Board of Directors

  • Lisa Goldschmidt
    Lisa Goldschmidt is an attorney with over twenty years of experience in diverse areas of legal practice.  Lisa began her career as a litigation and labor and employment attorney at the Philadelphia law firm Reed Smith Shaw & McClay (now Reed Smith LLP).  Subsequently, Lisa served 12 years as chief legal counsel for several local corporations, most recently as General Counsel for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and TeleSpectrum Worldwide in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.In 2008, Lisa formed her own legal practice counseling local companies.  While Lisa advises clients on a variety of matters, she has particular expertise in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.Lisa graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Communications, and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law with a J.D.

    Lisa is Chair of the Board of Directors of Acting Without Boundaries, a theater workshop organization for children and young adults with physical disabilities.  She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters.

  • Neill Hartley
    Neill Hartley

    Neill Hartley is professional actor, director and educator. As an actor, he has performed with many regional companies including the Arden Theatre, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare, People’s Light and the Philadelphia Theater Co. He shared a Philadelphia Barrymore best ensemble award for Batboy, The Musical with 1812 Productions. He also tours with eight one-man shows. Neill was a national spokesperson on QVC for several years, and has appeared in regional and national commercials. He works regularly in industrial and voice over projects, and has a recurring role in the Netflix series; House of Cards.As Artistic Director for Acting Without Boundaries, Neill has adapted and directed 13 shows including Working The Musical. In addition to AWB, he has directed for University of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Arcadia University, LaSalle University, Luna Theater and New City Stage Company. Most recently he has directed The Lyons for Isis Productions.Neill is an assistant professor of voice and speech at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has acted as a speech/dialect coach for several professional theater productions. He holds an MFA in Acting from Temple University.
  • Michael RouseMichael Rouse
  • Melissa Clark
    Melissa Clark holds a BA in English Lit from Simmons College, Boston, MA and an M.Ed from Hunter College, NYC. She is an Editorial Assistant and freelance copy editor, Macmillan Publishing, NYC and a Kindergarten teacher at Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st Street, NYC as well as a parent volunteer at Holy Child at Rosemont, St. Monica, St. Aloysius, and Sacred Heart.

    Her interests include: The Garden Workers, a GCA garden club, Craft Show Committee, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Elizabeth Ministry, St. Monica Church, St. Francis Country House Women’s’ Auxilliary (until 2015 when St. Francis Country House was sold). Her hobbies include: golf, gardening, photography, cooking and interior design.

    Melissa was raised in Western Massachusetts and moved to Berwyn twenty years ago after living in NYC for 10 years. She currently resides in Newtown Square with husband David and four children;  Jerry (24), Katherine (23), Jamie (16) and Marnie (14).

  • Erik StridErik Strid
  • Erik is one of the co-founders of Concentus Wealth Advisors and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. With over 25 years of industry experience, Erik guides the firm’s overall strategy.

    After graduating from Amherst College in 1991, Erik spent a year working with Rittenhouse Capital Management, before joining Gerald in 1992. Erik currently holds his general securities registrations and insurance licenses, as well as CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.

    In addition to his formal designations, Erik has appeared on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange, Fox News’ America’s News HQ, Live Well’s Mary on Money, CN8’s Money Matters Today and The Real Estate Connection. In 2012, Erik was one of thirteen advisors named to Main Line Today’s Top Financial Advisors list.

    Erik’s career in the financial services industry is based on two key principles: putting the client’s interests first and providing exceptional personal service. Through the personalized service that has become Erik’s trademark, he takes the time to prepare and educate our clients so that they feel more confident with each decision they make. His commitment to identifying specific investment needs—combined with outstanding personalized service—has resulted in many satisfying, long-term relationships for the firm.

    Erik lives in Bryn Mawr, PA with his wife and three children. He also serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Salvation Army and The Holy Child School at Rosemont. In addition, he is on the financial advisory board of the Sisters of St. Francis in Media, PA.