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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 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; various positions including Manager, Assistant Director, and Senior Investigator
  • Lecturer in Chemistry and Manager of Chemistry Department Pennsylvania State University
  • Active board member of the State College Youth Ice Hockey Club and Downingtown Ice Hockey Club
  • Life-long blood donor for the Red Cross
  • 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
  • Co-chairperson for Kennett Square Chapter
  • Board member for Luther Foundation of Southern Chester County
Dorothy Wood   Dorothy S. Wood, Secretary
  • Secretary to the Superintendent of Eastern PA Conference Methodist Church
  • Treasurer for Phoenixville Chapter since 1973


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



  Patricia L. Moidel
Avon Grove
  • Chairperson for Avon Grove Chapter
  • Treasurer for Avon Grove Chapter
  • Volunteer driver for Avon Grove Chapter
  • Full-time mother of five

Diana Lewis  

Diana L. Lewis, Past President 2011 – 2013
Coatesville Chapter

  • Past Activities Chair for Hill View
  • Treasurer of the Craft Club at Hill View
  • Retired elementary school secretary in California
  • Volunteer driver for Coatesville Chapter

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
  • Currently 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

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  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
  • Wife and mom of two sons
Meals on Wheels   Mary McKee
East Coventry / Vincent Chapter
  • Former secretary at East Coventry School
  • Caregiver for my ailing parents in our home for many years
  • Volunteer driver for East Coventry/Vincent Chapter
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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

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 Spring City and GoshenTown 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
  • Chairperson for West Chester Chapter
  • Caregiver for parents residing in Ocean City

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

Judy Eckbold   Judith A. Eckbold, Office Accountant
  • Accounting and bookkeeping experience while employed at National Rolling Mills/Warthington Industries, Inc. for thirty years
  • Took accounting courses at Immaculata College night school
  • Volunteer for BradLin Chapter of Meals on Wheels
  Chris A. May, Development Coordinator

  • BS in Accounting and Finance, MBA in Finance, Wright State University
  • Senior Financial Analyst for Schering-Plough (15 years)
  • Volunteer for Avon Grove Chapter

Elyse Noles, Program Coordinator

  • BS in Early Childhood Education from University of Connecticut
  • Pre-school teacher
  • Office Manager of a 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
  • West Chester Food Co-op 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.