Staff

Meet Your Staff

We encourage you to reach out to us so we can help answer your questions about the Association.

Anne McNiff

anne@chestnuthill.org
215-248-8811

Executive Director

Anne is the day to day face of the Chestnut Hill Community Association – a 70 year old civic organization, which represents approximately 10,000 residents in the 19118 zip code, a thriving business area, and cultural and educational institutions. She works collaboratively with our partner organizations to further the CHCA’s mission to improve the quality of life and encourage a sense of community in Chestnut Hill. Anne has a bachelor of arts degree in Theater from Penn State University and a Masters in Organizational Management from Antioch University. She is an eleven year resident of Mt. Airy.


Jordan Demetris

jordan@chestnuthilllocal.com
215-248-8809

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 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 a band.
 

Janet Gala

janet@chestnuthill.org
215-248-8806

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.



 

 

Celeste Hardester

celeste@chestnuthill.org

Development Review Facilitator

Some of you may recall Celeste 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 

Emily@chestnuthill.org
215-248-8810

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. She also helps with our data to create a warm and engaging platform for our valued members. 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 originally was an intern for us helping CHCA 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.