Penn Vet announces the appointment of Dr. Juan Luis Ferrer Perez, Felicia Madison Levy, Richard Lichter, and Gail Riepe to its Board of Overseers.
Overseer boards serve as bridges between Penn’s schools and centers and the community beyond campus boundaries. The President, Provost, and Board of Trustees rely heavily on these boards to help inform the work of the schools and centers.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome four accomplished individuals to join Penn Vet’s Board of Overseers,” said Penn Vet Dean Joan Hendricks. “Drawing on their varied professional expertise, Juan, Felicia, Richard, and Gail will undoubtedly help bring Penn Vet to new heights.”
Dr. Juan Luis Ferrer Perez, V’82
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Juan Luis Ferrer Perez graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and from Penn Vet in 1982. After receiving his VMD degree, he worked for three years at County Animal Clinic in New York before returning to Puerto Rico. He established Hospital de Animales Villa Caparra in Guaynabo, where he currently serves as Medical Director. Dr. Ferrer Perez served as President of the Colegio de Médicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico in 1999 and 2010, and he has been a member of the Legislative Committee of the Colegio since 1998. He is also active with Penn’s Association of Latino Alumni. Dr. Ferrer Perez has been a loyal supporter of Penn Vet for many years. He resides in San Juan with his wife, Aileen, and two dogs, Carina and Inti.
Felicia Madison Levy
Felicia Madison Levy first became involved with Penn Vet after touring the Working Dog Center in November 2013, and she is eager to leverage her background in both biology and marketing as a member of the Board. Levy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and has long been an active member of the Penn community. She recently helped organize the New York Alumnae Group to provide outreach and engage
alumnae in the area. Levy’s previous work experience includes positions with Cato Gobe & Associates, Zipatoni, American Express Publishing, and McCall’s Group. She has also been involved with fundraising and event planning volunteer initiatives with the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, the Trinity School, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Birthright Israel. Levy lives in New York City with her family and their dog.
Richard Lichter is the Founder and Managing Partner of Newbury Partners, LLC, where he is responsible for managing its secondary investment activity. Prior to founding Newbury Partners, Lichter held a variety of Managing Director and Vice President positions at investment firms and banks, including Auda Private Equity, LLC and Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. He graduated with an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and received an AB from Dartmouth College with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Lichter connected with Penn Vet because of his interest in canine health. He has been a generous supporter of Penn Vet’s canine leukemia and lymphoma immunological research. Lichter lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his family and their golden retriever, Fantine.
Gail Riepe is a longtime and generous friend of Penn Vet, and in particular, New Bolton Center. She returns to Penn Vet’s Board of Overseers, having previously served for nine years on its Executive Committee. Riepe is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania; her passion for horses brought her to Penn Vet, where she joined the School’s Equine Advisory Committee. In 2004, she accepted the invitation to join the Board. Riepe lives in Cockeysville, Maryland, with her husband and their many dogs, horses, and chickens.