Lycoming College is pleased to welcome six new members to the board of trustees who will help ensure the college continues to provide a distinguished liberal arts education that prepares students for careers of significance and lives of meaning.
“Our new board members bring a diverse set of skills and perspectives to complement those of our existing board members,” said Stanley W. Sloter ’80, board chair. “We’re thrilled to have their enthusiastic involvement as we continually guide and adapt our educational strategy to meet our students’ current and future needs.”
John DiMarco earned a B.A. in accounting from Lycoming College in 1976 and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Monmouth University. He recently retired from Day & Zimmermann as the CEO and president of SOC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Day & Zimmermann where he had served as its vice president of business strategies. Previously, he held executive positions with both Lockheed Martin and GE.
Currently, he is involved with several joint ventures where he serves as board president in the golf and restaurant industry. While raising his family, he served as the treasurer of the Voorhees Soccer Association for 13 years and coached his four children in basketball and soccer. He lives in Voorhees, N.J. with his wife, Gwendolyn, a 1976 graduate of Lycoming.
Colleen M. Heisey is a 1999 graduate of Lycoming College with a major in biology. She has since earned her Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. She is a health care and life sciences partner with Jones Day in Washington, D.C., focusing on food and drug law.
Heisey is admitted to practice in the State of California and District of Columbia. She is a member of the American Bar Association, where she serves in a leadership role in the Health Law section's Life Sciences Interest Group. She is also a member of the Food and Drug Law Institute and the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. She lives in McLean, Va.
Leigh T. Howe graduated from Lycoming College in 1978 with a B.A. in economics and business administration. She is an investment and finance professional with more than 30 years of experience working with private equity and commercial banks to evaluate the credit risk and returns of real estate projects in the senior housing and healthcare markets.
She has most recently provided her expertise with planning, budgeting and constructing new or renovated investment assets as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Windsor Healthcare Equities. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University and lives in Lutherville, Md.
James M. Jeffries III, M.D. F.A.C.S., received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Lycoming College in 1978. He subsequently received his Doctor of Medicine in 1983 from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School.
After his general surgery residency, he served his National Health Service Corps Scholarship as a commissioned officer in The Public Health Service at the U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth, in Kansas. He then returned to New Jersey to complete his general surgery and plastic surgery training. He has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery for the past 22 years. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is in private practice and lives in Peoria, Ill.
John E. Marthinsen is an award-winning professor of economics and international business and the distinguished chair in Swiss economics at Babson College. He earned his B.A. from Lycoming College in 1970, an M.A. in economics in 1971 and a Ph.D. in economics and international trade in 1974, both from the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Marthinsen has taught internationally and is the author of numerous books and articles on global economics and financial topics. He served on the board of directors of Swiss-based Givaudan SA for nearly a decade and worked for two Swiss-based financial companies. Dr. Marthinsen also has extensive consulting experience with domestic and international companies, as well as the U.S. government. He has served on the United Nations Association’s Economic Policy Council and lives in Sherborn, Mass. with his wife, Laraine, a 1977 graduate of Lycoming College.
J. Michael Schweder, who graduated from Lycoming College in 1971 with a degree in political science, is president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic States. He directs the corporate efforts in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He has held jobs of increasing responsibilities at AT&T for more than 30 years.
Schweder served three terms as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1974-1980), and also served as a member of Bethlehem, Pa. City Council (1998-2010), where he was elected president three times. He serves on numerous industry boards across the Mid-Atlantic region. He completed the executive education program in business at the University of Michigan in 1987. He resides in Bethlehem, Pa. with his wife Annette, a 1972 graduate of Lycoming.