Board Officers

Shannon M. Burgess, PCEF’s Board President, is an optometrist and the owner of Valley Forge Eye Care. Shannon grew up in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and then moved to Phoenixville with her husband in 2002 to start their optometry practice here. Besides her work with PCEF, Shannon also is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, frequently sponsors local music and theater programs, and knows how to play the ukulele. Shannon lives with her husband and two children who both attend Phoenixville Area High School.

Valerie Kennon, PCEF’s Board Vice-President, works as a Content and Digital Marketing Consultant and Copywriter. She holds a BA in Journalism and Spanish from Penn State University. Val has been helping PCEF since Fall 2014, and has been on the board since March 2018. She moved to Phoenixville in 2008 with her husband, Jon, right before their daughter was born. Val’s daughter, Lily, currently attends Phoenixville Area Middle School. Along with working with PCEF, Val also belongs to the National Charity League, and is a part of 100 Women of Phoenixville.

Josh Gould, PCEF’s Board Secretary, works at Lockheed Martin as the Principal Systems Engineer. Josh graduated from Phoenixville Area High School in 1984, and enjoys acting, playing the trumpet, and reading. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with his BS in Computer Science, and from the University of Pennsylvania with his MS in System Engineering. Along with working with PCEF, Josh is also on the board of the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, and does volunteer work at the Colonial Theater. He previously served on the PASD School Board and on the Phoenixville Public Library Board of Trustees. Josh has been with PCEF for three and a half years, lives with his wife Su, and has two children, Abby and Jake, who are both PAHS graduates.

Consultant – Statistics & Data Science

Board Members

Laura Bomberger
Laura BombergerBoard Member
Community Volunteer
Alexis Boswell
Alexis BoswellBoard Member
Executive Director PAPA (Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives)
Kelly Charnley
Kelly CharnleyBoard Member
Employment Counsel, Saint-Gobain Corporation
Diane Eliasson
Diane EliassonBoard Member
Consultant, MBA Career Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Flick
Christopher FlickBoard Member
Senior Director – Institutional Investor Group, Vanguard
John Grasso
John GrassoBoard Secretary
Sales Support, SEI Investments Inc.
Jennifer Hahn
Jennifer HahnBoard Member
Instructional Aide, PAELC
Benjamin Henry
Benjamin HenryBoard Member
PECO Manager, Electric Construction and Maintenance, Philadelphia Region
Megan Inmon
Megan InmonBoard Member
Senior Sales Director, Quotient
Kristy Irons
Kristy IronsBoard Member
Freedom Valley Phoenixville YMCA
Diane Lynch
Diane LynchBoard Member
Registered Nurse, Main Line Health
Scott Whelan
Scott WhelanBoard Member
Senior Director, Global Procurement, PFIZER
Brian Wilchusky
Brian WilchuskyBoard Member
Senior Channel Manager, Vertex Inc.
Neydary Zambrano
Neydary ZambranoBoard Member
President, Magic Memories Child Development Center

Non-Voting Members

Dr. Alan Fegley
Dr. Alan FegleyPASD Superintendent
Sandy Claus
Sandy ClausPASD Community Relations Coordinator
Jerry Weiss
Jerry WeissPASD Board Liaison
Joan Cadigan
Joan CadiganPCEF Executive Director
Sharon Bauer
Sharon BauerFoundation Administrator
Embry Hussin
Embry HussinTechnology Specialist

Board of Trustees, Emeritus

Kenneth Krenicky
Kenneth KrenickyBoard Member, Emeritus
John Lehning
John LehningBoard Member, Emeritus
Managing Director, JOHCM Funds