James W. Adducci
A 15 year, Investment Banking expert, James advises both public and private companies on strategic alternatives, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, going private transactions take-over defense as well as debt and equity capital financings, also serving as the Global Head of the Water, Infrastructure and Environmental Sectors. A native of DeKalb, IL with an Economics degree from Carleton College and former member of the Young Friends of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Board, James’s involvement with the PBCC grew out of his search for an organization that supports children, as he’s a father of two young boys. Having grown up steeped in the arts, with a father who is a scenic designer and an uncle who was a costume designer, James believes strongly in the benefits of the arts, especially the performing arts, enriching the development of children. “Seeing the Choir perform brought back so many fond memories, having done some singing myself (church choir, a capella group, musicals, etc.), but even more importantly, I want to give back to my community and teach my kids about giving back, leading by example. The PBCC brings all of these together in a very special way for me and my family. Support of the PBCC is something that resonates with our whole family, from supporting children to enjoying a wonderful performance. “
Board Member, Chair
Rebecca Antczak was the Director of Annual Programs at Merion Mercy Academy in Merion Station, PA. Previously, Rebecca was the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill. Between these two roles, Rebecca has a total of over 10 years of experience in fundraising. “I hope to use my experience in nonprofit fundraising to help the PBGC raise even more funding for the organization.” Prior to working in development, Rebecca was an associate at the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath, where she practiced commercial litigation.
Rebecca is the mother of a member of the girls choir. Her daughter has been a member of the organization since 2015.
Rebecca joined the board in 2020.
Board Member, Secretary
Marlene Bollar has been a leader in philanthropy and community service for two decades. Marlene currently serves as President of the Lenape Regional High School, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Prior to her time with Lenape, Marlene served as PTO Vice President – Fundraising for Mount Laurel Springville Elementary School. Marlene was able to utilize her past experience to revamp the PTO fundraising platform, breaking all previous fundraising records. Marlene is also an active volunteer with the Alice Paul Institute, an organization dedicated to development of leadership skills in young girls. Marlene served as Human Resources Manager for BASF before leaving the workplace to raise her family.
Marlene Bollar has worked for many years fundraising for the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. Marlene has served as the Chair/Co-Chair of the Silent Auction for the past four years. Marlene brings extensive experience in fundraising, communications, and marketing. She has a great passion for the arts, women’s rights, and education. Marlene is the proud parent of three children – an alumni of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale and two young women who are active with the Philadelphia Girls Choir.
Andrew "Andy" Cohen
Board Member, Former Chair
A native of Cheltenham, PA, Andy joined the Choir at age 8 in 1976 as a 2nd Soprano and remained with the group until his voiced changed in 1982. During his time as a choir member, he had the honor of being voted President and Boy of the Year. Andy rejoined the Choir as a member of the Chorale in 1984 before retiring from singing in 2008 after 27 years of singing with the Choir. As a University of Penn student, he was president of Counterparts, a co-ed a capella group. Andy joined the board in 2007 and served as Board Chair from 2013-2016.
Currently a Director of Delivery for GalaxE, an IT consulting company headquartered in Somerset, NJ, Andy volunteers with the Chester County Cycling program for the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports (PCAS). His commitment to the PBCC is deep: “The Philadelphia Boys Choir had such a profound influence on me growing up. The Choir taught me discipline and the importance of striving for excellence. I’ve also seen firsthand what a difference it’s made in the lives of others.”
Jack has spent the past 20+ years working in institutional investment management primarily responsible for marketing and business development. He currently serves as Senior Vice President at Federated Hermes, a global money manager headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jack is an alumnus (1987) and past president of the boys choir. Since graduating from the choir, Jack has sung 15 seasons as a member of the chorale. His son, Max, has been a member of the boys choir since 2017. Sharing the choir experience both home and abroad with Max has been Jack’s most rewarding time with the organization. He looks forward to supporting the Philadelphia Boys and Girls Choirs for years to come.
Jack earned a BS in business administration from Rowan University and is a CFA charterholder. He has served as a board member for the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE).
Charles M. Elliott, Jr.
Mr. Elliott is a relationship officer and Deputy Team Leader in BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ Corporate Sales group, responsible for delivering treasury solutions to the large corporate marketplace in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Since 1992, Charles has held a number of varied positions within Treasury Services’ Sales and Operations. Prior to joining the organization, he was employed at Maryland National Bank in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree from Towson University and his master of business administration from the University of Baltimore, part of the University of Maryland system.
A member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale singing Bass from 2008 – 2014 when he went on hiatus, Charles currently sings with the Wayne Oratorio Society in Wayne, PA, and has continued his legacy with PBCC through his children, Charlie (PBCC Alumni), Jacob (PBCC Alumni) and Eliza. Married to Amy Barnes Elliott, a Foreign Languages educator in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, they reside in Malvern, PA.
Board Member, Treasurer
Brian is an Assurance Partner at PwC within their Private Company Services (“PCS”) Group. He specializes working with privately held companies across various industries. Brian has over 15 years’ experience working in public accounting. Throughout his career at PwC, Brian has held several leadership roles within the PwC Philadelphia PCS practice which have included supporting technical accounting and audit methodology, expansion of shared service center utilization and the advancement of digital audit technologies. He is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University. He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife Alexis and their twin children Rory and Paige. Brian joined the Board in 2019.
Board Member, Former Chair
A performing member of the Chorale since the 1990s, Mr. Mainardi is an attorney and partner with law firm of Brown & Connery, LLP. A graduate of Brown University, he earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. Although his law practice is focused in the areas of business transactions and litigation, Mainardi has also represented non-profit organizations. Mr. Mainardi is also a founding Trustee of The Tyler Clementi Foundation and helped in forming The Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University.
Prior to being elected Chair, Paul served as the PBCC board’s Treasurer and chair of the Governance Committee. “The Boys Choir is a Philadelphia treasure and I look forward to helping the organization continue to grow and succeed as we move toward our 50th anniversary.”
Edmund “Ned” Moore Jr.
Board Member, Former Chair
A native of Ambler, PA currently living in Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Ned went to La Salle College High School and then college at Villanova University. A life-long entrepreneur in a wide array of business sectors who has founded and grown several companies, Ned is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Clutch, which provides an advanced Customer Management Platform for B2C businesses to drive higher value from their existing customers. Over his career he has raised over $50MM in venture capital and has grown companies from zero to over 250+ employees. Under Ned’s leadership Clutch was named Technology Startup of the Year in 2014 and Portico was named Emerging Technology Company of the Year in 2008 by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT). He was recognized as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year and as a finalist for the 2015 Technology CEO of the Year and honored with the Philadelphia Business Journal 2007 40 under 40 Award. Ned is very active in supporting the entrepreneurial community both as an advisor and an early stage investor and is involved with helping entrepreneurs in all stages of their companies. He also serves as an Advisory Council Member to Villanova’s “ICE” Center, which is the Center for Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
A member of the PBCC from 1979-82, Ned is passionate about PBCC and the tremendous impact it had on his life. “I learned how to work hard and succeed by pushing myself beyond what I thought was possible at that time in my life. In many ways what I learned at the PBCC were life skills that I still use and tap into today. I think it is our responsibility to make sure that this organization is here for young people for years to come. There aren’t many organizations that are focused on helping young people perform at a professional level with talents that they have and it is always important to show the city, the country and the world the positive impact that America’s young people can have on their communities and the world.”
Lisa Paris is a partner with Tangerine Strategies – a consultancy focused on growth strategy development and execution, new product development, and product launch implementation. Previously, Lisa served as Chief Marketing Officer for Philadelphia-based Peirce College, overseeing marketing strategy and new student enrollment. Of British origin, Lisa is a multi-faceted marketer with experience managing domestic and global brands across a wide variety of service and product sectors for nearly three decades. A skilled strategic planner, Lisa has spearheaded multiple strategic plans and market growth strategies yielding measurable results. Lisa’s passion for excellence in creative execution has led to award winning advertising and digital marketing campaigns within the higher education industry.
David Ira Rosenbaum is a partner of Rawle and Henderson, LLP, the oldest law firm in continuous practice in the United States. Mr. Rosenbaum serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Transactions practice groups and is the firm’s General Counsel. As the firm’s chief in house legal adviser, Mr. Rosenbaum represents the firm in business disputes, employment matters, litigation and transactional matters.
Mr. Rosenbaum is the immediate Past President of the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd and currently serves as a member of the Lower Merion Planning Commission. For over 20 years, Mr. Rosenbaum has been the Alumni Admissions Coordinator in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey of his alma mater, Vassar College. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rosenbaum was employed as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Oberlin College.
While Mr. Rosenbaum is not musically talented, he is surrounded by a musically talented family, which includes his youngest son, Spencer, a former member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir. After his son traveled with the Choir to China and Cuba, Mr. Rosenbaum was pleased to have joined the Board to support what he considers to be one of the most important cultural organizations in Philadelphia.
Board Member, Vice Chair
Tim Sabol is a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Philadelphia, PA. Tim and his team provide customized advice to individual clients and multi-generation families regarding investment management, risk mitigation, and complex financial planning issues. In addition to retirees and small business owners, Tim has extensive experience with physicians and pre-IPO technology company shareholders. Tim works with clients in 33 states and has been quoted on various financial planning topics in The Wall Street Journal (print), SmartMoney Magazine, Fox Business News, CNBC, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Prior to working at Ameriprise Financial, Tim was with the predecessor firm, American Express.
In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Philadelphia Girls Choir, Tim also serves on the Board of Directors of the Wilma Theater. A former Drexel University Varsity Rower, Tim resides in Society Hill with his husband, Dr. Judd Flesch.
Vice President and shareholder at The Graham Company, one of the nation’s largest insurance brokers, Bill is responsible for business development with a focus on larger privately-held manufacturers and distributors. Prior to joining The Graham Company, he spent 20 years with Mobil Oil. A retired member of the Army Reserves, Bill graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from George Mason University. A frequently sought-after author and speaker on key issues facing his clients, including Contractual Risk Transfer, Environmental Liability and Captive Insurance Alternatives, he continues to serve as a liaison to West Point’s Admissions Office.
Selman’s involvement with PBCC comes directly from the heart: “I hope to help the organization expand its reach to a broader community and give more kids the opportunity to be part of something very special – something that can open horizons and change young lives.”
Dr. Ann Tiao
Dr. Ann Tiao has dedicated the majority of her current career in higher education to increasing access, promoting diversity, and building inclusive spaces with a specific emphasis on graduation education, systems, and assessment. She is currently the Assistant Dean for Student Services in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn GSE) where she has also taught for almost two decades. In her capacity as the leading advocate in the school for student success, she works to help students achieve academic success, foster student engagement, promote student wellness, and build systems to ensure the long-term support of student needs.
Dr. Tiao has worked in numerous fields including high tech, engineering, statistics, and higher education, typically focusing on building new teams, programs, or systems utilizing data driven research to foster continuing improvement. She has degrees from Kansas State University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Pennsylvania and has received multiple awards for mentoring and service. She has a long record of service at the university, community, and national levels.
Dr. Tiao also has been in involved in music her entire life playing the violin, viola, and the piano from an early age. She has multiple awards for music performance and received a music scholarship for college. Her son continues that tradition and has been with the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale for more than 6 years and has sung with the Philadelphia Opera and the Curtis Institute. Dr. Tiao currently resides in Philadelphia with her family.