AAPHSG Annual Board Elections

2024 BALLOT

Voting is open from April 1, 2024, through April 15, 2024

Please cast your vote by April 15, 2024
Only those members in good standing of the Alumnae Association are eligible to cast a vote.
This is a review of the candidates running for office.

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CANDIDATES FOR THE AAPHSG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THREE (3) CANDIDATES TO BE ELECTED TO A THREE-YEAR TERM ENDING IN 2027
ONE (1) CANDIDATE TO BE ELECTED TO FILL AN UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING IN 2026
ONE (1) CANDIDATE TO BE ELECTED TO FILL AN UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING IN 2025

The three candidates with the highest votes will be seated in the cohort term ending in 2027.
The other elected candidates will fulfill unexpired terms.

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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Dalfoni Banerjee (1981/225)

Dalfoni earned her BA in Biology from Temple University, and is an award-winning, solution-focused serial entrepreneur and consultant. Beginning her career over 30 years ago in academic, pharmaceutical, and start-up biotechnology research laboratories, she went on to hold various positions at Merck & Co., Inc. in basic and clinical research, business development, and marketing. Afterwards, Dalfoni founded multiple companies, including the consultancy 3Sixty Pharma Solutions in 2011, and a biotech company in 2023, where she serves as CEO. Dalfoni serves on the Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, is an invited speaker and moderator on a variety of industry-related topics, has authored and co-authored several publications, and has received over 30 awards.

Fun fact: Dalfoni plays table tennis regularly with a robot.

Natasha Brown (1997/241)

Natasha obtained a Doctor of Education with a concentration in human resource development with magna cum laude honors from Drexel University. Currently serves as the Director of Staff Development at the City of Philadelphia Office of Human Resources, and Adjunct Professor at Rowan University and Peirce College teaching organizational development and leadership, educational leadership and management, and healthcare management administration.

Fun Fact: Natasha zip lined seven times over trees in Jamaica to overcome her fear of heights on a momentous birthday trip.

Toai Chin (1990/234)

Toai Chin is Head of Fund Accounting Policy at The Vanguard Group, Inc. Over the last 25 years, Toai has held various roles which have given her a unique perspective into the operations, audits and regulation of the asset management industry. Prior to joining Vanguard, Toai was an Audit Partner at Deloitte (where she began her career) and a Professional Accounting Fellow at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She also serves in leadership roles on industry committees and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Toai is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Drexel University. Outside of work, Toai is a strong believer in giving back to the community and serves on several non-profit boards for community-focused organizations. She also enjoys traveling and hiking. A member of the 2021-2024 AAPHSG class, Toai is the chair of the Mentorship Committee.

Fun Fact: Toai and her four sisters enjoy a GHS legacy. They are members of the 234, 235, 236, 237 and 244.

Emily Marthinsen (1969/213)

Retired. Emily is the former Campus Architect and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Physical and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. She also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Physical & Environmental Planning), and Campus Architect. She received of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago, Chicago, and Master of Architecture from the University of California. A member of the 2021-2024 AAPHSG class, Emily is the initiator of our first regional alumnae group. The Bay Area Alumnae Group involves women from the San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley area.

Fun Fact: Emily just spent a month visiting Vietnam.

Donyatta Tinson-Smith (1991/235)

Donyatta Tinson-Smith graduated in 1995 as a proud member of the class of 235. She currently serves as a principal in a large middle school. She has a Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Cabrini. She has also completed her course work for her doctorate at Temple University. Currently she serves as the Principal of the Aston Campus of Chester Community Charter School, Donyatta oversees a student body of over 1,300 students in grades 6-8. She is dedicated to advocating for the needs of children, ensuring that they receive the best possible education.

Fun Fact - Despite Donyatta's serious demeanor, one of her favorite places is Disney World and she loves balloons and stuffed animals.

Kimberly Wilkins (1991/235)

As an educator Kimberly's passion is to build relationships and provide students will academic success. Kimberly initiated a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, chaired the Scripps Spelling Bee, and worked with the Girl Scouts. Kimberly received her MS from Drexel University in Science of Instruction and a MS in Education Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University. Currently Kimberly teaches 4th and 5th grade English Language Arts and Writing at F. S. Edmonds Elementary School for the School District of Philadelphia. Kimberly won the City of Philadelphia 2023 Community School Award for going above and beyond for the F. S. Edmonds community. She is a member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History where she co-chairs on the fundraising and scholarship committees.

Fun Fact: Kimberly has dreams of becoming a carpenter!

The three candidates with the highest votes will be seated in the cohort term ending in 2027.
The other elected candidates will fulfill unexpired terms.