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DVREDF works with local businesses and organizations to cultivate employment, improve neighborhoods, and strengthen the five-county region. Find out if your organization is eligible and take the next step towards partnering with DVREDF by filling out our pre-application.

Staff & Board

Lauri A. Kavulich, Esq., President and Board Chair

Clark Hill

Lauri Kavulich is an attorney at the law firm of Clark Hill. Prior to Clark Hill, she was a partner at the top 100 Philadelphia law firm, Reger, Rizzo, Kavulich & Darnall, LLP. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and named one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Philadelphia. Lauri also serves on the Board of Directors for MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) and is a committed activist for the betterment of the Greater Philadelphia region. She has served as President and Board Chair since 2004.

Anthony DiSandro, Treasurer

Tony DiSandro is the former CEO of PSB Bancorp, a public bank holding company, and CEO of its subsidiary, First Penn Bank. Tony held this post for 29 years and worked in the banking industry for more than 40 years. He is dedicated to DVREDF’s mission of regional job creation and community development.

Board of Directors:

Albert Mezzaroba

Al Mezzaroba is the former president and CEO of Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, Pa. Prior to his position at the hospital, he completed a five-year tenure as President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority and served as Chief Legal Counsel for Anna Verna, President of the City Council of Philadelphia.

Rosanne Pauciello

Roseanne Pauciello has severed on the DVREDF Board of Directors since 1995. She has worked for the Philadelphia Board of Education, the Pennsylvania State Senate and First Penn Bank. She also served as a Fairmount Park Commissioner for more than 35 years.

Executive Director:

John Coffman

As Executive Director of DVREDF, John Coffman spearheads the organization’s mission to provide financing to eligible businesses and non-profits for projects dedicated to creating jobs and economic development. John has experience in government, grantmaking, and not-for-profit business. He is the former Director of External Affairs at Lower Bucks Hospital. John was the liaison between the hospital and government agencies. He was the spokesperson and represented the hospital at various committees and community events. In addition, John managed marketing and grant writing for the hospital. Prior to Lower Bucks Hospital, he worked for Senator Robert M. Tomlinson of Bucks County .