Aeryn Fenton, Esq.

Aeryn is the Co-President of the Coalition. She is also the Director of the Starfish Project for Children, a program focused on motivating school-aged children, kindergarten through twelfth grade, to engage in community service through competing for age appropriate awards and community recognition and providing connection to an organized effort.  The Starfish Project experience is designed to build a foundation for a lifetime that includes community service. Aeryn can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eileen Riddell

Eileen is the Co-President of the Coalition. She is also the Vice President of the Lower Merion School District Educational Foundation. Eileen can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or her office phone at 610-664-6398.

Nina Panzer, M.S.W, L.C.S.W.

Nina Panzer is the Vice President and Co-Secretary of the Coalition. Nina is also a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist in private practice in Gladwyne, PA. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed, M.S.W, L.C.S.W.

Stephanie Newberg is the Treasurer of the Coalition. Stephanie is a child, adolescent and family therapist with a practice in Bryn Mawr. She has a child in school in the Lower Merion School District. Stephanie can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 610-883-0127.

Linda Scuteri

Linda is the Co-Secretary of the Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth.  She is a member of the Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health System staff and a parent of children in a neighboring school district.  Linda can be reach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tracy Ashdale

Tracy Ashdale is the Executive Director of Girls on the Run of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, a program which encourages women and girls to take action and be brave in their lives so they can experience real joy and connection with others.

Ann Bernicker

Ann is the Program Associate and Outreach Coordinator of Speak-Up, an organization which provides youth, educators and parents the skills, opportunity and support to speak up and be heard on critical topics of today. 

Mary Brown

Mary is a professor of Classics at St. Joseph's University. She has taught in various school districts in the area for many years. Mary can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wendy Cramer, M.Ed.

Wendy is the Professional Relations Representative for The Renfrew Center and is also a member of the Coalition's Steering Committee.

Maureen Hennessey, D.Ed

Maureen is the current Director of Community Health Services for Main Line Health at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is also a parent of children in a neighboring school district.

Renee Kalandar

Renee is a parent of a member of the Youth Advisory Council and also serves as the Co-Chair for the Youth Advisory Council. 

Richard Marta, M.Ed

Richard is the Supervisor of  K-12 Counseling, Testing and Holistic Support for the Lower Merion School District. Rich can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (610) 645-1908. 

Kiki McKendrick

Kiki McKendrick serves as the Assistant Director of the Middleton Center at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Kiki is a parent of children in the Lower Merion School District.

Mary Nixon

Mary Nixon is the Founder and Executive Director of the New Leaf Club, a non-profit community center dedicated to education, enlightenment and entertainment, with emphasis on young people.  Mary also serves on the advisory board of the Caron Foundation, a comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation facility.

Amy Norr, Esq.

Amy is a representative of the Lower Merion School District Interschool Council (ISC), for which she served as President from 2012-2014.  She has been a member of the ISC Guidance Committee since 2009.  Amy has a child currently enrolled at Harriton and two other graduates of the school.

Colleen Philbin, M.S.W.

Colleen is a Counselor/Social Worker for Speak Up!, an organization which provides youth, educators and parents the skills, opportunity and support to speak up and be heard on critical topics of today. Colleen can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wendi Platt

Wendi is a board member of Minding Your Mind, and a parent of children in one of the independent schools in the district.

Virginia Pollard

Virginia a current member of the Lower Merion School District's Board of School Directors, as well as a member of the Coalition's Steering Committee. She has been a member of Lower Merion for over 40 years. Virginia also serves as a licensed minister at a church in Ardmore.

Karen Shapiro, Esq.

Karen is a representative of the Lower Merion Interschool Council.  She is also a parent of children in the Lower Merion public schools.

Judy Vietri

Judy is president of The Education Foundation of Lower Merion and serves on the board of The Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund. Judy can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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