Meet Your Staff

To answer your questions about the association. It is a key to know the roles of each of the paid employees. We strongly encourage you to reach out to each of us and help answer your questions.

Ryan Rosenbaum, MBA


Executive Director

Ryan Rosenbaum, Executive DirectorSince 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 volunteer board is executed properly. Among his key goals is to ensure the annual budget is on track, maintain an evolving membership,create sponsorship opportunities for local supporters, and see that the community programs are in-sync and successfully implemented. His hope for the CHCA is to have more 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 an avid traveler, lover of the theatrical arts, politics, a bobblehead collector and a sucker for reality television.


Janet Gala


Director of Marketing and PromotionsJanet Gala

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, creates our e-mail community blasts, and videos. Janet designs our print and digital advertisements in the Chestnut Hill Local and works with outside vendors in the production of promotional items and printing. 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 25 years. 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". (photo taken at our Annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade)


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 Bucks County. Among his hobbies are  following politics and playing in the band.


Celeste Hardester

Development Review Facilitator
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 agreed to come aboard for the Physical Division and 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 aide in maintaining developing appropriate to Chestnut Hill. She can be found at the DRC and LUPZ meetings, along with private meetings with key officials.

Celeste lives in neighboring Roxborough, and sits on the board of her local civic. 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 works with her partner Rollin Wilber in presenting classical musical concerts in the area.


Emily Van Sant

Member Relations Coordinator
Emily Van Sant is in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She is at the forefront of nearly all of our community and membership events, including Hoops Madness, the Annual Meeting and Community Supper, Pastorius Park Concerts, Movies Under the Stars, Black and White Gala, Christmas Holiday House Tour, and more. She also helps with our membership data to create a warm and engaging platform for our valued membership. She will often be the first voice you hear when calling and likely the first person you encounter when registering and attending our events.

Emily is uniquely qualified for this role. She was an intern for us last summer, helping us in the office and at our Pastorius Park Concerts. Emily has worked for a few retailers in Chestnut Hill and she is a proud resident of nearby Mount Airy. When not dedicating herself to the Chestnut Hill Community Association, she also is in her final year of studying Environmental Sciences at Temple University.

Rachel Koller

Membership Data Coordinator

For the last few years, she has been a key contributor to our team. She only works a few hours each month but she is charged with the input of data and upkeep of member records.

When not in our office, you can likely find her baking up something good as a valued employee at The Night Kitchen Bakery. She also maintains her home in Chestnut Hill.