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Announcing the new Executive Leadership Team at Green Tree School...Patricia Wellenbach as the new CEO and Julie Alleman as the new COO!
Riding high on the momentum gained from breaking ground on a new Germantown campus, and launching a multiyear Capital Campaign that will ensure a brighter future for children living with autism spectrum disorders and emotional disabilities, the Green Tree School Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the appointment of Patricia (Tricia) Wellenbach as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Julia (Julie) Alleman as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Their first day at Green Tree was February 11, 2013.
This announcement comes after many months of a national search for new leaders of our school following Dr. Herman Axelrod's retirement in June. Tricia graduated from Boston College with a BS in Nursing and is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Business with a Health Care Executive Certificate. Most recently, Tricia has served as Executive Director of the Wellness Community of Philadelphia, Managing Director for Business Development and Strategy of Granary Associates and most recently as President of Sandcastle Strategy Group. She sits on many local Boards in the Philadelphia area.
Julie graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a BA in Sociology and Psychology, earned an Applied Behavior Analysis Certification from the University of Cincinnati, and completed her MSS degree in Social Work/Social Service Management from Bryn Mawr College. Julie served as the Regional Administrator for Devereux New Jersey and many years as a Director at Devereux Kanner Center. Most recently, Julie was working at the Pathway School in Norristown. She began her career there as a Residential Director and after a series of promotions was the Senior Director of Clinical and Behavioral Services.
The Chief Executive Office and Chief Operating Officer are new positions created by the board to replace the former Executive Director structure of management at the school. This change will poise Green Tree School to advance our internal programs and external reach in all areas of operation and ensure the successful conclusion of the Breaking Ground for Bright Futures Capital Campaign. Their commitment to our mission combined with their educational background and professional experience will ensure Green Tree School continues to expand its role as a leading resource and advocate for children with special needs throughout the region. The Board of Trustees is exceedingly confident in the knowledge that both Tricia and Julia are strong additions to our management team and will be transformational in shaping the future of our school.
Tricia and Julie look forward to meeting all of our friends, supporters and partners in the days and weeks ahead. Please join us in welcoming them!
President, Board of Trustees
Green Tree School
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April 16 2013: Penrose Diner celebrates Autism Awareness Month by donating 10% of their proceeds to Green Tree School from 3pm to Midnight! Please download our Save the Date and plan to attend... there's tables available! Please go to http://penrosediner.com for information about the venue.
May 3, 2013: Green Tree Partnerships presents the 7th Annual Autism Conference at La Salle University in Philadelphia featuring Keynote Speaker Temple Grandin,Ph.D. and her Mother, Eustacia Cutler as Special Guest Speaker. To register and get more information visit The Green Tree Partnerships Website. Guaranteed Registration through April 26th – Final Registration is May 2nd at 12pm.
September 3, 2013: The 10th Annual Elaine Cardonick Memorial Golf Classic will be held at ACE Center in Lafayette Hill, PA. Please contact Lavinia Awosanya at (609) 518-1259 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about corporate or personal sponsorships!