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.

Member Representatives are elected from the PennAEYC membership. Nominations for open positions are presented to the Nominations Committee for review as necessary. Individuals are then selected and presented to the current membership for election in the fall prior to the annual Board of Directors retreat where the selection receives final approval.

Community Representatives are selected by the PennAEYC board of Directors to fulfil specific aspects of the business community that are important to carry out the mission and vision of PennAEYC

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.

Chapter Representatives serve as liaisons between their local chapter and PennAEYC through the membership department. They serve as an important voice to the PennAEYC Board of Directors as well as in the local community. The represent PennAEYC to the local chapter leadership and members within their respective geographic regions.


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

Annette Searfoss

Term: 1/1/2020- 12/31/2022
President, Community Representative

Executive Committee Chair

Biography Annette Searfoss

Michelle Harkins 

Term: 1/1/2021-12/31/2023

Biography Michelle Harkins

Leah Spangler

Term: 1/1/2022 -12/31/2024
Community Representative

Biography Dr. Leah Spangler

Meredith Matone 

Term: 1/1/2021-12/31/2023
Community Representative

Biography of Meredith Matone

Kimberly Fletcher

Term: 1/1/2021-12/31/2023
Community Representative


Anu Sachdev

Member Representative

Biography Anu Sachdev

Lori Felder

Term: 1/1/2021-12/31/2023
Treasurer,  Community Representative

Executive Committee

Biography Lori A Felder

Reginald Wilson

Term: 1/1/2020-12/31/2022
Community Representative

Biography Reginald Wilson

John Denny

Term: 1/1/2021-12/31/2023
Community Representative


Current Board Openings available. Please contact Jen DeBell.

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