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Board of Directors

SUMCD is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors may serve three 3-year terms before they must rotate off the Board. These term limits were established to guarantee the addition of new members with new ideas to keep the organization vibrant and dynamic.

Members represent a variety of businesses and occupations, which serves to bring a wide breadth of knowledge and skills to SUMCD from the broader community. We try to maintain about one-third of the members as past or current parents of children served.

The Board has fiduciary responsibility for SUMCD as well as for establishing program budgets, financial monitoring and oversight, policy, approving funding applications, program evaluation, short- and long-range planning, assisting with personnel management, and more.

Board of Directors

Board Member Access

Leo Weidner, President
Past (Retired) Principal
Mifflinburg Elementary School

Ron Stauffer, CPA, Vice-President 
Associate Controller, Financial Services Department
Bucknell University

Rachel Smith, Secretary/Treasurer
Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development
Evangelical Community Hospital
Parent of children enrolled in SUMCD services

Adanma Akujieze, CPA
Vice President – Finance
Larson Design Group
Parent of children enrolled in SUMCD services

Gretchen Croteau
Senior Information Services Specialist
Bucknell University
Parent of children enrolled in SUMCD services

Colleen Flewelling, Ph.D.
(Past) Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Susquehanna University

Marcia Hoffman
Human Resources Director
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

Marilyn Huff
Past (Retired) Head Start Education Coordinator
SUM Child Development

Peter Kay
Attorney
Northumberland County Office of Conflicts and Special Conflicts Counsel
Parent of child enrolled in SUMCD services

Phyllis Mitchell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Geisinger

Michael Redding
Director of Marketing and Communications
Evangelical Community Hospital

Erin Sheedy
Principal
West Snyder Elementary School, Midd-West School District


SUMMARIES OF BOARD MEETINGS