The Downingtown Community Education Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing a cross section of the communities served by the Downingtown Area School District. While the Foundation is an independent entity, separate from the school district, its sole purpose is to support the educational mission and the students of the Downingtown Area School District. To ensure that the Foundation and school district are working in concert, the Superintendent, one school board director and up to 2 teachers serve as non-voting members of the Foundation’s Board.
Position Name Occupation Company President Brian Stocker Vice President, Human Resources West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Vice President Suzanne Simonelli Financial Director Countryside Consulting, Inc. Treasurer Hank Hamilton owner, President Dane Décor, James C. Hamilton, Inc. Secretary Jacquelyn McCalla retired teacher DASD Tara Armstrong Sr Director of Digital Marketing DSM Biomedical Gino Bradica Director, Global Marketing DSM Biomedical Kathy Collier Prevention Program Director CC Department of Drug & Alcohol Services Brian Courtney Vice President The Safegard Group Gina DiGiacomo owner Brandywine Learning Center Jack Ellis Vice President, Market Manager First Resource Bank Marc Ernest Vice President, Chief Relationship Officer Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Neal Fisher Vice President of Development The Hankin Group Carol Harper community volunteer; DASD parent Dan Jauch Vice President of Operations Krapf School Bus Jaime Mehler community volunteer Jeff Singleton retired teacher DASD Josh Winter Advisor Horace Mann/Main Line Financial ex-officio Jackie Fenn Executive Director Ronda Hamilton Program Director Emilie Lonardi Superintendent Rachel Gibson DASD Board Liaison EMERITUS BOARD Sarah Armstrong attorney William Hieb President DNB First Bank Dr. Alice Johnson retired education administrator James McErlane, Esq. Senior Partner Lamb McErlane PC Dr. Christine Meyer Founder & Partner Christine Meyer, MD & Associates Tim Shannon VP & General Manager, Global Orthopedics DSM