John E. Colburn | Chairman
Mr. Colburn currently serves as the Chairman of Dragonfly Forest.
He received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Fine Arts from Dickinson College, and an M.B.A. from Emory University. After graduation, he began work at his family’s insurance agency specializing in medical and malpractice insurance. By designing insurance for professional groups of physicians, lawyers, realtors, dentists and Chambers of Commerce, the family business grew and in 1998 merged with USI Insurance Services, the largest association insurance administrator in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Currently, he serves as an Executive and Consultant for the new USI management team.
Colburn is a major sponsor of the Philadelphia Bar foundation, on the Board of Directors of the Tyler Arboretum, Committee Chairman of PIMA, AIPAGIA (insurance associations), fundraiser for United Way, Lou Scott Scholarship Fund, Cabinet Member for Dickinson College, Trustee for the Colburn Scholarship Fund, Vice President of the Breakwater Beach Association, and Day Chair of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Don has an undergraduate degree from Temple University in accounting and an MBA from Widener University. A significant portion of Don’s career was spent with United Parcel Service (UPS) in the Philadelphia area and the New York metro area. Don enjoyed a progressive management career with UPS culminating as the division manager responsible for the finance and accounting operation for UPS’ Long Island District.
Don is currently a partner in Byrne Chiarlone LP. Byrne Chiarlone LP acquired William A. Schmidt and Sons in 2008. Schmidt manufactures custom fabricated and machined equipment and parts for a variety of industries.
Chris joined the Board in the fall of 2013. He brings a cross-functional background which includes organizational development, behavioral health, clinical research and marketing. His focus at Dragonfly is on building lasting relationships with our kids and families as well as the individual, corporate and foundation partners that make camp possible.
Clinically, he has expertise working with adults and families impacted by obesity as well as its associated comorbidities. In addition, he has extensive experience working with kids on the Autism Spectrum and their families.
Chris has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Penn State University, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and an M.Phil in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Haller is a Partner at Blank Rome, LLP. His practice covers all aspects of labor and employment law including complex litigation, trial and appellate work. He has represented clients in jury trials involving claims of race, age, sex, disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, defamation and sexual harassment. He has handled multiple plaintiff, representative, and class actions. His litigation experience includes nationwide litigation to enforce non-compete agreements. He is experienced in providing guidance to employers on strategic issues and preventative policies including counseling in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and plant closings. He has helped clients develop comprehensive employment policies.
His experience also includes negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, arbitration, representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, the handling of strikes and picketing activity, federal and state law injunction proceedings, wage and hour claims, and employee benefit litigation.
In addition to his involvement with Dragonfly Forest, Mr. Haller has worked with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Master of the American Temple Inn of Court, and the Ambassador to the Inns of Court in England.
Mr. Haller was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He and his wife Amy have two daughters and live in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania.
Chavis Patterson, PhD
Chavis Patterson is a licensed Clinical Psychologist whose work focuses on stressors that put children, couples, and families at risk for future difficulties. He received his master and doctoral degrees from the American University in Washington D.C. and completed his internship at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. He has worked with families and their adolescents at Temple University’s Center for Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, and the NorthEast Treatment Centers. Dr. Patterson has conducted classes on parenting and has presented nationally on topics such as family and parental relationships, coping with a chronic illness, and non-medical alternatives to pain management. He has also provided psychosocial training for staff to care for children who have a chronic illness.
Currently, Dr. Patterson works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Neonatal / Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU). He is responsible for oversight of the provision of expert psychosocial care to the families as they cope with the complexities associated with having a child in a N/IICU. He functions as an administrative leader, educator and researcher within the N/IICU’s interdisciplinary team.
In addition to his work at CHOP, he is a member and on the executive board of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. Dr. Patterson is also on the Board of Directors for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia / Delaware Valley Chapter.
Richard J. Schultz
Richard Schultz is President and CEO of Tricor Investments and Richrick Incorporated.
Mr. Schultz earned his B.S. from Cornell University in Hotel Administration in 1974 and went on to Penn State University to fulfill Real-Estate course requirements for the State Exam (1975). He is a member of the Delaware County Board of Realtors.
Mr. Schultz has served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Brandywine Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Member of the Delaware County Licensed Beverage Association, and Member of the Work Force Investment Board.