March 19, 2014 at 4:52 PM
WEST ROCKHILL, Pa. - Penn Foundation in West Rockhill has named Jeffrey Schweitzer, president and chief executive offier of Univest Corporation, and Dorothy Weik, Esq., an attorney with Bricker, Landis, Hunsberger & Gingerich, LLP, to its Board of Directors.
Schweitzer became President and CEO of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania on Jan. 1. Schweitzer joined Univest in 2007 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Schweitzer graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Philadelphia and completed the "High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact" leadership program through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.Schweitzer is on the Board of Directors of the North Penn and Indian Valley Boys and Girls Club and the Perkiomen Valley School District Education Foundation. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Bankers Public Affairs Committee (PaBPAC).
“Univest Corporation and Penn Foundation have worked together for the benefit of our community since Penn Foundation was founded in 1955,” said Schweitzer. “I’m honored to serve on the board and carry on this partnership while helping to raise awareness of the behavioral health services right here in our community. Penn Foundation is one of our community’s assets. Each day, they work to erase the stigma associated with mental health and change lives by instilling hope. I look forward to working with them to make a difference.”
Weik has been an attorney at Bricker, Landis, Hunsberger & Gingerich, LLP since 2009, focusing on estate planning, estate administration, business representation, and employment law. She graduated from Messiah College and received a J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law.
In addition to serving on Penn Foundation’s Board, Weik was recently appointed to the Board of Rockhill Mennonite Community. She is also finishing a term of service on the Board of Peaceful Living.
“I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve on Penn Foundation’s Board,” said Weik. “I have long had a heart to help those with mental health issues. My mother worked at a psychiatric hospital for 30 years as a nurse and administrator, and through her example, I was taught to have empathy for those with mental illness. Working in that same hospital when I was in college cemented my understanding of the importance of helping and supporting people with mental health challenges.”
Founded in 1955 and located on a 30-acre campus in West Rockhill, Pennsylvania, Penn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability needs of individuals in our community. The agency serves over 10,000 children, adolescents, and adults each year, offering a wide-range of distinct programs designed to meet various types and levels of mental, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual healthcare needs. Penn Foundation’s tradition of compassionate care combined with a strong belief in the healing power of hope and the possibility of recovery enables it to help individuals navigate their lives with confidence, conviction, and courage. For more information, visit www.PennFoundation.org.