Board of Directors

(as of 1/01/17)

CHCA Executive Committee, 2016-2017

Laura Lucas, President 
Daniel Pulka, Vice President for Operations
Robert Rossman, Vice President for Physical Division
Marilyn Paucker, Vice President for Social Division
Karl Martin, Treasurer
Jean Wedgwood, Secretary
Will Detweiler, Immediate Past President
Andy Kite, At-Large
Jack McMeekin, At-Large
Richard Snowden, At-Large

CHCA Board of Directors by Term Year

Elizabeth Bales, At-Large 2017
Jason Bissonette, At-Large 2017
Will Detweiler, Immediate Past President, 2017
Marilyn Paucker, VP for Social Division, 2017
Robert Rossman, VP for Physical Division (interim), 2017
Jean Wedgwood, Secretary, 2017

Bob Boyer, At-Large 2018
Dan Compton, At-Large 2018
Andy Kite, At-Large 2018
Jack McMeekin, At-Large 2018
Drew Meschter, At-Large 2018
Karl Martin, Treasurer 2017, At-Large 2019
Michael Chomentowski, At-Large 2019
Joyce Lenhardt, At-Large 2019
Laura Lucas, President 2017, At-Large 2019
Lawrence McEwen, At-Large 2019
Arianna Neromillotis, At-Large 2019
Daniel Pulka, VP for Operations 2017, At-Large 2019
Haviva Goldman, Institutional, Jenks Academy, 2015-2017
Jenny McHugh, Institutional, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 2015-2017
Jason Huber, Interlocking, Teenagers Inc.
Patricia Cove, Interlocking, Chestnut Hill Historical Society
Christopher Plant, Interlocking, Chestnut Hill Business Association
Richard Snowden, Interlocking, Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation


Residents, friends, and neighbors of Chestnut Hill are among the thousands who donate time and energy to help on committees and with special events. Thanks to these volunteers, Chestnut Hill is a lively neighborhood where neighbors know neighbors and people make things happen.

Won’t you become one of our valued volunteers? Here are some ways you can help:

CHCA Staff

Meet Your Staff
To answer your questions about the association it is key to know the roles of each of our team. We strongly encourage you to reach out to each of them and to help answer your questions.

Ryan Rosenbaum, MBA

Executive Director

Since 2015, he has led the CHCA through a new ERA. He began his career in association management in 2002. For the CHCA, he oversees a staff of 5 (part-time and full-time). His role is to make sure the plans and vision of a 31-member board is executed properly. Among his key goals is to maintain the annual budget is on track, maintain an evolving membership, ensure sponsorships opportunities are readily available and see that the programs are in-sync and successfully implemented. His hope for the CHCA is to have more informed and engaged members. He prides himself on putting people first and making the office a vibrant and welcoming place for staff, volunteer leaders and general members alike.
Ryan was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. He now lives in nearby Horsham with his wife and young daughter. When he is not working, he can likely be found cheering on the home teams. He is a Phillies season ticket holder. He is also a lover of the theatrical arts, politics, bobbleheads and reality television.

Janet Gala

Director of Marketing and Promotions

Since 2014, Janet has been the person behind the great visual deliverables of the association. Her eye and creativity is marked in the posters, invitations, flyers and signage around the entire community. She also maintains our online presence including our website, social media and creates our e-mail community blasts. Janet designs our print and digital advertisements in the Chestnut Hill Local and works with outside vendors in the production of promotional items and branding. Anything that has our name and logo on it comes directly from her desk and mind. She is also responsible for promoting our events and association in the media. Janet has lived in Mt. Airy for over 20 years with her husband, Tom, and twins. In her spare time she enjoys photography and organizing photography events, and attending live music concerts. Janet is also a master in the art of Roller Derby. In the circles, she is Jackhammer Janet.

Noreen Spota

Administrative Coordinator

A self-professed “administrative nerd,” Noreen has spent her career in non-profit administration and has worked for the CHCA since 2006. Prior to that she served for 19 years as the Administrative Director of a national pediatric association. Noreen’s voice is what you’ll most often hear when you call the CHCA. Have a question about the CHCA or Chestnut Hill? She’s the person to contact. Working for the CHCA has made her knowledgeable about so many community institutions, organizations, and events. She’s been responsible for CHCA event registration and coordination, correspondence, the membership database, website updates, meeting agendas, and so much more. Her institutional memory and proofreading skills are priceless.

Noreen has lived in Chestnut Hill since 1985 with her husband Bob Koller. Their daughter, Rachel, also lives and works in Chestnut Hill. Noreen has been active in other community organizations, such as Green in Chestnut Hill (GRinCH). Passionate about environmental causes, she can often be seen at GRinCH events and even picking recyclables out of other people’s trash!

Jordan Demetris

Bookkeeper/ Operations

For the last two years, he has the pleasurable task of entering in our payables and receivables. In what can best be explained as a complex setup, he is also an employee of The Chestnut Hill Local doing a very similar job. He is also responsible for financial reports and maintaining proper non-profit regulation standards. He coordinates our relationships with payroll and benefit vendors and keeps our employee files in order. He also produces files needed for our annual audit and helps organize this for the auditing team.
Jordan lives in Northwest Montgomery County. Among his hobbies are playing music in a band.

Celeste Hardester

Development Review Consultant

Some of you may recall her as the long-time Community Manager of CHCA. Upon leaving in 2015, she recognized that love of Chestnut Hill does not go away. She has not only agreed to come aboard as a part-time consultant but she has been an extremely valuable resource and addition to the team. Her role is to stay on top of development issues effecting the community. This means engaging city leaders and residents to make sure the neighborhood keeps its historical and cultural complexities. She can be found at the DRC and LUPZ meetings, along with private meetings with key officials.
Celeste lives in neighboring Roxborough. She is also an accomplished photographer whose work as been on display at local exhibits and shows. When not serving the needs of the people of Chestnut Hill, she can be found attending many musical concerts in the area.

Rachel Koller

Membership Assistant

Rachel has been a key contributor to our team since 2009. She works only a few hours each week but is responsible for database updates, mailings, and the maintenance of member records. Rachel has lived for almost her entire life in Chestnut Hill. When not in the CHCA office, she works full-time at the Night Kitchen Bakery selling its incredibly delicious treats!