Structure

  • 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 and one school board member serve as non-voting members of the Foundation’s Board. 

     

Board Members

Position Name Occupation Company Joined Board
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 Decor, James C. Hamilton, Inc.
Secretary Jacquelyn McCalla retired teacher
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
Kathi Cozoone County Commissioner Chester County
Gina DiGiacomo owner Brandywine Learning Center
Marc Ernest Vice President, Chief Relationship Officer Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Neal Fisher Vice President of Development The Hankin Group
Ronda Hamilton Assoc ED YMCA; VP Downingtown Chamber YMCA of Greater Brandywine
Carol Harper community volunteer; DASD parent
Dan Jauch Vice President of Operations Krapf School Bus
Laura Melfi Senior VP; Director of Cash Management First Priority Bank, A Division of MID PENN BANK
ex-officio
Jackie Fenn Executive Director
Emilie Lonardi Superintendent
Jaime Mehler DASD Board Liaison
Jeff Singleton DASD teacher representative-elementary
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