Board Members
Our Board of Directors enables the Chamber to affect business development.

The Chamber’s commitment to promoting economic vitality with a strong emphasis on community leadership has brought us to the forefront of commerce in the Perkiomen Valley. This relentless dedication of the Chamber has inspired corporate and small business owners alike to seek new opportunities, imagine new potential, and respond in a fresh way to many growing challenges.

Executive Committee

  • Cheryl Kreider
    Chairman
    Cheryl Kreider
    Chairman

    Cheryl Kreider is currently the President and CEO of Kreider Health Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm, specializing in Hospital and Physician Practice Plan clinical, regulatory, operational, and revenue cycle integration. Previously she had served as the Chief Operating Officer and Facility Compliance Officer at Phoenixville Hospital, a 153 bed licensed community hospital with over 1,000 employees. Cheryl has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare administration. She was the Associate Hospital Director for Professional and Perioperative Services at Temple University Hospital, overseeing the Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Laboratory and Pathology, Pharmacy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Anesthesia and Surgical Services. She had also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Temple University Children’s Medical Center. In addition, she has served as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance, and Associate Hospital Administrator for the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Cheryl has been the administrator for Pulmonary and Critical Care Services, Occupational Medicine, Worker’s Compensation for the City of Philadelphia Regional Network, Medical Staff Office, Graduate Medical Education, Food and Environmental Services plus major capital construction projects.

    Cheryl began her career at Hahnemann University Hospital as a Registered Respiratory Therapist working in the medical-surgical, critical care, and neonatal intensive care areas. Cheryl earned her Associates Degree from Hahnemann University in the Allied Health Professions, her Bachelors and MBA degrees from Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania. Her business major focused on Organizational Dynamics and Management. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania, and a Member of the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley.

    Cheryl is married to Bill Kreider, and they have 2 sons. The family enjoys sports and travel.

  • Kip Bilo
    Chairman Elect
    Kip Bilo
    Chairman Elect

    Security Consultant at Kriebel/Czarstar Security, Kip Bilo has over 18 years in the security business and prior to that 10 years in the fire sprinkler business. Kip has expertise in commercial security, primarily fire alarm, intrusion alarm, camera systems and access control systems. Kip is a graduate of Penn State with a BS in Finance.

    Kip currently resides in Phoenixville (26 years), with his wife, Marta Lawrence and has three children, a stepson and two amazing grandchildren. Kip loves golf, the beach and all sports.

  • Bob Clark
    Vice Chair
    Bob Clark
    Vice Chair

    Bob Clark is Principal & Owner at Interface Financial Group which provides short-term working capital for small businesses who are tight on cash flow, but are not able to secure adequate traditional bank financing.  He joined IFG four years ago when he left the corporate world to follow his passion of helping small businesses grow.

    Prior to IFG, Bob held senior business leadership positions at large companies including ARCO Chemical, FMC, Draeger Medical and Aramark, as well as at a small startup company which won an Inc500 Award.  He and his family enjoyed a two-year overseas assignment in the UK.
    Bob is a life-long area native and received a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from Drexel University.  He and his wife, Cindy, live in Eagleville, PA where they raised three daughters, who are now all married and live in Central PA.  Bob is active in his church and enjoys sports and family travel vacations.

  • David Akers
    Past Chairman
    David Akers
    Past Chairman

    Dave Akers is President / CEO at LMS Solutions Inc.  He has over 20 years of hands-on experience helping businesses drive revenue, build high-performing teams, become more effective and profitable, while empowering customer service and team morale. LMS Solutions is recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the region’s top integrated marketing agencies.

    David holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University.

    David and his wife, Lenore, live in Royersford. They have three children.

    David is the author of Win! A Leader’s Guide to Building a Winning Team.

  • Matthew Baker
    Treasurer
    Matthew Baker
    Treasurer

    Matthew Baker is a CPA at Maillie, LLP.  His areas of expertise include employee retirement plans audits, closely held business and individual tax planning, and not for profit accounting.  Originally from Landisville, PA, Baker is a 2001 graduate of Hempfield High School.  He then attended the Pennsylvania State University and received his Accounting degree in 2005.  Baker began his accounting career at Maillie and has been working there for the past eight years. Baker currently resides in Royersford with his wife, Katie, daughter and son.  He enjoys playing golf, volleyball and listening to classic rock.

  • Jessica Lester
    Secretary
    Jessica Lester
    Secretary

    Jessica Lester is the Manager for School and Community Engagement at Perkiomen Valley School District, where she helps to oversee the many communication vehicles the district uses to share information with its parents, students, staff, community and business members. Jessica has 12 years of experience serving in the field of school public relations. She joined PV in 2011, and prior to that was a senior public relations specialist at a Jenkintown-based public relations firm, where her clients included a number of suburban Philadelphia school districts as well as private companies and area non-profits. She is a member of the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA).

    Jessica began her career as a journalist. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in journalism, she worked as a copy editor and reporter for a daily paper in Bloomsburg and later moved to the suburban Philadelphia area, where she covered education and municipal government for a daily newspaper in Lansdale. Jessica now lives in Perkiomen Township with her husband and son.

Board of Directors

  • Lynn Fleisher
    Legal Counsel
    Lynn Fleisher
    Legal Counsel

    Lynn Fleisher is a partner with the firm and a trial attorney who handles all aspects of civil litigation matters.  She has extensive experience in personal injury cases including auto accidents, premises liability, product liability and medical malpractice. With over 25 years of experience, Lynn has helped her clients obtain substantial settlements against insurance companies. She has extensive experience in Montgomery, Chester, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Bucks counties.

    Lynn also navigates clients through the family law system in matters of divorce, support, custody, adoption and protection from abuse matters.  She represents both individuals and organizations and has served as counsel to the board of directors of several non-profit corporations.

    Ms. Fleisher received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Juniata College. She serves as an arbitrator for the Montgomery County Arbitration program, is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Bar Associations, and serves in the Montgomery County Friend of the Court Program.

    Lynn has lived in the Collegeville area with her husband Dr. Steven Fleisher and their two sons for over 20 years.  She is the past president of the Collegeville Rotary Club and has been a member of the PVCC for fifteen years.

  • J. David Binder
    Board Member
    J. David Binder
    Board Member

    David Binder is Director of Facilities Operations at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, 500 Arcola Road.  The Collegeville facility comprises approximately 2.0 million square feet with a site population of over 4,000 people.  David’s responsibilities include the management of facility engineering projects, maintenance, housekeeping, grounds, food service and utilities.  Pfizer acquired Wyeth in October 2009.  David began his career with Wyeth in 1991 as a project engineer and has held positions with increasing responsibility and has worked at several Wyeth facilities within PA and NJ.

    David has over 25 years experience in the engineering profession.  He is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science in Energy Engineering.  David is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania and is an active member in IFMA- International Facility Management Association.

    David is married to his wife, Kristy and they have two daughters.  In David’s pastime he enjoys hunting, fishing, growing apple trees and beekeeping at the family farm in Sullivan County, PA.

  • Brian Dubas
    Board Member
    Brian Dubas
    Board Member

    Brian Dubas joined Pine Run Construction, a family-owned business in 2011.  Named as Pine Run Construction’s Vice President of Administration and Business Development, Brian’s key responsibility is to carve out new directions by growing the company’s current business and identifying future opportunities.

    Previously, a vice present with Meridian, TD and Commerce Banks, Brian’s business acumen helps him to serve existing clients while expanding business.  He graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Marketing.  Brian has a history of growing branch offices, managing a one billion dollar regional deposit portfolio, and leading large teams to success.  Brian resides in Collegeville with his family.

    In addition to his active involvement with the PV Chamber, Brian served as President of the Collegeville Economic Development Corp., Montco Banker’s Association, and the Kiwanis Club of Lower Perkiomen Valley.  Currrently, Brian serves as a member of the Collegeville Planning Comission, and as a member of the Central Perkiomen Valley Regional Planning Commission.  He is President-elect of the Tank Installers of Pennsylvania, and is involved in other industry groups

  • Michael T. Kelly
    Board Member
    Michael T. Kelly
    Board Member

    Mike Kelly is the Director, Operations & Materials Management at Phoenixville Hospital, a 151-bed acute care facility along with 3 Surgery Centers, an award-winning cardiovascular program, a fully-accredited cancer center, and the area’s largest Robotic Surgery Center.  Phoenixville Hospital provides comprehensive medical services through approximately 25,000 emergency room visits, 8,200 inpatient admissions, and more than 500 community outreach programs annually.   Mike’s responsibilities include leadership and oversight of most non-clinical areas; Facilities Management, Plant Operations, Environmental Services, Food & Dietary Services, Biomedical Engineering, Purchasing & Contracts, Storeroom & Receiving, Logistics, and all new construction projects and renovation activity.

    Mike retired a highly decorated, Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 21 years of service as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist and Special Operator serving in countries around the world.  His experience includes combat tours of duty during Desert Storm in Iraq and Deny Flight in Bosnia and humanitarian missions such as assisting the Kurds of Northern Iraq during Provide Comfort.   Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management & Organizational Development from the University of Maryland and holds several advanced leadership certificates by the military academies.

    Mike is married to the former Alisha Lynette Blankenship of Iaeger, WV, a Duke-educated Nurse Practitioner who also works at the hospital in the Cardiology department.   They raise two boys, Jake and Logan, from their home in Lower Providence and are members of St Eleanor Parish in Collegeville.  The family enjoys all sports, travel vacations, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Cathy C. McKeever
    Board Member
    Cathy C. McKeever
    Board Member

    Cathy McKeever is the Director of Customer Service and Marketing for Bond, Pezzano & Etze, PC a regional Certified Public Accounting firm located on Route 29 in Collegeville.  With over 20 years of experience, she is responsible for new business development, client assimilation and customer service. The firm serves closely-held business, non-profit groups, and individuals with services that include, audit, taxation, bookkeeping, QuickBooks training and payroll.  During her tenure, the firm expanded from a two accountant Public Accounting Firm in the 1990’s to a fifteen person CPA firm with two offices.

    Cathy and her husband, Jay, live in Worcester, PA where they raised two daughters, Lauren and Katie.  A graduate of Upper Dublin High School, she holds a BS in Elementary Education with a Math minor from Millersville University and masters course work from Trenton State University in School Guidance.  Cathy has enjoyed years of involvement in the community as her children were growing up.  She is currently the Secretary/Treasurer for a business networking group in Collegeville and is on the Board of Directors of Quantum Mechanix, Inc., as science fiction memorabilia manufacturer.

  • Laura Schlegel
    Board Member
    Laura Schlegel
    Board Member

    Laura Schlegel is the General Manager of Print Copy Design Solutions, a full service commercial and medical print and design firm located in Trappe, PA.  Print Copy Design Solutions offers complete marketing services to commercial and medical accounts including printing, logo and marketing material design, direct mail services, website design and maintenance and promotional marketing.

    Laura has a degree in Communications from Ursinus College and a Masters of Science in Business Administration in Marketing Management from Temple University.  Laura also serves as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association as well as the Vice President of BNI, Collegeville Chapter.

    Laura is resides in Trappe with her husband, Justin, the owner of Print Copy Design Solutions, and their two children, Gracie and Andrew.

  • Christine Schmidt
    Board Member
    Christine Schmidt
    Board Member

    Christine Schmidt is the FSC Manager for Univest Bank & Trust Co.’s Collegeville Office which opened in September of 2015. Through her five years of service, Christine has proudly presented Univest’s wide variety of products and services in banking, investments, insurance, and more while carrying out Univest’s vision to be the best integrated financial services provider in our market. Her personal mission is to use her industry expertise to help local businesses thrive and for her personal customers to have peace of mind with their banking and financial needs.

    Christine has a B.S. in Biblical Studies and a B.S. in Business Administration from Cairn University where she also played women’s soccer. She resides in Perkasie, Pa with her fiancé, Eric, but is actively seeking to find a home in the Perkiomen Valley District.

  • Phil White
    Board Member
    Phil White
    Board Member

    Phil White opened Signarama in Royersford in 2004 and relocated the business to its current location on Ridge Pike in Limerick in 2014.  Signarama is a full service sign shop with employees trained in all aspects of the sign industries.  Phil is President of the company and personally gets involved with all client projects.

    In addition to running a successful business, Phil holds the position of President of the Rotary Club of the Spring-Ford Area. He has served on the boards of the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA Golf Outing. Phil has been on the PV Chamber Golf Outing Committee for eleven years and is very active in our events. 

    Phil and his wife Mary have resided in Collegeville for 16 years with their three children, Kevin, Michael, and Megan.  

  • Kaitlyn Kelly Wyper
    Board Member
    Kaitlyn Kelly Wyper
    Board Member

    Katie is a licensed Property & Casualty insurance representative who specializes in Commercial Lines at Patrick J Kelly Insurance Group, LLC since 2006.  She is also a notary public, and serves as President of Collegeville-Trappe Tags & Notary doing business as CT Tags which is another service offered by Kelly Insurance.  She started the Small Business Sales and Service Unit to provide personalized attention to our small business customer base. Katie now handles both small and larger accounts in the Commercial Department. 

    Katie was born and raised in the local area. A 2002 graduate of Villa Maria Academy in Malvern, PA.  Then, she attended Lebanon Valley College and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Katie resides in Collegeville and enjoys coaching and playing softball, golfing, snowboarding, traveling, supporting Philadelphia sports teams, and spending time with her family.

  • Sharon Hansen
    Board Director
    Sharon Hansen
    Board Director

    Sharon Hansen is the Interim Director of Career and Professional Development at Ursinus College. In this role, she is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and delivery of career services at Ursinus. Her office facilitates the internship and externship program, and assists students with choosing majors, job searching, resume and interview preparation, graduate school and post-bac service year planning.

    Sharon continues to specialize in assisting employers with improving their businesses by hiring Ursinus College students and alumni, having served as Associate Director for Employer Relations at Ursinus since the Fall of 2011. She is proud to represent the bright and talented students of Ursinus and would like all employers to consider “Hiring a Bear.”

    Previously, Sharon was the Associate Director for Employer Relations for the Career Development Office at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. She holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia and an MS.Ed in College Student Development from Alfred University. Sharon lives in the local area and enjoys being part of the Perkiomen Valley community.