Richard T. Clark
Richard T. Clark is the retired chairman of Merck, serving in this role from April 2007 until December 2011. Mr. Clark was CEO of Merck from May 2005 through December 2010. He also was president of Merck from 2005 until May 2010. In a career spanning 39 years with Merck, Mr. Clark held a broad range of senior management positions, including president of the Merck Manufacturing Division. From 2008 to 2009 he served as board chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies.
Mr. Clark’s charitable ventures are far-reaching. He is chairman of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia and serves on the Catholic Leadership Institute Board of Directors. He is chairman of Penn Medicine’s Cardiovascular Institute Leadership Council and a former member of their Board of Trustees. Clark is a former member of the Washington & Jefferson College Board of Trustees, served as chair from 2012-2018 and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2017. He is Chairman emeritus of Project Hope, an international health care organization that works in developing countries to help eradicate infectious diseases. In 2016, Pope Francis named Mr. and Mrs. Clark a Dame and Knight in the Order of St. Gregory the Great for their dedication and exceptional service to the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia and the pastoral visit of the Holy Father to Philadelphia.
Originally from New York, Enid has resided for many years in the Doylestown area. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Gettysburg College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Temple University. Enid worked as a School Psychologist in the Central Bucks School District. She and her late husband, Jim, have two sons who attended Central Bucks schools.
Enid has served on the Boards of Directors of Lenape Valley Foundation, Lenape Valley Trust and Planned Parenthood of Bucks County. She is a Trustee Emerita of the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees, and is a supporter of Doylestown Hospital. The Kisumu Medical and Education Trust in Kisumu, Kenya, is an organization very close to Jim and Enid’s hearts, and the Corkran Medical Clinic has been established there. Music has always been a vital part of Enid’s life. She taught music in New York and Georgia, and has sung in college, church and community choirs. She is an avid gardener and enjoys travel.
Jane was born and brought up in London, UK where she had a career in advertising as an Account Executive. Around this time, she met and married her husband, Tony. When Tony was recruited to Montreal, Canada they upped stakes and emigrated with their young family. They lived there for 17 years before moving down to the Doylestown, PA where they have been for the past 24 years. During Jane's time in Canada, she was involved in the marketing and sales of school yearbooks and graduation rings and trained high school students in how to make their yearbooks. Because of her lifelong interest in art Jane has become involved with the local organizations Art goes to School and the Michener Art Museum. Since spending more time in New York City she has become an avid theatergoer. Jane loves to read, eat, and cook. She enjoys exploring other cultures through her many travels. Jane is the mother of three children and currently has four grandchildren.
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.
Alexandra Jupin has devoted her personal and professional life to advocating for the performing arts, education, and human rights. Having begun her career as a teacher, Alexandra served as Assistant to the President and Director of Special Events at The Florida State University, and then as Director of Cultural Affairs at The University of Arizona. Alexandra has served as CEO of major performing arts centers in Arizona and Florida, presenting world class artists, commissioning new works in music, dance and avidly supporting education and outreach programs. She has produced theater in The West End and Broadway, served as President of the International Society of Performing Arts Foundation, and has been an invited participant in international cultural collaboration projects with Israel and Japan. Board affiliations include American Friends of The London Philharmonic, The American Friends of the English National Opera, The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Manasota, FL, The Invisible Theatre, Tucson, AZ, New College Foundation, Sarasota, FL, and Bucks County Playhouse. She is honored to have served as a Trustee of Russell Sage College, of which she is an alumnus.
Alexandra maintains an active civic life serving on committees supporting animal rights, healthcare, children, and the performing arts. She is married to John W. Bean, and along with her husband, enjoys family and friends, in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.
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.
Paul Loosmann is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Alpha Industrial Properties, a real estate investment and development firm focused on the US logistics market. Mr. Loosmann was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of GLP-US until February 2018 and served on the executive management team of GLP’s predecessor, IndCor Properties from July 2011 through March 2015. Prior to joining IndCor, Mr. Loosmann served in various roles of increasing seniority at Prologis, Inc., from September 2004 to July 2011, including Senior Vice President and Regional Director of the East Region.
Mr. Loosmann received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester and his Management Certificate from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business.
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.
Ned Pollock grew up in Bucks County and attended Archbishop Wood High School. He graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Business Administration. He later graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at The University of Delaware. Ned recently retired from TD Bank where was EVP and Head of Regulatory Relationships and Government Affairs. Prior to that he worked for an agency of the US Treasury Department responsible for financial regulation. In that role he held senior positions in New York, Washington, DC and other locations. Ned lived in Doylestown from 2010 - 2020. He now resides in New Hope, Pa. He is very happy to be a part of the OH Project.
Joel M. Zazyczny is an executive business leader, patented and published scientist, disruptive innovator, marketeer, and philanthropist with over 35 years of technical, commercial and operational experience in chemicals, industrial minerals and nanoparticle surface modification development. Joel retired in 2017 as Executive Vice President of Gelest, Inc. (New Mountain Capital PE Company), was former Division Vice President IMERYS Performance Minerals and Technical Director Polar Minerals. He currently sits on the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Board, Finance Committee at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, and Villanova University Advisor Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Joel served on the Board of Trustees at Cabrini University for 6.5 years, Co-chaired its Capital Campaign and is a former member of the Alumni Association board of directors.
Philanthropic endeavors through The Zazyczny Foundation include Endowed University Scholarships at Cabrini, Villanova and Yale, as well as financial support of Bryn Mawr Hospital, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cabrini Mission Foundation, Little Smiles, Science History Institute and others. Joel is the Founder & President of Cafe Soul Limited, a nonprofit restaurant in Doylestown, PA that “Serves & Enables Future Generations” by providing grants for Music & STEM Education throughout the Central Bucks, PA Community. October 2022, the Cabrini Mission Foundation presented Joel with the Cabrini Angel Award, which recognizes individuals who have helped several generations to flourish and prosper. He is also an Angel Investor of OrciCare, Sfumato, Bankroll and engages in consulting and advisory initiatives. Joel and his wife KellyAnn reside in New Hope, PA, have 3 adult children Aubreylyn, Anneliese and Aydin, and are founding donors and active members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church.