Board of School Directors

The School District of Haverford Township is governed by a nine-member school board. Each board member is elected to a four-year term of office and resides in the township. The board usually meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:30PM in the Public Board Room at Oakmont School (refer to meeting schedule above). The public is invited to attend all public meetings. To communicate with The Board of School Directors via email click here Please provide your name and contact information to expedite a response.

Videotaped recordings of the meeting are also broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 11 and Verizon FiOS Channel 40

Comcast Channel 11 runs the taped meeting on the weekend following the meeting at the following times: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 4PM and 8PM, Saturday and Sunday at 8AM and the Wednesday after the meeting at 4PM, 8PM, and 11PM. School Board meetings are also available On-Demand through the District website.

Denis A. Gray Esq., Board President


Denis A. Gray, a partner in the Malvern law firm Palmer & Gray LLP, is president of the Haverford Township Board of School Directors.  A school board member since 1996 and president since 1999, Gray was reelected for another four-year term in 2013.  He currently serves on the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors for District 1. He and his wife Dawn have four children.  Three of their children currently attend Haverford Schools and one recently graduated.

Mr. Gray ran for the School Board because he values public education and the positive educational experience he had at Haverford. He believes that public education is a very important part of where you live. Strong schools draw new residents and strengthen communities.

Denis earned a B.S. in accounting from St. Joseph's University and a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. A graduate of Haverford High School and a former CPA, Gray’s current law practice is in business and estates. In addition to serving on various committees related to the School Board and spending time with his family, Denis loves to run in local races.

  Coleen Bennett, Vice-President


Coleen Bennett, a curriculum developer for a non-profit educational organization, is Vice President of the Haverford Township Board of School Directors. A School Board Member since 2011, Bennett currently serves in various leadership capacities and on special ad hoc committees. Coleen and her husband Matt have lived in the township since 1999 and their two children attend Haverford Schools.

Ms. Bennett ran for the school board after having served in various volunteer capacities in her childrenís school.  She is passionate about keeping the Haverford educational experience rich and comprehensive in an environment of increasing mandates and decreasing financial support.
Coleen earned a B.S. in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a M.A. in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to serving on the School Board, chauffeuring her kids and coaching youth soccer, Coleen enjoys running and playing soccer. 

Kimberly Allen-Stuck, Ph.D


Dr. Kimberly Allen-Stuck, the Director of Student Success & First Year Experience at Saint Joseph's University, was elected to the Haverford Township Board of School Directors in 2013 after serving as an interim member for a year. Allen- Stuck currently serves in a leadership capacity for curriculum and instruction and as the liaison to the Delaware County Community College.  She and her husband Kevin have two children who attend Haverford Schools.
Dr. Allen -Stuck ran for the school board because she believes that strong public education is the heart of a strong community. She sees first hand the impact of quality preparation for college each day in her work, and wants to ensure that Haverford township students continue to receive an excellent education.
Kim earned a B.S. in Sociology from Shippensburg University, a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. When she isnít working with the School Board, Kim enjoys photography, coaching softball and cheering for her kids playing sports.

Russell Bilotta


Russell Bilotta, the Director for Administrative Systems for Neumann University, has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors for 13 years.  Reelected for another four-year term in 2013, Bilotta serves in a leadership capacity for facilities and construction.  His adult children attended Haverford Schools.
Mr. Bilotta ran for the school board to ensure his daughter got a quality education and he stays on in gratefulness for the experience she had.  He believes that strong schools lead to strong property values and strong communities. He enjoys giving back to the community.
Russ attended Drexel University and has been professionally involved in computer maintenance and software administration for almost 30 years. When he is not at a Haverford High football game, he enjoys reading and cooking. 

  Lawrence A. Feinberg 


Lawrence A. Feinberg, the President of The Local Group, Inc., has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors for 14 years. Feinberg serves as the board's Legislative Liaison to state and federal officials on education issues and is the Chairman of the Delaware County School Boards Legislative Council. He and his wife Ingrid have two children who attended Haverford Schools.

Mr. Feinberg ran for the school board because he believes that public education is the foundation of our democracy and that its mission is to create informed American citizens. In 2006, he founded and now co-chairs the Keystone State Education Coalition, a non-partisan grassroots statewide public education advocacy group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

Larry has a B.S. in Management Information Systems from LaSalle University and attended Villanova University for graduate business coursework. He has also been appointed to the National School Boards Associationís Federal Relations Network and in that role seeks to insure that public education is a top priority of the federal government. In 2012, Feinberg received the Media Area NAACP's Foot Soldier for Justice Award in recognition of his commitment to universal public education and advocacy efforts, and was invited to join a group of Pennsylvania education leaders to meet with senior administration education policy advisors at the White House.~ In addition to his School Board and advocacy work, Larry is a longtime runner who has completed twenty-five slow marathons.

 Patricia Giambuzzi


Patricia Giambuzzi, a manager who helps to oversee four service lines across the 5-hospital system at Main Line Health, has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors since 2003. Reelected for another four-year term in 2013, Giambuzzi currently serves in a leadership capacity for curriculum and instruction. Patti and her husband Ray have two adult children who attended Haverford Schools.

Ms. Giambuzzi ran for the School Board because she felt strongly about the value of public education in a small community.  She wanted to be a part of creating and maintaining a strong school system that would increase house values and strengthen the community in order to make it more attractive. Giambuzzi understands that this takes a commitment from families and loves to see the community support local schools.
Patti earned a B.A. in Organizational Leadership with Marketing Concentration from Eastern University. In addition to her work and school board responsibilities, Patti enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, and spending time at the beach.

  James E. Goldschmidt, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Goldschmidt, Vice President and Corporate Officer for TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors for over seventeen years. Reelected for another four-year term in 2013, Goldschmidt currently serves in a leadership capacity for finance. Jim and his wife Sandy have four children who attended Haverford Schools.

Dr. Goldschmidt ran for the School Board because he wanted to ensure all students receive a quality education that prepares them to be knowledgeable and productive members of society. As a long-time resident of Haverford Township and parent of four Haverford graduates, Goldschmidt knows how valuable it is to have a Haverford Degree and wants to ensure that generations to come receive the same educational opportunity.

Jim earned a B.S. in Science from Villanova University, a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from Temple University's School of Medicine. Prior to TetraLogic, Goldschmidt worked at Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline. In addition to his school board responsibilities, Jim enjoys international travel, golf and tailgating at Penn State Football games.

  Philip Hopkins


Phil Hopkins, a senior consultant in Economics and Country Risk at IHS, an economic forecasting firm, has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors since 1985.  Recently re-elected for his sixth four-year term in 2013, Mr. Hopkins currently serves as a co-chair of the Finance Committee.  He is the district's representative on the Boards of Directors for the Delaware County Intermediate Board and the Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools. He and his wife Jo have three adult children who attended Haverford Township Schools.

Mr. Hopkins values independent thinking and responsible decision-making.  He is concerned about 1) raising the achievement level of all our students who compete in a global economy, and 2) controlling costs when faced with high growth rates in non-discretionary items like retirement, health care, and special education.  He is committed to maintaining Haverfordís long-standing reputation as an “excellent buy” in public education.   

Phil earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. He is a board member of 21PSTEM whose mission is to increase the effectiveness of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. A long-time member of the Ardmore United Methodist church, Phil serves on the Board of Trustees and sings in the choir. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, physical exercise, and gardening.

 Joseph P. Martin, Ph.D. P.E.

Joseph Martin is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Drexel University and a licensed Professional Engineer. He has served on the Haverford Township Board of School Directors since 2003. Martin serves in a leadership capacity for facilities and construction. Prior to being on the School Board, he was a member of the Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee. He and his wife Catherine have two grown children. 
Dr. Martin initially ran for the school board to assist with oversight of district facilities improvement and maintenance. He believes that it is important to help kids learn how to think, so that they will have the greatest range of options for their life. Public investment in its young people pays dividends for both the person and society. Dr. Martin knows from personal experience that education opens doors. Sputnick, the Great Society and the GI Bill made his opportunities and those of six siblings much, much wider than might have been predicted.
Joe earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Ph. D in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. Dr. Martin is a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his attending school board meetings and celebrating the Boston Red Sox 2013 World Championship, Joe is a member of the Boy Scout Troop Constellation District Eagle Board.