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.