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Board of Directors Bios

Evan J. Foster, Esquire

Evan is an attorney in the Business Department of Saul Ewing LLP, where he concentrates his practice in intellectual property, healthcare and general corporate and commercial law matters. Evan joined the Board of Directors of Spirit of Gheel in 2006, and has served as President since January of 2007. In addition to his service as President, Evan volunteers his time to assist with the organization’s computer and technology needs.

Prior to law school, Evan founded an information technology consulting firm, Foster Consulting Group, which provided IT solutions for small businesses and nonprofit groups. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an industry group that promotes the use of information technology in healthcare.

Margaret C. Ridall, R.N.

Marge has over 40 years of in-patient and out-patient professional mental health experience. During her career, she has helped develop and direct a number of Partial Hospitalization and Socialization Rehabilitation programs within the Philadelphia and Chester County area. Marge has been associated with the Spirit of Gheel since its inception, and has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and development over the past 24 years. During this time, Marge has served on the Board of Directors of the Spirit of Gheel in a number of capacities, including as President for 6 years, Vice President for 3 years, and Secretary for 5 years. She currently serves as Vice President.

Marge also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Wellness Guide, a network of over 400 holistic medicine practitioners. Previously, Marge served on the Chester County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Advisory Board for 9 years. She is currently in private practice.

Sherman T. (Ted) Brewer, Jr., Esquire

An attorney admitted to the New Jersey bar with a professional background as a legislative and regulatory policy advocate in both the private and public sectors, Ted directed a global financial services firm’s state government relations program prior to his retirement. In his corporate position, he represented his firm in several key trade associations and had a leading role in determining the associations’ advocacy positions and strategies. Currently, he teaches law and American Government as a lecturer at a major university.

Ted has served in leadership positions and on the governance boards of numerous nonprofit service and civic organizations, including NAMI New Jersey.

David A. Williams

David is a retired Information System Executive, Consultant and Educator with 30 years of diversified experience in the healthcare and information system industry specializing in the management of professionals and non-professionals, problem solving, consulting, project management, system installations, user support, vendor relations, and contracts complemented by his advanced training in Public Administration.

Since retiring David has been working as an instructor at the Berks Technical Institute where he is teaching multiple healthcare classes including but not limited to Healthcare Standards and Healthcare Information Management and Technology.