Our Executive Director
Fran Held is the Founder and Executive Director of Mitzvah Circle. She created Mitzvah Circle to provide hope and restore dignity to individuals and families during times of crisis, poverty, homelessness, and serious illness.
Fran cares deeply about people who have fallen through the cracks, and strives to remove barriers to provide help and guidance with care and compassion.
Our Board of Directors
Joshua Arsenault is the District Director for Pennsylvania State Senator Maria Collett.
Levi Blair is Vice President at Prime Rock Energy Capital, an oil and gas investment firm.
Jody Katzner is a Vice President with PNC Bank’s Change Management organization.
Massimo A.V. Magliari is a certified financial planner and co-founder of Kelman and Magliari Advisory Group, Ameriprise Financial Services.
Lisa A. Marin
Lisa Marin is the Director of Leadership and Planned Gifts at The Hun School of Princeton.
Silas P. Norman, MD
Dr. Silas Norman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, Section of Transplantation at the University of Michigan.
Dan Pliskin is a consultant specializing in corporate governance at Aon, where he is an Associate Partner.
Cynthia Weiss Stein, Esq.
Cynthia Weiss Stein is an attorney practicing Family Law in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Wendy Urban is a Retired Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology at Temple University in Philadelphia.