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Penn Foundation Adds Two New Members to Board of Directors

Penn Foundation has added two new members to its Board of Directors – Dale Westwood, executive vice president and chief retail officer at QNB, and Dr. Charles Amuso, retired superintendent of the Souderton Area School District – effective January 1, 2021. Westwood and Amuso are taking the places of Margaret Zook and Marvin Anders, both of whom retired from the Board at the end of 2020. Zook served on the Board for 23 years, holding the positions of chair and vice chair. Anders served on the Board for 17 years, holding the position of secretary.

“Margaret and Marvin were tremendous ambassadors for Penn Foundation and worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of Penn Foundation’s mission,” says Dorothy K. Weik-Hange, Esq., chair of Penn Foundation’s Board of Directors. “While they will be missed, we are thrilled to welcome Dale and Charles, two well-known and highly-respected community leaders who have continuously demonstrated their commitment and passion to Penn Foundation’s mission and work. This is an exciting time to be part of Penn Foundation as we execute plans to join the St. Luke’s University Health Network. Both Dale’s and Charles’s expertise, leadership, and local community connections will further strengthen our Board as we work together to meet the growing mental health and addiction treatment needs of our community.”

Westwood has worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years and at QNB for 12 years. She is very active in the community, serving as the president of the Board of Directors of The Open Link and as a member of the PA Bankers Service Corporation Board. Additionally, she has served on Penn Foundation’s Autumn Event Committee for 10 years, the last six as Chair. Westwood resides in Harleysville.

“I was inspired to get involved with Penn Foundation because of the dedicated staff and the amazing work that they do,” says Westwood. “I, like so many people, have been personally impacted by a loved one struggling with mental health issues and/or addiction. I am excited to join a dedicated Board of Directors committed to preserving its mission, vision, and values. This is an exciting time for Penn Foundation, and I am thrilled to be part of it.”

Amuso was the superintendent of the Souderton School District from 2005 through 2010 and was superintendent of the Boyertown School District from 1997 through 2005. He has served as a consultant to school districts since his retirement. Amuso currently serves on the Franconia Township Board of Supervisors, and he has been a volunteer board member since 2011 for Explorations Mental Health Services. He has served as president of the North Montco Technical Career Center Foundation Board since 2020, and as chair of the Souderton-Telford Rotary Club Scholarship Program since 2008.  Amuso resides in Souderton.

“Since I arrived in our community in 2005, I have been inspired by the staff and leadership of Penn Foundation,” says Dr. Amuso. “My wife and I have found that Penn Foundation’s many programs have provided an important message of hope for the community. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to support the important work of Penn Foundation.”