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MLCCC Board of Directors

In November 2008, the MLCCC received a grant from the Shirley and Morrison C. Boyd Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation. Part of the funding has been used to build a formal Board of Directors. The volunteer group represents a number of Greater Philadelphia community members who come from diverse backgrounds but share common excellence in terms of business and academic profiles.

Sue Cheng

  • Founder, ABD International, LLC, an international business development company
  • Owner and President, Easternwise Medical Inc., a global company dedicated to providing World-Class service to hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and private clinics in the United States and around the world
  • 10+ years of experience in IT project management, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering at Siemens, Baja Systems and Huazhong Optoelectronic Technology Institute
  • MS in Computer Science, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering, Sichuan University

Terry Cooke

  • Current 2010 Public Policy Scholar with the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC, researching policy implications of US-China clean energy cooperation/competition
  • Founder of GC3 Strategy, which works with US companies seeking to partner in Greater China
  • Director of the World Economic Forum (2006-2008), responsible for Asian Corporate Partnerships
  • Career member of the US Senior Foreign Commercial Service (1988-2002)
  • UC Berkeley, PhD and MA; Princeton University, BA
  • Diplomatic fluency in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, German and French

Joe Petrucci

  • 17 years experience in media and communications, including broadcasting, newspapers, public relations and online publishing.
  • Award-winning journalist
  • Director of Marketing and Business Development, JPM Catering and Events
  • Founder of Ardmore Accordion Academy
  • East Stroudsburg University, BA in Communication Studies

Melanie Quackenbush

  • 12+ years at The Glenmede Trust Company, Friends Select School, W.E.B. DuBois College House, Tokyo Classified Magazine, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Computing Japan / J@Pan, Inc., and The Philadelphia Daily News
  • Drexel University LeBow College of Business, MBA
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA

Sonya Weigle

  • Co-founding partner at ESmith Legacy, a commercial real estate development and acquisition company
  • President of Axum Partners, a comprehensive business consulting firm
  • Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Management
  • University of Pittsburgh, degrees in Political Science, Psychology and English Composition
  • Co-founder of the Urban Community Economic Development Initiative
  • Founder of netWorkingMommy, an online community for Moms who are entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate executives
  • Member of several Boards including The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center, Committee member for Achievability, The Elite Companies Charitable Foundation and The African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Recent speaker at the WEEN (Women Entrepreneurs in Entertainment Network) event, the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Jennie Wu

  • Deputy Chief of Strategic Planning and Implementation, School District of Philadelphia
  • Special Assistant to the Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia
  • Columbia University, Urban Education Leadership Program, PhD
  • Stanford University, BS