Karen Shapiro, Esq.

Karen is the Co-President of the Coalition and a representative of the Lower Merion Interschool Council.  She is also a parent of children in the Lower Merion public schools.

Amy Norr, Esq.

Amy is the Coalition's Co-Vice President.  She is also 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 child currently enrolled at Harriton and two other graduates of the school.

Kiki McKendrick

Kiki is a Co-President of the Coalition and also serves as the Assistant Director of the Middleton Center at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Kiki is a parent of children in the Lower Merion School District.

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 Co-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.

Nina Panzer, M.S.W, L.C.S.W.

Nina Panzer is a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist in private practice in Gladwyne, PA. She is also the Co-Secretary of the Coalition for Youth.

Linda Scuteri

Linda is the Co-Secretary of the Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth.  She is a member of the Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health System staff and a parent of children in a neighboring school district.  Linda can be reach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tracy Ashdale

Tracy Ashdale is the Executive Director of Girls on the Run of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, a program which encourages women and girls to take action and be brave in their lives so they can experience real joy and connection with others.

Ann Bernicker

Ann is the Program Associate and Outreach Coordinator of Speak-Up, an organization which provides youth, educators and parents the skills, opportunity and support to speak up and be heard on critical topics of today. 

Wendy Cramer, M.Ed.

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

Aeryn Fenton, Esq.

Aeryn is the Director of the Starfish Project for Children, a program focused on motivating school-aged children, kindergarten through twelfth grade, to engage in community service through competing for age appropriate awards and community recognition and providing connection to an organized effort.  The Starfish Project experience is designed to build a foundation for a lifetime that includes community service.

Maureen Hennessey, D.Ed

Maureen is the current Director of Community Health Services for Main Line Health at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is also a parent of children in a neighboring school district.

Renee 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. 

Patti Anne McAndrews

Patti Anne McAndrews is the founder of Adolescent Advocates (A2), an innovative private practice with qualified professionals who treat teens and young adults with a variety of social and mental health issues in an “Outpatient Therapeutic Community.”

Richard Marta, M.Ed

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. 

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.

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.

Virginia Pollard

Virginia a current member of the Lower Merion School District's Board of School Directors, as well as a member of the Coalition's Steering Committee. She has been a member of Lower Merion for over 40 years. Virginia also serves as a licensed minister at a church in Ardmore.

Eileen Riddell

Eileen is the Vice President of the Lower Merion School District Educational Foundation. Eileen 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.

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..

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