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Officers

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  • Matthew Burns

    Matthew Burns, Chairman of the Board and President, has been the CEO and president of Burns Engineering, Inc., an engineering and construction management firm, since 1991. Prior to this, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs and a staff engineer at Western Electric. Burns is a member of the American Society of Engineering Companies, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Catholic University Engineering Development Board. In addition to Church Farm School, he is a board member of the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation, was a finance committee member for the Saints Phillip and James School and served as a volunteer for the March of Dimes. He received his BEE from The Catholic University in America, an MSEE from Lehigh University and attended the Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife and three children, and participates in Boy Scouts, triathlons, skiing, competition barbecue and amateur radio. Matt's son John graduated from Church Farm School in 2010.
  • Samuel Cupp

    Samuel B. Cupp, Board Treasurer, graduated from Dickinson College in 1967. He joined the US Army in that year and served in Vietnam as a second lieutenant. Following the service, he attended Cornell University, where he received an MBA. Cupp joined Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co., where he qualified as a CPA, before entering the insurance industry in 1979 with INA (later CIGNA) as a controller in the international department. Cupp was President of Cigna Canada in the mid 90’s. In 1999, he joined ACE Ltd. as a business leader and was an executive vice president when he retired in 2005. In 2006 he accepted a position as executive in residence at Saint Joseph’s University, where he supported the beginning of an insurance program, teaching insurance and finance until 2012. Cupp has four children. The youngest, Kevin, is a 2002 graduate of CFS.

    “Christian values inform the way the teachers teach, the students learn, the coaches coach. There is nothing ‘preachy’ about this, but it is real and deep. CFS has a soul.”
  • Stacey Shreiner Kley

    Stacey Shreiner Kley, Board Secretary served as the Director of External Affairs for Montgomery School from 2011-2017. Prior to Montgomery School, Kley was the Director of Professional Development at the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS). She is a graduate of The Shipley School, and served on its board of trustees from 2005-2014, including three years as Vice Chair. She is an Emeritus Trustee of Montgomery School, where she chaired their Board of Trustees for five years of her nine-year tenure. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Princeton University. Kley grew up at Church Farm School as the daughter of the school's second headmaster, Dr. Charles W. Shreiner, Jr. She is the granddaughter of the founder and first CFS headmaster, The Rev. Charles W. Shreiner, and the sister of the school's third headmaster, Terry Shreiner. Stacey lives with her family in Chester Springs.

Members

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  • Alemayehu Addis '97

    Matthew MacNeal, CFP ® and AIF, is the owner and a founding partner of Blue Rock Avenue One, a financial planning and investment firm in Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to this, Matt has worked at Legacy Planning Partners, SEI Investments and The Vanguard Group. Matt says, “Helping underprivileged youth has always been a passion of mine. Life led me down a different path for a career, but I am now at a point where I have the time and the means to give back. I believe that my experience as a financial planner will enable me to help the board in a multitude of ways. I also believe that age, ability to connect with young men and the inner calling I have always had will be a true asset to the Church Farm School community.” In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his children, Adriana and Christopher, helping coach their non-school basketball teams. He is also involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware.
  • Carol Aichele

    Carol began her working life as a middle school math and science teacher in south Los Angeles, which shaped her lifelong commitment to helping children access the knowledge and the skills they need for adult life.

    For more than 40 years, Carol has been active in both public and private school education. She is past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, past chair of the Council of Trustees of West Chester University and past president of the Tredyffrin Easttown Board of School Directors. She is a current member of the board of trustees of Delaware Valley University and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. In 2015, Carol joined the staff at West Chester University to help establish the Center for Community Solutions, a community-university partnership to connect campus resources and expertise with community needs and find solutions.

    From 2011 to 2015, Carol served as Secretary of the Commonwealth for the Corbett administration where she led the Pennsylvania Department of State and served as the chief election official for the Commonwealth. Before joining the Corbett cabinet, Carol served on the Chester County Board of Commissioners. In 2010, she was one of three commissioners in the nation individually recognized by the National Association of Counties to receive a Courthouse Award for her leadership in Landscapes2, a nationally acclaimed example of innovative and fiscally responsible governance. Under her leadership, the County was awarded three Triple-A bond ratings for excellent financial management practices. Before serving as commissioner, Carol was the first woman controller of Chester County and served as president of the State Association of County Controllers. Carol is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in economics. She and her husband, Steve, live in Malvern and have three children and eight grandchildren.
  • John Bellis, Jr.

    John Bellis, Jr., is the former chief financial officer and director at Schramm, Inc. in West Chester, which he recently retired from after 30 years. Prior to Schramm, John was the senior vice president for Mellon Bank and a captain in the United States Air Force. He holds an MBA in finance from Temple University and a BA from Gettysburg College in economics.
  • Mark Carroll

    Mark Carroll has a long history of service to Church Farm School and his community. Mark and his wife, Joanne, selected Church Farm School for their sons, Thomas and Stephen, when the school started accepting day students in 1995. Mark has previously served on the Church Farm School Board of Directors, serving as Chairman from 2013-2018. He has played a vital role in growing the school’s philanthropy, as well as revitalizing its campus through the Campus Modernization Project. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mark is recently retired from ALI CLE, where he worked for 38 years, most recently as director of special projects.
  • Greg Coleman

    Greg Coleman is a retired teacher and administrator who spent 43 years working at independent schools, including 32 at The Shipley School and five at Benchmark School. He has been on the CFS board since 2009, and is also a board member for Benchmark. His particular areas of interest are marketing and admission. He is married to Dr. Marcia Coleman, a retired chemist and lab director from the DuPont company.

    “I am involved at CFS because of the school’s unique mission. I am very interested in promoting diversity and the success of a school which is dedicated to providing a quality education to boys who might otherwise not have such an opportunity.”
  • John D. Diederich

    John D. Diederich is recently retired as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Royce & Associates, LLC, and investment manager for the Royce Funds. John was active with the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and is the former Chairman of the Closed-End Investment Company Committee. He is also a former member of the Executive Committee and President of the Closed-End Fund Association. In addition, he served on the Board of Governors of the Mutual Fund Education Alliance. Prior to joining Royce & Associates in 1993, Mr. Diederich was President and Chief Operating Officer of Fund/Plan Services, Inc., a provider of shareholder, accounting, distribution and administration services to the mutual fund industry from 1986 to 1993. He also spent 12 years as a CPA with Price Waterhouse. John graduated from Lehigh University, and he and his wife, Rosemary, have four children and nine grandchildren.
  • The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez

    The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez was consecrated on July 16, 2016, serving as the 16th bishop of the historic Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, which is the second oldest and fourth largest in the Episcopal Church. After his initial “listening pilgrimage” to all of the Diocese’s 133 parishes, Gutiérrez became focused on emphasizing the sacred presence of Jesus Christ and a call to holiness. In addition, the focus is empowering laity, inspiring creative solutions for church growth, emphasizing the missions of the church, social justice, poverty and ensuring that transparency is part of everything. He also restructured the Diocesan offices to better serve its parishes without increasing the budget.

    Before his calling as Bishop, Gutiérrez served as Canon to the Ordinary, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. He also had an extensive career in public service, economic development and as president of a strategy and media firm. He served as vice-chairperson of The Social Justice and International Policy Committee for the 79th General Convention; was a board member for numerous organizations including the National Hispanic Foundation; and a chairman of the San Jose (NM) Community Redevelopment Task Force. He currently serves as a board member for The Church Farm School; Episcopal Academy; and as the chairman of the Board of Trustees for Episcopal Community Services.

  • Michael Hankin

    Michael Hankin is the Chief Operating Officer at Hankin Group. In this role, Hankin oversees all operational and strategic functions at Hankin Group and is responsible for the company’s multi-family division, Hankin Apartments. Prior to joining Hankin Group, he spent eight years in the financial professional services industry working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. Hankin sits on several boards including the Chester County Economic Development Council and Handi-Crafters (Treasurer). He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and a CPA, licensed in Pennsylvania.
  • Rev. Canon Preston Belfield Hannibal

    Rev. Canon Preston Belfield Hannibal is Priest Associate for Pastoral Care at Washington National Cathedral. Previously he served as canon for academic ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. For the past seven years chief among his responsibilities has been the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (PreK-fifth grade), the newest school in the diocese. Prior to 2003, he was senior chaplain and chair of the Religion Department at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts. Before his appointment to St. Mark’s he was the associate minister in the Memorial Church and University Chaplain at Harvard University. From 1999 to 2012, Hannibal held an appointment as affiliated minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University. He is a member of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Black Ministries, Clergy Recruitment, Training, and Development Committee, the Governing Board of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the board of the Council for American Private Education, Washington, DC Chapter, the Mid Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association and the Governing Board of the Church Farm School, Exton, Penn. He graduated from Westmont College with an A.B. in sociology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Bexley Hall Seminary. He has also done graduate study in theology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. He has been a visiting scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, England, where he studied the life and ministry of the Rt. Rev. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African bishop in the Anglican Communion. He and his wife, Sandi, an administrator at Norwood School, have three grown children.
  • Stephen A. Loney '97

    Stephen A. Loney '97 serves as counsel at Hogan Lovells US LLP. Prior to this, he was an associate at the firm since 2008. He also worked at Drinker, Biddle & Reath and was a law clerk for the Hon. Franklin Van Antwerpen in the US Court of Appeals Third Circuit. A 1997 graduate of Church Farm School, he earned a B.A. in political science from Saint Joseph’s University and his JD from the New York University School of Law. He is married with children.“The culture of doing things right, coupled with a willingness to ‘put ourselves out there’ and try anything—whether it be singing in the choir or creating a yearbook, permeated Church Farm School.”
  • Matthew MacNeal

    Matthew MacNeal, CFP ® and AIF, is the owner and a founding partner of Blue Rock Avenue One, a financial planning and investment firm in Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to this, Matt has worked at SEI Investments and The Vanguard Group. Matt says, “Helping underprivileged youth has always been a passion of mine. Life led me down a different path for a career, but I am now at a point where I have the time and the means to give back. I believe that my experience as a financial planner will enable me to help the board in a multitude of ways. I also believe that age, ability to connect with young men and the inner calling I have always had will be a true asset to the Church Farm School community.” In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his children, Adriana and Christopher, helping coach their non-school basketball teams. He is also involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware.
  • Vincent J. Napoleon

    Vincent J. Napoleon is a seasoned C-suite business leader, legal executive and retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel with 30 years of experience representing global Fortune 100 and 500 aerospace, technology, professional services and life-science related companies. He serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC. Active in church and civic activities, Vincent serves on the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC, and is a member of the Financial Oversight Commitee for the Bishop Walker School for Boys, a private day-school for boys administered by the Diocese of Washington. Vincent is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on International Management and Marketing from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the U.S. Air Force Air War College. Vincent resides in Sandy Spring, MD with his wife Lisa and are the proud parents of two adult children, Erin and Ian.
  • Romane Paul '06

    Romane Paul, a 2006 graduate of Church Farm School, is currently a litigation associate for Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Prior to this, he has worked for the New York State Attorney General’s Office as a legal intern with the Civil Rights Bureau, as a legislative director for the Office of State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (D-NJ), a legislative aide, office of public policy for the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, campaign manager for Neron and Rodriguez for the Elizabeth Board of Education and was a Teach for America Corps Member. Romane receive his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where he served as the Commencement Speaker. He holds an M.S. in education from Hunter College, and his B.A. from Swarthmore College, where he also served as Commencement Speaker. His younger brother, Larry, is a current Church Farm School student, and Romane returns to campus often to share his experiences with students and participate in alumni choral concerts.
  • Peter C. Phillips, M.D.

    Peter C. Phillips, M.D. is an attending physician with the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with expertise in neuro-oncology and cellular mechanisms of neurotoxicity. He is a professor of pediatrics with the department of pediatrics, division of oncology, at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Wistar Insitute in Philadelphia, is an Associate Editor of Neuro-Oncology and a reviewer for numerous referred journals. He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
  • Caroline "Cackie" Buck Rogers

    Caroline "Cackie" Buck Rogers and her family have been involved with the school for decades, as her father J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. served on the Board for nearly 40 years. Cackie has served on many boards throughout her lifetime, including The Shipley School, The Haverford School, Princeton University, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Bryn Mawr Hospital, the Philadelphia Zoo and more. She also is a co-director of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church’s Wednesday Evening Tutoring Program. She earned 10 varsity letters in field hockey at Princeton, and continues to volunteer her skills as a coach for Shipley.
  • Mehul Trivedi

    Mehul Trivedi is a CFA and partner at Cooke & Bieler, an investment counseling services firm. He has been there for 16 years, after working as a fixed income analyst at Blackrock Financial Management and as a product manager at PNC Asset Management. He graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in economics and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an MBA from The Wharton School. In addition to Church Farm School, he advises the Indian Cultural Center on civic activities and fundraising, is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia and the CFA Institute. He enjoys yoga, travel and spending time with family.

    “I continue to be blown away by the diversity of the student body, the mission of the school and the enthusiasm of those engaged in the process.”
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.