The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has added four individuals to its Board of Overseers. Each of them will serve renewable, three-year terms.
New members include:
Catherine George Adler, of Palm Beach, FL, was a vice president in investments for Cowen and Co., a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. She has been a chairwoman of fundraisers for various organizations in Palm Beach, including the South Florida Science Museum, the YWCA Mary Rubloff Harmony House and the Children’s Home Society. She served on the Board of the Academy of the Palm Beaches and Ballet Florida, and was a member of the International Director’s Council for the Guggenheim Museum. She is currently a member of the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International and on the advisory board of the Palm Beach Theatre Guild.
Krista L. Buerger of Plymouth Meeting, PA. Ms. Buerger is executive vice president for Coventry, a leader in the secondary market for life insurance. Ms. Buerger currently oversees the company’s operations and leads Coventry’s in-house team to ensure the company’s compliance with regulatory matters. Among its notable awards, Coventry has been named as one of Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work. Ms. Buerger has authored and published several industry-related articles. She is also active in Coventry’s community service programs.
John P. Shoemaker, C’87 of Wyndmoor, PA. Mr. Shoemaker is a managing partner of Milestone Partners, a middle market private equity firm in Radnor, PA. Prior to joining Milestone, Mr. Shoemaker was a managing director of Internet Capital Group, where he developed and executed a strategy for building a portfolio of investments in the financial services area. He has also been a corporate lawyer for Reed Smith Shaw & McClay in Philadelphia and was an investment banker for Morgan Stanley, Inc. in New York. Mr. Shoemaker is a Trustee Emeritus of the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ and, at Penn serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Lynne L. Tarnopol, CW’60, PAR’83, PAR’85 of New York City. Mrs. Tarnopol is a Trustee of the Tarnopol Foundation. As one of the founders of the Penn Club of New York, Mrs. Tarnopol served as its Founding President. At Penn, Mrs. Tarnopol currently serves on the Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board and is a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women. In addition, she has served as a member of the Penn Alumni Board of Directors and was the fundraising chair for the 125th Anniversary of Women at Penn Committee. Mrs. Tarnopol was the recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit in 1995.
The Board of Overseers serves as the advisory body to the dean of Penn Vet and as a vital channel of communication with the Board of Trustees on the activities of the school. Overseers also afford ready panels of professionals, experts and informed lay people who provide volunteer leadership and financial support to the areas they serve, as well as serving as ambassadors and spokespersons by linking the campus to the world.
About the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM.
The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the school serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals. Today, the school has an urban campus based in Philadelphia as well as a campus based in Kennett Square, PA. The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital (Ryan-VHUP) is located on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia, PA, and houses classrooms, laboratories, medical care and one of the nation’s busiest urban veterinary emergency rooms. In addition, the school successfully integrates scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, PA, encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals, diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry and research facilities to determine new treatment and diagnostic measures for large animal diseases. For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.