Meet Our Board of Directors
Experience, talent and leadership. Meet the Operation Warm Board of Directors.
Barry Abelson, Esq.
Barry M. Abelson is chair emeritus and a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He served as chairman of Pepper’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing body, Mr. Abelson concentrates his practice in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. In addition, Mr. Abelson regularly counsels boards of directors, independent board committees and senior management of companies on strategic, governance, disclosure and transactional matters. Active in the community, Mr. Abelson also serves on the board of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center. He earned a B.A. Dartmouth College and J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Basil Anderson has over 30 years of business experience as an operating executive and as a chief financial officer of major multinational public companies. Mr. Anderson’s experience includes strategic, business and financial planning and operations, being in charge of an international business based in Europe, as well as service as a director for five public companies in five different industries. He was Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. and Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Soup. He currently serves as a Director of Becton, Dickinson and Company; Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and Staples, Inc.
Susan Bailey is a principal and practice leader for Corporate Solutions Consulting based in Denver, CO. A highly accomplished executive with 35 years of broad-based general management experience in the global information technology and communications industries, Susan has built a solid reputation for consistently increasing top line revenue and gross margins, developing and growing new business segments, designing innovative sales, marketing and services strategies, redefining business processes and controlling expenses. Susan’s professional career included positions at Stratus Technologies, Avaya Inc., StorageTek, En Pointe Technologies, Intelligent Electronics and IBM. Raised in Southern California, Susan graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree, and attended the INSEAD Executive Management Institute in Fontainebleau, France. Susan also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Ballet and for Boys Hope Girls Hope.
Willie F. Bailey, Sr.
Willie Bailey is a Deputy Chief with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, from 1991 to present, a 21 year Army Veteran, and served as a City Councilman in Alexandria, Virginia from 2014 – 2018. Willie is the founder of Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue, a non-profit organization serving underprivileged children in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Willie has serviced on various nonprofit boards and committees including Carpenter Shelter, Alexandria Senior Services, and Coats for Kids Foundation. He has earned numerous service awards; City of Alexandria Living Legend; Firehouse Magazine Heroism and Community Service Award, Rotary Club of Tyson Corner Citizen of the Year, and the Northern Virginia NAACP Community Service Award.
Scott A. Beaumont
Scott A. Beaumont is the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Lilly Pulitzer®, a women’s fashion apparel brand, from 1993 to 2016. Previously Scott was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Eagle’s Eye, from 1980 to 1993, a women’s fashion apparel brand. Earlier, Scott worked in General Management Consulting with Touche Ross. Scott’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1977. Scott served on the Board of Trustees and Chaired the Finance Committee for The Chester Charter Scholars Academy from 2012 through 2019. Scott is currently the Chairman of Nth Round, Inc., a company that facilitates liquidity for private companies.
J B Doherty
J B Doherty was Managing General Partner of the TDH II and TDH III venture capital partnerships. He is best known for leading the first institutional investment round for Intelligent Electronics, providing the initial capital for Airgas, Inc. and for his seed capital/co-founder role with ESPN. Currently, he is co-founder and CFO of JBF Stainless LLC, a manufacturer of large custom-engineered sanitary food processing tanks. Service includes the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (founding President, later Chairman) and The Episcopal Academy (ten-year trustee and Distinguished Service Award). A former Marine (Silver Star, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry). J B has an MBA from Stanford and a BSE from the Naval Academy.
Dominique C. DuMouchel
Dominique C. DuMouchel is a Business Development Director in Glenmede’s Wilmington office. In this role, she is responsible for business development initiatives that foster relationships with high-net-worth individuals and families, family offices, endowments and foundations, non-profit entities and institutional entities.
Ms. DuMouchel is an active member of the Delaware community, serving on the Development and Human Resources Board Committees for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, and is a mentor for the United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is a frequent speaker at events and conferences.
Ms. DuMouchel graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English from the Villanova University Honors Program.
Cindy’s background encompasses nearly 30 years of marketing and communications on behalf of some of America’s leading brands, including McDonald’s, Oral-B, Gillette, Duracell, and Georgia Pacific. But one assignment with U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program in 2001 marked a turning career point from “selling stuff” to “doing good.” Over the last 20 years, she has led social good communications campaigns in the fields of education, clean energy, energy efficiency, recycling for a range of clients, including Ameresco, Massachusetts Community Colleges and Department of Environmental Protection, US EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program and the US Department of Energy. A true omni-channel marketer, Cindy enjoys diving deep into client challenges and devising new ways to connect the dots between people and ideas to drive behavior change. From branding initiatives to lead generation, retail activation to public service campaigns, social media initiatives to media partnerships, she is an expert at leveraging every touch point to engage brands with people and inspire action.
Kristen Hamer serves as the Director of Corporate and External Partnerships for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) in the Resident Services Division. She is responsible for establishing relationships with external organizations to bring resources to Public Housing families and communities in Chicago that support key CHA resident outcome goals. While at CHA, she has raised or leveraged over $20 million in grant resources and spearheaded the creation and management of the CHA’s new non-profit affiliate, Springboard to Success to support resident initiatives. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and housing service industry including program management, fundraising and special events. Prior to CHA, she worked in fundraising roles for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Ms. Hamer earned her Bachelors of Art at Michigan State University in Public Administration and her Masters of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University.
Greg Pratt currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Carpenter Technology Corporation. Recently, he served as interim President and CEO and has been a board member since 2002. He is a member of the Board of Directors of AmeriGas Propane, Inc., and the former Vice Chairman and CEO of OAO Technology Solutions, Inc. and the former President and COO of Intelligent Electronics, Inc. He was co-founder and served variously as CFO and President of Atari (US) Corporation. He has an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a CPA, having started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Pratt also serves as President of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Capital Area Chapter.
Founder & CEO
Dick is a lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist. He began his career at Arthur Anderson and was VP of Finance and Executive Vice President of Commodore International. He went on to found Intelligent Electronics, which grew to a $3.7 billion dollar wholesale distributor of micro-products and services. In 1998, Dick started The Sanford Foundation to support disadvantaged children. The first charter school in Pennsylvania was an early product and today that school, known as The Chester County Family Academy, operates in West Chester, PA. He has served on the Board of the Brandywine Museum and Conservancy. In 1998 Dick founded Operation Warm.
Pina has been a Director of FedEx Express Canada since 1997. She has also held the position of Vice President of both FedEx Express Canada and its U.S. parent company, Federal Express Corporation, since 2003. Responsible for all Operational matters affecting FedEx Express Canada, including Chairing the cross-functional Safety Governance Board, Pina also attends and participates on the Company’s Executive Management Committee which oversees all Canadian strategic and business initiatives.
Pina is a five-time recipient of the Five Star Award – the highest honour a team member can receive at FedEx. She has also received the Canadian Award of Excellence, the Canadian Division’s highest honour.
John is experienced Information Technology and Cyber Security engineer. He is currently the Information Security Officer with a global insurance company. For the past 20 years, John has applied a risk-based approach to building secure and resilient technology solutions in the highly-regulated financial services and healthcare industries. John started his career in technology with Commodore International, launching the Commodore 64 home computer, prior to becoming a founding employee of Intelligent Electronics.
Tara Toocheck is passionate about philanthropy and has been working to inspire adults and children to think beyond themselves and help the less fortunate. With more than 20 years of experience, she has been involved in all aspects of nonprofit work from grant writing and hands-on fundraising to leading volunteers and chairing fundraising events. She manages her son’s successful Running the World for Children campaign, attaining national media attention from Sports Illustrated Kids, Katie Couric, Disney, and others.
Tara has served on various nonprofit boards of directors and committees, including the North Star School, which was started by the Sanford Foundation. North Star provides low-income kids a wonderful start to their education by offering specialized resources for their needs. It has since become Pennsylvania’s first Charter School, now known as The Chester County Family Academy. Starting her career with the Intelligent Electronics Foundation and the Sanford Foundation, Tara earned her BFA from the University of the Arts.
Tim Wallace is the CEO of iPipeline and has over 30 years of experience in the software, service and consulting industry. iPipeline has grown at over 30% CAGR over the past 10 years, acquired eleven companies and is the market leader in the delivery of SaaS solutions to the life insurance and annuity industry. Prior to iPipeline, Tim served in various executive capacities, including Interim President and COO of MEDecision, CEO and Chairman of FullTilt Solutions, CEO of systems integrator XeroxConnect, and President and CEO for XLConnect Solutions, where he was a founder of the Company. He started his career with Arthur Andersen & Company, where he was Managing Director and a founding member of the Business Consulting Practice.
Randy Harward - Advisor to the Board
An apparel industry veteran with over 35 years of experience, including 26 years with Under Armour, Inc. as Quality Director and VP of Advanced R&D, Randy Harward builds management systems that are capable, systemic, and process-centered and helps companies make the best quality products possible. He is fluent in the processes and systems that form the backbone of development and production. A frequent speaker, he is known and respected throughout the industry; he has taught numerous management seminars, and served on several industry boards including, currently, the boards of the American Apparel Producers Network, Innovators International and Operation Warm.