Adele joined CDPHP in 2004 as internal communications and event specialist. Currently, as community relations and corporate events coordinator, she manages company-sponsored conferences, helps coordinate the corporate giving program benefiting local non-profit organizations, co-chairs the company’s annual Charity of Choice campaign, and serves on various community boards and committees. Prior to CDPHP, Adele served as a legislative assistant for a trade association and as an acquisitions and developmental editor, specializing in educational and medical publishing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rosemont College.
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