President, Jann Paulovitz
Jann has volunteered her time to the community of Quakertown since she and her husband moved here from Doylestown in 1977. She volunteered her time to the Richland Elementary School as a teachers aid while her children were enrolled in school, joined PTO, has been a Committee Woman in her ward for over 30 years. She is also contributing to the committee which is working on the Krupp Site for a new band shell. Her love for the community and the revitalization of down town was the inspiration for her joining Quakertown Alive!. She joined Quakertown Alive! in 2009 as a volunteer and became more involved as events started to grow in the organization. Jann has been Secretary for the Board as well as moving forward to the Vice Presidency . She became President in July of 2011 and will continue till July 2014. Jann has continued the Property of Merit Program after the state funding stopped in 2009, this event has helped in rewarding property owners that have made improvements to their home with recognition of their hard work. The idea of a black-tie formal was inspired by Jann and Naomi Naylor the Main Street Manager. The first Pumpkin Ball was premiered in 2010 and with another in 2012 this event has helped moved the revitalization forward for the downtown. She has also worked hard with the Upper Bucks Brewfest helping to make this another successful event for Quakertown Alive! The Christmas House Tours where started by the Sesquicentennial Committee of Quakertown in 2007 and in 2009 Quakertown Alive! moved this program forward. Jann has been on this committee as well and is very proud of the homes and business along with churches that have participated in this event. In 2011 Jann was presented the award of Women of the Year by the Quakertown Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Vice President, Zack Irick
Zack works at Lewis Brothers General Contractors, where he works as a project manager and is involved with personnel and budgetary matters. He brings key strategic planning and financial management skills to Quakertown Alive!.
For two years now, he has chaired the committee for the Upper Bucks Brewfest.
Vice President – Events, Sherrie Rotenberger
Sherrie lives just outside of Quakertown with her husband, Mark. She has been employed with QNB for 28 years. She was on the Strategic Planning Committee for seven years and has mentoring experience at QNB. Sherrie has experience with and enjoys organizing special events and was heavily involved organizing in QNB’s participation with the Jenny on Your Block event in June, 2013. Sherri is an organized person who enjoys completing projects and getting results.
Besides Quakertown Alive!, Sherrie is also involved with Sertoma and the Tips Club.
Vice President – Finance, Scott Orzehoski
Scott is EVP/Chief Lending Officer for QNB Bank. With 27 years of banking experience, he has worked for QNB since 1996. A graduate of LaSalle University, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a dual major in Finance and Accounting, and a Master’s degree with a specialization in Finance and Management.
Originally from Central Bucks, Scott moved to Richland Township when he married his wife Shari, a lifelong resident of Quakertown, in 2002.
Scott sees Quakertown Alive! as an organization that has an opportunity to make a significant positive impact, not only on the local business community, but also in the lives of the borough residents and the residents of the surrounding communities.
Member of the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and currently serve as Treasurer, co-chair of the annual golf committee, member of Executive Committee and Finance Committee. Current member of the Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. Board Member/Treasurer of Bucks County Community Building Initiative. Past Board Member of the Risk Management Association (RMA). Past president/board member of the Pennridge/Perkasie Rotary Club.
Treasurer, Craig Gillahan
Cheri is a principal with Hutchinson, Gillahan and Free, PC, a public accounting firm in Quakertown. She is a director on the board of First Savings Bankcorp, the vice-chair of the board of St. Luke’s Universtity Health Networks’s Quakertown Hospital, a board member of the Bucks County SPCA, a a former board member and treasurer of the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, a board member and treasurer of the Upper Bucks Chamber Foundation, a member of the Bucks County Community College Accounting Advisory Board, and a member of the Bucks County Esate Planning Council.
Cheri is one of the few individuals invited by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to provide private training sessions to both Republicans and Democratic caucuses and is regularly consulted by legislators and Department of Revenue officials regarding tax law and policy issues for Pennsylvania. Cheri was named one of the 25 most powerful women in accounting in the United States for 2012 by the CPA Practice Advisor magazine in conjunction with the American Society of Women Accountants.
June has a BS in Economics and an MBA in Marketing and was completely immersed in a career of management, leadership, and teaching. She started practicing and studying Yoga in 1996 as a method of managing the demands of a career-focused life.
Today, she is the proprietor of Moondog Yoga Studio, where she also teaches. Yoga continues to be a balancing force in her life. She is married and has two sons who are in the Quakertown Community School District.
June loves the community and recognizes it as a great place to raise a family. She believes that Quakertown is the vibrant Heart of Upper Bucks County.
Junes serves on the Economic Redevelopment Committee and Love Local.
Mike was born and raised in Quakertown. He graduated from Quakertown Community High School in 1974, attended King’s College in Wilkes-Barre and received a BA degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. In 1997 he attended the FBI National Academy.
He worked as Deputy Sheriff for Bucks County from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 2009 Mike worked for the Doylestown Township Police Department, where he was promoted to Sergeant in 1988. In 2009 he retired as a Sergeant with Doylestown Township and was hired by the Plumstead Township Police Department as a patrolman. Mike and his wife, Rosanne, have three children who have all graduated from Quakertown Community High School. He was involved as a coach in local youth sports teams – baseball and soccer – for 12 years. He coached Junior Varsity Baseball from 2005 to 2008.
He was elected to Borough Council in 2008 and serves on the Health, Safety, and Welfare Committee. He is a member of the Quakertown Lions Club.
Lynda is a life-long Quakertown resident. She and her Yorkshire terrier, Abby, are inseparable. For 32 years she was an art teacher in the Quakertown Community School District, retiring in 1996. Lynda is an active and long-term member of the Quakertown Lions Club, coordinating the yearly bingo games that everyone enjoys. She is also a member of the Quakertown Community Day committee for the yearly 4th of July celebration.
Lynda grew up in Quakertown and believes in her town and the revitalization that keeps her involved. She has been a Quakertown Alive! Board member from the inception since 1999, President for 2 ½ years and Vice President for 1 year. Currently, Lynda is the chair-person for the yearly, event festival committees that includes Arts Alive!, Autumn Alive!, and the Christmas Tree Lighting. Lynda also serves on the Quakertown Alive!’s Garden Affaires, Upper Bucks Brewfest, and Pumpkin Ball committees. She truly enjoys working with the volunteers and administrators at Quakertown Alive!, providing many contributions to the accomplishments they achieve. She spends many, many tireless hours spearheading these wonderful community festivals. Lynda is always willing to help on any Quakertown Alive! committee and also produces works of art (Scherenschnitte) as another one of her contributions.
Danielle, along with her husband Joe, and two children are Milford township residents. She is a life- long Bucks county native who is a passionate advocate for the Upper Bucks county region. She has served on the Upper Bucks Chamber Leg committee, Upper Bucks Foodie committee, and Penn Foundation Autumn Event. Danielle currently serves on the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and previously worked with Senator Bob Mensch and as liaison with Quakertown Alive!. She is very committed to Quakertown Alive!., currently serving as a board member and has also served on the Economic Restructuring committee for the last 10 years. Danielle believes Quakertown Alive! is the vehicle to bring revitalization to the Upper Bucks area and its amazing volunteers represent a positive future.
Skill Sets: recruitment, communication, public speaking, organizational development, community development.
Hobbies: concerts, nature, running, traveling with family.
Executive Director and Main Street Manager, Naomi Naylor
In 2005, Naomi and her husband, Ernie, moved to Quakertown from the Central Bucks area. They have five adult children and two grandchildren and enjoy traveling especially since they have a bi-coastal family with several children enjoying life and careers in Seattle.
Naomi enjoys the charm and quaintness as well as the historical architecture of Quakertown Borough. Quakertown is a very walkable community with an extensive park system to enjoy with our family and friends. Downtown shops and cafes, a library, concerts in the park are easily accessible and make living and working in the borough a great place to live.
Naomi’s work background includes 24 years at Strawbridge & Clothier and the Clover division working in various departments from retail, auditing, and personnel. She also spent 12 years at World Team Mission overseeing and planning events coordination as well as volunteer management.
Currently, Naomi works as Executive Director for Quakertown Alive!, a Main Streets revitalization program that is also parts of the National Main Streets initiative; she has held this position for six years after receiving her certification from the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. Her main focus at Quakertown Alive! has been the Board-appointed task to identify and develop sponsors to understand the vision and mission of the organization and to encourage them to partner with Quakertown Alive!. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and frequently attends workshops and conferences to develop her fundraising skills.
As Executive Director, Naomi has enjoyed developing partnerships with St. Luke’s hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and the Heritage Conservancy. She assists with grant writing for the borough and is a designated champion to process approved grants with DCED, DVRPC, PennDOT, and engineers to completion.
Naomi enjoys encouraging and mentoring business entrepreneurs, recruiting new volunteers and working with local high school students to provide videos featuring our projects and events.
Naomi, along with the president of Quakertown Alive, spearheaded the Quakertown Alive!’s first black-tie gala – ‘Pumpkin Ball’. This event was viewed by strategic leaders in the community as a very successful fundraising effort with strong emphasis on the revitalization efforts and accomplishments of Quakertown Alive!
Naomi serves on the Krupp Park Committee, the Union Cemetery Committee, and the Borough Economic Development Committee. For Krupp Park, she is on the fundraising subcommittee for the passive park and the new amphitheater. Her focus on the Union Cemetery Committee is to coordinate volunteers. 90 headstones have been restored and $30,000 saved in landscaping and mowing costs due to coordination of volunteers over the last two years. On the Economic Development Committee, Naomi has partnered with the Borough to write streetscapes grants and implement design and construction on streetscapes improvements. Naomi was appointed to the board of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center organization in 2014, and will be contributing her expertise on volunteer management and fund raising.
Skill Sets: Fundraising, event planning, volunteer management and development, Board development, leadership development, community outreach and development, and public speaking.
Hobbies: ceramics, cooking classes, enjoying her grandchildren.