Learning to Lead is a national non profit education organization that has educated over 8,000 individuals since it began in 2005. Learning to Lead is known for its expertise in helping youth and adults discover their talents and enhance their skills to make a positive difference.
Energetic, creative, and able to motivate others are words often used to describe Learning to Lead Founder, Beth Mooney. In 2005, Beth Mooney founded Learning to Lead with the passion to help others reach their full potential by developing key life and leadership skills. In the past 9 years, Learning to Lead has interacted and worked with over 14,000 individuals. Beth's ability to create engaging programming and her approachability allow her to quickly connect with others to help them achieve success.
Prior to starting Learning to Lead, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Beth worked in leadership roles both in Fortune 500 companies and in Higher Education. Beth graduated from Bucknell University with degrees in economics and education. She received her Masters Degree in Education from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Other passions of Beth's include raising her three children with her supportive husband, decorating, painting, and taking long walks.
Board of Directors
Lisa Mackell, PT, is the President of Theraplay, Inc., a provider of children’s physical, occupational and speech therapy and special education services. Lisa graduated from University of the Sciences in 1988 and founded Theraplay, Inc. in 1991. Theraplay is celebrating its 24th year in business, with 6 outpatient centers, a 7th center opening in April, and almost 200 staff. Lisa has spoken on topics including staff motivation, customer service, parenting, child development and human resources. Lisa has also provided inservices at high schools and teenage camps on career development, leadership and goal setting. Lisa is a board member of Learning to Lead, a non-profit corporation that teaches youth to be inspiring leaders. Lisa is also the Pennsylvania State Representative for the Section of Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. Lisa is happily married to her husband Steve, who is also the Chief Operating Office at Theraplay, Inc. They are the proud parents of two children.
John Meyer is a marketing professional, investor, writer, and political strategist. John believes that human relationships are the key to achieving excellence. He values art, preserving iconic institutions and investing in sustainable brands.John Meyer is currently Director of Contributions and Plan Management (Office of the State Treasurer, Delaware). John is a creative marketing and finance professional that looks for collaborative ways to help spread a message about brands, products and causes. Degree: John holds a bachelors degree (History) from Loyola University Maryland John spends his free time in the entrepreneurial community serving on the board of advisors for several local small businesses. In his free time, John spends time with his family and enjoys reading, baseball and travel. John can be followed on twitter at @johnameyer.
Maribeth Minella, Esq.
Maribeth Minella is an Executive Vice President and Legal Counsel at World Travel, Inc. She oversees the company’s legal, human resources, and IT departments and is the company’s chief compliance officer. Prior to joining World Travel, Inc. Maribeth was an associate with the law firm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP (Wilmington, Delaware). Maribeth’s primary practice areas were employment law, complex civil ligation, commercial litigation, and corporate bankruptcy. She maintains membership with the Pennsylvania and Delaware bars and is a graduate of Boston University (J.D.), Northeastern University (M.S.) and Lafayette College (B.A.). Maribeth is a native of Chester County, Pennsylvania who is active in civic and charitable pursuits. Maribeth resides in Chester County with her husband and three young and active children.
Colin Mooney is a Marketing Professional and works in Loyalty Marketing in the insurance industry. He specializes in enhancing customer loyalty, experiences and enhancing business relationships. Colin previously worked at other financial institutions in a variety of leadership roles. Colin received is MBA from Widener University and his undergraduate degree in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland. Colin is active in his community and volunteers in many ways. He serves as a basketball coach for both the boys' and girls' teams for the Great Valley Basketball League. He has also coached baseball, volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House, Meals on Wheels and many other charitable causes. Colin resides in Chester County, PA with his wife and three children.
Chris Baeza is a Professor in the Design & Merchandising program at Drexel University. Ms. Baeza has had an extensive 20 plus year career as an accomplished design and merchandising executive with proven results working with iconic global brands. Her background in branding, product merchandising, design and product development brings real-world experience to the classroom. Chris is a dynamic educator who provides opportunities to expand student’s learning with experiential and inter-disciplinary course work along with international study tours. She has a passion for ethical fashion and “for benefit” business models which inform her teaching philosophy where she strives to spark engagement for learning and developing one’s character; to demonstrate the importance of relationships and collaboration; to ignite a sense of meaning and purpose and to create a classroom environment which fosters a strong work ethic.
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