Community Foundation Names Three to Its Board of Governors
Allentown, Pa., January 21, 2020— The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation recently added three new members to its Board of Governors. Margaretha Haeussler, Gregory Ramos, and Sybil F. Stershic joined the Board in 2020 and will serve three-year terms on the Board.
Margaretha Haeussler, director, Transfer Pricing for Novartis United States, will serve on the Finance Committee. She has over twenty-five years of transfer pricing experience working with a variety of multinational clients across a wide range of industries with particular emphasis on the life sciences, consumer products, and automotive component industries. Prior to her current position, Haeussler worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas, was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP, and served as an industry economist with the Manhattan District of the Internal Revenue Service.
Haeussler is active in her community serving on the Boards of the YWCA Allentown and the West Park Civic Association. She is an active supporter of the redevelopment of downtown Allentown, PA, and enjoys renovating older houses in her spare time. She received her M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Greg Ramos, executive director of Lehigh Valley United FC, will serve on the Community Investments Committee. He co-founded Lehigh Valley United FC, a soccer club with his father, Lou Ramos, in 2006. He and wife, Gina, are also co-owners of Sherman Street Soccer LLC., with a principal business of running a 40,000 sq. ft. indoor sports and recreation center, ‘The Lou Ramos Center’ (LRC), in Allentown. In addition to leading Lehigh Valley United, Ramos is Vice President of Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League, a committee member of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association, and has been involved in teaching, coaching and mentorship for the last 20 years including the Olympic Development Program, assistant coaching at Muhlenberg College and DeSales University, Philadelphia Union Academy Staff (MLS) and teaching English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) at Dieruff High School.
Ramos graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Muhlenberg College, and continued postgraduate studies in Latin American History at Temple University and Inter American University (Puerto Rico). He holds the European Union Football Association (UEFA) ‘A’ License, U.S. Soccer Federation ‘A’ License, and United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma.
Sybil F. Stershic
Sybil F. Stershic, president of Quality Service Marketing, will serve on the Foundation’s Community Relations Committee. She founded Quality Service Marketing in 1988 to help businesses and nonprofits foster workplace engagement through custom facilitation and training. She is the author of several books and the long-running Quality Service Marketing blog. Stershic graduated in Lehigh University’s first class of women and started her career in bank marketing.
Stershic has been active in leadership and professional development throughout her career, including serving as chair of the American Marketing Association and assisting many nonprofit organizations as a volunteer leader or advisor. She is currently president of the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Board of Associates, a member of the International Association of Facilitators, and a certified facilitator with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
About the Board of Governors
The Board of Governors at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation provide administrative, programmatic, and fiscal oversight in support of the organization's mission. Members of the Board serve as ambassadors, promoting the Community Foundation as a vehicle for philanthropy and a leader of community improvement.
About the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
For five decades, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has helped donors with their charitable contributions with a simple, powerful, and highly personalized approach. LVCF is a philanthropic hub for the Lehigh Valley—who knows and navigates the landscape of the Lehigh Valley’s community needs to connect people who care to causes that matter.
With a diverse and respected Board of Governors, the Community Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Foundation is cause-neutral and supports all areas of community needs in the Lehigh Valley and beyond in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. To learn more, visit: www.lehighvalleyfoundation.org.