WIBC Session IV Presenter Bios
SESSION IV 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel – Personal Development…..Walnut Ballroom
Balance. What’s That?
Pam Henshall, Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Pam Henshall is President of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPCC), the largest business advocacy organization in the Greater Northeast Philadelphia community. Hired in April 2015, she brings to the GNPCC a wealth of professional experience as an administrator, marketing manager, and event planner.
Tasked with providing the organization a stronger foothold in the changing, technologically charged business industry, she has managed in just three months to plan and develop new, aggressive strategies focused on growing membership, bolstering programming and increasing revenue.
Ms. Henshall is no stranger to the work of business advocacy, having served nearly 19 years as Vice President of the Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce. Her responsibilities included all marketing, public relations and event planning for membership.
Immediately before her employment at the GNPCC, Ms. Henshall was Director of Development at United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. Her work there included business development, fundraising, marketing, public relations and event planning.
Her experience as a pioneering entrepreneur as President of her own company, Shifting Trends, LLC, afforded the opportunity to explore business-to-business membership and marketing online. Ms. Henshall is presently employing those skills as an integral part of the GNPCC’s vertical growth. Ownership of her own business resulted in a priceless skill that helps immensely in her daily contacts with business owners, service providers and entrepreneurs.
Angela Foreshaw-Rouse, AARP
Angela Foreshaw-Rouse serves as Manager of State Operations and Community Outreach for the AARP Pennsylvania Office where she oversees the implementation of state and national campaigns, volunteer and member engagement, and community outreach throughout Pennsylvania. Prior to joining AARP in 2001, she served on the corporate communications team with ABCTelevision, and Court TV, (A Time Warner Company).
Mary Nicoletti, SJU Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship
Mary C. Nicoletti is director of The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship, drawing upon a rich family legacy of entrepreneurs in the music and entertainment industry, experiences as a non-family member employee at multiple family businesses, and more than a decade of expertise in addictions counseling, practice management and program development. She is a passionate advocate for helping family members in management navigate personal conflict and complex ownership dynamics while equipping next generation leaders with the skills and techniques to thrive in robust family systems and take on the global business challenges of the future.
In this role, she drives strategy and manages a team responsible for marketing, membership, programming, sponsorships and government relations to deliver the kinds of relationships and revenue that will support and sustain the region’s only university-based support for family businesses. Through her efforts, the Initiative has touched more than 3,000 owners and executives representing family businesses in farming, food, manufacturing and financial services with the training and tools they need to maintain family unity, ownership prosperity and make successful transitions from one generation to the next.
Mary is an engaging workshop facilitator and inspiring business coach and speaker. She has authored articles on topics such as the importance of developing an entrepreneurial peer support network, what to know when launching a small business and how to grow a healthy family enterprise.
In her previous role, she served as senior program coordinator for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the School of Management at the University of Buffalo where she helped develop and execute programming for family business and early stage high-tech firms.
Mary earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University at Buffalo. She has completed executive education programs in family business program management and earned certifications from the Kaufmann Foundation.
Felicia Porrazza, PorrazzaNutrition
Felicia Porrazza is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in Philadelphia, PA with a Masters in Dietetics Adminstration through Utah State University. She is currently Vice Chair for the Women in Business Committee and Co-Chair for the Young Leadership Network for the GNPCC. Felicia has prior experience as a both a community and retail dietitian where she created and implemented various programs for both children and adults. Felicia currently owns a full-time private practice, PorrazzaNutrition, where she conducts in-home and in-office counseling sessions, business coaching for dietitians and students, cooking classes, and nutritional seminars. Felicia works with many corporate offices to provide nutrition education to both employees and their families. She is a strong proponent of healthy eating as a lifestyle change and not a quick-fix-diet.
BettyLynn Szal, It Figures for Women
Education/Certification: International Fitness Association/ CPR Certified.
Area of Expertise: Focusing on Proper form/technique and body mechanics, Full body, high intensity workouts that keep you moving and keep your heart rate elevated in order to help improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance while burning more calories. Circuit Training, Special populations, the beginner to the seasoned athlete.
Session – Career…..Spruce Room
Women as Millennial Business Leaders
Angelina Perryman, Perryman Building & Construction
Angelina Perryman serves as Vice President of Administration for Perryman Building and Construction Services, Inc, and represents third generation of the construction management firm established in 1961. Ms. Perryman manages contracts, risk avoidance, human resources, technology, and next generation strategic and corporate planning. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and Executive Leadership Education from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University in Hanover, NH.
Session – Communications…..Hemlock Room
Verbal vs. Non-Verbal Communication
Ellen Murray Brennan, Penn State Abington
Ellen Murray Brennan is especially interested in working with special populations such as adult learners, student parents and English learners. Regularly teach courses in Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Civic and Community Engagement and Public Speaking.
She will be leading a group to Ireland/Northern Ireland next Spring 2018 as part of Civic and Community Engagement minor/Embedded Travel Abroad Program
Undergraduate research, workshop development and facilitation (Coaching the Coaches; Communication, Privilege and Voice; Untangling Complicated Conversations; Student Leadership)
Other Interests, include Faculty Athletic Representative Faculty Sponsor, Student Parent Support Group (Voted Club of the year); Adviser of the Year, two years running); ACURA faculty supervisor; directed winning poster, Arts and Humanities Division (2014); Penn State Commission for Women; Abington College Faculty Senate (various positions; currently Senator); Arts and Humanities Division Councilor, Communication Arts and Sciences/Communications.
“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope.” –Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Session – Technology…..Pine Room
Cyber Security: Are you At Risk?
James Carty, Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Carty is currently the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, where he is responsible for the security program covering all functional areas of security; physical , personnel, and information. Jim also has the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
He is a veteran of 36 years in the law enforcement community, and has additionally been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) for 18 years at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) where he has taught classes in computer networking, digital forensics, and computer and network security.
Jim has both a Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Masters of Science (MS) degree in Information Systems Management from Holy Family University.