Financial Literacy Series: Speaker Bios

Steven Bouchard

Owner, Pennsylvania Business Review (PBR)
Steven Bouchard entered into the financial services industry in 1985. With 32 years of experience, Mr. Bouchard has become very knowledgeable in many areas like Estate and Secession planning, Investment and Retirement Planning along with Risk Management. All of these areas require a complete understanding of his client’s goals and objectives. Everyone is different and with 32 years of experience, he is able to provide them with the right solution and recommendations to meet their needs. PBR is a full financial services company serving many states across the country.            

G. Elias Ganim, Esquire

Mr. Ganim is a graduate of two regional universities and has spent the majority of his life in the greater Philadelphia area. He earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State’s Brandywine Campus near Media, and earned his law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. While in law school, he spent both summers working at the law firm that he now owns and manages. After graduation and the Bar Exam, he spent almost ten years practicing law in Center City Philadelphia, where he was responsible for the administration of class action settlement funds. In 2014 he was invited to return to the small practice that had helped form him as a lawyer during law school, where he spends his time helping families put their Will and Estate plans in place, and helps families navigate the probate process when loved ones pass away.

Joanna B. Northeran
Career & Financial Advisor

​Joanna B. Northeran is a Philadelphia based Licensed Financial Coach. As a dedicated personal financial professional, J.B. specializes in education, growth, and decision making in order to master wealth building skills for individuals at all income levels. J.B. has combined her years of experience as a social worker with her passion for financial education to help individuals reach financial success. J.B. also holds a Bachelor’s of Public & Community Health from Delaware State University, a Master’s of Education in Counseling, and a Master’s of Social Work from West Chester University.