Board of Directors 2022-2023


-Gavin Keirans, President

Gavin Keirans is the 77th President of The Philo. Professionally, he is a Partner at ROX Strategy, a management consulting firm. Gavin has previous leadership and management experience as the Vice President for The Madison Square Garden Company, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Altice USA, and Management Consultant for Accenture. He was previously the founder and president of the Philadelphia Catholic League Service Corps and was the Director of New Leaders Council Philadelphia from 2012-2015, as well as currently serves on the board of the Mount Nittany Land Conservancy. Additionally, Gavin attended Penn State University, where he was Student Body President as an undergrad and also served on the Executive Board of The Penn State Alumni Association. From Philadelphia, Gavin also attended St. Joe’s Prep for High School and J.R. Masterman for grade school. Gavin lives in Philadelphia with his wife Amanda and two children. 

Walter A. McClatchy, Jr., Esquire, Vice President

William Edger, Secretary

Michael Breslin, Esquire, Treasurer

Rev. Edward Brady, Chaplain 

Board of Directors

– Dennis Amichetti  
Dennis J. Amichetti, a Philo Board Member for the past 17 years, holds Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from Drexel University. While at Drexel he was inducted into Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and Beta Gamma Sigma, an academic honor society. Dennis has held senior marketing management positions in three financial services firms and was the founder and principal of an advertising and marketing agency. Dennis resides in Wayne PA with his wife Betty; and has two children and three grandchildren. Dennis is a member of Saint Patrick Church in Malvern. As a Philo member, Dennis held the office of Vice President and has chaired the Special Events/VIP committees. He also served on the Sourin and Philo Ball committees.

James Byrne

James Cotter

– James Delaney
James D. Delaney, has a BS and MBA from Saint Joseph`s University and a MS in Taxation from Widener University. James is a successful Catholic businessman with over 40 years of experience in the Health Care and Financial Service Industries. He is the retired founder, President and CEO of the national specialty finance firm JG Wentworth. James is currently Chairman of JD Capital LLC a private investment firm.
He is Chairperson of the board, the finance committee and serves on the trustee and audit committees of Neumann University. Delaney serves on the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Advisory Council of the Catholic Leadership Institute. He has served the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in a variety of ministries including Treasurer and Trustee at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Treasurer of the Heritage of Faith-Vision of Hope Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council to the Office of Stewardship and Development and board member of Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Athletes for Christ, the National Catholic Community Foundation, and the Irish American Business Chamber and Network. He and his wife, Jacki are members of the Papal Foundation, Philadelphia Legatus, Aquinas Society of the Faith in the Future Foundation and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher. They are lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Bible Study Leaders for their parish.

-Joe DeCree

Jack Earley, Esquire 

Philip Earley

-Lou Ferrero, Immediate Past President

– Michael Imms, Esquire 
Michael T. Imms, past President, and Chairman of the Board of the Philopatrian Scholarship Foundation. Mike grew up in Jenkintown, attend Immaculate Conception B.V.M School, Bishop McDevitt H.S. and Drexel University where he obtained a BS. He subsequently attended Widener University School of Law with a JD and has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania since 1996. Mike is a partner in the firm of Ryan, Morton & Imms, LLC practicing in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning and administration, real estate, corporate and business law.
As a Philo member, Mike has served on the Board since 1999 and served two terms as President. He has worked on the House, Events, Membership, Philo Ball and Sourin Award committees.

-Robert M. Jordan
Robert M. Jordan is a Senior Sales Executive with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Rob volunteers at Saint Peter the Apostle in Northern Liberties and serves as the local committeeman and president of his HOA.  Rob also is president of the Delaware Association of Health Underwriters, representing 50 local health benefits consultants.

Rob was born into Saint Pius X parish, Broomall and served as Altar Boy and CCD Education class aid.  Rob graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1983 serving as captain of Hi-Q team and World Affairs Club and an editor of the O’Herald newspaper. Rob graduated from Villanova University in 1987 with a major  in Economics, serving as an editor on the Villanovan newspaper and president of the College Republicans.

Rob feels very blessed to have been raised in Broomall, Delaware County with his loving parents Bob and Mary Ann Jordan, brother Jason Jordan and sister Jennifer Fuqua and family all of Broomall, and brother Mark Jordan and family now in Radnor.


-Robert Juliano

Robert Juliano joined WSFS Bank, formerly Beneficial Bank in 1996 in the Consumer Lending department, bringing over 30 years of financial services experience to the Bank. In 2007, Juliano was appointed to serve as Beneficial’s Director of Corporate Giving & Financial Literacy. Before joining Beneficial, he previously held the position of Credit Analyst at Germantown Savings Bank.

At WSFS Bank, Juliano is responsible for administering and coordinating the Bank’s Corporate Giving, Volunteer and Financial Literacy Programs. He oversees The WSFS Community Foundation, leading grant funding and interacting with local non-profit organizations.

He currently serves on the Boards of Holy Family Home/Little Sisters of the Poor, Entrepreneur Works, Roman Catholic High School, Prayers Unite the World and The Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute. Juliano also serves on the Urban Affairs Coalition’s Community and Economic Development Committee, Mercy Vocational High School’s Advancement Committee and the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children Planning Committee.

Juliano holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Charles Seminary and a Certificate of Communication for Professionals from the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Northeast Philadelphia with wife Christine and three children Marissa, Danielle and Robbie.

-Thomas Lyons, II  
Thomas J. Lyons II has a BS from Saint Joseph`s University and a MBA from Temple University where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an academic honor society. The majority of his career was in health care holding multiple, marketing and senior executive positions at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he founded and was a principal at a consulting company, authored a book You Can`t Get to Heaven on the Franford El, and was an adjunct professor at three local universities. Tom is retired and invests his time as a member of six different Boards. He is a resident of Andorra, a member of Our Lady of Consolation parish, and married to Patricia, has three sons and seven grandchildren.
As a Philo member, Tom has served on the House, Membership, Philo and Sourin Ball commitees. He created/directed the Philo Lecture Series and most recently chaired the 2017 Sourin Award presented to Fr. William Byron, SJ.

Michelle Stock Mattus-Michelle Stock Mattus is a Risk Adviser and Family Office Specialist with Lyons Companies of Wilmington, DE.
Michelle is a parishioner of Saint Madeline parish in Ridley Park, PA. She and her husband, Paul, regularly attend services at Saint Patrick’s parish, where they were married.
Michelle is also an avid squash player and serves as the Secretary of the PSRA. She also volunteers with SquashSmarts and is passionate about advancing youth through sports, mentoring and education.

Samuel Monastra, CPA- 
Mr. Monastra, a career public accountant, began his career as a client facing audit professional, working with publicly held companies and large privately held companies. Industry focus includes: Healthcare, Life Sciences and Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Real Estate and Construction. Sam has held executive level positions with Big “4” and Top 10 International Accounting Firms. Sam served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal and is a frequent speaker for a variety of national organizations including State CPA Societies, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Theresa Flanagan Murtagh, Past President – Theresa Murtagh is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Villanova University School of Law. Theresa spent much of her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County and has worked in the areas of labor law and real estate law. She has served as an advisor to the Delaware County Bar Association and is a past president of the local Inns of Court.
Theresa, a member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Media, PA, is married to Paul and is mother to Seamus, Colleen and Patrick. Theresa is a member of the board of trustees of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, a member of Legatus and serves on the Archbishop’s Christmas Party Committee. She is presently secretary for the Riddle Hospital/Main Line Health Foundation Board. Theresa is active in the Irish community as an Irish singer and board member of the Irish American Business Chamber of Commerce. Theresa and her husband Paul are members of the Union League of Philadelphia and Overbrook Golf Club.
Theresa has been involved with the Philo restaurant night and served on the membership, ball and Sourin Award committees serving as chair of the 2015 Sourin Award. Theresa Flanagan Murtagh 610-496-7390

-Linda Robinson
Linda Coyle-Robinson, Director of the Philo Associate Committee.
Linda graduated from Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, N.J. She also attended Peirce Junior College, which led her begin her career with Trans World Airlines (now, American Airlines). During her 20 year career with TWA, Linda served in several capacities including VIP Ground Hostess at Philadelphia Airport, Hostess in the TWA Ambassadors Club and retired a TWA Flight Attendant. She’s been very fortunate to not only travel, but to have met and hosted many famous people. Her favorite, Princess Grace of Monaco, the former Grace Kelly of Philadelphia.
As a Philo Board member Linda has helped promote various fund raising events and has served on the following Committees: Fashion Show, Philo Ball, the Neumann Award and Sourin Award Committees.
She lives in Wilmington, Delaware and is a member of The Church of the Holy Child. For several years, she has been the Social Director of her community, organizing parties, picnics, motor coach tours and fund raising events. Most recently a toy drive for A.I. DuPont Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington.
She has one brother and is the proud aunt of many wonderful nieces and nephews.