Home of the Sparrow’s Board of Directors is committed to preventing and ending homelessness for women and children in our community. Since 1994, Home of the Sparrow has helped thousands of women and children in Chester County break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. We provide supportive housing services, emergency assistance to prevent evictions or loss of utilities, support with educational opportunities, health and support to improve employment.

Utilizing a trauma-informed informed and strength-based approach, it is our goal to prevent and end the trauma of homelessness for women and children in our community.

Home of the Sparrow's Board of Directors

Home of the Sparrow’s Board of Directors



Barb Dougherty, Professor at LaSalle University

Vice President

Lisa Mitchell, Divisional Planner at Burlington Coat Factory


Janet Zeis, Volunteer Management Coordinator for the CC Dept. of Emergency Services


Tobey Chadsey, Community Volunteer


Board Members

Valeri Boclair, Relationship Manager at Vanguard

Mark Delowery, Retired Pediatric Physician

Karen C. DiVincenzo, Advancement Manager at the Arc of Chester County

JoEllen Jordan, Director of Employee Relations at Pfizer

Frank McKee, VP Sales & Marketing at The McKee Group

Elise Mihranian, Organization Readiness Specialist at TE Connectivity

Deborah R. Pierce, ESQ, SPHR SVP and General Counsel at Integrity Staffing Solutions

Stacy Sempier, Community Volunteer

Lucas Virnig, Business Management for NFL Shop.com


Board Emeritus

Charlotte Bartlett, Professor of Social Work (retired)

Jean Wyeth, Bell Director of Development (retired)

Lisa Schiel, Homemaker/Community Volunteer

Nancy McLelland, MBA, Homemaker