Supporting the Mission, Preparing for the Future

At Kendal~Crosslands Communities, the Board bears a responsibility to further the mission of the organization and provide guidance for long-term success. Below are listed our 2018 Board of Directors.

Jean M. Caulfield

Jean M. Caulfield

Jean now retired was a former Senior-Level Healthcare Executive with more than twenty-five years of progressive experience and responsibility at management and board levels.  A proactive leader, Jean developed and administered clinical and business entities while fostering an atmosphere of cooperation and the development of  high-performance teams, facilitating achievement of organizational objectives.   She lives in Newtown Square, PA and holds a R.N., B.A., and an M.B.A.

Kay Edstene

Kay Edstene

Kay, from Villanova, PA is a retired Executive Director of the Friends Council on Education.  Her other board memberships include the Friends Center Corporation, Haverford College Board, and past President of the Council of American Private Education.  Kay served on the Kendal Corporation Board and as Chair of the Board Development Committee and provided input on and assistance with Values and Practices booklet revision, System Review orchestration, and Kendal Values Education.

Williard F. Hurd

Williard F. Hurd

Will lives in Newark, DE with his four children and his wife, a senior IT consultant and seminarian.  He is a graduate of Westtown School and a member of Media Monthly Meeting, with a BS in Systems Engineering from Boston University and a BArch from Drexel University.  He is a registered architect in DE and PA and owner of Footprint Architecture & Design, a local architecture firm.  Current service: City of Newark Planning Commission; Newark Community Cooperative Store Café Committee, chair; Westtown School Alumni Connectors; Newark Charter High School Career & Technical Education Advisory Group.  Previous service: Delaware Valley Green Building Council LEED Regional Priority Credits Committee; Downtown Newark Partnership Design Committee; AIA Delaware Program Committee, chair; Newark Community Cooperative Store Relation Committee, chair; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark Campus Task Force and Property Committee

Sally R. Harrison

Sally R. Harrison

Retired from Bryn Mawr College as Senior Philanthropic Advisor, where she is an alumna.  Formerly at the American Friends Services Committee and then served on their board of directors.  Member of the Haverford College Corporation.  Member of Downingtown Monthly Meeting, where she served as clerk of the Endowment Committee.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone

Michael is the Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Swarthmore Investment, LLC, a firm he created in 2004.  Prior to establishing Swarthmore, Mike held senior positions in financial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Janney Montgomery Scott, and Wells Fargo Advisors.  Mike has been a board member of Family and Community Services of Delaware County.  He currently is a member of the Rotary Club of Swarthmore.  While living in Vermont, he was on the board of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.  He has been active in Thresholds (teaching decision making in prisons), Citizens Advocates Inc. (providing services to the disabled), Swarthmore Friends Meeting and Pendle Hill.

Graham Miles

Graham Miles

Graham is currently a partner in Miles & Parker, LLP, Wayne, Pennsylvania primarily representing private real estate investors.  Prior, Graham was General Counsel of Strouse, Greenberg & Co., Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a privately owned multi-state real estate broker and developer whose assets were subsequently merged into Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), then an attorney at Real & Associates, Radnor, Pennsylvania.  He is a former chairperson of the Downingtown Borough Planning and Zoning Commission and the Downingtown Municipal Water Authority. He is also an attorney and development consultant to the Downingtown Library Company and a prior Trustee and current Clerk of the Finance Committee of the Downingtown Friends Meeting. Westtown School graduate, Stanford University, B.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

Freeman Miller

Freeman Miller

Since 1988, Freeman Miller has been an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE and an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical College.  In addition to his clinical work, he is a researcher and author of numerous scholarly articles and books in his field.  Freeman is a member of Centre Monthly Meeting in Centreville, DE and he has extensive volunteer board experience, notable with Wilmington Friends School.

Thomas D. Paxson

Thomas D. Paxson

Tom is a retired Professor whose 33 year academic career was spent at Southern Illinois University.  A graduate of Juniata College, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester.  He has been actively engaged in volunteer activities.  Tom served on the Christian and Interfaith Relations Committee of Friends General Conference and for Friends General Conference attended the last three of the Assemblies of the World Council of Churches: Harare, Zimbabwe, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Busan, Republic of Korea.  He is currently on the Working Group of the African Great Lakes Initiative and the Board of the School of the Spirit.  Tom, a lifelong Friend, is currently a member of Kendal Monthly Meeting.

Susan M. Renz, PhD, DNP, RN, GNP-BC

Susan M. Renz, PhD, DNP, RN, GNP-BC

Currently working with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General as a Federal Monitor.  Also the Associate Program Director for the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program and Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and works in private practice in Kennett Square, is a member of the Attorney General’s Medical/Legal Advisory Board for Abuse and Neglect.  She has more than 25 years of experience working in long-term care.  Sue has worked as a clinician, director of nursing, and regional director of health served in a variety of long-term care facilities.  She has provided consultation to long-term care facilities on fall management, restraint reduction, survey preparedness, and pharmacological management.  She continues to serve as a board member, expert witness, and student preceptor.  Friends Committee on National Legislation, Coordinating Committee and Standing Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and the American Political Science Association.

Rick Spackman

Rick Spackman

Rick recently retired from the Vanguard Group after 25 years; having held leadership positions in call center management, institutional record keeping, client relationship management, strategic planning, and corporate philanthropy. While at Vanguard, Rick earned his Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) and Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) credentials from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), as well as, his Series 6 & 63 securities licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Prior to Vanguard, Rick worked in the music industry as National Sales Director for an independent record label based in Philadelphia with manufacturing and distribution arrangements from Capitol Records and PolyGram Label Group, and in the oil fields of Oklahoma as a Hydrocarbon Well Engineer.
Rick is an alumnus of Westtown School where he now serves on the board of the Alumni Association as clerk of the Communications Committee. He graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC with a BA in Geological Sciences, and from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. Rick attends Romansville Friends Meeting where he serves as a Trustee.

Jeffrey C. Wise

Jeffrey C. Wise

For prior 4 years, he is Vice President for Financial Services and Insurance at Penn Chester County Hospital.  Before then, Jeff worked for over 20 years in various healthcare insurance underwriting and healthcare consulting capacities focusing on community hospital and academic medical center employers. Jeff is a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  He also serves on the Finance Committee at CVIM in West Chester, PA and the Finance Committee of Kendal~Crosslands Communities.

Richard Wortmann

Richard Wortmann

Westtown Friends School, BS in Business administration with a major in Accounting, Drexel University. Owner of RW Group, a Certified Public Accounting firm located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Previously was a principal with Reznick Group in their Bethesda, MD office and held positions with various local accounting firms. Previously served on the Westtown School Finance Committee and Annual Giving Committee and the Audit Committee of Kendal Corporation. Currently serving as the clerk of Kendal-Crosslands Communities board of directors. Member of the Finance Committee of the London Grove Monthly Meeting. National Speaker for accounting continuing education programs. Member of a national committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounting. Past member of the advisory board and finance committee for the Salvation Army of Delaware, past treasurer of the Suburban Music School, and past president of the Somerset Lake Service Association. Also previously served a six year term as an elected auditor for New Garden Township, Pennsylvania