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Board of Directors

Susan Worteck Chadds Ford CFTRA

Susan Worteck (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. 

Jody Allen Ford CFTRA

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.

Jesse Sheppard Chadds Ford CFTRA

Jesse Sheppard (Vice President), 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 Committee-person, Jesse has always sought to build community and sees his service on the Residents Association Board as an extension of that commitment. 

Tex Varney Chadds Ford CFTRA

Eric “Tex” Varney (Secretary) 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.