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Patrick Cox, AICP, Executive Director is the founder of Geo-Life, Inc. and has more than thirty five years of experience in real world environmental protection and civil engineering design of clean water filtering systems. Patrick has designed and permitted water quality retention ponds and manmade wetlands that provide naturally filtered water and environmental protection. Patrick designed the arsenic removal filtering system that is presently being used by more than 40 NGOs and nonprofits around the world in developing countries in Africa, South America, India, Southeast Asia and China.

Before Patrick started Geo-Life in 2010 he had 17 years’ experience doing volunteer work in clean water design in America, the Caribbean Islands and Asia. Patrick is certified in Architectural design and has a degree in Civil Engineering and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners specializing in environmental protection and stormwater hydrology / hydraulics. 
 by Patrick Cox






Fan Chen, Ph.D. Director Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Setting the policy for the organization: Determining the organization’s programs and services as prescribed by the articles of incorporation. Providing design services in all health related areas. Approving the strategic plan. Monitoring the organization’s operations: Working with and providing support to the executive staff.

Leon D. McGuire Jr., P.E. Project Manager and Design Coordinator Leon D. McGuire is a Penn State Graduate of Civil Engineering who has been designing and managing land development projects for 20 years.  He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys biking, hiking, camping, hunting & fishing and values preserving open space and wildlife for future generations to enjoy.

Yin Liu, Treasurer, Director
Yin Liu has a bachelor in Business Administration with a minor in Management Information Systems at Temple University with Honors, she also has 14 years experience in business and 3 years owning a retail business. Yin has worked in India, Africa and Asia for several years. She is
passionate about energy conservation and environmental protection. She has seen first hand the tragic problems caused by man made pollution and it's effect on the poor.


Robert J. Mason, Ph.D. Advisory Board
Professor Mason holds an M.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto, and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1986. Professor, Geography & Urban Studies, Temple University. Serving as a public figure for the organization: Advocating for and advising the organization.
Rob Mason is a Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, with interests in land use policy and planning in metropolitan and rural settings in the US and Japan. He was director of undergraduate Environmental Studies program at Temple for 10 years.


Crystal Gordon Gilchrist, A.I.C.P. Advisory Board
Crystal has been involved with a broad array of planning issues in southeastern Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. She has held positions as Director of Planning and Development for Lower Providence Township prior to accepting the position of Executive Director of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in Schwenksville in 2004. Crystal holds a BS in Geography from Penn State and a MS in Transportation Engineering from Villanova.


Emma Melvin, Advisory Board
Conservation Coordinator with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy,
Emma is the Conservation Coordinator with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy has been working with watershed residents to restore, protect and preserve the water quality, quantity and aquatic habitat of the Perkiomen through stream buffer restoration, stormwater management and invasive species management.  Previously she has worked with Lake Champlain Sea Grant as their Water Quality Education Specialist and with USGS New Jersey Water Resource Center as a Hydrologist.


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North Wales, PA 19454
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