Beverly Lange

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Siobhan Reardon is President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through her leadership, the reimagining of the Free Library of the future is highlighted via the Library’s “Building Inspiration” campaign marking the physical and programmatic changes necessary to present a viable 21st Century library organization. Notable programmatic enhancements include the establishment of the Culinary Literacy Center, the Center for Public Engagement and the Business Resource and Innovation Center which supports the development and advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ms. Reardon holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase (NY), an M.A. from Fordham University, and an M.L.S. from the Palmer School of Library Science at Long Island University. She serves on a number of Boards in Philadelphia and nationally and was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year in 2015.

Beverly Lange

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she served on the faculty for over 40 years and as Medical Director of Pediatric Oncology.

Dr. Lange is recognized as an educator, clinical investigator and expert in pediatric leukemia and the infectious and cognitive complications of cancer treatment. She received Lifetime Career Awards from the Children’s Oncology Group and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology /Oncology. She served on the boards of Bryn Mawr College, American Board of Pediatrics, NIH Pediatric Central Institutional Review Board and Philadelphia Opera Company.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bryn Mawr College, her Medical Degree from Temple University, her residency at Philadelphia General Hospital and completed her fellowship work at the University of Pennsylvania. In May 2017 she earned her final degree: Master of Public Health.

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