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Audubon Pennsylvania Board Members

Our current Board.

The current board members are:

Leigh Altadonna

Stewart Cades, Chair

Alan Barstow, Vice Chair
Robert Lukens, Secretary  
Rebecca Bagin
Rob Bierregaard, PH.D.
Aaron Dom
James Gallagher, Ph.D.
John Giordano

Bruce LaMont

Allen J. Model
Michael Stolper
Philip Witmer

Mill Grove Advisory Board

Leigh Altadonna, Chair
Chris Smith, Vice-Chair
Joseph Clement

Greg Goldman
Ralf Graves
Gunita Grover

Jean R. Holt
Carla Rinde
Dr. Janet Samuels
Hollie Holt
Obed Arango Hisijara
Joy Pietschmann
Walt Pomeroy

Audubon Pennsylvania List of Board Members with Affiliations: 
No compensation is provided to Board members.

Stewart Cades
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County) Director since 2012; Vice Chair 2015; Acting Chair 2017:  SCades@aol.com
Mr. Cades has more than 25 years of experience in international business and public education. He is currently the President and CEO of Overseas Strategic Consulting, and manages U.S.-based administration, contract negotiation, and representation to clients such as USAID and the World Bank. He was nominated by Governor Rendell as a member of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Stewart was the chairman of Porcupine Press Inc., and vice president of Fabric Workshop and Museum. He also served as director of Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts; Print Club; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; and the Foundation for Architecture. Mr. Cades received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Education from Temple University. He also received an LLB from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.


Leigh J. Altadonna, EDD
Wyncote, PA (Montgomery County) Director since 2011:  ljalta@comcast.net 
Dr. Altadonna recently retired from being the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Abington School District. He had a leadership role in the development of the school district’s Strategic Plan, Professional Education Plan and Induction Plan.  These plans have included an important focus on issues related to multicultural education, tolerance, equity and diversity. Dr. Altadonna recently completed an eight year term on the Board of Directors of the National Audubon Society, is currently Chair of the Mill Grove Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Parks, Trails and Historic Sites Advisory Board and is on the Wyncote Audubon Society board.


Rebecca Bagin
Philadelphia, Director since 2017:  rcbagin1@gmail.com​
Rebecca was an executive at Cambell Soup Company for nearly 15 years. She was the Chief Human Resources officer for Campbells North America--Global Supply Chain for over 3 years before joining Tory Burch in New York, where she served for 2 years before returning to Philadelphia. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Rebecca brings the highest level of corporate experience and will be instrumental to Audubon PA's implementation of its strategic plan. 

Alan Barstow, PH.D 
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County) Director since 2010:  abarstow@sas.upenn.edu
Alan is an author, consultant and educator specializing in organizational design, the process of change, and sustainable development. He is the Director and Senior Scholar of the Organizational Dynamics Program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Alan engages executives and professionals in rethinking strategic goals and action, and in learning effective ways to co-create change. He works with organizations engaged in redesign and cultural transformation processes. Alan is a Fulbright Scholar and earned his Ph. D. in Anthropology from Columbia University.


Richard (Bob) Bierregaard, PH.D.
Wynnewood, PA (Montgomery and Delaware Counties) Director since 2016:  rbierreg@gmail.com
Rob's passion in the natural world has always been birds of prey. His Ph.D. research addressed the importance of competition in the ecological structure of raptor communities. From 1995 to 2011, Rob taught Ornithology and Ecology in the Biology Department of UNC-Charlotte. Previously (1978-1988), Rob was the original field director of the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project in Manaus, Brazil. Rob and his graduate students carried out a 10-year study of the flourishing Barred Owl populations around Charlotte, NC. He now focuses his research on the ecology and migration of Ospreys in eastern North America. Since he began this work in 2000, he has deployed satellite or cell-tower transmitters on 52 juvenile and 43 adult Ospreys and spends most of his time analyzing the data from the movements of his “flock” of Ospreys between North and South America. He is now a research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.


Aaron Dom  
York, PA (York County) Director since 2017:  aadom@pplweb.com
Mr. Dom is currently PPL Corporation’s Manager of Vegetation, Project and Construction Management. He leads a team of Project Managers, Foresters, Line Clearance Inspectors, Field Managers, and Construction Supervisors and over 600 contract employees. Prior to PPL, Aaron worked for Verizon Communications for 14 Years. Mr. Dom and his family live in York. He holds a MM in Business Management from University of Phoenix.


James P. Gallagher, PH.D. 
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County) Director since 2015:  jpg0812@gmail.com
Dr. Jim Gallagher is a widely known, accomplished leader with a strong regional and national reputation for educational administration and leadership. He served as Interim President of LaSalle University May 2014 to June 2015. Dr. Gallagher served as President of Philadelphia University for 23 years. During his tenure, he successfully guided the school through a major transformation from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science to Philadelphia University, is a former Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Education and a former member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Dr. Gallagher holds a Ph.D. in higher education from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Education from Duquesne University, and a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis University of Pennsylvania.


John Giordano
Director since 2017:  jgiordano@archerlaw.com
John is a Partner in Archer’s Government Affairs practice, as well as a member of Archer Public Affairs. John served as Deputy Secretary (Chief Operating Officer) of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Assistant Commissioner for the division of Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability (AQES) at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He was Governor of New Jersey’s representative on the Delaware River Basin Commission.
John brings a tremendous background in conservation from key leadership roles in the private sector, and has been instrumental in conservation policymaking in the public sectorat both the state and federal levels. 


Bruce LaMont
Worcester, PA (Montgomery County) Director since 2015:  biralamont@gmail.com
Mr. Bruce LaMont has more than 30 years of experience in drug development and healthcare informatics. He was the founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Covalent group from 1993 to 2000. Mr. LaMont successfully guided the company from a start up to a publicly traded NASDAQ listed company. Bruce has been actively involved in helping build technologies and applications that attempt to simplify complex data structures. His passion is to help improve healthcare delivery resulting in improved patient outcomes and well-being by providing educational and behavioral programs for patient access. Currently Mr. LaMont is Founder and CEO of CoActive Health Solutions LLC, a health research organization focused on drug development and health management deliverables. He has been President of the Perkiomen Valley Watershed and a Board Member of Volunteers of America for several years.


Robert Lukens  
Wyndmoor, PA (Montgomery County) Director since 2010; Secretary since 2015:  lukensfamily@verizon.net
Mr. Lukens is a past president and board member of the Friends of the Wissahickon, an environmental and park advocacy group focused on 1,800 acres of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, and has served and continues to serve on a number of its committees, including the conservation committee. He also serves on the boards and various committees of a number of other charitable organizations, and is a past president of the Overbrook School for the Blind. He is a retired corporate lawyer, most recently with CIGNA Corporation where he was senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary for two decades. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Law School.


Allen J. Model 
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia County) Director since 2015:  allenjmodel@gmail.com
Mr. Allen J. Model is a Co-founder of Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd and has been its Treasurer and Managing Director since 1992. Mr. Model served as Treasurer of National Audubon Society, Inc. He has also been a private investor for Model Entities, which has managed personal and family portfolios since 1988. He was a Private Investor from 1991 to 1996. He served as a Director of Metro West Bank, Lighting Controls Inc., and National Audubon Society, Inc. He has been Director of Anchor Health Properties since 1990. He has been Director of Sinewave Energy Technologies since 1994. He serves as Director of NetBoss Technologies, Inc. He has been a Director of The Howard Hughes Corporation since November 2010. He served as a Director of Blue Ridge Real Estate Co. from 1975 to 2002; Big Boulder Corp., from 1975 to 2002 and MetroWest Bank, from 1990 to 2001. He serves as the Chairman of the Leo Model Foundation. He serves on the boards of the Wildlife Trust, Middlesex School, Jerusalem Foundation, Women's Way and Bach Festival of Philadelphia.


Michael Stolper
Berwyn, PA (Chester County) Director since 2009:  mstolper@veritablelp.com
Mr. Stolper is a general partner of Veritable, LP, a privately-held registered investment advisor. He was the comanaging director of Hawthorn, a PNC Company, and was President of Stolper & Co. He has over 30 years’ experience as an investment advisor and financial consultant. He served on the National Audubon Society board.


Philip N. Witmer, M.Ed. 
Wayne, PA (Delaware County) Director since 2015:  Philip.Witmer@verizon.net
After a career in counseling, non-profit management and non-profit technology, Mr. Witmer turned to his passion for birds and bird conservation. He has consulted with organizations such as Audubon PA, Bucks County Audubon Society, ASTD and Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Mr. Witmer is an avid birder with more than 30 years birding experience. He is a past board member of Bucks County Audubon Society and president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, the second oldest birding club in the country. Mr. Witmer is active in both the Radnor and Tredyffrin Bird Towns initiatives and has devoted much time to the conservation of birds, the forces driving their decline and what we need to do to save them. He leads bird walks with a conservation focus and lectures on a variety of conservation topics.


Philadelphia (Philadelphia County) Director since 2018: Schang2@its.jnj.com 
Ms. Chang has had a distinguished career with Johnson & Johnson and where her present responsibility is as the Worldwide Director of Sustainability.  She has deep experience and accomplishments in the areas of value creation, customer focus, solution delivery, people development and complexity management. Ms. Chang holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, including a Masters in Organizational Dynamics and Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Economics.

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