Our Board of Directors
Linda is a Suma cum Laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Now retired, Linda spent her 32 year career as a mortgage banking executive. Resourceful and results oriented, Linda has extensive expertise in both sales and operations and has been responsible for budgeting, recruitment and training, marketing, new business development, process engineering and systems implementation.
In 2015, Linda was approached by Steve Killelea, Founder of Manor of Hope to discuss his interest in building a therapeutic community in the Phoenixville area. Inspired by his personal journey with his son John and understanding the rising epidemic of substance abuse in our community and throughout the U.S., Linda quickly agreed to work with Steve to create an alternative approach to battling a disease that takes the lives of 120 people each and every day. Linda has worked in numerous capacities for Manor of Hope and joined the board of directors of Cornerstone for Hope (formally Friends of the Manor) in 2016. She has served as Secretary and President of the board and now serves as its Executive Director.
Linda has been a resident of Phoenixville for over 28 years. She and her husband, Greg Cordes, have one daughter, Emma.
Frederick is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 25 years of success spanning financial services and technology. He is responsible for founding the Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, growing the firm to 11 states, and building a retainer-based wealth management program.
Frederick is an innovative leader with a keen eye for unique solutions and vast knowledge in alternative wealth creation strategies. He received his Behavioral Financial AdvisorTM, BFATM for short, certification as of July 2018.
Fred built a framework to allow third-party experts to collaborate with and assist his clients, a practice now spreading throughout the industry. He is an inspiring leader drawing from a breadth of knowledge in market leadership, business development, goal execution, and wealth management.
Frederick attained his MBA from the University of Phoenix and his BS in Business Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. As a seasoned board member, Frederick has held board positions with Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation, Rotary, Kiwanis, LGBT Equality Alliance, the Phoenixville Senior Center, Cornerstone for Hope and the West Chester Schools of Business Advisory Council. He is married to Elizabeth, has 8-year-old twins James and Abigail and loves Eagles football. His hobbies include technology, cigars, and cars.
Donna M. Mundy
Board Secretary Donna M. Mundy has more than 40 years of working in the retail industry, has progressive experience in training, sales management, business development and public relations. She’s experienced in general management, human resources, customer relations and communication.
Donna started out with Genuardi’s Family Markets and assisted opening many new stores, interviewing and training store personnel. After Safeway Inc, acquired the chain, she continued to manage stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She was an original Employee Caring Fund Board Member, overseeing distribution of funds to local non-profit organizations focused on education, special needs and hunger. She earned
district fundraising champion by chairing MDA, Easter Seals, Prostrate Cancer and Breast Cancer fundraising programs.
In 2012, Giant Foods acquired Safeway, Inc. Since then, Donna continues to work in the food industry, managing and training in the surrounding market area. She is a member of WAV (Woman Adding Value) which provides career development opportunities for both men and women in the industry.
She graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Business and Economics. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about helping others and wants to make a difference. Cornerstone for Hope provides Donna the opportunity to utilize her extensive experience for the betterment of others.
Nancy R. Paul
Nancy is the Executive Director of the Montgomery Bar Association and Montgomery Bar Foundation and has been since 1990. She oversees the total day to day operation for both organizations, is involved in the state and national Bar Associations, and serves on the Boards of several other related County, non-profit organizations.
SAMUEL B. WHEELER
Mr. Wheeler has a 35 year track record as a successful entrepreneur in the graphic arts, real estate and restaurant industries.
Mr. Wheeler started his career in Washington DC as a sales executive with W.R. Harris and Co., specializing in serving association and quasi-independent government agencies such as the FDIC, FSLIC, Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve. He was also a part owner, investor and operator of a popular Washington DC restaurant. Mr. Wheeler formed ABS Print Management in 1983 upon returning to Philadelphia and developed a successful strategy for providing print inventory, warehouse and distribution services for many national retail and insurance clients. Mr. Wheeler also served as a partner and investor to ARCWheeler and developed many successful commercial real estate projects in the Mid -Atlantic region.
In 2011, Mr. Wheeler became President of the newly organized Patriot Direct Inc. (PDI), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), using his experience to make PDI a leading provider of marketing and corporate branding strategies, electronic printing, and life cycle document management services. In his community, Mr. Wheeler has served as a coach and director of the Devon Strafford Little League and Treasurer of the West Point Parents Club of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Currently Mr. Wheeler is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees for Christ Church Preservation Trust and serves on the board of the West Point Society of Philadelphia and the Association of the United States Army, William Penn Chapter.
Mr. Wheeler was the 2012 recipient of the West Point Society of Philadelphia Paul Pryor Award for lifetime achievement. Two of Mr. Wheeler’s sons are currently on active duty with the US Army and US Navy respectively. Mr. Wheeler holds a BA in International Affairs and Economics from the George Washington University.
Ellen P. Wheeler
Ellen Wheeler is recognized and highly regarded as an event planner and non-profit consultant having consulted for many high profile charitable groups and for the Philadelphia Flower Show for 40 years.
Before coming to Philadelphia, Ms. Wheeler started her career working for a multi-management association in Washington DC which led to a deputy director position for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. In 1979, Ms. Wheeler moved to Philadelphia with her husband and accepted a position at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). As executive assistant to the Society President, Ernesta Ballard and later Jane Pepper, she managed many of the departmental and business affairs of PHS and its $20 million budget. For the last many years, Ms. Wheeler has managed and directed the Society’s most important fundraising event, the Preview Party for the Philadelphia Flower Show which at its peak had 3,000 guests and raised $1 million in one evening. Overall, since Ms. Wheeler has had oversight of the event, PHS has netted nearly $15 million. Due to Ms. Wheeler’s operational and administrative know-how, the planning, budgeting, relationship-building and database management she has implemented have assured success year after year.
In 1993, Ms. Wheeler also accepted the role of Executive Director for The Assemblies, an historic Philadelphia organization begun in 1748, which celebrates yearly with a white tie ball. Working with a small board, she has developed best practices that combine the respect for historical tradition while introducing non-profit business rules and governance that has allowed the organization to grow despite its “old fashioned” perception.
Ms. Wheeler and her husband, Samuel, have 3 grown sons and live in Devon. Two of her sons serve the country as officers in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.