Lycoming College is pleased to welcome four 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.
Brian L. Belz ’96 is the director of US OTC Regulatory Compliance at Johnson & Johnson. Preceding his current role at Johnson & Johnson, Belz served as associate director of GMP Regulatory Compliance and as a quality account manager for McNeil, a Johnson & Johnson Consumer company. Prior to McNeil/Johnson & Johnson, he was a compliance officer for the Food and Drug Administration handling International Drug Compliance and spent more than 12 years at Merck & Company in various Quality, Regulatory and Chemistry roles.
Belz received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Lycoming College. A proud supporter of the College and member of the Tower Society, he established the Brian L. Belz ’96 Merck Scholarship and the Brian Belz ’96 Endowed Scholarship. He also named a Lynn Science Center faculty office in honor of David Fisher, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy. His service has included the President’s Leadership Council and the Alumni Association Executive Board where he served for 10 years. He was nominated for the IRUSKA Honor Society in 1995. Additionally, he has guest lectured and participated in colloquiums on campus post-graduation, including the Barbara Haller Endowed Lectureship in Biology and Chemistry.
Belz and his wife, Katelyn, reside in Gilbertsville, Pa., and have three sons, Connor, Parker and Jason.
Kent D. Chapman ’86 is Regents Professor of biochemistry in the department of biological sciences, associate director for the BioDiscovery Institute, and director of the Center for Plant Lipid Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, all at the University of North Texas (UNT). He also developed with Lycoming College a summer internship program where Lycoming students can conduct research in his UNT laboratory (highlighted in the Spring 2017 edition of LC Magazine). His research interests include biochemistry, plant cell biology, lipid signaling and metabolic engineering. He has published over 130 articles and holds four patents with others pending.
He served as chair of the advisory board for the U.S. Department of Energy Center for Advanced Biofuels and served as program director for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems. He is a current reviewing editor for The Plant Cell and executive editor of Progress in Lipid Research.
Chapman received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Lycoming College and a doctorate in botany from Arizona State University. He and his wife, Kerrie, reside in Denton, Tex., and have two daughters, Claire and Meredith.
Barbara B. Heim ’83 is retired as executive vice president of people for the BG Group. She spent seven years as a human resources executive for BG Group in the United Kingdom before her retirement in 2016. She had global responsibility for the company’s human resources function serving more than 5,000 employees in 14 countries. Prior to joining BG Group, she spent five years as vice president of human resources for Burger King in North America and most recently, Europe, Middle East and Africa while based in Zug, Switzerland. She has also held human resources leadership positions with notable organizations including EmCare Holdings, Inc., Ryder System, Colgate Palmolive, Pennzoil Quaker State and Frito-Lay.
Heim is an advisor for EM Commodities and serves on the advisory board for Be An Angel Fund, Inc., a Houston, Tex., non-profit organization benefiting children with multiple disabilities and profound deafness.
Heim received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Lycoming College. Her service has included the President’s Leadership Council, and she was a 2016 Center for Energy speaker, as well as a 2014 Harding speaker at the College. She resides in Houston, Tex.
Timothy L. Myers ’87 is the chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) of Ingleside, a premier provider of comprehensive senior living services in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He served eight years as CFO for the Philadelphia-based Kendal Corporation. Prior to Kendal, he spent nearly 10 years as CFO, COO, and partner for New Life Management and Development of Mount Laurel, N.J. Earlier in his career, he worked a year as director of special projects with Marriott Senior Living Services, and 10 years as a senior manager for KPMG.
Myers is a member of the Financial Advisory Panel of the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Myers holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Lycoming College where he currently serves on the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) Board of Visitors. He also has a postgraduate certificate in ancient history and religion from the University of Wales – Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen, Wales. He and his wife, Wendy (Park) ’89, have established an endowment scholarship fund at the College. They reside in Kennett Square, Pa., and have two children, Alexander and Grace.