Board of Directors
The CCFA Board of Directors is comprised of community members who are dedicated to bettering the lives of children. Their backgrounds and expertise range from education, business, banking, and law, all with the common goal of chaperoning the school into the future.
- Carolyn (Bunny) Welsh
- James Gasho
- Joe Panaro
- Patrick Barron
Carla M. Messikomer, PhD
CCFA Board Secretary | CCFA Foundation Board Secretary & Vice President
Carla has been affiliated with the school in a volunteer capacity for the past 20 years. Before joining the Board of Directors, she organized special science-based programs for students and established reciprocal relationships between CCFA and private schools in West Chester.
Board Advisory Council
Board Advisory Council Member
Steven J. Reto, O.D.
Board Advisory Council Member | CCFA Foundation Board Treasurer
Steven Reto is recognized as a leader in the contact lens and practice management field. He has published in numerous journals, both nationally and internationally, and has lectured on many topics of optometric care. Dr. Reto remains active in the community, donating his time and efforts to the Chester County Family Academy and various school districts.