Helen Tai for PA House 178
About Helen Tai
As a public servant, business owner and community volunteer, Helen Tai is committed to partnering with people and organizations to find common sense solutions.
Now in her fifth year on the Solebury Township board of supervisors and its current chair, Helen has collaborated with area residents and employed tried and true business approaches to address local issues, such as keeping water clean and safe and eliminating government waste.
Building on her two decades of experience partnering with organizations and people to reach their goals, 10 years ago she started Enabling Innovation, LLC, a consulting firm that uses proven business improvement methodologies to drive transformational innovation. She continues to lead that company today.
Previously she was at Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products division, where she trained and coached senior management in developing and implementing business vision, mission, and strategies, led global process improvement projects, and worked as a statistician. She also worked at other companies, including G.D. Searle and Company and Information Resources, Inc.
With a fourth degree black belt in the martial art of aikido, Helen and her husband founded Fearless Heart Aikido in New Hope, where they teach their students the philosophy and wisdom of aikido.
Additionally, she is a long-time Penn State Master Gardener volunteer, who educates the public about best practices in sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship.
Born and raised in Detroit and the surrounding area, the daughter of Chinese immigrants earned her bachelor of science in statistics from the University of Michigan and a masters of arts in statistics from Penn State.
Before calling Solebury home in 2000, she lived and worked in a variety of places, in the U.S. and abroad including China and the Philippines.
Helen and her husband of nearly 30 years, sculptor John McDevitt, are frequently seen walking on the towpath with their dog Cosmo.
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Committee to Elect Helen Tai
2827 River Road
New Hope, PA 18938