Danielle R. Yoch, Board President
Certified Financial Planner ™ & Vice President, Montrose Park Advisors
Danielle Yoch has been serving her clients since 2003. She feels fortunate to have found her passion early in her career. Upon graduating from Boston University with a BSBA concentrating in Finance, she entered the financial services industry. She specializes in helping individuals create and maintain financial strategies that allow them to plan for their goals. Whether planning for retirement, college, a dream home or all of the above, Danielle can develop a plan to help her clients achieve financial success. Using a holistic financial planning approach, Danielle listens to her clients to understand where they are and where they hope to go. After discussing an initial plan, Danielle works closely to see that each step is taken. As an investment manager, she monitors her clients’ portfolios to ensure that their investments are allocated properly and are aligned with their individual risk tolerance and objectives. As with any good plan, follow up is the key to success. Danielle continues to meet with her clients regularly to update their plan and evaluate progress toward their goals. Danielle cares very much about each and every one of her clients. She feels great joy when she helps clients reach milestones in their lives. She embodies the adage “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Danielle holds her Life and Health Insurance license as well as her Series, 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations.
Danielle is a member of the Women’s Business Connection in Chester County. She is proud to be involved with the Maternity Care Coalition of Philadelphia, PA and Family Support Line of Media, PA. Danielle resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and their three children. She enjoys traveling and donating her time to raise money for worthy charities.
Debi Friedmann, Past Board President
Founder, Blue Dog Printing & Design
A 1994 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Debi’s bachelor’s degree in communications coupled with a double minor in business administration and psychology, laid the groundwork for her entrepreneurial pursuits. A graphic designer by trade, she honed her skills in advertising at Image Dynamics, an agency in Baltimore Maryland. Her next move was into publishing with the Rosen Group and North American Publishing Company. In 1996, she formed her own business, Designing Wright, the predecessor to Blue Dog Printing and Design. Debi serves on the board of directors for the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, the advisory board of the Graphics Program at the Technical College High School Brandywine Campus, as well as board of the WBC. Debi received the President’s Award for the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce in 2009, the Communications Alumni Award from Elizabethtown College in 2010 and the Small Businessperson of the Year Award from the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce in 2014.
Diana Mattingly, Board Treasurer
First Resource Bank, VP and Branch Manager
Diana is the Vice President and Branch Manager of First Resource Bank in Exton. She has worked for FRB since August 2016, and she previously worked for Bryn Mawr Trust, DNB First, Sovereign Bank, Kirkpatrick Bank, and UMB Bank. She has over 17 years of experience in the banking industry, and specializes in relationship building and business development. Diana works closely with business owners to offer them insightful solutions and technology to help them to focus more on their business, and less on their banking. She also serves on the Executive Council and Board of Directors for the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce, and several committees for both organizations. She attended Oklahoma State University and University of Central Oklahoma. She lives in Chester County with her husband and three sons. When she is not working, she enjoys running.
Jennifer Walker, Board Member
Peak Legal Group, Managing Partner
Jennifer Walker is the managing partner and co-founder of Peak Legal Group. Born and raised in South Jersey, Jen received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude in 1994. She received her law degree from the University of Chicago in 1998.
After spending her early years as a trial lawyer handling complex corporate litigation for large companies, Jen realized that what she really wanted to do with her law degree was make a difference in the lives of real people. Having experienced firsthand the emotional turmoil and financial upheaval that can be caused by the death of a loved one, Jen decided to make a difference by using her legal skills and training to help everyday people get their personal and business affairs in order.
Gina MacDonald, Board Member
Villa St. Martha, Sales and Admissions Director
Gina is the Sales & Admissions Director at Villa St. Martha in Downingtown, PA. She has been working in Senior Services for over eight years. Prior to that, she worked in Investment Product Marketing for eighteen years. She finds that she is uniquely suited to be an advocate for seniors. The need for seniors to downsize from their homes that may have become to much to care for often happens in a moment of crisis. This can be quite overwhelming. Add in navigating the process of making the right decision and you have a daunting task. Gina helps make it easier. A warm and empathetic presence in their lives, at this time makes all the difference. Watching seniors work through the aging process has helped her re-prioritize her own life and become a better, more patient and gracious person. Seniors have diverse interests, experiences and philosophies on life. Gina feels blessed to share them at Villa Saint Martha.
Bette Cowles-Friedlander, Board Member
Cowles Graphic Design, Owner
A graphic designer for over three decades, Bette has extensive experience in print design for a wide variety of businesses. Bette’s design sensibilities lead to clean, accessible layouts that effectively communicate the client’s message. She is known for her ability to efficiently move projects from concept to completion.
Bette holds a BA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts. Following a decade and a half of magazine design and corporate experience, Bette decided to go out on her own. She founded Cowles Graphic Design in 1997, where she serves a diverse body of clients. In 2019, after being a member of the WBC and serving on the board, Bette took on the role of Event and Marketing Coordinator for the WBC.
Jennifer Finding, Board Member
Jennifer has been in the fitness and wellness industry for over 20 years and has a BS degree in Exercise Physiology from Slippery Rock University. She began her career as a full time personal trainer then transitioned into Health Club management and development for many years. Jennifer’s passion for helping individuals and families improve their overall health lead her to become a certified Coach and then begin her Juice Plus+ business 4 years ago. Her journey has allowed her to follow her passion and has gifted her the time and financial freedom to raise 2 amazing kids all while helping other accomplish their health and financial goals.
Suzanne Young, Board Member
Pampered Chef, Director
While growing up in Canada, Suzanne never considered she’d move to the US nor become a Pampered Chef consultant/leader. She grew up in Toronto mostly interested in the environment and the natural world. That lead to an undergrad degree in Environmental Studies and then to a Master of Science in Geomorphology. They moved from Vancouver to Exton in 1994 for her husband, David, to pursue his passion as a PHD in Metallurgical Engineering (melting Titanium!) After being home with 2 wonderful wee ones for a couple of years, she decided to start with Pampered Chef to earn enough money to take the CFP course. That never happened as she fell in love with Pampered Chef and the amazingly fulfilling world of Direct Sales. She became a leader (Director) in 2001 and currently has a team of ~ 230 team members scattered across the USA. As a member of WBC since 2004, she credits this organization with polishing her business professionalism. Now, between business, playing women’s Ice Hockey, bowling, golf, reading, WBC and frequent travel, life is very busy and very fulfilling!
Dequilla Hurford, Board Member
I am a creative, flexible, and an accessible Interior Decorator who has always had a passion for interior design. I believe no matter the dwelling; house, apartment, condo, or townhouse – everyone deserves a beautiful home.
In 2012, after spending more than 15 years as a healthcare executive, I decided to follow my dreams and started Dee Hurford Designs.
It is a pleasure to help busy individuals and families create beautiful spaces from new construction homes to well-lived and cozy by using budget extending ideas like mixing new, reclaimed, and current pieces into a great design that is functional and fits their lifestyles.