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Diane Donatoni, President
Uwchlan/Whitelands Chapter & Glen Springs Chapter

  • Federal Government career with HUD, EPA
  • Chairperson and former supervisor for non-profit Childrens' Dental Clinic, Berwyn
  • Volunteer TaxAide Counselor
  • Volunteer APPRISE Counselor
  • Chesco Board of Elections Volunteer Pollworker
  • Chairperson and volunteer for Uwchlan/Whitelands Chapter



Alan Freyer, Vice President
Pony Express Chapter

  • PhD and MS in Analytical Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University
  • BA in Analytical Chemistry from The State University of New York
  • GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS, for 16 years; positions including Manager, Assistant Director and Senior Investigator
  • Lecturer in Chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University
  • Active board member of the State College Youth Ice Hockey Club and Downingtown Ice Hockey Club
  • Volunteer for Pony Express Chapter


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Bruce D. Beitler, Treasurer; Past President 2009 – 2011
Luther House I – IV Chapter

  • B.A. in Biology from Kutztown University
  • Graduate work in Environmental Science at Penn State University
  • Retired from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Applications Chairperson for Kennett Square Chapter
  • Treasurer for Luther House Chapter
  • Board member for Luther Foundation of Southern Chester County
Dorothy Wood   Dorothy S. Wood, Secretary
  • Retired Secretary to the Superintendent of Eastern PA Conference Methodist Church
  • Chairperson for Phoenixville Chapter since 1973
  • Treasurer for Phoenixville Chapter 1973-2010
  • Head/Chief Counter for church treasury at 1st United Methodist Church
  • Sunday School teacher for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students at 1st United Methodist Church

Margaret Scholl


Margaret J. Scholl, Past President 2015 – 2017
BradLin Chapter

  • Routing Chairperson for BradLin Chapter
  • Volunteer for both BradLin and West Chester Chapters
  • Volunteer for The Fund for Women and Girls of Chester County
  • Vice Chairperson for the East Bradford Township Historic Commission
  • Volunteer for the Historic Sugartown Association
  • Retired Realtor (15 years)
  • Retired manager of business management consulting firm



  Patricia L. Moidel
Avon Grove/ Oxford C
  • Chairperson and treasurer for Avon Grove and Oxford Chapters
  • Volunteer driver for Avon Grove Chapter
  • Volunteer for Penn Township Historical Commission


Kenneth Swart

  Kenneth J. Swart, Past President 2007 – 2009
Coventryville Chapter
  • Masters Degree from Whittier College
  • Graduate work at Temple University and Arizona State University
  • President of the Cypress Teachers Association in California
  • Principal of Owen J. Roberts School for 34 years
  • Served as an officer for over 40 years with the Coventry Lions Club
  • Past president of the consistory of the St. Matthews United Church of Christ and member of the committee on ministry of the Ursinus Association
  • Volunteer for Coventryville Chapter

  Cathie Leister
East Coventry / Vincent Chapter
  • Masters Degree in Statistics from The Ohio State University
  • Founder and former co-leader of the Southeastern PA Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group
  • Statistical Consultant in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Volunteer driver for East Coventry/Vincent Chapter

Nancy Miller
East Pikeland Chapter

  • Temple University graduate, BS in Home Economics Education
  • Active volunteer at church
  • Volunteer at Main Line Animal Rescue for 8 years
  • Volunteer driver for Phoenixville Chapter for 30 years
  • Volunteer driver for East Pikeland Chapter for 10 years



David Glass
GoshenTown and GoshenWest Chapters

  • MM Finance, International Business - Northwestern University (1985)
  • BA Accounting - Lewis University (1981)
  • Certified Public Accountant (1981)
  • Encyt Technologies, Inc. (current) - Co-Founder, Director
  • JIE International,LLC (current) - President Private Equity, Consulting
  • Veeco Instruments - 4 years (retired) - Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer
  • Rohm and Haas Chemical Co. - 25 years (retired) -positions included CFO Asia, Electronic Materials; Corporate Controller; Coatings Business Manager, China; President TosoHaas Biosciences; European Business Development Mgr.
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Eleanor Taylor
Kennett Square Chapter

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, BS in Business Management
  • Retired Restaurant Management
  • Active Volunteer/Team Leader LaMancha Animal Rescue in Coatesville
  • Past Girl Scout Leader (Rhode Island)
  • Past Treasurer PTO (Unionville/Chadds Ford School District)
  • Co-Chairperson and driver scheduler for the Kennett Square Chapter

Sam Wilson
North Coventry Chapter

  • Served in the U.S. Army 1962-1964
  • District/Regional Sales Manager for Jones Motor Company
  • Started KW Transportation Brokerage Services, Inc. in 1982
  • Volunteer for North Coventry Chapter

S. M. (Mike) Stehman, Past President 2013 - 2015

Spring City Chapter

  • Penn State University - Mechanical Engineering 
  • Retired Electronics/Software Technician 
  • Member of Board of Directors and volunteer for Spring-Ford Area Historical Society  
  • Treasurer for GoshenTown and Spring City Chapters


Barbara DeCarlo
West Chester Chapter

  • Graduate of Penn State University and Henderson High School in West Chester
  • Retired from Kennett Consolidated School District with 35 years service
  • Principal of New Garden Elementary School for 20 years and 4th/2nd grade teacher for 15 years
  • Chairperson of the Educator Grants Committee for the Kennett Education Foundation
  • Volunteer in local elementary classrooms
  • Past Chairperson for West Chester Chapter and current volunteer

Charles Vogel

In Memory and Celebration of the life of Charles L. Vogel
February 2, 1916 - November 17, 2016

Charlie is greatly missed by the staff and Board of Directors. He served as Treasurer on the Board for many years, delivered meals in the GoshenTown Chapter, and blessed us with his positive and caring outlook on life. Charlie was also a generous donor who supported our mission to feed those less fortunate and homebound in Chester County.

  Jeani D. Purcell, Director
  • BA from Immaculata College
  • Executive Secretary for Policyowner Marketing at National Liberty Corp.
  • Experience in direct mail advertising, computer program design, and technical training
  • Past Chairperson and Treasurer for GoshenTown Chapter
  • Volunteer Treasurer for Oxford Chapter
  Patricia L. Moidel, Assistant to Director
  • Chairperson for Avon Grove Chapter
  • Volunteer Treasurer and driver for Avon Grove Chapter
  • Full-time mother of five


Elyse Noles, Program Coordinator

  • BS in Early Childhood Education from University of Connecticut
  • Pre-school teacher
  • Office Manager at McCue Mortgage Company
  • Quality Assurance Analyst for USF&G Insurance Company
  • Volunteer for GoshenTown Chapter for 5 years

Donna Little, Office Coordinator

  • BA in Psychology from Ohio State University
  • Owner and Sole Proprietor of a Pet-Sitting business
  • Former Election Official



Alison Durinzi, Office Administrator

  • BA in Psychology from University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Former Election Official
  • West Chester Food Cupboard Volunteer




We could use your warm smile to serve our hot meals!
Meals On Wheels of Chester County is truly a volunteer-driven agency. Our volunteers are the heart and hands of what we do. If you’d like to become a Meal On Wheels volunteer, please click here to fill out a form or contact us at 610-430-8500.