Our all-volunteer Board of Directors combines a breadth of experience and depth of compassion that has set the tone and direction for the Wings organization. These individuals reflect the commitment that has enabled Wings to succeed with just four paid employees.
Board Members: (full profiles can be viewed below)
Pat Foell, President
Pat’s LinkedIn Profile
Pat has been volunteering at Wings for Success in Kennett Square since 2017 as a stylist and a member of the Wine with Wings planning committee. Pat connected with Wings after her retirement as a global marketing executive with companies such as Citibank, MasterCard, and Alliance Data. During her career, she had the opportunity to travel around the world and observed many examples where women were encouraged and enabled to better their lives and increase their self-sufficiency through skills education, micro-loans, mentoring, and advice. These experiences convinced Pat that organizations such as Wings for Success can help to build a woman’s confidence and empower her to succeed. She looks forward to continuing to contribute to Wings as a Board member.
Suzanne Umile, Treasurer
Suzanne’s LinkedIn Profile
Suzanne began volunteering at Wings in 2015 by joining the fall fundraising committee and the Frazer styling team. She has become the point of contact for our local consignment shops, helping raise funding that supports the purchases of bras, underwear, shoes and medical scrubs. In addition to joining the Board of Directors in 2021, Suzanne has been a part of a team leading the relocation project for the 2022 expansion of Frazer! Suzanne’s professional background includes 35+ years as a financial advisor and co-founded the Philadelphia chapter of a national women’s financial services organization, Women in Financial Services, where they forged a mutually supportive relationship with The Wardrobe, a Wings partner in Philadelphia.
Janet’s LinkedIn Profile
Janet was introduced to Wings by the Board President while attending a meeting at The Exton Chamber of Commerce in the spring of 2018. She began volunteering with Wings for Success shortly after that meeting as a member of the Planning and Silent Auction committee for the 20th Anniversary Gala. Her professional career started as a Research Scientist at Message Pharmaceutical Inc, Nucleonics Inc, and Janssen Pharmaceutical (Johnson and Johnson ). While she was at JNJ, Janet was involved in Social Event Committee (SEC) by organizing and leading multiple events, such as volunteer events, vendor fairs, numerous campus socials, and off-site employee family appreciation day events. Attended the University of Technology, Jamaica (Medical Technology), Cabrini College BS in Biology, and MS in Organizational Leadership.
Bonnie Carr Long
Bonnie’s LinkedIn profile
After retiring, Bonnie wanted to become involved with a community organization
that supports and empowers women. She was drawn to the Wings mission and
goal to help women gain financial stability and self-sufficiency. Bonnie began volunteering with Wings in 2015 and joined the board in 2017. She has co-chaired five of our major fund-raising events and served on various board committees.
Bonnie’s background is in marketing communications and public relations. She has planned and implemented local, regional and national communications campaigns and special events for privately-held businesses, as well as education, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. She hopes to share her experience in ways that will promote the Wings mission and outreach throughout the community.
Iris’ LinkedIn profile
Having been raised by a single mother and grown up in the metro-Philadelphia area, Iris feels a deeply personal connection to the mission of Wings. She is acutely aware of the challenges many women (particularly women of color) face finding employment, and the big impact that a small helping hand can make. Iris is thrilled by the opportunity to pay it forward and help the communities that have helped her along the way. Iris has a 25+ year career in Human Resources and will bring those skills to help Wings achieve its mission of enabling economic empowerment for women. Iris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and currently is the Vice President for Diversity and Talent at Organon & Co., a global women’s health company.
Dan’s LinkedIn profile
After retiring from United Way of Delaware (UWD), Dan began volunteering with Wings for Success in 2016 and joined the Board of Directors in June 2018. His first role at Wings was as a member of the Workshop Committee. He also led one-on-one job seeker advice sessions. Dan will apply his marketing/sales experience at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, as well as his work with community service organizations at UWD, to Wings for Success clients pursuing employment and economic security. He has been a workshop presenter for PA CareerLink – Chester County and for ITWorks by Tech Impact in Delaware.
Susan’s LinkedIn Profile