WYNDMOOR, Pa. **" Dec. 8, 2008 "** Keystone Hospice announced that Joel Smith, Francis McIntyre and Celeste Zappala were recently elected to its 2009 board of directors.

“We are pleased to welcome such highly skilled and qualified individuals to our board of directors,” said Gail Inderwies, President and Executive Director of Keystone Hospice. “Their proven leadership skills will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”

Joel Smith, President & CEO of J. F. Smith & Associates, LLC, has more than 10 years of consulting business experience, coupled with nearly 30 years of corporate experience in services, product and process development in a wide range of industries and technologies. A resident of Upper Dublin, Pa., he earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Francis McIntyre, Vice President of Emerald Asset Management, Inc., has more than 25 years of senior management experience in various positions involving operations, administration, human resources, finance, marketing and public relations. A resident of Malvern, Pa., McIntyre earned his undergraduate degree from Ursinis College.

Celeste Zappala, Executive Director of The Mayor’s Commission on Services to the Aging, provides administration and leadership support to advocate for the needs and interests of Philadelphia senior citizens, and has more than 10 years experience in marketing and development. A resident of Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Zappala earned her undergraduate degree from Temple University.

For more information on Keystone Hospice, contact Zoë Klein at 215-875-4375 or e-mail or visit


Located in Wyndmoor, Pa., Keystone Hospice is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for terminally ill patients in their own homes or at Keystone House. Keystone serves a diverse constituency in the Greater Philadelphia area, with particular outreach to the medically underserved and financially disenfranchised.