1950 – 2005
Bob Schiller, TLC’s first Board President (1983-2001), played an instrumental role in TLC’s early history. At just 25, while working at Eagleville Hospital, he envisioned and realized a school tailored for non-traditional students needing extra support. This innovative school was later integrated into TLC when it became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1983. With a steadfast commitment to children and families, Bob’s leadership helped transform TLC into a champion for transforming lives. His legacy endures through the Bob Schiller Life Journey Scholarship, celebrating his dedication to education and inspiring new generations. His commitment to uplifting lives, alongside colleagues like Doris Leigh, left an indelible legacy at TLC.
Doris H. Leigh
1930 – 2022
Doris Leigh, the inaugural Chief Executive Officer, founded TLC in 1970 as the Department of Consultation and Education of Eagleville Hospital. TLC was later incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1983 and gained independence from Eagleville Hospital as TLC’s programs diversified and grew. Doris was passionate about working with high-risk students. Her guiding philosophy emphasized fostering independence and self-sufficiency in individuals. An Ursinus College and Villanova University alumna, Doris spearheaded initiatives to keep students out of the juvenile justice system, championing close relationships and small classroom methodologies. Her legacy carries on today as TLC strives to transform lives and communities – one moment, one choice, one connection at a time.
Beth P. Muller
May 31, 1957 – December 30, 2021
Maribeth “Beth” Mueller devotedly served as the Chief Financial Officer for The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth. Born on May 31, 1957, in Philadelphia, she called Plymouth Meeting home for 36 years. An esteemed alumna of Temple University, Beth, a Certified Public Accountant, brought depth and compassion to her role at TLC. Known for her thoughtfulness and generosity, Beth enjoyed the arts, travel, and cherished time spent with her extensive network of loved ones. Her memory continues on today with her tribute located in TLC’s community garden.
Adolf “Dolf” A. Paier
October 27, 1938 – October 5, 2022
Adolf A. Paier left an enduring legacy at TLC where he served for 38 years as the Board Vice Chair, joining in 1984 as the first outside associate board member. Upon his retirement in 2022, he was appointed Emeritus Board Member. Born in Branford, Connecticut in 1938, Paier charted an impressive career path following his studies at Quinnipiac College and the University of Pennsylvania. A distinguished alum of Quinnipiac College and the University of Pennsylvania, his illustrious career includes significant roles at Touche Ross & Co., Safeguard Scientifics, Healthworks Alliance, and Novus Corporation. The impact of his time serving on The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth Board of Directors is still felt today as we continue to honor his memory.
Paula F. McCauley
July 8, 1946 – May 10, 2023
An integral part of TLC’s history, Paula F. McCauley served as TLC’s Board Chair from 2001 – 2023. Born in 1946 in Philadelphia, Paula had a passion for helping others reach their full potential. Starting with us on the Board of Directors in 1994, Paula’s nearly three-decade commitment cemented her as a cornerstone of our organization. Concurrently, she built a successful career as an Executive Coaching Consultant at Practical Approaches since 2006, previously having worked at Verizon. Paula was instrumental in several organizations, leaving a substantial professional legacy. Paula’s legacy at TLC lives on through the Paula F. McCauley Servant Leadership award, presented annually to a graduating senior who has displayed remarkable strength, courage, and resiliency throughout their tenure in our program.