The Boardroom

Tracy Maeter (left) and Katayun I. Jaffari.

Greater Philadelphia public media provider and PBS/NPR member station WHYY has named Tracy Maeter to its board. Maeter is head of investment for the Mid-Atlantic region for JPMorgan Private Bank, managing client portfolios and developing new business.

Ballard Spahr partner Katayun I. Jaffari has been elected to the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors, the oldest association of lawyers in the country. She works in Spahr's business and finance department, handling complex securities transactions for businesses.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the state-sponsored early-stage investor, has elected the following board members: Matt Callahan, CEO of iCeutica; Denise Devine, founder and CEO of FNB Holdings LLC; James Narron, first vice president and COO of Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Michael Purcell, partner at Deloitte & Touche; Nick Wilkinson, senior vice president of Binary Tree; and Nate Lentz, managing partner at Osage Venture Partners.

Dignity Housing, a nonprofit that seeks to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for individuals and families in Philadelphia, has appointed Jeremy Spiegel, Darlene Callands, and Drew Takacs to its board. Spiegel is an attorney in the Law Office of Jeremy Spiegel, Callands is president and CEO of African Americans for Educational Opportunities, and Takacs most recently had been operations manager for Instacart.

New Leash on Life USA, a Philadelphia nonprofit that offers a prison dog-training program that saves the lives of shelter dogs by pairing them with incarcerated inmates, has elected Allan I. Goldberg to its board. He recently retired from Merck & Co. as lead of advocacy and professional affairs.

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has named Robert Biglin and Stephen Wright to its board. Biglin is managing partner of Welsh Valley Advisors and Wright is head of the Mid-Atlantic region for JPMorgan Private Bank.

William J. Leonard has been elected to the board of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He is a partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. Leonard also serves on the board of SEPTA and served for 12 years as vice chairman of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. The association's lawyers, who are appointed by the courts, represents approximately 70 percent of all people arrested in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Works, the city's workforce development agency, said Mayor Kenney has appointed the following directors to serve three-year terms: David Crossed, managing partner of Navigate Corp.; Peter Gonzales, president and CEO of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians; Eden Kratchman, vice president of Global Corporate Giving Chubb Insurance; and Órla Pease, vice president and Philadelphia regional manager, PA Traffic Engineering at Urban Engineers.

Lisa M. Starczewski has been named chair of the new Bloomberg BNA Advisory Board on Pass-Through Entity Taxation. The board provides legal, tax, and compliance professionals with critical information, practical guidance, and workflow solutions. She is a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Philadelphia.

Charles DeBusk, vice president of performance and process improvement at Universal Health Services of Delaware, has been named to the industry board of the American Health Council.

The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit that develops business and academic ties between the Philadelphia area, southern New Jersey and Delaware, and Israel, has named the following board members: Michael Andrus, president and CEO of WeFeedUs; Renee Baker, closed-end funds marketing and investor relations, senior manager, at Aberdeen Asset Management; Omer Dekel, alliances and innovation partner, broadband, cable, and satellite at Amdocs; Scott I. Feldman, global head, SAP HANA Customer Community at SAP; Eric B. Kmiec, director, gene-editing program senior research scientist at the Center for Translational Medicine, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute, at Christiana Care Health System; Bernard C. Rudnick, managing partner at CapGenic Advisors LLC; and Heather A. Steinman, vice president, business development and executive director, technology transfer, at the Wistar Institute.

Fernando Sallés, vice president, head of global search, at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Cynthia B. Kane, special assistant to the secretary of state at the Delaware Department of State, have joined the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board.

- Mike Zebe