From Tracy O’Drain, Managing director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation:
The Frankford Community Development Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of five new Board members:
- Faye Allen, Special People In Northeast and Frankford Resident
- Santo Caruso, Aria Health
- Herb Frayer, S & A Cleaners, Frankford Avenue
- Fernando Torres, Dreamgirl Fashion & Mark My Flesh, Frankford Avenue
- Mike Galdi, Century 21 Real Estate.
During the March 15th meeting of the Frankford CDC Board of Directors, four new members were added, with Mike Galdi, Century 21 Real Estate, having been added in January at the Annual Planning Retreat. The Frankford CDC can have up to 15 members with 51% having to reside in the Frankford area. In addition to the Board of Directors, the Frankford Community Development Corporation has an Advisory Council and a number of committees.
FCDC Chairperson Marie DeLany said “We are so pleased to have had such a strong response to our invitation for new board members. It is exciting that Frankford is represented by such a broad range of individuals willing to put their time and energy into our neighborhood.”
FCDC is committed to building the assets of the Frankford community by providing increased job opportunities, building affordable homes, supporting the development of increased financial resources and growing stable businesses.
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – After 41 years, David A. Losinno, visionary founder and leader of the dynamic nonprofit organization, SPIN, Inc. (Special People In Northeast, Inc.) is stepping down from the CEO position effective January 31, 2011. Mr. Losinno, who wrote the agency’s succession plan many years ago to prepare for an orderly and seamless transfer of leadership for his beloved organization, is living out his plan. Mr. Losinno will stay on as CEO Emeritus through his retirement date of June 30, 2011. He will remain in the voluntary position of Corporate Board President through December 31. 2011. SPIN’s current Chief Program Officer, Kathleen Brown McHale, whom Mr. Losinno has mentored, will become the agency’s new CEO, only the second in its organizational life.
Under Mr. Losinno’s leadership, SPIN, became a premier human service organization, recognized nationally and internationally for advancements in services to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and for its investment in workforce development practices. Mr. Losinno began SPIN by making the dream a reality for of a group of parents who sought a summer day program for their children who were excluded from local summer camps due to their children’s disability. From that point on he began investing in his and others’ dreams for a brighter future for children and adults with disability and he created loyal followers, believers and beneficiaries.
Read about the ceremony honoring the new inductees into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame on Sunday at NEastPhilly. Those honored were Benjamin Rush, Robert Purvis, Butch Ballard, Sister Mary Scullion and SPIN (Special People in the Northeast).