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NOVA announces new and returning board members


NOVA, the leading nonprofit organization in Bucks County supporting victims of serious crime, announced that the following business and community leaders have joined its Board of Directors.

This group of men and women brings to NOVA their wide-ranging life and professional experiences, as well as a commitment to NOVA’s mission.

“The knowledge and dedication that these four individuals bring to NOVA are immeasurable,” said Penelope Ettinger, NOVA’s executive director. “Each brings institutional knowledge combined with professional expertise. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with all of them.”

NOVA’s newest Board member is:

William Kadri, regional manager, vice president, C&N Bank, Doylestown. Before working at C&N Bank, Kadri held the same position at Penn Community Bank. A resident of Dublin, Kadri is no stranger to NOVA. He served as a Young Advisory Board Member from 2018 to 2019. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Vita Education Services.

NOVA’s returning board members are:

Dorothy Gaboda, a retired health policy researcher, is a familiar face at NOVA. Gaboda began volunteering her time with NOVA over 30 years ago, taking Helpline calls and accompanying crime victims to emergency room visits. Gaboda is retired from the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy after a career in health policy research. Before working at Rutgers, she worked in the private sector for a management training and consulting firm. She later earned her MSW from the University of Michigan and her PhD from Rutgers University. Gaboda has served on the NOVA Board of Directors since 2009.

Robert O. Hills is a returning member of the NOVA Board of Directors. He is a retired attorney for the Pa., N.Y. and U.S. Supreme Court Bars, a retired senior vice president at Merck & Co., Inc. and is currently an active community volunteer. He first joined NOVA’s Board of Directors in 2016 and served two consecutive three-year terms. He lives in Doylestown.

Jonathan Kassa is a returning member of the NOVA Board of Directors and he currently serves as Board Secretary. He is a school board director for the North Penn School District, where he chairs the Safe Schools committee. Kassa began his career working across Bucks County serving at-risk youth and families. He first joined NOVA’s Board in 2016 and served two consecutive three-year terms.

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