Kate Cornwell, L.C.S.W

Kate is the Coalition’s President. She has been active with the Lower Merion School District for over 25 years, first as a parent and volunteer and then in a professional relationship in her role as Director of Lower Merion Counseling Services for over 13 years. Kate can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at her office phone at 610-864-0554.

Stephanie Newberg, M. ED, M.S.W, L.C.S.W.

Stephanie is a child, adolescent and family therapist with a practice in Bryn Mawr and serves as the Coalition's Vice President. She has a child in school in the Lower Merion School District. Stephanie can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 610-883-0127.

Gail Wright, M.S., Treasurer

Gail is the former Director of Community Health Services at Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health System and had been a member of the hospital staff for 41 years.  Now retired, she was a longtime resident of the Lower Merion School District.  Gail can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eileen Riddell

Eileen, the Coalition’s secretary and the Vice President of the Lower Merion School District Educational Foundation, can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or her office phone at 610-664-6398.

Carl Antisell

Carl is a Speaker/Advocate for Minding Your Mind.  He is also one of the founders of the Philadelphia Chapter of Young People in Recovery, a national advocacy organization that attempts to educate the public on the issues faced by young people in recovery and empowers local youth to facilitate that change.  He can be reach at 610-642-3879 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wendy Cramer, M.Ed.

Wendy is the Professional Relations Representative for The Renfrew Center and is also a member of the Coalition's committee.

Richard Marta

Richard is the Supervisor of  K-12 Counseling, Testing and Holistic Support for the Lower Merion School District. Rich can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (610) 645-1908. 

Kiki McKendrick

Kiki is the Assistant Director of the Middleton Center at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of the steering committee for the Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth. Kiki is a parent of children in the Lower Merion School District.

Mary Nixon

Mary Nixon is the Founder and Executive Director of the New Leaf Club, a non-profit community center dedicated to education, enlightenment and entertainment, with emphasis on young people.  Mary also serves on the advisory board of the Caron Foundation, a comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation facility.

Amy Norr, Esq.

Amy is a representative of the Lower Merion School District Interschool Council (ISC), for which she served as President from 2012-2014.  She has been a member of the ISC Guidance Committee since 2009.  Amy has a daughter that currently attends Harriton High School and two other children that have graduated from Harriton.

Wendi Platt

Wendi is a board member of Minding Your Mind, and a parent of children in one of the independent schools in the district.

Linda Scuteri

Linda is a member of the Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health System staff and a parent of children in a neighboring school district.

Karen Shapiro, Esq.

Karen is a parent of children in the Lower Merion public schools and a representative on the Lower Merion Interschool Council.

Judy Vietri

Judy is president of The Education Foundation of Lower Merion and serves on the board of The Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund. Judy can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Renee Weintraub-Kalandar

Renee is a parent of a member of the Youth Advisory Council and also serves as the co-chair for the Youth Advisory Council. 

Karen E. Zucker

Karen is a Magisterial Judge, District Court, for Bala Cynwyd.

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