PennAEYC is a 501(c)(3) governed by a Board of Directors and assisted with guidance from members and chapter leaders serving on the organization development committee.

Applications for board and committee members are accepted at any time for persons interested in supporting PennAEYC's efforts.

Board Officers are elected by the membership from a slate developed by the Nominations & Elections Committee.  Officers serve two- year terms, January - December.  Officers are expected to attend PennAEYC board meetings, represent PennAEYC professionally, advocate for quality children's programs and funding, participate in Executive Committee meetings and activities, and chair or serve on a PennAEYC committee. For information about a board position, please contact Rose Snyder, Director of Member and Educational Services at PennAEYC.

Chapter Reps serve as liaisons between their local affiliate chapter and the PennAEYC Board, and they represent their chapter in Board decision-making.  Chapter Reps are expected to attend local and state board meetings and participate in a PennAEYC committee.

Committee Chairs oversee the work of the PennAEYC Board Committees and provide direction and assistance to the Executive Director.  Committee Chairs are expected to communicate regularly with their committee, lead meetings and work time, and coordinate with the Executive Director.

Meet the PennAEYC Board
If you are interested in a board or committee position, or would like more information, please contact Jodi Askins.

Sue Long
Term Ends 2021
Executive Committee Chair; Finance, Nominations and
Organizational Development Committee Member

Sara Bosley
Past President
Term ends 2020
Executive Committee; Finance, Nominations and
Organizational Development Committee Member

Erica Heller
Term ends 2019
Finance Committee Chair; Executive and
Nominations Member

Judy Witmer
Term ends 12/2020
Executive, Finance, Nominations and
Public Policy Committee Member

Starlisha Alfriend
Organizational Development
Term ends 12/2019
Organizational Development Committee Chair; Executive,
Finance and Nominations Member

Patty Murphy
Member Representative
Term Ends: 2019

Annette Searfoss
Community Representative
Term Ends: 12/2021

Stephen McGorry
Community Representative
Term Ends: 2019

Mary Mahoney-Ferster
Community Representative
Term Ends: 12/2019

Reginald Wilson
Community Representative
Term Ends: 12/2019

Cindy Patton
Community Representative
Term Ends: 12/2019

Anu Sachdev
Community Representative
Term ends 12/2020

Current Board Openings available. Please contact Jodi Askins.

PennAEYC considers nominations for board members on a rolling basis.
If you would like to be considered for a board position, please contact Jodi Askins.