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Trustees, Board of Advisors, and Staff of the Botstiber Foundation

The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation is governed by the Indenture of Trust of Dietrich W. Botstiber dated September 29, 1995.  Under the terms of the Trust, the Foundation operates under the authority of two Trustees.  The Trustees have appointed a Board of Advisors to guide them relative to the administration of the Foundation.  The day-to-day activities of the Foundation are handled by the Administrator and an exceptional staff:


Board of Advisors:

Lewis B. Beatty, Jr., a founding partner of the law firm Beatty Lincke, has practiced law for 60 years.  He is a former President of the Delaware County Bar Association and a former member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Mr. Beatty served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crozer Keystone Health System.  He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delaware County Memorial Hospital.  Active in community service, Mr. Beatty served as President of the Board of Directors of Sunnycrest Farm for Boys. He is a member of the Media Rotary Club, the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (Trustee, Elder and Deacon), Rose Valley Folk, Valley Voices singing group and the Union League of Philadelphia.  Mr. Beatty earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Colin Johnstone is a retired Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1967. After a year in private veterinary practice, he accepted a position as associate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1976, he received a PhD in Parasitology from the same institution and joined the faculty. From 1982 until his retirement in 2002, he worked at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. His academic specialty was parasitic diseases of domestic animals. Dr. Johnstone moved with his partner of 46 years, John Fong, to Brookline Massachusetts in 2002. In Massachusetts, he was an active member of the Episcopal Church in various capacities. Since 2008 he was the coordinator of the diocesan mission ministry to the Anglican Diocese of Tanga and has participated in or led 13 diocesan mission trips to Tanzania, most recently February 2017. He and his partner currently reside near Kennett Square. His interests are travel, reading, gardening and politics.

George C. McFarland, Jr. is President of The Pennsylvania Trust Company in Radnor, Pennsylvania where he serves as a portfolio manager and chair of the company’s investment committee. He has been at Pennsylvania Trust since April 1998. Prior to that, he had been a practicing attorney dating from his graduation from Duke Law School in 1984.  He went to college at Princeton University, and before that graduated from The Haverford School. Mr. McFarland is currently President of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Foundation, and also a member of the church’s Board of Trustees. He is chair of the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia’s scholarship committee and a member of its foundation board. He is a past Chairman of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Board, and a former Vice President of The Timothy School (a local school for children with autism). mcfarland@penntrust.com

Harry Carl Schaub is Consul General a.D. of Austria in Philadelphia. He was a partner for 37 years with the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, where he now serves Of Counsel. During his long legal career, he has represented foreign investors for business and immigration purposes; non-profit organizations, both educational and charitable; investment companies and other issuers of securities under federal and state securities acts; and ski and other leisure resorts. Mr. Schaub has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma honor societies, and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. His publications include: "General Lahousen and the Abwehr Resistance" in 19 International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence 538-558 (Fall 2006). hschaub@mmwr.com

Christina Stahl is a grandniece of Dietrich W. Botstiber. She joined the Board of Advisors of the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation in August 2008. Born in Vienna, Austria, she earned a doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Mary V.Z. Wachterhauser owns and manages her own law firm and has been practicing in the area of family law for 20 years. She has served in the past as an elected member and vice president of the Board of School Directors for Haverford Township and is past president of the Delaware County Bar Association. Along with the Botstiber Foundation, she currently sits on the boards of: The Timothy School (serving as Vice President), Delaware County Domestic Abuse Project, The Middleton Center for Pastoral Counseling and the Delaware County Bar Association. She lived in Cologne Germany for a year and has spent several summers in Germany. mvzw@comcast.net


Terrance A. Kline has served as Administrator of the Foundation since 2002. He is also a practicing attorney and a frequent speaker and writer on professional topics. Mr. Kline is co-editor of Estate Planning in Pennsylvania, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Kline is a graduate of Penn State University, and holds law degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (J.D.) where he was Executive Editor of the Law Review, Temple University (LL.M.) and Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.).


Valerie Grupp Arapis is the Deputy Administrator for The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. She has recently made the Greater Philadelphia area her home after moving from Jacksonville, FL where she served as Information Officer of The Chartrand Foundation, a private foundation focused on public education reform.

Stephanie Boyles Griffin is the Director of the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control. She also serves as the Senior Scientist for the Wildlife Protection Department at The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) in Washington, D.C., and in 2011, was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to serve as a Commissioner on the Maryland Wildlife Advisory Commission. For over 20 years, she has worked with federal and state agencies, non-governmental agencies, corporations, and communities to develop and implement humane, sustainable wildlife management program and policies.

Alison Kreitzer is the Public Historian for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. She earned her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from the University of Delaware in 2017. In addition to her work at the Botstiber Foundation, she teaches courses in American History.

Mark Parker Miller is Program Manager for the Botstiber Institute of Austrian-American Studies. He has a B.A. in German Language and Culture from Juniata College and is currently a doctoral candidate in Art History at the University of Delaware, where he also teaches in the English Language Institute. Mark worked for the past decade in the field of book publishing.

Libby O'Donnell is the Program Manager for the Botstiber Scholars Program. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from James Madison University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Foundation, Libby worked for eight years at The Philadelphia Foundation, most recently as a Program Officer.

Kristina E. Poznan is the editor of the Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies and published by Penn State University Press. She earned her PhD in History from the College of William & Mary in 2017. In addition to editing the JAAH, she assists with BIAAS conferences, edits books manuscripts and educational materials for several presses, and teaches courses in American history.

Monique Principi is the Managing Director for the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control. She attended New York University. Prior to joining the Foundation, Monique worked the Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Bianca Robinson is a Program Officer for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Area Studies from Drexel University. Bianca also serves as the Marketing Coordinator for the Global Philadelphia Association.

Patrick Shank is an Archivist and Publication Associate for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Saint Joseph’s University and currently is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public History from Temple University.

Rachel Soroka is a Program Assistant for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental and Conservation Biology from Philadelphia University. Rachel is also employed as an Admissions Associate at Providence Animal Center.



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