Emmanuel (Mannie) Enderlein, President and Director
Mr. Enderlein graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1958 and then earned a degree in Education from Waynesburg College in 1964. He spent summers and semester breaks engaged as a technician in a metals and sand laboratory. Upon graduation in 1964, Mr. Enderlein joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard; this organization required him to spend time on kitchen duty. It was in the serving line that he mentally started to connect specific foods to the general appearance of the trainees. This experience prepared him for his future interest in health.
Mr Enderlein subsequently returned to civilian life and resumed his career in the family business. To further his career path, he enrolled in the Wharton School of Business’s evening division in Philadelphia. In 1972, he was promoted to divisional manager of the H.G. Enderlein Company. During his tenure at this facility, he increased production three-fold and received the “Casting Vendor of the Year” award from Carrier Air Conditioning. He also was awarded a patent (U.S. Patent 4,767,278) for an economical metal composition for boat propellers. Mr Enderlein sold his business in the early 1990s and started a property tax consulting service. It was during this time frame that he became seriously interested in health and experimented with fasting, fiber, various diets and elimination of body waste. In the new millennium, he used this information to help a close friend with colon cancer.
Before dying, his friend, Mr. Araco, requested that a book be written about the help Mr. Enderlein had given him, so that others in the community could benefit from his belated enlightenment about fiber. This unique project inspired Mannie to establish the Fiber for Wellness (FFW) public charity and program.
Kirsten (Enderlein) Sherwin, Vice President and Director
Mrs. Sherwin graduated from Lynchburg College in 1992. Upon graduation, she joined her father’s property tax consulting business.
In addition to her work responsibilities, she edited the manuscript for An Apple a Day…Mom Was Only Half Right from 2001 to 2002 and handled all correspondence related to the project.
In 2003, Mrs. Sherwin strengthened her career path in the real estate field by taking the required state level courses to become a sales associate. She then obtained positions with Tolz Realty in Cape May and Omni Realty in Moorestown, New Jersey. Currently, Mrs. Sherwin is involved with FFW on a part-time basis.
Stephen N. Broder, Treasurer and Director
Mr. Broder is a CPA with over 45 years of experience who practices and resides in New Jersey. His financial acumen has contributed to the success of many businesses and non-profit institutions, for whom he has been a consultative leader in the areas of financial affairs, expansion strategies and business development. He has in-depth financial management experience and an impressively broad base of business knowledge. He is proficient in all accounting, budgeting, costing and cash management processes.
Mr. Broder’s education includes both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the City University Of New York. His work experience included 14 years as Comptroller for J.G. Hook, a well-known men's and women's apparel company in New York.
Michael Jacobs, M.D., Director
Dr. Jacobs practiced emergency medicine in the state of New Jersey at Bridgeton Hospital in Bridgeton, Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden and West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees from 1979 to 1999. He was an affiliate faculty member of the New Jersey American Heart Association from 1983 to 1995.
Dr. Jacobs has experienced firsthand the benefits of diet and exercise, initially by working with his patients and then personally. In a letter addressed to Mr. Enderlein , Dr Jacobs writes, "As a member of the medical community, a parent and grandparent, I would advise contacting educators and/or groups representing academic organizations. I’m sure after reading An Apple a Day…Mom Was Only Half Right, they may make it required classroom reading or you could research the grant process to introduce the content into elementary and secondary schools."
In closing, Dr. Jacobs added the following: "It is my understanding that young children accept rules more easily than older children. We have many “Thou Shall Not” rules regarding alcohol, smoking, reckless behavior, etc. We can add “Thou Shall” regarding healthy food and fiber."
Duncan W. Wright, Director
Mr. Wright graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1994 with a Master's degree in Latin American Studies and worked for the Delaware Port Authority as the Export Development Manager until 2002.
Mr Wright then founded Global Marketing of Moorestown N.J., a marketing and business development consultancy for grant development.
In his 15-year professional career, Mr. Wright has represented many not for profit non-governmental organizations as a fundraiser, grant writer and program developer. His public sector clients have included Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, Burlington County College and Mercer County College.