The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County has appointed Frances Sheehan to its board of directors and has re-elected Thomas Shoemaker as chair, Dr. Julie Wollman as vice chair, Gerald Miller as treasurer, and Chris Albrecht as secretary.

CHESTER, PA., FEBRUARY 16, 2021 — The board of directors of the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County (RADC) has appointed Frances Sheehan as a new member and has re-elected its officers for another one year term as follows: Thomas Shoemaker as chair; Dr. Julie Wollman, as vice chair; Gerald Miller, as treasurer and Chris Albrecht as secretary.

Sheehan is the first president of Delaware County’s largest philanthropy, The Foundation for Delaware County, an independent public foundation formed in 2016. The foundation makes grants to nonprofits serving Delaware County, offers philanthropic services that include efficient giving vehicles, like donor advised funds, along with information and guidance for giving to generous individuals who want to have an impact in the community, and serves as a convener across sectors to address challenging community issues, such as the need for a county health department. In addition, the foundation operates the prestigious evidence-based programs: Healthy Start, the WIC nutrition program and Nurse-Family Partnership.

“Frances adds immediate impact to the Riverfront Alliance board,” said Lisa Gaffney, Executive Director of RADC. “Her reputation and track record of service in the region will be valuable as we seek to expand the stakeholder network that believes in our shared vision for the waterfront communities of Delaware County.” 

RADC has also re-elected Shoemaker to an additional one year term as chairman of the board of directors. Shoemaker is currently the Pennsylvania Market President of TD Bank. Shoemaker has played a significant role in the multi-phased master plan to revitalize the Chester waterfront, a project RADC continues to roll out.

“I’m so proud of the work we’ve accomplished together as a board on behalf of the Riverfront Alliance and the communities we serve in Chester and across Delaware County,” said Shoemaker. “From our recent work expanding access to homeownership in the city of Chester, to enhancing public safety for residents and businesses and the game changing vision we have planned for a thriving waterfront, I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue to work with our entire board on these three strategic priorities.” 

Formed in 1996, RADC’s board members include the region’s most influential leaders. The board is composed of business owners, nonprofit leaders and policymakers, who work collaboratively to advance the many communities of Delaware County and create opportunities for economic development, housing and public safety. For more information on RADC and new developments happening in Delaware County, please visit:

About The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County

Originally established in 1996, the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County (RADC) is a consortium of private sector corporations and non-profit institutions that have come together to develop and implement programs and activities that serve as the catalyst for the physical, economic, and social development of the Delaware County waterfront.