Taylor

  • Bob serves on the Audit and Charitable Services Committees and as FFC’s representative on the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation Board. Bob served as board chair from 2008-2010.
  • Bob spent his professional career in the tin can and light metal stamping manufacturing business with Ellisco, Inc. (later US Can Company), with responsibilities in manufacturing and then in the areas of company/product line acquisitions, manufacturing consolidations, bankruptcy purchases and product line divestitures. Since leaving the company, Bob has continued to provide consulting services, primarily focused on company or product line purchases and corporate planning.
  • A member of Abington Meeting (PA), he was a founding director of The Kendal Corporation, and served on at least one of the corporation’s boards for 25 years. He serves on the Arch Street Property and Use Committee and is currently president of John Barnes Trustees, Inc. of Abington Meeting.
  • Graduate of Germantown Friends School; B.A., Earlham College; MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Thomas P. Williams

  • Tom is the Vice-Chair of the Board. He is clerk of the Finance Committee and serves on the Charitable Services and Governance Committees.
  • He is recently retired as president and CEO of Octavia Hill Association, Inc. – the oldest affordable housing entity in Pennsylvania. He continues to serve as its treasurer.
  • Tom is a member of Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (PA). He is a past treasurer for the meeting. He serves on the board and as treasurer of Community Ventures, a non-profit community development organization that owns over 150 new housing units in North Philadelphia. He currently serves as clerk of the board of the Farm & Wilderness Foundation (a Friends organization).
  • B.A. Haverford College; J.D. Villanova School of Law.

Richard B. Willis, Jr.

  • Dick serves as clerk of the Human Resources and is a member of the Charitable Services Committees.
  • An insurance executive, Dick started at INA and then had a 40-year career at Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, an insurance brokerage and risk-management firm in Langhorne, PA, the last ten years serving as president and CEO. Under his leadership the firm became the leading insurer of continuing care retirement communities in America.
  • He is a member of Gwynedd Meeting (PA) and has served as trustee at both Newtown Friends School and George School and currently serves as a director at retirement communities Cadbury and Foulkeways at Gwynedd.
  • Graduate of Germantown Friends School; B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University.

Roger F. Wood

  • Roger is Friends Fiduciary’s Secretary. He is clerk of the Governance Committee and serves on the Charitable Services Committee.
  • He is a partner with Dilworth Paxson LLP, where he is the head of the firm’s business department, handling a wide variety of corporate, finance and commercial matters.
  • A member of Middletown MM (Bucks County, PA), Roger has served on the General Services Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He also serves on the board of the Mary Louis Curtis Branch of the Settlement Music School
  • B.A. Swarthmore College; Merton College, Oxford University; J.D. Harvard Law School.
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