Board Members

Susan Elko, President
A veteran Chester County volunteer, educator and longtime supporter of The Barn, Susan brings years of experience to the position of Board President. Her leadership has proven invaluable to our continued development.

Mary Beth Drobish, Founder
As Founder, Mary Beth’s vision and passion for our mission is incorporated in all that we do.

August Gerhardt, Treasurer
August is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Pennsylvania Trust. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a great asset to The Barn.

Ann Lim, Secretary
Ann is an experienced teacher and mother of two and brings a world of knowledge to The Barn, particularly in regards to programming for children and families.

Carol Atterbury
Carol’s deep love for animals and particular interest in their relationship with children is what brought her to serve The Barn. Her commitment has been longstanding and deeply valued.

Catherine Bowen
Cathy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with ABA2Day, and found herself working with children on the Autism Spectrum in part because of her dedication to The Barn.

Duie Latta
Co-founder of Clarion Law, Duie uses his  expertise as an attorney to assist The Barn with all legal matters. His experience and skill with local organizations and non-profits is critical to The Barn.

Leanne McMenamin
A lifelong equestrian, Leanne’s love of horses and all animals lead her to serve with us at The Barn.  She brings a deep passion and commitment to to helping area non-profits succeed.

Alanna Piser
A historic preservationist with John Milner Architects by trade, Alanna’s enthusiasm for the mission of The Barn is contagious.

Lauren Powelson
Lauren is a Vice President at General Reinsurance Corporation, and her passion for The Barn stems from her love of helping children with disabilities discover the benefits of animal-assisted activities.

Kevin Ryan
As CFO for Keane, Inc., Kevin brings a network of financial knowledge to The Barn as well as a dedication to serve all children.

Lucas Saunders
Luke is Vice President of Marketing and Client Development at Pennsylvania Trust.  His unique skill set helps The Barn in many ways including technology, marketing, development and fundraising.

Karen Schneck
Karen is a former elementary teacher and administrator. Her background in education and interest in helping children drive her passion for involvement with The Barn.

Advisory Board Members:

Franny Abbott

Dr. Page Buck

Alan Elko

Craig Kalemjian

John Lee

Suzanne Levy

Robert McNeil

Dr. James Orsini

Joseph Schorn