Regional Cabinets take on a local flavor, keeping members from that community informed about opportunities to work together, new programs, and more. Check Regional Cabinet pages for what’s going on more locally.
The Eastern Region Cabinet geography includes the Abington, Bryn Athyn, Cheltenham, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Moreland, Springfield, and Upper Moreland School Districts. Municipalities in the region include: Boroughs of Bryn Athyn, Hatboro, and Rockledge; and Townships of Abington, Cheltenham, Horsham, Lower Moreland, Springfield, and Upper Moreland.
Richard Cirko, Executive Director, VNA-Community Services, Inc.
Sandra Devine, Director, Personal Navigator | Rx Support Program, VNA-Community Services, Inc.
- 2015 First Annual Faith Based Leaders’ Event
- 2014 Political and Systems Advocacy for Organizations and Individuals featuring local representatives Madeline Dean & Matt Bradford and the Mental Health Association of South Eastern PA
- 2013 Affordable Care Act Information Session with presenters from Enroll America, CMS & The Personal Navigator Program
- 2012 Nutrition, Access and You with presenters from CADCOM & Health Promotion Council
- 2011 Housing Rights, Resources, and the Future of Housing in Montgomery County: Introducing Your Way Home with speakers from Housing and Community Development and Fair Housing Rights of SEPA
- 2010 Veterans Benefits
The Greater North Penn Regional Cabinet geography includes the North Penn, Souderton Area, and Wissahickon School Districts. Municipalities in the region include: Boroughs of Ambler, Hatfield, Lansdale, North Wales, Souderton, and Telford; and Townships of Franconia, Hatfield, Lower Gwynedd, Lower Salford, Montgomery, Salford, Upper Gwynedd, Upper Salford, and Whitpain.
Regional Leader: Ella Roush, Coordinator for the Bucks-Mont Collaborative
Act as a catalyst for collaborations currently benefiting our community
- Volunteer Driver Program – We have developed a volunteer driver program that is currently enlisting volunteers to allow the program to launch. Learn more here.
- Secured the lead grant to fund a dental clinic for our region’s uninsured and under-insured residents. The clinic has become a service of Abington Jefferson Health, originally run by the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association. Since January 2007, the clinic has provided access to dental care for thousands of individuals.
- Began the dialogue in our Financial Stability Cabinet that grew into the North Penn Housing/Homelessness Providers’ centralized intake system that has transformed to become the Montgomery-County-wide, public/private partnership "Your Way Home" program to find permanent housing and helps for people in housing crisiss.
- Provided the spark, through our Financial Stability Cabinet, to begin a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in our community. Since its inception in 2009, the program has returned millions of dollars to low and moderate-income families. North Penn United Way provides the leadership for this program.
- Train, coordinate, provide tools for members to advocate for their organization and, broadly, for preservation of services for our region’s most vulnerable people
- Organize press conferences and provide opportunities for our members to interact with elected officials and candidates
Host Action-Oriented Annual Community Summit
- Hosted or co-hosted seven community summits geared to raising awareness of issues and to fostering post-Summit action.
- 2012 – Building a Vibrant Community through Conversations That Matter, with author and community builder Peter Block
- 2011 – Unleashing the Power of Community to Reduce Youth Substance Abuse
- 2010 – Meeting the Challenges of Elder Caregiving
- 2009 – Protecting Our Children’s Future: Uniting Our Community to Reduce Childhood Obesity
- 2008 – Leveraging the Power of Collaborative Partnerships
- 2007 – Cultural Competence
- 2006 – Tune In, Turn On, Drop In Summit on the needs and wants of aging Baby Boomers – how to serve them well and engage them in volunteerism
Train/Provide Supports for Leaders
- Hosted Volunteer Recruitment Fair at Wissahickon Valley Public Library – June 2015
- Administered the North Penn Nonprofit Academy from 2004 through June 2010 providing leadership training and development to more than 400 nonprofit leaders.
The Northwestern Montgomery County region includes Boyertown and Upper Perkiomen School Districts. Municipalities include: Boroughs of East Greenville, Green Lane, Pennsburg, and Red Hill; Townships of Douglas, Marlborough, New Hanover, Upper Frederick, and Upper Hanover.
Regional Leader: Scott Roth, Assistant Pastor, Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, also leading Love Upper Perk initiative
- Hosted Northwestern Collaborative Meeting with faith leaders – May 2015
The Southeastern Montgomery County (SRSN) Region includes Lower and Upper Merion School Districts. Municipalities include: Boroughs of Bridgeport, Narberth, and West Conshohocken; Townships of Lower and Upper Merion.
Regional Leader: Marisa Ferst, Executive Director, ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth
- Host speaker/workshop series, most recently a workshop on elder law with attorney Robert Slutsky (April 2015)
- Established the Ada Mutch Community Resource Center with a social worker, food pantry coordinator, and nurse provided by Main Line Health
- Previously, provided information and referral services to all age groups