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Professional Women's Roundtable Announces New Officers and Board Members

Friday, February 08, 2013 5:56 PM | Anonymous

PHILADELPHIA – February 8, 2013 Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR) – a non-profit providing networking, leadership, educational and personal growth opportunities to a diverse group of women business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region – announced new officers and board members for 2013 - 2014. They are:


Christie Mills, President

Mills is the corporate secretary/treasurer for Karr Barth Administrators, Inc., the premiere design and implementation organization in the non-qualified benefits administration industry, specializing in providing innovative solutions for executive benefits. She is involved with other boards in the Greater Philadelphia area, such as the Roxborough Orchestra and Winemaker Enterprises, and is active with her American Red Cross chapter.  She resides in Springfield, PA.

Heather A. Herrington, Esq., Vice President and Co-Chair, Events

Herrington is an attorney at Jacobs Law Group, PC, where she handles complex commercial and civil litigation, and labor and employment matters. A current member of the Temple American Inn of Court, she previously served on the Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Herrington lives in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

Christine Soares, Esq., Secretary and Co-Chair, Sponsorship

An attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP, Soares’ practice specializes in helping businesses and law firms minimize the impact of business divorces, law firm breakups and partnership disputes. She is a member of the planning committee for Preakness at the Piazza, an event that raises money for the National MS Society. She is also involved with the planning committee of the South Jersey Young Professionals Association’s Annual Halo Ball. She is a resident of Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital section.

Elizabeth E. Willis

Willis is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, with clients including musicians, entertainers, CEOs, and LGBT families. She is an active board member of Equality Forum and Musicopia/Dancing Classrooms Philly and serves as the art gallery curator at the William Way Center.  She resides in Center City Philadelphia.

Melissa Dietrich, Chair, Board Development

As director of business development for Fernley & Fernley, Inc., Dietrich is responsible for generating expansion of the firm’s three distinct brands:  association management for non-profit trade associations and professional societies; provision of member administration services; and meeting site selection and planning. Active in the community, she is past president of PWR. She received two significant awards in 2012: The Forum of Executive Women’s Emerging Women Leaders Award and The Star Developer Award by The Professional Development Group. She resides in East Coventry, PA.



Ashley E. Anders, Chair, Alliance Relations

Anders is president of Ashley Anders Consulting, Inc., and serves as an organizational development consultant and executive coach. Partnering with Fortune 50 companies, she focuses on building high-performing teams, developing comprehensive executive leadership programs, providing executive coaching, and creating organizational effectiveness.   She resides in the Rittenhouse area of Philadelphia.

Peg Calvario, Co-Chair, Membership

As an ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialed coach for executives and business owners, Calvario is president of Peg Calvario, LLC, and leads CEO advisory boards for Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive organization. She is an active member and treasurer of the International Coach Federation, Philadelphia chapter. She resides in Lower Pottsgrove Township, PA.

Lisa Coleman, Co-Chair, Membership

Coleman is a managerial professional who has experience with IT strategy, process improvement, client relationship management, and project management in business with a specialization in the healthcare industry. She is actively on a variety of business, technology, and healthcare-related boards throughout the Greater Delaware Valley, including the Family Planning Council, Pierce College, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She is a resident of Philadelphia.

Larisa Golodner, Co-Chair, Events

As a senior financial analyst within IT Finance at ACE Group with CMA and AIAF certifications, Golodner has significant experience in financial planning and analysis, budgets, and financial reporting. She is involved in the ACE Women’s Forum, a group that promotes networking and mentoring.  She is a resident of Philadelphia.

Deneatra Harmon, Co-Chair, Public Relations

Harmon is an editorial professional whose recent work includes writing and copy editing for CopyPress, and proofreading for The BOSS Group. She has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of journalism and publishing. She is also a member of the American Copy Editors Society, the Editorial Freelancers Association and the International Association of Business Communicators, Philadelphia chapter. She lives in Upper Chichester, PA.

Lisa Hanson, Co-Chair, Events

A financial and investment advisor with Firstrust Financial Resources, Hanson focuses on “holistic financial planning” with an emphasis on working with high-net worth individuals and business owners.

A lifelong Philadelphia-area resident, she believes in giving back to her community.  Hanson’s involvement includes volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a mentor and serving as a board member of the Community Outreach Partnership, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to working with the homeless and elderly in the city of Philadelphia.

Doreen Mosher, Co-Chair, Sponsorship

Mosher is a career transition specialist with Innovational Services. She is dedicated to helping others find joy and fulfillment in their work, creating a transformational experience for her cross-industry clients, resulting in unlimited growth and possibility. She serves on the Board of Equality Forum and also enjoys volunteering for organizations that empower women to live up to their true potential. She lives in Philadelphia.

Karen Moustafellos, Co-Chair, Ambassadors

Moustafellos is co-founder and CEO of EnA/Elements and Alloys Inc. EnA is a designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry.  The collection is proudly handmade in the United States using precious metals and gemstones to achieve a modern elegance. She serves on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of DOCOMOMO, an international organization dedicated to the preservation of modern buildings. She resides in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill section.

Lynn Mueller, Co-Chair, Public Relations

Mueller is senior director of program management for Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. She is an experienced information technology practice leader and management consultant. Mueller is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and Women in Technology International (WITI), and a supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of the Delaware Valley. She is a resident of Philadelphia.

Sherry Spinnraker, Co-Chair, Events

Spinnraker is the assistant controller for the University City Science Center, the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. The Science Center supports technology commercialization and technology-based economic development throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. She also devotes time and resources on behalf of her local borough as chair of the Lansdowne Park and Recreation Board. Spinnraker lives in Lansdowne, PA.

Founded in 2002, PWR seeks to enhance business development and other professional development skills. For more information on PWR and its networking/leadership programs, visit, or contact Seamless Events at or 267-287-8497.


Editor’s Note:

Christie Mills earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., dual degree in Business Organizational Management and Human Performance Management, Summa Cum Laude) from Immaculata University and her master’s (M.S., Financial Services) from St. Joseph’s University.

Heather A. Herrington earned her undergraduate degree (B.S, Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, 2000) from Marist College and her law degree (J.D., 2004) from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Christine Soares earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., English, 1995) from LaSalle University and her law degree (J.D., 2006) from Villanova University School of Law.

Elizabeth E. Willis earned her undergraduate degree (B.A. Russian Literature & Philosophy, 2009) from Smith College and her master’s (M.S., Education, 2010) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Melissa Dietrich earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Food Service Management, 1997) from Johnson & Wales University.

Ashley E. Anders earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 1997) from West Chester University and her master’s (M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 1999) from the University of Baltimore.

Peg Calvario earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Business Administration, 1980) from Kutztown University.

Lisa Coleman earned her undergraduate degree (B.A.) from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s (M.B.A., Healthcare and Finance) from St. Joseph’s University.

Larisa Golodner earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Finance, 2002) from Drexel University and her master’s (M.B.A., Finance and MIS, 2004) from Drexel University.

Deneatra Harmon earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., English, 2000) from the University of Delaware.

Lisa Hanson attended Temple University and Gwynedd-Mercy College.

Doreen Mosher earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Public Administration, 1990) from Shippensburg University.

Karen Moustafellos earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., English Literature, 1990) from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s (M.A., Architecture, 1994) from Princeton University.

Lynn Mueller earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., dual degree in Computer Science and German) from LaSalle University and her master’s (M.B.A., Finance) from LaSalle University.

Sherry Spinnraker earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Business Administration, 2003) from Gwynedd-Mercy College and her master’s (M.B.A., Tax and Investment Management, 2006) from Drexel University.


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