Lutheran Settlement House Announces Four New Appointments to Board of Directors

Nonprofit looks to expand outreach and impact to vulnerable communities throughout the area.

Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) announced today four new appointments to the board of directors: Nadina Deigh, Emily Doñes, the Reverend Regina D. Goodrich, and Timothy Pippet.

Deigh is the Vice Dean of Institutional Advancement at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. A development, alumni engagement and communications professional, she has served in various leadership roles at the University for more than 20 years, including roles at the Wharton School and the School of Social Policy & Practice. Deigh is a Southwest Philadelphia native and was educated in the Philadelphia public school system. She received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Doñes serves as the Community Relations Manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, where she works to ensure Rivers is a great place to work, a strong economic engine for Philadelphia, and a dedicated community partner. Prior to joining the Rivers team, she served as the senior event manager of Cescaphe Event Group. Doñes is an active community leader serving on the boards of Fishtown Co., Fishtown Area Business Improvement District, WOAR Safer Cities, and the 26th Police District Advisory Council. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University and a master’s degree from Lehigh University.

Rev. Goodrich is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a workshop and seminar instructor, revivalist and spiritual counselor, and author of On the Other Side of Through – My Testimony. Though her roots stem from the Church of God in Christ she became a consecrated Evangelist in 1986 by the Commonwealth of PA Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. Rev. Goodrich previously served as the executive director for the African American International Miniseries of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia. She attended Saints Academy and Junior College of the Church of God in Christ in Lexington, MS, and was trained and served under the late Rev. David Drummond, Mother Anna Brown, and Pastor Irene Oakley of Philadelphia.

Pippet is an Executive Director and Lending Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. He has been with the firm for more than 17 years and is currently responsible for providing tailored financing solutions to private clients, ranging from securities-based lines of credit and mortgages, to specialty financing, including art, aircraft, and insurance. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan’s Philadelphia office, Tim held a similar role in the firm’s New York office. Pippet received his bachelor’s from the University of Scranton and was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he resides today. 

“We are delighted to welcome such accomplished, local talent to the LSH Board, especially during these extraordinary times,” said Lutheran Settlement House Executive Director David Chiles. “Now more than ever, our communities are counting on us. I look forwarding to continuing to work with the board in fulfilling our mission to provide ongoing support to those that need it most.”

Lutheran Settlement House’s Board President, Michelle Conley, said, “As Philadelphia continues to grapple with a global pandemic, as well as an ongoing and urgent cry for social justice, Lutheran Settlement House remains a steady beacon of hope with long-standing success in social service delivery.”

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