Sharon Cichocki, President
Sharon chose to volunteer her time at The Barn after observing the positive impact relationships with animals had on her own children. A believer in our mission, she will draw from her experience as a Human Resources professional and volunteer leader to serve as Board President.
Bob McLaughlin, Treasurer
Bob is the retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Airgas, Inc. His management experience and extensive financial background are a great resource to The Barn and enable him to make a strong contribution to our Finance Committee.
Karen Schneck, Secretary
Karen is a former elementary teacher and administrator. Her background in education and interest in helping children drive her passion for involvement with The Barn.
Francis Abbott III
Tres Abbott has been a long time supporter of The Barn. He brings a deep understanding of the dynamic relationship between people and animals and the enrichment they can have on individuals’ lives. This carries over into his professional life where he is a thoroughbred racehorse trainer.
Heather, a long time Individual Program volunteer at The Barn, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner teaching at PENN. Heather’s knowledge of animals and experience with children with special healthcare needs uniquely qualifies her to help serve The Barn’s diverse population of children.
Joan Coleman is a pediatric registered nurse with over 30 years of experience, currently providing pediatric care with Bayada Pediatric Home Care. Joan lives in Chester County with her husband. She has 9 children and 12 grandchildren. Joan volunteers at a local food pantry and warming shelter when she is not spending time with her family.
Mary Nell Flood
Mary Nell is a former educator whose granddaughter has been attending The Barn’s programs for several years. She has observed the benefits offered to her family , and is passionate that other families continue to benefit from The Barn’s mission.
Roman is a Director of Americas Accounting Services and Oversight at BlackRock. His involvement with The Barn spans over six years where he and his family volunteered their time as counselors at Camp Geronimo. Roman brings many years of operations and finance experience to the Board.
Shari is an Executive Assistant at Crane Payment Innovations based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Her involvement with The Barn includes volunteering her time as a Camp Geronimo counselor. Her years of experience planning events and projects makes her a great asset to The Barn’s Board and Advancement Committee, of which she is Chair.
Luke is Vice President of Marketing and Client Development at Pennsylvania Trust. His unique skill set helps The Barn in many ways including technology, marketing, development and fundraising.
Mingo is a public interest attorney who has focused her career on advocating for at-risk youth and currently maintains a solo law practice. She is also the co-founder of the Justice Bell Foundation, volunteers as an advocate for juveniles seeking special immigration status, and lectures on juvenile and criminal justice issues.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Dr. James Orsini
Mary Lou Sterge
Mary Beth Drobish, Founder
As Founder of The Barn at Spring Brook Farm, Mary Beth’s vision and passion for our mission is incorporated in all that we do.