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Author Archives: LVB Staff

Nicole Mehta McGalla

Nicole Mehta McGalla Director, Community Relations & Development Parkland School District  In her nomination letter for Nicole Mehta McGalla, Tracy E. Smith uses the phrase “bridge builder” to describe her work for the Parkland School District in Allentown. While Smith is now an academic coordinator for Delaware Valley University, she previously spent 13 years as an assistant to the superintendent ...

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Suzanne Mattaboni

Suzanne Mattaboni President  Suzanne Mattaboni Communications  Suzanne Mattaboni has been a witness to the technology industry since digitization first came on the scene, before Google, Amazon, the dot.com bubble, email or laptops. “I saw all that technology come about, and I’m the girl the engineers turned to when they needed to explain to the public how all this stuff worked and ...

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Audra J. Kahr

Audra J. Kahr Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer  Cedar Crest College  Audra J. Kahr finds the financial resources to make ideas and creativity come to life on campus so that Cedar Crest College can educate the next generation of leaders. “So often CFO’s are the ones perceived as saying ‘no’ on campuses and in businesses,” she said. ...

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Fiona K. Geiger

Fiona K. Geiger Vice President of Client Services  Yourway Transport  In six years, Fiona K. Geiger has boostedYourway Transport’s business by 400% while developing a diverse workforce. “At Yourway Biopharma Services, we help clients test their clinical investigational products to seek cures and treatments for diseases that are not fully curable or to improve the life expectancy or life experience ...

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Kristi Gage-Linderman

Kristi Gage-Linderman COO and owner  ​​Gage Personnel Staffing & Professional Solutions  As a workforce and staffing professional, Kristi Gage-Linderman has countless success stories of individuals placed into meaningful careers. “I truly enjoy being able to connect others with great opportunities, ensuring that we not only retain great talent in our community but also ensuring that employers are successful and able ...

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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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