Board Update: Meet our Three Newest Members!

We’re thrilled to announce the newest additions to our Board of Directors, three dynamic individuals who join us with a wealth of expertise and a shared commitment to driving progress in gender and racial equity across the region. Their dedication and diverse professional backgrounds will undoubtedly strengthen our mission. Help us welcome them on board!

Orfelina Feliz Payne | Puentes de Salud

As Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Puentes de Salud since 2022, Orfelina supports the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s Spanish-speaking immigrants and combats social injustice through empowerment, education, and health services.

Emphasizing strategic alignment, capital development, and integration among Puentes divisions, Lina steered the organization through the end of the pandemic and now seeks to expand its reach. During her time with Puentes de Salud, Orfelina has been recognized by City and State Pennsylvania’s Power 100, a Power Player in Health Care by Philadelphia Metro, and a recipient of the Crystal Award from Hispanic Media.

Orfelina has a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Business from Gwynedd Mercy University. She has also earned a Business Process Management Certification from Villanova University and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Lina joined Puentes after serving for almost 18 years in various positions at Community Behavioral Health (CBH), the primary contracted behavioral health provider for the City of Philadelphia and a key partner in Philadelphia-based health initiatives. As the first Latina Director within the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disabilities, she most recently served as Senior Director of Member Services and the first Disparity Mitigation Co-Chair at CBH where she was responsible for a budget of $3M and supervised a staff of 51 people.

With a personal identification fostered by her real-life experiences of trauma, poverty, and discrimination, Orfelina brings a passion for applying strategic, yet thoughtful, initiatives that promote the empowerment and overall welfare of communities habitually treated with disregard.


Michelle King | Strong Force Innovation Portfolios

Bringing decades of experience in process improvement and organizational effectiveness across many sectors, Michelle’s current role is Head of Client Services for Strong Force Innovation Portfolios. Strong Force delivers strategic advantage by creating large, comprehensive, category-influencing patent portfolios for clients as well as for investment opportunities.

Prior to her time at Strong Force, Michelle was Senior Director of Legal Operations for Intralinks, Inc., where she implemented multiple cost-saving technologies and process-oriented solutions, in addition to managing their intellectual property portfolio and global corporate subsidiaries. Prior to Intralinks, Michelle was with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s intellectual property biotechnology team. Previous roles include risk management in both non-profit and for-profit sectors.

Michelle holds a BA in Organizational Dynamics from Lasalle University in Philadelphia, PA, and is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania, working towards her MS in Organizational Dynamics.


Meghan Pierce | Forum of Executive Women

Meghan Pierce joined the Forum of Executive Women in 2023 as its first President and CEO. At The Forum, she is responsible for supporting Philadelphia’s premier professional women’s network in the areas of member professional development, communications, philanthropy, and advocacy on women’s issues.

She previously served as Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, where she navigated challenging election cycles and led critical efforts to protect the rights of Pennsylvania voters. Meg’s career in nonprofit and government organizations has focused on women’s advancement and advocacy in the areas of pay equity, political representation, and reproductive justice.

She holds a BA from George Washington University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

To meet the rest of the WOMEN’S WAY team, click here.