Speaker Series on The Hill


A monthly luncheon for members and those in the community, featuring speakers of interest.

Gather at noon on the second Thursday of the month in Widener Hall. Bring your lunch and a friend. Presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee are provided. A $5 is donation requested. Call Leslie Lefer at 215-247-4654 or email [email protected]


September 13
Dr. Mauricio Garrido – Cardiac Surgery in 2018. Effective, Efficient and Thoughtful
Dr. Garrido is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and has been the Attending Physician, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Abington Hospital since 2007. In this session, he will provide an overview of the field of cardiac surgery today and some of the fascinating things we’re learning about how teams can provide highly reliable care each and every day.

October 11
Corinne O’Connell – Home is Possible
Corinne O’Connell brings her passion and commitment to the City of Philadelphia, one where everyone has a decent place to call home, to her role as CEO of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. In her tenure at Habitat PHL, Corinne has helped drive the organization’s impact through increased house production, the launch of its critical home repair program, as well as neighborhood revitalization strategy. Today, over 2,300 Philadelphians wake up in homes built and or repaired by Habitat! By 2021, Habitat PHL will double its production and build 20 homes per year and repair 200 with an emphasis on connection, cohesion and community in neighborhoods where Habitat builds.

November 8
Ray Didinger – A Review of the 2018 NFL Season
In this session, Ray Didinger will share his insights on the upcoming 2018 NFL season and the Eagles chances to repeat as Super Bowl champions. He also will talk about his latest book — The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition – which will be published in October. Ray was a columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Daily News for three decades and was named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year five times. He won six Emmy Awards for his work as a writer and producer with NFL Films. He is now a talk show host on Sports Radio 94 WIP and a football analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia.