Harry Lewis, Jr., Chairman, of Downingtown
Harry Lewis, Jr. is currently the chairman of the board of directors of the Brandywine Health Foundation. During his 41 years in education, Mr. Lewis held the positions of social worker, special education teacher, physical education teacher, track coach and assistant principal. In 2006, after serving as Principal of the Coatesville Area Senior High School Campus with an enrollment of 2,500 students, he retired. Mr. Lewis serves as a Penn Relay High School Referee. Learn more about Mr. Lewis here.
David C. England, Vice Chair, of Newtown Square
President, Rouse/Chamberlin Homes in Exton. Mr. England currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chester and Delaware County Home Builders Association and received the HBA Builder of the Year – “Al Goldstein” Award in January 2005.
Frank (Chip) F. Breuninger Jr., Secretary, of Coatesville
Mr. Breuninger graduated from Coatesville Area Senior High School, and has worked in Coatesville his entire adult life, first for the Chester County Mutual Insurance Company and, since 1977, as president of F. Frederick Breuninger & Son Insurance Inc. He has also served on the board of directors of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and the Coatesville Country Club, and is the president of the Coatesville Health Development Corporation.
Thomas J. Belmont, Jr. CLU, ChFC, REBC, RHU, Treasurer, of Malvern
President of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. Mr. Belmont currently is a member of the Board of Directors of PEBA, an Employee Benefits and Human Resources Organization. He is past president of the National Alumni Association of Villanova University and a former board member and president of the Family and Community Services Agency of Delaware County.
Ann Lunger Jones, of Coatesville
A design consultant for Plain & Fancy Interiors in Centerville, Delaware., the former fourth-grade and Head Start teacher has served on a number of boards, including the Delaware Learning Center (for pre-school children with learning disabilities), Planned Parenthood of Chester County and the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center Allam House Committee. Ms. Jones currently serves on the Winterthur Development and Point-to-Point committees.
Carolyn E. Johnson, of Pomeroy
The executive director of Community Impact Legal Services Inc. in West Chester, a private, nonprofit program that provides free civil legal services in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties to low-income individuals and families. She also serves as president of the Coatesville Center for Community Health. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated from Fisk University in Nashville in 1982 and earned her law degree in 1986 at Howard University. She has been honored with a number of awards, including the March of Dimes 2001 Public Service Award, the Chester County Bar Foundation Award, Don’t Borrow Trouble Suburban Philadelphia Award and the United Way of Chester County Community Partner Award.
Cleo Alston, of Downingtown
C.E.O. and president of Alstrun L.L.C. He, his wife, Doris, and one of their two daughters, Erica, own and operate five McDonald’s restaurant franchisees. The 17th of 18 children, Alston was born in Coatesville and is a 1966 graduate of Scott Senior High School. Alston served as a U.S. Army sergeant in Vietnam and graduated with a degree in sociology from Lincoln University in 1978. He serves on the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charities and the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Coatesville.
Dawn M. James, of Downingtown
Dawn M. James received her BS in Finance from Albright College and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. She has been in a variety of executive positions with Vanguard since 1989 leading operations, governance functions and business process redesign programs. She is a past recipient of the Vanguard Management Award for Excellence.
Denise D. James, of Downingtown
Denise D. James received her Certificate in Computer Science & Operations from Washington Technical Institute in Washington, DC. Ms. James has held sales and marketing positions with Soft-Switch, Lotus Development, Simplex Grinnell and now consumer marketing since 2005 as the Marketing Coordinator for Sara Lee Household & Body Care, implementing multimillion dollar marketing programs. Currently, Ms. James chairs the Marketing Committee for the Brandywine Health Foundation, is a steering committee member for the foundation's Coatesville Youth Initiative, and is a planning committee member for the foundation's annual Garden Party.
Dr. David R. Noyes, of Sadsburyville
A career educator, who spent time as a teacher and administrator in the Coatesville Area School District and the Octorara Area School District, Dave retired as superintendent of schools of the Phoenixville Area School District in 2008. He then spent time as a full-time faculty member of Cabrini College where he served as Director of Educational Leadership and Principal Certification Programs.
Elizabeth Silvia Wood, Esq., of Honey Brook
Elizabeeth Silvia Wood earned her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. She practices at Fox Rothschild LLP in Exton, focusing on matrimonial and family law. While in law school she was a Public Interest Fellowship Program summer fellow and grant recipient, which enabled her to work as a law clerk for the Homeless Advocacy Project.
She is currently serving as a board member and Secretary of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. She was selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2006, 2007, and 2008).
Gregory M. Cary, of Honey Brook
Gregory M. Cary received his BA from Alvernia College, Associates Degree in Business from Montgomery County Community College and attended the FBI National Academy and Pennsylvania State Police Academy. He is currently serving as the Regional External Affairs Manager for PECO Energy. He was a Caln Township police officer from 1975 to 1987. He is currently the Chairman of Honey Brook Township, First Vice President of the Chester County Association of Township Officials, Vice-Chair of the Chester County Airport Authority and a board member of the Chester County Economic Development Council and the Chester County Hero Fund.
James H. Manning Jr., of Coatesville
A graduate of Cheyney University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, the former assistant U.S. attorney was, prior to his retirement, a long-time attorney with Sun Company Inc. in Philadelphia, where he served as chief counsel for litigation management for 16 years.
JoAnn L. Tarrant, of Thorndale
A licensed professional counselor in private practice since 2007, she is the past director of community based programs for New Life Youth & Family Services. JoAnn received her B.A. from Neumann University and M.S. from West Chester University. She serves on numerous boards and committees, including the American Red Cross Chester County Board; Chester County Suicide Task Force and CISM Team; Sweet Dreams Board and is Chairperson of the Coatesville Youth Initiative.
Juan P. Sanchez, Esq. (J.P.) of West Chester
“J.P.” is a graduate of Downingtown Senior High School, earned his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Currently he is an attorney with Lamb McErlane PC. Previously he was an attorney with the Chester County Public Defender’s Office practicing criminal defense, and prior to that he was an associate with the law firm of MacElree Harvey, Ltd. with a civil litigation practice. In 2010, J.P. was selected as a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" by Super Lawyer’s Magazine.
J.P. is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Chester County Bar Association and Chair of its Young Lawyer's Division. He has also been a volunteer for over thirteen years with Camp Dreamcatcher, a non-profit based in Chester County, and he has offered his professional skills as a volunteer at Face to Face Legal Clinic in northwest Philadelphia.
Linwood M. Smith, Jr., of Coatesville
Linwood M. Smith, Jr. received his BS from Cheyney University, his Principal Certificate from Penn State Great Valley Campus and a Masters of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is recently retired as Principal and Federal Programs Administrator of Downingtown East High School (which was a recipient of the Keystone Achievement Award for continuous improvement on the PSSA examinations by the Pennsylvania Department of Education during Mr. Smith’s tenure). He was a public school educator for over 30 years, and currently is pastor of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Coatesville.
Mary T. Holleran of Downingtown
Mary T. Holleran received her BA from Regis College. She was the owner of Studio 3 in Downingtown for 29 years. She is currently a board member of the Brandywine YMCA (since 1986) and was on the Corporate Board of the YMCA of Brandywine Valley from 2004-2008. She has co-chaired the Brandywine Health Foundation's Garden Party since its inception in 2003. She was a founding member and secretary of the Downingtown Main Street Program. Ms. Holleran was also a founding member of the Good Neighbor Day committee. She was honored as the Downingtown Chamber of Commerce's "Citizen of the Year" in 2006.
Mark B. Myers, PhD. of Unionville
Mark is a retired senior vice president of the Xerox Corporation. He spent 37 years in research and development. Mark’s started two new research centers in Canada and France and was a founding board member for two successful technology start-up companies, SDLI and Nuance Communications. He served as a visiting professor of management at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2002 – 2005. He graduated from Earlham College with an A.B. in geology and from Pennsylvania State University with a Ph.D. in materials science. He has been honored as an Alumni Fellow of Penn State and as a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences for his work on national science and technology policy. Mark currently serves on the board of Westtown School and the Haverford Corporation.
Tamera R. Hrynkow of Downingtown
Tamera R. Hrynkow attended the Monroeville School of Business. She is the past recipient of the Home Equity Production Champion (2012), Small Business Champion (2011) and the Overall Deposit Growth Champion (2010). Currently she is the Area Manager Vice President of First Niagara Bank and has been in a variety of executive management positions with First Niagara since 2004.
The Very Reverend Stephen W. Price of Downingtown
Dean Price is committed to supporting seniors of modest means through his thirty year career of public-private partnerships in development projects for low and moderate income communities and clergy leadership of urban core Episcopal parishes and missions in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Presently he is a managing member of Atlantic Senior Development, LLC; Managing Director of New Covenant Communities, LLC and is President of the CommonLife Corporation. Dean Price has been a member of the Clergy of the Diocese of Pennsylvania since 1980 and at present serves as Priest in Charge of Calvary Episcopal Church, Conshohocken; Dean of the Valley Forge Deanery and member of the Cathedral Chapter and Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Dean Price has a BA with Honors from Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity with Honors from Yale University.