Christine is the Director of Annual Giving at Delaware County Community College. In her role, she helps break down barriers to education for students in Chester and Delaware Counties. Prior to joining the Board, Christine was a KACS volunteer and a member of the Empty Bowls Committee. Christine was raised in the Kennett Square area. She is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Kennett Square with her partner, Mike, and her dog, George. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, cooking, running, and art.
Ana is a Partner and Trial Attorney at HGSK, P.C. In Chester County, she has served as a Committee Member of the annual fundraising efforts of La Comunidad Hispana since 2017, has conducted bi-monthly legal clinics at their Kennett Square location since 2019, and joined their Mission Advancement Committee as of 2021. She also volunteers in the counties of Philadelphia and Berks. In 2023, she was selected by Governor Shapiro to represent Chester County for a two- year term as part of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is a resident of Chester County, where she loves to spend time with her family.
Nick is a native of the Kennett Square area. He currently is the Chief Financial Officer for SEPTA and previously was the Chief Financial Officer for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for 12 years. He has held numerous finance related positions for private sector organizations throughout the region in accounting, finance and treasury. He is a graduate of New York University and Wilmington University. Nick and his wife, Sandie, have three children and have generously donated to institutions of higher learning on behalf of their children.
Carrie has been a resident of Kennett Square since 1979 when, fresh out of Smith College, Charles Patton hired her to teach at UCFSD Middle School. After a ten year career as a middle school teacher, she spent 10 years as the director of Tick Tock Early Learning Center. She has just retired from 20 years as the CEO of United Way of Southern Chester County and is eager to bring her decades of nonprofit leadership skills and knowledge of this area's needs to benefit KACS.
Lenda has been a Kennett Square resident for over 20 years. She graduated from Penn State and earned a master’s degree from Immaculata University. Lenda is currently employed as a mental health provider for Child Guidance Resource Centers in Chester County. She previously worked for the Kennett YMCA as the Outreach Community Director and as a Case Worker at KACS. As a community volunteer, Lenda has given her time to Longwood Gardens and Casa Guanajuato and serves on the Board of Young Moms and the Chester County Children, Youth and Family Advisory Committee. Lenda and her husband, Jose, have two young sons.
Lynn and her husband have been residents of Kennett Square for over 20 years. A stay-at-home mom, she served as a volunteer in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District while her three sons were attending, including PTO President at both Hillendale Elementary and Unionville High School. Lynn began volunteering as a shopper at the Food Cupboard in 2014, chaired the KACS Empty Bowls Event for three years and joined the board in 2018.
Tom is a Kennett Square native and works at The Tri-M Group as their Senior Cash Manager. Prior to joining Tri-M, Tom worked in the accounting/finance areas for Genesis HealthCare in Kennett and SCAN Health Plan in Long Beach, CA. He has a B.A. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University. Tom is an avid runner and has completed numerous marathons and triathlons often as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program.
Crystal is a native of Delaware and has strong family, church, and community ties throughout the Brandywine Valley. She is an Executive Chef/Nanny dedicated to preserving the rich history of our community. As an active Board member of The Underground Railroad of Kennett Square and Vice Chair of Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds, Crystal assists in restoring abandonded or neglected cemeteries, including the Bucktoe Cemetery, which is part of the Kennett Square Underground Railroad educational curriculum and bus tours. Since the mid-1980s, she has put her heart and soul into restorating and preserving Bucktoe Cemetery – discovered the final resting place of ten Black Members of the United States Colored Troops who served in the Civil War and countless other graves of extraordinary local people.
For about 25 years, Seamus has been a resident of Kennett Square, where he raised his three children. Originally from Ireland, after earning a degree from Rathmines College in Dublin, Seamus emigrated to the UK and then to the USA in 1985. He has had a diverse career in entrepreneurship, management, and volunteerism across the hospitality, construction, environmental preservation, landscape design, and other industries. He currently works as an Avian Lab Research Tech at the University of Penn. Seamus enjoys gardening, hiking, home projects, and spending time in his community with friends and family, especially his young grandson.
Curtis is a business leader with 28 years operational and technical experience in delivering critical business services, leading all aspects of operations and customer service while building top performing, highly engaged teams in fast-growing organizations. He also has extensive project work with third party vendors and regulatory bodies – centered on transformational objectives. Curtis lives in Kennett Square with his husband Jay and their dog Louie. They enjoy being outside, traveling, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.
Ellen has lived in the Unionville/Kennett Square area for 35 years where she raised her three children with her husband, Dean. She has served the community and church as a Girl Scout Leader, a Deacon, multiple school booster club, PTO, and club swim team positions . Ellen also currently serves as treasurer for her neighborhood HOA. She has volunteered with KACS since 2020 as a shopper, Luther House deliveries, Empty Bowls, and babysitting for the “Getting Ahead” program. She truly loves the mission, staff, and participants of the organization. Ellen is retired from a 33 year career in oncology nursing where her roles included staff nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Breast Care Coordinator. She graduated from Albright College and received her master’s in nursing from University of Delaware. She currently “nannies” for her two grandchildren and enjoys everything about being outdoors.