Board of Directors

Kimberly Foerst - President
I graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree and am a digital marketing professional. I joined the board in September 2010. I've since redesigned the website twice and helped start our annual Trenton Thunder and Gift Card Bingo fundraiser events.

An item of interest about me:
I have a small role in an independent film and my own IMDB page.


Doug Schoch - Vice President
I am grateful and honored to serve on this Board. I am a father of 3 adult children. My formal education includes degrees in Industrial Engineering and HR Management as well as professional study certifications in Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain Finance. I enjoy my current position as a Financial Services Manager for a global industrial products and engineering conglomerate.

An item of interest about me:
My surname Schoch is of an agricultural origin and is associated with the act of cutting and stacking hay or wheat in the field.


Harry Parker - Secretary
I'm grateful for the opportunity to be of service. I studied Business Administration at Lincoln University. I've been in the financial services industry for 35 years. I'm currently a product specialist with a prominent financial institution specializing in student loans located in Montgomery County. I'm happily married to Angela Thrasher-Parker and a member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (Beta Chapter).

An item of interest about me:
I was in the hospital room on both occasions when my oldest daughter gave birth to 2 of our grandchildren.

J. Christopher Nurney, CPA - Treasurer
I graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Accounting. I started my career with Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). I started my own firm in 1978 in Doylestown. I joined the Good Friends board in 1980.

An item of interest about me:
I enjoy handyman projects and toy trains.


Rev. Mel Brown
I joined the Board in 1990 and am a Past Board President. I work with 100 Interdenominational churches and organizations. I enjoy working in the field of recovery. I have a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Religion and Science.

An item of interest about me:
I would love to travel around the world.


Carolyn Amrein
I am grateful to serve on this Board and support addiction rehabilitation in our community. My education includes degrees in economics and public administration, as well as certifications in fraud examination and IT risk. A common thread throughout my career is developing data analysis techniques to improve business processes and manage risks.

An item of interest about me:
Living in Denmark for 4 years enhanced my appreciation for Scandinavian culture and my ability to ride a bicycle in all types of weather.

David Emge
I have now been associated with Good Friends, Inc. for over thirty years. My rationale is as civic contribution. Untreated alcoholism costs society $2.5M & up per afflicted: imprisonment, health cost, broken families and unearned income. Though there is no cure, there is a solution, and that is rehabilitation.

An item of interest about me:
My wife and I live next to a Park that allows us an unobstructed view overlooking the Delaware River.


Natalie Fein
Natalie Fein
I graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelorís degree in Psychology and completed my masterís degree in Counseling from Hunter College and am a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have spent my career working in higher education supporting students in achieving their educational and career goals. Currently, I am working at the Community College of Philadelphia as a member of the counseling faculty. I have a wonderful husband Seth and a young daughter and hope to instill in her a confidence to make her own decisions and shoot for the stars.

An item of interest about me:
My maiden name, Black, is an Americanized version of Platken, which was changed by my great grandfather who fled Russia.


Laura Garber
I am a lawyer by day and an entrepreneur by night. I graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and my career has taken me in and out of private practice. I currently work for the Honorable Carolyn Nichols of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. I am a co-owner of a startup focused on providing a business-to-business gifting service. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is near and dear to my heart, and I am happy to serve on this board.

An item of interest about me:
I won the spelling bee in my town nine years in a row when I was growing up.

John Hermann
I've served on the Board of Directors since 1989. I have also served as secretary, vice president and president. I 'm the Industrial Equipment Builder Manager for the Americas for ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants. I previously spent 27+ years working for Texaco.

An item of interest about me:
I carried the Olympic torch run across the USA in June 1996 for 2k. I was provided the opportunity by Texaco because of my volunteer work with Good Friends.


Bob Paul
Bob Paul
I grew up in Lower Merion and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. After I earned my law degree at NYU, I spent the next 25 years practicing law in Manhattan, Washington DC and Chicago before returning to Pennsylvania as General Counsel of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. When I joined a law firm in Manhattan in 2008, I moved to Morrisville and began commuting daily to New York.

An item of interest about me:
My never-ending desire to visit new places in all parts of the world has taken me to all seven continents, as well as 48 out of 50 states.


Bob Schreiber
I am a community pharmacist, owning Burns Pharmacy in Morrisville since 1977. I am a graduate of Phila. College of Pharmacy & Science. Through the years I have been a very active board member of various pharmacy associations. I am married and have 3 grown children and have lived in the area all my life.

An item of interest about me:
I'm a Harley guy and an avid sport-touring motorcyclist.

Nancy Sherlock
I became involved with the prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the fall of 1983, by initiating the showing of a PBS special called Chemical People. Shortly thereafter a small group of concerned citizens formed Morrisville C.A.R.E.S., which I continued to chair until 2000. I have 9 wonderful grandchildren and my hope is that they are informed of the dangers of drugs and alcohol and never become involved.

An item of interest about me:
I have a passion for Interior Design and would love to work for an Interior Designer some day.


Jim Spiewak
I am honored to serve on this Board. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to Bucks County in 1993. My passion to help individuals and their families who suffer from substance use disorder is driven by my own experiences having lost my son Rob, at the age of 24, who died from an overdose. I am an accounting and finance professional with a BS and MBA from LaSalle University. I've spent the last 35 years at Community College of Philadelphia, most recently as AVP for Budgets & Business Services.

An item of interest about me:
I enjoy fishing, golfing, reading and gardening.


Sarita Tirpak
I began my accounting career with Murray, Wilson and Hunter while attending Philadelphia University in the evenings. I graduated from Philadelphia University in 1989. I became a partner in the firm of Gilbert, Wilson and Hunter, LLP in January 2000.

An item of interest about me:
I love the beach!

Richard Weaver
I am happily married to Marguerite. I am presently retired from the position of Corporate Vice-President of Information Services at the New Jersey Hospital Association. Prior to that, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Princeton Data Services. I am a Past President of the Board of Directors.

An item of interest about me:
My wife and I have been together for most of my life.