The Boardroom

Joan Docktor (left) and Ellen Rinaldi.

Cradles to Crayons, a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides children living in homeless or low-income situations with essential items, has elected the following board members: Debbie Cohen, retired general counsel of Accolade Inc.; Joan Docktor, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors; Chris Miller, market executive at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management; and Lee Yohannan, an entrepreneur and founding partner of Liquidhub.

Rob Munin has been appointed to the board of Thermostat Recycling Corp., an industry-funded nonprofit supported by 29 manufacturers that historically branded and sold mercury thermostats in the United States. He is president and CEO of Lux Corp., a Philadelphia provider of thermostats with an R&D center in Hong Kong, manufacturing in Asia, and a packaging and distribution plant in Laredo, Texas.

Sarah Miller Coulson of Bryn Mawr has been named the 22nd regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. She is the third woman from Pennsylvania to serve in the position. Established in 1853, the MVLA is a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates the Northern Virginia home of George Washington.

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, professor and vice chair of the department of thoracic medicine and surgery at the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and thoracic surgeon in chief for Temple University Health System, has been elected president-elect of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society.

Jeff Moyer, executive director of the Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pa., has been named one of nine elected inaugural board members of IFOAM North America, a Portland, Ore.-based regional body of the global umbrella of IFOAM-Organics International. The organization advocates for the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially, and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of organic agriculture.

Blank Rome LLP associate Negar M. Kordestani has been elected to a three-year term to the Young Lawyers Division executive committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

The Springfield Area Educational Foundation (Delaware County) has elected the following trustees: Stanley L. Johnson, executive director of operations for the Phoenixville Area School District, president; Stephen Todaro, a physical therapist with Premier Orthopedic & Sports Medicine serving as clinic manager of the Broomall South location, vice president; Jack Sullivan, former chief accounting officer for Charming Shoppes, treasurer; Joseph Nastasi, founder of Nastasi Law Offices in Drexel Hill, secretary; and Wes Rowlands, co-founder and CEO of National Youth Mentor Academy.

Egalet Corp., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on drugs for pain and other conditions, has appointed Robert P. Roche Jr. to its board. He is founding member of Robert Roche Associates LLC, a consulting firm that provides guidance to the pharmaceutical and health-care industries. Prior to that, he led commercial operations at Cephalon Inc. as executive vice president.

Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, has elected to its board of governors Andrea Anania, retired executive vice president and chief information officer of Cigna Corp., and Ellen Rinaldi, a principal with Vanguard.

Turner Investments, Berwyn, has elected the following independent trustees: David C. Adcock, general counsel for the Duke Endowment and the Duke Hospital System; David Gilbert, managing member of Whitemarsh Capital; Peri Wallace Higgins, president of Evolve Advisers; Richard D. Miles, a partner and managing director of Berkshire Capital Securities LLC; and William Moran, executive vice president and general auditor of JPMorgan Chase & Co. They join incumbent trustee and chairman Alfred C. Salvato, senior vice president for corporate finance and chief investment officer for Thomas Jefferson University.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society recently installed the following board members: David Fierabend, founder and principal of Groundswell Design Group; Prema Gupta, senior vice president of Navy Yard Planning & Real Estate Development; Helen Horstmann, an orthopedic surgeon at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, who also will serve as chair of the Philadelphia Flower Show and Events Committee; James Jolinger, a private investor, who will serve as chair of the PHS Board Investment Committee; Tracy L. Maeter, a managing director at JPMorgan; and John J. Soroko, chair and CEO of the law firm Duane Morris.

Woodlynde School, a nonprofit independent school on the Main Line for students in grades K-12 with learning differences, has named Andrew Renninger and John Schmader to its board. Renninger, an '08 graduate of the school, is the founder of OpenHousePHL and Conscious. Schmader is a retired chiropractor.

- Mike Zebe