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Friday, May 25, 2018
Connar Connar
Dougherty Dougherty
Kevitch Kevitch
Miller Miller
Mason Mason

Five join Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites board

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Contributed article in Local News

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites has announced the appointment of five new board members to its board of trustees: Mark Connar, Judith Dougherty, Carla Kevitch, Erica Miller and Suzanne Mason.

Mark Connar retired from Air Products in 2014 following a 40-year career in various management roles. He has experience serving on non-profit boards and in participating in organizations dedicated to the preservation of history and historical places such as Sons of the American Revolution and the Pennsylvania Society – George Washington Chapter. He received his MBS in Business from Lehigh University – College of Business and Economics in 1984.

A lifelong resident of Bethlehem, Connar’s personal interests include the study of genealogy, history and archeology. With regard to archeology, he worked on the archeological survey, which preceded the restoration of the Bethlehem waterworks in 1974.

Bethlehem Native Judith Dougherty has made a career in executive healthcare management as an attorney. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s. She received her Juris Doctor – Magna Cum Laude from Temple University. She is a founding partner of ProRehab Physical Therapy and is also involved with other professional organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association, the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and the Lehigh Valley Bar.

Dougherty enjoys traveling to national parks, World Heritage Sites, and other diverse cultural and geographic spots as well as photography and home and garden design.

Carla Kevitch received her MBA from Lehigh University and was a freelance marketer before retiring in 2010. She is an active supporter of the community and has previously served on the board of trustees for Community Bike Works, Allentown Jewish Community Center, Muhlenberg College Alumni Executive Board and Levitt Pavilion, Bethlehem.

Erica Miller has over a decade of experience in financial services, internal audit, system implementations, compliance, operations and business process enhancement. She started her career in auditing with Arthur Andersen, LLP, and moved into bank regulation compliance and system reviews focusing on anti-money laundering risks. She is a certified internal auditor and a certified anti-money laundering specialist.

Suzanne Mason currently serves on the board of directors of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and is a member of the Development and Marketing Committee. She has developed and chaired several fundraising events most importantly the Wings of Hope and the Garden of Hope. Mason has extensive experience in counseling, academic advising and planning, career planning and placement, program design at the high school level, and workshop design and presentation for colleges.

Mason received her masters of education and arts in counseling psychology from Columbia University in 1989 and 1987. Other community involvement includes the Allentown Symphony Association and the Enrollment Management Committee.