Historic Yellow Springs, located in West Pikeland, announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors, at its recent annual meeting. The new members are Karin E. Gedge, Rita Kaplan, Matthew E. Roberson and Brendan Sherman."We are delighted to have these new members join our board and look forward to the contributions they will make to the excellent work being done by our existing members," said Executive Director Rob Lukens in a news release. "We welcome the participation of our new board members who have already shown their interest and dedication to Historic Yellow Springs."
Gedge has a doctorate degree in American Studies from Yale University and is a professor at West Chester University, according to Jane Grimes, a spokes-woman for Historic Yellow Springs.
Kaplan is an active volunteer in several local nonprofit organizations including Historic Yellow Springs, according to Grimes. Previously she was a commercial property and regional insurance broker for 25 years, Grimes said. She has a business administration degree from Chestnut Hill College.
Roberson has a master's degree of urban environmental planning and certificate in historic planning from University of Virginia, according to Grimes. He runs Matthew E. Roberson, Independent Consultants and Contractors, which specializes in restoration carpentry, historic property consultations and planning for historic sites and communities, Grimes said.
Sherman is vice president of Product Delivery at PFPC, Inc. in Valley Forge and has been on the Historic Yellow Springs Membership Committee for the past two years, according to Grimes. He has a juris doctor degree from Widener University and master's degree in taxation from Villanova University.