Chester County Briefly: January 26

Image of the intersection of High and Gay streets in West Chester via Matt Rourke, The Associated Press.
Helen H. Mountain
Helen H. Mountain

Lamb McErlane

Helen H. Mountain, a partner at Lamb McErlane, a full service regional law firm based in West Chester, has been appointed by the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners to the Radnor Township Citizens Audit Review and Financial Advisory Committee. She has also recently been named co-chair of the Chester County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee, and was elected Assistant Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania.

Mountain concentrates her practice representing companies in corporate and business law counseling, as well as corporate and financing transactions. She also has extensive skills and experience in real estate and development matters, and serves clients in a range of municipal finance projects, including serving as bond counsel.

P2EPlatform to Employment

The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board have announced additional openings for the next session of Platform to Employment (P2E), the nationally-recognized program that puts the long-term unemployed back to work.

P2E is accepting applications from Chester County residents who are unemployed and have exhausted 20 weeks or more of unemployment. Those who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply now as positions are limited. Applications will be accepted up to Feb. 8, and the program is free.

Further information and the online application for the Chester County Platform to Employment program are available at the P2E website, (click on the “apply here” button on the home page, then the “Chester County, Pennsylvania” button). Space within the program is limited to 25 people, and all applicants will be subject to a selection process.


Bracket, a leading clinical trial technology and specialty services provider based in Wayne, has added Jennifer Peters to its growing team as the company’s new Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Scientific Services division. In this role, Peters will be responsible for Bracket’s work in Rater Training, Quality Assurance, and Electronic Clinical Outcomes Assessments (eCOA.)

With more than 14 years of experience in the life sciences industry, Peters most recently served as a Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Greenphire, a global provider of disruptive clinical trials payment and process optimization technology products serving pharmaceutical sponsors, biotech companies, and CROs. She led Greenphire from an idea-stage startup, with three founding employees at its inception in October 2007 to a global technology enterprise with more than 100 employees and 500 clients when it was sold to a private equity firm in 2014.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone with Ms. Peters’ background join our senior leadership team at a time when we are experiencing solid growth due to the adoption of technology and deployment of proprietary methodologies,” said Jeff Kinell, CEO at Bracket. “Our growth has created the need to be innovative in both the way we’re organized and the way we deliver on our commitments to clients.”

family promiseFamily Promise of Southern Chester County

Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families experiencing homelessness, will relocate to 1156 West Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square at the end of the month. Wm. P. McGovern, Inc., a family-owned and operated waste disposal company, is supporting Family Promise with a new home for its Resource Center.

The Resource Center, currently located in West Grove, occupies space donated by Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish.

“I am humbled by the outpouring of support from individuals, local businesses, and congregations,” said Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County. “ABVM welcomed Family Promise to the community with open arms, donating the space we desperately needed to launch our nonprofit. The comprehensive nature of our services has increased tremendously, and we’ve outgrown our current space. McGovern came to our rescue, opening their heart to our cause.”

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