Regional Cabinets

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.

Our Region:

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.

Regional Leaders:

    Richard Cirko, Executive Director, VNA-Community Services, Inc.
    Sandra Devine, Director, Personal Navigator | Rx Support Program, VNA-Community Services, Inc.

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Our Accomplishments:

  • 2015 First Annual Faith Based Leaders’ Event
  • Conferences:
    • 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

Our Region:

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

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Our Accomplishments:

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.

Champion Advocacy

  • 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.

Our Region:

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

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Our Accomplishments:

  • Hosted Northwestern Collaborative Meeting with faith leaders – May 2015

 

Our Region:

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

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Our Accomplishments:

  • 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