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Author Archives: LVB Staff

Valerie Downing

Valerie Downing Vice President for Institutional Advancement  Cedar Crest College  In her role at Cedar Crest College, Valerie Downing builds relationships with individuals to connect their passions with the needs of the school’s students and campus. “Through taking the time to learn about each individual and listen to their journey and interests, I engage donors to support the college and ...

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Jaclyn Cornelius, CFP(R), EA

Jaclyn Cornelius, CFP(R), EA Vice President and Financial Advisor  Valley National Financial Advisors  Jaclyn Cornelius has built a significant investment advisory practice working with C-level executive clients in a traditionally male-dominated profession. “My most significant professional accomplishment was onboarding over $40 million in a little over a 12-month period — a 33% increase in assets managed at that time — ...

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Melody Bradford

Melody Bradford Director of Partner Development  PBS39 Melody Bradford seeks to help businesses grow and thrive through her work at PBS39, both in marketing and through a show she created and co-produces, “Lehigh Valley Rising.” “The show educates, informs and seeks to inspire the community about businesses and business leaders within the Lehigh Valley,” she said. “It creates awareness about ...

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Karley Biggs Sebia

Karley Biggs Sebia Attorney  King, Spry, Herman, Freund, &Faul LLC  Karley Biggs Sebia was named partner at KingSpry in 2019, an accomplishment she is especially proud of that highlights her ability to balance work and being a mother to two children. “I serve as a trusted advisor to individuals and companies on a variety of business and real estate legal ...

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Alexis Berg-Townsend

Alexis Berg-Townsend Parner, Attorney at Law  Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo Alexis Berg-Townsend focuses her practice on representing only injured workers and disabled individuals throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley. “As such, I am able to show my clients genuine compassion as I choose to work tirelessly to serve them during a difficult time of need,” she said. Kelly Rambo-Williams said ...

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Jane Amato

Jane Amato Vice President, Commercial Lending  Peoples Security Bank and Trust, Co. In Jane Amato’s 20-plus years in the banking industry, she has helped people purchase their dream homes, vehicles, finance college expenses for their children and invest their money in order to prepare for a brighter future. Amato has helped families consolidate debt so that they have more disposable ...

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Florence Rhue

Florence Rhue Director of Children’s Services  The Salvation Army Since 1991, Florence Rhue has developed and grown the Salvation Army Children’s Services program to expand from its Allentown location to an additional location in Souderton. Along with this, she is also growing leadership boards to govern these locations. One of the several innovative programs she has been critical in developing ...

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Debra L. Powell

Debra L. Powell Vice Chair Department of Medicine, Division Chief of Infectious Diseases, Medical Director for Infection Prevention  Tower Health Reading Hospital  Debra L. Powell M.D. is an infectious diseases physician who takes great pride in providing care for patients and teaching the next generation of physicians. During the last two years, she has taken a prominent role at Tower ...

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Joanne M. Judge

Joanne M. Judge Shareholder  Stevens & Lee Joanne Judge helps health care clients to achieve their goals and address the financial and legal challenges unique to their industry. “Because I was in their shoes earlier in my career,” she says, “I think I bring a unique business perspective to assisting health care clients and finding creative ways for them to ...

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Candace Christy Hickey

Candace Christy Hickey Department Head, Geotechnical Engineering  Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. Asked to describe what she does, Candace Christy Hickey sounds almost poetic. “I understand the interface between manmade structures and God-made materials,” she says. “I design support for the manmade structures so that they can be successfully and safely constructed within the non-homogeneity of Earth.” The combination of ...

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