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.

Michelle Harkins 


Executive Committee Chair

Biography Michelle Harkins

Lori Felder

Treasurer,  Community Representative

Biography Lori A Felder

Leah Spangler

Member Representative

Biography Dr. Leah Spangler

Heather Smoyer

Member Representative

Biography Heather Smoyer

Stacey Harris

Member Representative

Biography Stacey Harris

Rosaria Diaz

Community Representative

Biography Rosaria Diaz

Meredith Matone 

President Elect

Community Representative

Biography of Meredith Matone

Anu Sachdev

Member Representative

Biography Anu Sachdev

Reginald Wilson

Community Representative

Biography Reginald Wilson

John Denny

Community Representative


Ann Marie Healy

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.