Penn Vet is pleased to appoint four new members to its Board of Overseers, an advisory body to the Dean. Overseers are professionals, experts, and informed lay people who provide volunteer leadership and serve as ambassadors and spokespersons for Penn Vet by linking the School to the world.
Joining the Board are Kathryn Lloyd Champ, who serves as the Executive Director of the Bernice Barbour Foundation, a family foundation founded by Champ’s father. Raised in New Jersey on a farm with horses and dogs, Champ worked in design for Calvin Klein and Geoffrey Beene after graduating from Georgetown University. Champ is a member of Animal Grantmakers and the Pasadena Art Alliance. She lives in California with her family.
Marc A. Hembrough, founding partner of Wharton Business Group, LLC, and a 1984 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, offers more than three decades of experience working with high net-worth individuals and institutions on areas such as business succession/leadership planning, incentive compensation, and tax and estate planning.
Hembrough resides in Pennsylvania, where he and his wife Katie are longtime supporters of Main Line Animal Rescue and the PSPCA. He supports numerous charities, is on the Board of Camp Cadet (State Police), Co-Chair of the Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation’s Philadelphia Ball Committee, and supporter of Penn athletics.
Also from Pennsylvania, Keith Morgan, a University of Pennsylvania alumnus, brings more than 35 years of leadership experience in many aspects of management, business development, brand awareness, customer service, operational excellence, and marketing. Morgan spent most of his career as CEO (1992-2006) of AAMCO Transmissions. Most recently, he launched two Pennsylvania-based companies, Holistic Farms and Holistic Pharma, both of which were awarded medical marijuana permits pursuant to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
Morgan has served on the boards of many nonprofits, including The Free Library of Philadelphia, The Shipley School, Suzanne Morgan Foundation, Cancer Support Community, and Penn Medicine.
Philanthropist, entrepreneur, and conservationist Christa B. Schmidt is a longtime supporter of Penn Vet. For 12 years, Schmidt was on the Board of Directors for Mars Incorporated, including as Chairman. She holds extensive nonprofit governance experience, having been a long-standing member of the Philadelphia Zoo Board of Trustees, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Opera Philadelphia. Schmidt has also been an active supporter of the Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Gesu School, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Greener Partners, and the Horizons Program.
Schmidt, who graduated from Duke University, and her family enjoy life on their organic farm in Pennsylvania, which provides an array of produce and a home for many large and small animals.