Marcel has served on the Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court since his appointment in 2004. Prior to that time, he was elected to serve as a member of the Democratic National Committee. Marcel has been active in politics in Bucks and Montgomery counties for 30 years, having served as chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee since 1994, and finance chair of the Bucks County Democratic Party. He has also served as a member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State committee since 1994.
Marcel’s community involvement also includes service as:
• Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008)
• Pennsylvania’s general counsel to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
• A member of the Bucks County Teen Pregnancy Task Force
• Former chair of the Bucks County International Trade Council
• Former solicitor for Falls Township, Bristol Township, Lower Southampton Townships, the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority, and the Bristol Township School District
• Leadership and executive positions with Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA, Philadelphia ORT, Bucks County Jewish National Fund, and Solomon Schechter Day Schools
Joanne Cisco Olszewski was born in Philadelphia and grew up and went to school in Springfield Township, Montgomery County. She has been married to Bernie Olszewski for 49 years and is the mother of three daughters. Before their return to Montgomery County in 1984, she and her family lived in Maryland, where Joanne served as administrative aide to a Maryland State Senator. Also very active with the Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society, she was ACS state secretary 1973-74 and public education volunteer of the year, 1975. A cured cancer patient, she chaired Maryland’s first “Cured Cancer Congress” program committee in 1983.
Joanne’s political activity also includes:
• Montgomery County chair for Harris Wofford’s successful special election bid for United States Senate, 1991
• Chair Hoeffel’s successful election to the 13th Congressional District seat, 1998
• Field Director on Hoeffel’s congressional staff, 1999 and 2000
• Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1996, 2000, 2004
• One of the twenty-one electors of the Pennsylvania Electoral College, 1996
Joanne is presently 1st vice chair of the MCDC. She was a Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee member for more than twelve years. Joanne served as the Democratic county jury commissioner for two years, 2005-2007, and once again is our current jury commissioner.
In her community, Joanne also serves as vice chair of The Friends of Hillcrest Pond at Cisco Park in Springfield Township. This is a conservation group founded by her late father, James A. Cisco.
2nd Vice Chair
Greg has been active in Democratic politics since 1984 when he was appointed a committeeperson by former Chairman Buck Scott. Since 1984, Greg has held a number of positions within the local, county and state committees, including Chairman of the Upper Merion Democratic Committee from 2001 through 2005 and a delegate from
In 2004 Greg was a candidate for Congress to represent the people of the 7th Congressional District. In 2011 he won a seat on the Upper Merion Board of Supervisors where he serves his community.
Kelbin Carolina attended Philadelphia Community College and Drexel University and has spent the past 33 years in the field of accounting and banking as a credit analyst, mortgage banker, economic development officer and senior accountant, working to improve the lives of others in the Delaware Valley Region. He has had the opportunity to assist hundreds of businesses in obtaining millions of dollars in loans, as well as help hundreds of homeowners receive mortgages to purchase or refinance their homes. Kelbin currently serves as Senior Accountant in the Montgomery County Controller’s office.
Kelbin was appointed twice to the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce by the late Governor Robert P. Casey. Kelbin has lived in Lower Providence for the past fourteen years, and currently serves on various community organization boards in the township. In addition to his post as treasurer for the county committee, he also serves as treasurer of the Lower Providence Democratic Committee. Kelbin is a committeeman in Lower Providence and has also served as Municipal Chairman of the Lower Providence Democratic Committee.
A member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Kelbin has been married to his wife Dorinda for 28 years and they have a son named Kyle.