Executive Committee

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Greg Roth

Greg Roth is Senior Vice President for Philanthropy for Opportunity International, a non-profit which provides financial services and training to 14.3 million people who are working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Greg’s passion for philanthropy extends to involvement in many other community organizations, including the Philadelphia Leadership Foundation,  where he is a board member, the Fanny Chapman Swimming Team and St. Paul’s Lutheran

Church in Doylestown. His commitment to #SaveOscarsHome can be summarized with the quote, “To stand...in the room where [Oscar Hammerstein] wrote the words to “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” is to know in your bones that for anyone who loves the American musical, the successful preservation of Highland Farm will be the worthiest of causes.” Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2018.

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Grace Anne Alfiero

As President and CEO of Arts In Action Consulting Firm, Grace Anne Alfiero, MFA, supports several USA-based and international NGOs with grant writing, strategic planning, communication, and revenue-building projects. Grace co-authored the Amazon Bestseller- Activate Your Life, 30 Transformational Exercises from Coaches Around the World and now travels the country to provide a series of five transformational presentations and workshops on communication, time management, team-building, compassion fatigue and finding joy on your career path. Grace has been described as a community activist who applies her unique creativity to every task and blogs about topics such as leadership in the nonprofit sector, diversity, inclusion, women's empowerment, scalable problem solving and social entrepreneurship at www.artsinactionllc.com.

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Christine Junker

Christine Junker has over 30 years of experience in arts marketing and management and on non-profit Boards.  Following a career as a marketing professional for symphony orchestras and theatre companies, she currently volunteers as a District Membership Specialist for National Charity League, Inc., the nation’s premier mother-daughter non-profit organization.  Through mission-based programming, National Charity League develops socially responsible community leaders and strengthens the mother-daughter bond.  Christine has lent her expertise to many community organizations, including the Boards of the Central Bucks High School East Band Parents Association and the Newcomers Club of Central Bucks.  Christine is the Founder of Mom’s Pantry, a church-based food-collection organization in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Mom’s Pantry won the 2009 “Acting Out Against Hunger” award from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and received a grant from the Governor’s Office to Fight Hunger.  A clarinetist, Christine enjoys performing with the Delaware Valley University Band, the Penn State Alumni Blue Band and other community music groups.

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Todd Leff

Todd Leff is president and CEO of Hand and Stone Franchise Corp., a U.S. and Canadian franchisor of massage and facial spas.  From 1990 until 2009 Mr. Leff was General Counsel to and then president and CEO of American Driveline Systems, Inc., as well as its subsidiaries Cottman Transmission and AAMCO Transmission, the nation’s premier transmission repair and complete car care centers.  Prior to joining Cottman Transmission, he was a lead trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division from 1985 until 1990.  Leff is a cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree with distinction from Villanova University.  

 

Mr. Leff serves on the Board of Directors of Club Champion, a nationwide golf fitting retailer and Suveto, a chain of veterinary hospitals.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association (IFA). He leads the Leff Family Foundation’s charitable efforts and serves on the Endowment Committee of the Wetlands Institute based in Stone Harbor, NJ.  Mr. Leff has been a frequent lecturer and panelist at franchise law and business conferences and serves as an investor in and advisor to private equity funds.

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Linda Leffingwell Paton

Linda Leffingwell Paton is a long time resident of Doylestown and a lover of musical theater. She was an executive with Sears Roebuck & co. for 20 years dealing with accessories and Fine Jewelry for all Sears stores and managing over 30 people in the buying and administrative end in New York and then Chicago.  After leaving Sears in 1989 she started her own Fine Jewelry reping and consulting company selling to major department and chain stores and for 5 years was a guest host on QVC.

After retirement she has pursued her love of antiques and is now an antique dealer. She is recently married to Jon Paton and they enjoy theater, art, music, standard breed horses and travel. She and Jon are very pleased to be a part of the Oscar Hammerstein project.

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Tom Hebel

Thomas L Hebel, President of Bucks Country Gardens in Doylestown, grew up in Bucks County, attended Pennridge High School, and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1977 in Landscape Architecture. Tom joined Royer Nurseries in Doylestown in 1981, became managing partner in 1987 and changed the name to Bucks Country Gardens as president in 1993.  The Lifestyle Garden Center & Landscape Design/Build Firm has grown to become a leader in the in our community and the horticultural industry.  Tom is a strong supporter of many local organizations including the Bucks County YMCA, Doylestown Hospital, Heritage Conservancy and Pearl Buck International and has served in leadership roles with Bucks Beautiful, Bucks County Historical Society, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, St Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie and Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Penn State.

Tom lives in Bedminster Township with his wife Barb, VPHR at Doylestown Health. Their sons Gregory and Ryan are poised to take the reins at Bucks Country Gardens as Tom transitions into a seasonal role over the coming years.