Philip Wenrich (President), a resident of Chadds Ford Township since 1995. Phil has served in Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services for the past 45 years. Phil has served the township as Constable, Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator as well as Road Master, Webmaster, Committeeman and served as Civic Association President (3 Times), Vice President, Webmaster and Newsletter Editor. Phil is a former Police Motorcycle Officer and served as the head of the Fraternal Order of Police and President of a State Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Phil was also a long-time member of the Board of Directors for the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Phil is a double lung transplant survivor himself as a result of Cystic Fibrosis and faces this life-threatening disease daily. He continues to show his commitment to the residents of Chadds Ford in countless ways.
Susan Worteck (Vice President) and her family moved to Chadds Ford from Landenberg, PA in 1998. She’s served the community in many capacities such as Judge of Elections and board member for the Chadds Ford Historical Society and Civic Association of Chadds Ford Township. She has over 35 years of marketing and communications experience having held senior marketing roles in financial services companies in both Wilmington and Philadelphia. She believes Chadds Ford is a special place where history, culture, community and a beautiful landscape come together. She rejoined the CFTRA board in 2021 to help the township preserve those characteristics.
Joseph (Jody) Allen (Treasurer) grew up in Chadds Ford and attended Chadds Ford Elementary School and Unionville Middle School. After graduating from Brown University, Jody returned to Chadds Ford and began his career by opening the Barnes & Noble in the Concord Mall. Several years later, he moved to New York City and managed B&N stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn before moving to Morocco. After his daughter’s birth, he and his wife Melissa moved back to Chadds Ford to raise their daughter who will be a first grader at Chadds Ford Elementary School in 2024. Having grown up in Chadds Ford, Jody has always appreciated the uniqueness of the area which encompasses beautiful open spaces, rich history, and strong cultural institutions such as the Brandywine River Museum. He and his wife are avid trail runners often seen on the Beaver Valley trails or at trail races throughout the Brandywine Valley. Since returning to Chadds Ford in 2018, he has volunteered as a poll worker in Delaware County and currently serves a Committeeperson in Chadds Ford SW.
Christine Dambro Hallman moved to Chadds Ford with her parents in 1987 while at Temple finishing her degree in Risk Management and Insurance. She moved out of the township in 1996, but now lives just a few miles from her parents’ house with her two grown daughters and her misbehaving dog, Komi, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. She has worked as a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent, and for more than 20 years as a Realtor in Pennsylvania and Delaware. For the past 9 years Christine has been Vice President of Residential Real Estate for Scott Realty Group in Media. She also serves as the Sargent at Arms of the Brandywine Bowling League. After many years living and working in the township, she knows Chadds Ford like the back of her hand.
Tammi Maciolek (Treasurer) and her husband Bob have lived in Chadds Ford for 27 years. They were active in the UCFSD schools and served as Scout leaders while their boys, Steven and Chris, were growing up. Tammi has worked for Chadds Ford Township and as a Life Safety and Emergency Coordinator, and is currently employed with The Department of Emergency Services, Special Operations Team, as an Emergency Manager supporting the Delaware County COVID-19 Task Force and Citizens Corps of Delaware County. In addition to her work on the CFTRA, she volunteers with the Animal Response Team, SEPA Surge Medical Response Team, and ARES – HAM Radio.
Thomas Moffa is a New Jersey transplant who moved to Chadds Ford 2 years ago with his wife Kelly and their twin 8 year old girls, Sophia and Lilly. They chose Chadds Fords because of its rich and beautiful history as well as its small town sense of community and values. With experience in running a small business, Tom hopes to contribute to the CFTRA in many ways to fortify its commitment and contributions to the community. He loves being a dad and enjoys every second with his family.
Jesse Sheppard, a filmmaker and musician, moved from the suburbs of New York City to Chadds Ford with his wife, Ina, and their 3 young children in the summer of 2005. At the time, the area’s beauty and location were what attracted him; but since then, the little ones have graduated and he has fallen in love with the history and people of this area. From the time he has spent as a Cub Scout leader, to his stint as Treasurer of his homeowners association, to the work he has done as an Election Day poll worker and Chadds Ford SW Committeeperson, Jesse has always sought to build community and sees his service on the Residents Association Board as an extension of that commitment.
Eric “Tex” Varney was born and raised in Chadds Ford, where he and his wife Genevieve recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. As a youngster he served in Boy Scout Troop 260 and his first job was with The Chadds Ford Tree Service. Later, he started the local chapter of Chadds Ford REACT, an organization dedicated to assisting emergency services, and joined the Concordville Fire Department, where he is a lifetime member. He volunteers over 1,000 hours each year at the Wilmington and Western Railroad, keeping the track straight and the trains running. In edition, he donates time to the Auburn Heights Museum, the Friends of Brandywine Springs Park, Habitat for Humanity, and he remains active with the Boy Scouts. Professionally, he has worked for more than 25 years managing events from live theater, to concerts and festivals, to temporarily catering and medical sites, to presidential events and even the U.S. Papal visit. He sees his work on the Association board as following in the footsteps of his mother, God rest her soul, who was a former member of the Chadds Ford Civic Association as well as a volunteer at the Rachel Koll Library and Historical Society.