Board of Trustees



Waverly Heights is served by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of men and women with demonstrated experience and expertise in many professions, including: finance, law, insurance, medicine, education, construction, real estate, and human resources. Approximately one-third of the trustees are residents of Waverly Heights ensuring that residents have input in the highest area of governance of the community. The Board of Trustees is dedicated to ensuring that Waverly Heights provides the highest quality programs, services and amenities for senior living.

  • Richard E. Bauer

    Richard E. Bauer, Board Chair

    Former Senior Vice President and current Board Member, Columbian Financial Group
    Former Chairman and CEO, Philanthropic Mutual Life & Fire Insurance Companies and National Safety Life Insurance Co.
    Former Executive Officer, Provident National Bank (now PNC Bank) and several other banking institutions

  • Robert K. Barry

    Robert K. Barry, Vice-Chair

    Principal, Barry Associates, LLC,
    Management-consultants firm for healthcare, religious and other non-profit organizations
    Former Vice President of Development, Franciscan Health System
    Former Vice President of Development, Inova Health System

  • R. Michael Buckley

    R. Michael Buckley, M.D., Vice-Chair

    Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania Hospital
    Board Member of the First Hospital Foundation
    Board Member of the Infectious Disease Society of America
    Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Former Chief Medical Officer and Chief Infectious Disease Officer at Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Kathleen A. McEndy

    Kathleen A. McEndy, Secretary

    Principal, The McEndy Group, LLC, consultants to financial services and healthcare industries
    Former Senior Vice President, Independence Blue Cross, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, and Cigna Corporation
    Member, Forum of Executive Women and Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Group Former Board Member, Philadelphia Workforce Development Board

  • Scott M. Jenkins

    Scott M. Jenkins, Treasurer

    President, Jenkins Partners, L.P., an equity investment limited partnership
    Former Vice President, The First Boston Corporation

  • Gary L. Bragg

    Gary L. Bragg

    Attorney-at-Law and President, O’Neill, Bragg & Staffin, P.C.
    Prior Partner, Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel
    Current General Counsel for: Board of Trustees, Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools; Institute for Research and Reform in Education; Soroptimist International of the Americas.

  • Howard W. Buzzard

    Howard W. Buzzard

    President, Affordable Housing Corporation and Church Housing Corporation
    Former Vice President, Liberty Property Trust
    Former Officer and Director, Historic Yellow Springs
    Former Treasurer and Director, Handi-Crafters, Inc.
    Former Assistant Professor, Cabrini College and Eastern University

  • Anne N. Conroy

    Former President and CEO of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC);
    Former Executive Director of the Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency (DCIDA);
    Former Board of Directors of the New York State Economic Development Council and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation.

  • Richard J. Conway

    President, Sage Office Management Corporation;
    Former President, Richard Conway Enterprises, Inc.

  • Eleanor Davis

    Eleanor Davis

    Member, Penn School of Nursing Board of Overseers
    Past Board Chair,
    Trustee, Connelly Foundation and University of the Arts

  • Donald R. Fleischer

    Donald R. Fleischer

    Former Board Vice Chairman and Pension Committee Chairman
    Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Actuary and Former Principal, Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc.

  • Stephen W. Fugale

    Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Villanova University;
    CIO Advisory Board for the Villanova School of Business, Dell Platinum Advisory Council,  and the Board of Advisors for Liquidhub,a technology consulting firm;
    Principal, The Bernova Group, independent consultants for strategy assessment, business planning and information technology;
    Former Board Director for HRS America, LLC.

  • Gerald J. Hansen, Jr.

    Secretary of Trinity College Emeritus, and former Director of Alumni/College Relations;

    Chairman of Friends of Simbury Library Capital Campaign;

    Former President of Mary Jane, Inc.;

    Former COO of Geo E. and G.J. Hansen

  • Anne Marie Heil

    Senior Director of Marketing –Healthcare, QLIK;
    Founder of Amheil Marketing Strategy and Communications;
    Former Vice President of Marketing, Mirixa.

  • Steven D. Kirkpatrick

    Steven D. Kirkpatrick, CPA

    Executive Director, Fornance Physician Services
    Former Senior Audit Manager, Ernst & Young

  • Edwin B. Mahoney

    Edwin B. Mahoney

    President, E. B. Mahoney Builders, Inc.
    Chairman, Agnes Irwin Building and Grounds Committee
    Committee Chairman and Trustee, National Association of Home Builders
    Board Member, Williamson Trade School and Elk Mountain Ski Area

  • Elizabeth P. Mclean

    The Library Company, Emeritus Trustee, Past President;
    Independent Publications, Inc., Emeritus Member Advisory Board of Managers;
    The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Executive Committee
    Barnes Arboretum Faculty

  • A. Gerald Renthal

    A. Gerald Renthal, M.D.

    Former President, Lower Merion Board of Health
    Member, Lower Merion Conservancy Board of Directors
    Member, Shipley School Board of Trustees

  • Robert L. Robinson

    Former Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel Litigation and Insurance Law, CIGNA;
    Former Senior Vice President and Officer for Insurance Company of North America, Connecticut General Life Insurance and CIGNA Reinsurance Company;
    Former Director for Philadelphia Reinsurance Corp.;
    Former Counsel and Managing Attorney for Xerox Corp.

  • Anita A. Summers

    Anita A. Summers

    Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
    Former Professor of Public Policy and Management and also Department Chair, Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania
    Director of Research, Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center, Wharton
    Several times’ recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award, Wharton
    Former President, Residents’ Association of Waverly Heights

  • Deborah D. Wessells

    President, Residents’ Association of Waverly Heights;
    Member of Carlton and Decorating Advisory Committees; Former Chair of Waverly’s Holiday Bazaar, Greens, Trips/Tours and Special Events Committees;
    Former Board Member, Agnes Irwin School;
    Former assistant editor of Vogue.

  • Lewis W. Bluemle

    Lewis W. Bluemle, M.D., Trustee Emeritus

    Trustee and Senior Vice President, Connelly Foundation
    Former President, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Former President, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center

  • William Bates, JR.

    William Bates, Jr., Trustee Emeritus

    Former Chairman, President & CEO, Western Savings Bank
    Former Executive Vice President, Midlantic Corp of New Jersey
    Former Executive Vice President and Board Member, CLS Corporation
    Former Board Chairman, VISA
    Former Vice Chairman, The Philadelphia National Bank