Meadowbrook, PA—July 8, 2013—Drueding Center, Holy Redeemer Health System’s transitional housing and comprehensive counseling program for homeless women and their children, recently named the following individuals to its board of directors:
Nicole Hines of Philadelphia is a Drueding graduate and budding entrepreneur. She most recently worked as a parent and student engagement specialist at Philadelphia Academies, Inc. She has also worked for the Community-Women’s Education Project and the Philadelphia School District. An elected city committeewoman for the 49th Ward - 5th Division, Hines has served on several community development and revitalization boards.
Gwynne Smith Scheffer of Mickleton, NJ, is a human capital and organizational effectiveness management consultant. She previously worked as senior director for Danya International; lead associate at Booz Allen Hamilton; senior technical associate for ICF International; and training manager for the Children’s Literacy Initiative in Philadelphia. Scheffer earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Linda Perkins of Philadelphia is a partner with the law firm of Archer & Greiner, PC. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia for more than 20 years, 12 of which were spent as Chief of the Insurance Fraud Unit. Perkins earned her law degree from Columbia University and specializes in complex civil litigation that draws upon her experience as a trial attorney and investigative attorney.
About Drueding Center
Drueding Center, the first transitional housing and comprehensive support program in Philadelphia, serves more than 400 homeless and formerly families per year through transitional housing, case management and a licensed child care center. Drueding Center builds lives and renews hope by working with homeless women and their children to create two generations of self-reliant adults. For more information, visit www.druedingcenter.org.
About Holy Redeemer Health System
With an emphasis on providing a continuum of care, Holy Redeemer Health System remains true to the mission to care, comfort and heal that its sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, began in our region in 1924 – to provide high quality, compassionate care. Today, Holy Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, personal care, a retirement community, low-income housing, an active living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Holy Redeemer Health System is a Catholic healthcare provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County.