The Garage Community & Youth Center is overseen by an Executive Board who has the responsibility and authority over all activities directly or indirectly involving The Garage. Kennett Square and West Grove have a Joint Community Advisory Board which serves as a working board to ensure success at each center.

The Executive Board serves an important role in the mission, strategy and oversight of The Garage. In addition, each member must serve as an advocate for the organization and promote good governance.

Executive Board

President: Kathy Williams – Executive Director, Willowdale Chapel

Treasurer: PJ Mullin – Agent, State Farm Insurance

Secretary: Jordan Gerrard, Noramco

Scott Walker – Founder & CEO, Walker Services Group

Linda Mercner – Executive Director, YoungMoms

Jane Huber-Hellen – Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Tim Grugeon – Management Consultant

Jodi Byrne – Children’s Ministry, Willowdale Chapel



J. Michael Bontrager

Michael Miller

Robert Yi

Monica Guaglione

David Ellsworth

Patti Olenik

Greg Lafferty

Gretchen Buher

Robbie Schmidtberger

Johnny Johnson

The centers also have a Joint Community Advisory Board (“JCAB”). Overall, the fundamental responsibility of the JCAB is to provide advice, counsel, critique, suggestions and assistance to the leadership of The Garage as well as promote the activities, mission and purpose within the community. The JCAB will hold joint quarterly meetings for Kennett Square and West Grove for the greater purpose of organizational development.

Joint Kennett Square & West Grove Community Advisory Board


Richard King – Community Member & Mentor

Joseph Nicholas III – Financial Advisor, J.P.Morgan Chase

Michael Moyer – State Farm Agent

Officer Jeremiah Boyer – Kennett Square Police Department


Kristin Proto – Executive Director, The Garage Community & Youth Center

William Rose – Director of Operations, The Garage Community & Youth Center